in~sid~i~ous

ah yes...this is the word i've been thinking about all weekend

insidious

and here's the definition:
  1. Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner: insidious rumors; an insidious disease.
  2. Intended to entrap; treacherous: insidious misinformation.
  3. Beguiling but harmful; alluring: insidious pleasures.
and why you might ask am i thinking about this word?

well, a friend came back from over seas

and said something off the cuff

but very profound

that we are the only nation in the world

that sells

it's war machines as pleasure vehicles...

the Hummer

now - the diesel ones can run on bio-diesel

so here i am

thinking, they're not so bad

but when looked at in this new 'light'

it is insidious what our government/cooporation/media

trys to sell the american public

and we just lap it up

like dogs at the foot of their kings

it's disgusting!

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and now for something completely different: The Cost

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

And do you think the name of this vehicle is clever marketing trick?

What man doesn't want a Hummer?

(Even though around here, I see mostly women driving Hummers, hhhmmm).

Peace

pissed off patricia said...

I'm pretty sure the original jeep was sold the same way.

Nick, you made me laugh with your question. Seems now they are marketing hummers to people who feel they are being pushed around. Great. If you feel the world is pushing you around buy a big assed truck/car and do some highway pushing of your own. America, you gotta love it.

Glenda said...

Not many hummers where I live...most people drive trucks!

John Good said...

LOTTA Hummers here in Indiana. . .of course they are made just up the road from here in South Bend. Gotta keep that "nationalism" rolling along. . .

meldonna said...

Yo, PoP...before they were marketed, and old Army Jeep was a fairly handy thing to have if you actually lived somewhere that you needed a four-wheel drive. Like way back in the hills. I've never understood why anybody living in a paved suburb needed an SUV that they use in a commute, but marketing is a useful animal in a wasteful society.

Seeing a Hummer Limosine? Just about turns me inside out. Almost as bad as seeing the Peanuts gang prostituted to Met Life.

And I refuse to call Seahawk Stadium "Qwest Field". I don't care what they paint on top of it.

I'll fight 'til I die, but they can't turn everything into a dollar sign. It was nice to see the Saints back home, but it'd be a lot nicer to see the rest of the city in as good of shape as that stadium. I'm a WITT (we're in this together), not a YOYO (you're on your own). That's what the Constitution says over and over again.

Ijits in air conditioned Hummers are the opposite of providing for the common good, and striving for a More Perfect Union.

meldonna said...

az...off topic, but if you get a chance, please email me at meldonna_tallulah@hotmail.com re: limericks. I don't want to leave you out...

Anonymous said...

nick,
Ha! Never thought of it quite like that. Marketing and sex- joined at the nips.