Wednesday, January 12, 2011

3000 Messages

The image is from Adbusters, a magazine "concerned about the erosion of our physical and culture environments by commercial forces." The full mission statement can be found here, if you are curious.

This image, while seeming extreme, is a pretty true portrait of the way things frequently are. How hard has it become to ignore/get around/deal with all this stimulation and actually relate to others as human beings? I am not sure we are very good at dealing with this!

The first step is recognition of what is going on...

Image from Adbuster's current magazine issue, dated Jan/Feb 2011. Virtually at http://www.adbusters.org/ Click on image to embiggen--back button to return.

4 comments:

Bob G. said...

T.O.:
After seeing that photo, only ONE phrase comes to mind:

SENSORY OVERLOAD!

(for sure)

Stay warm out there.

the observer said...

Bob G:
The use of trademarks, signs etc isn't new--but seems much more pervasive than in the past. The image for me shows how we are being marketed at 24/7/365.

It's good to know when the shouters are shouting...

Thanks for the comment on this very cool image.

The Observer

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
It IS a cool image. And definitely something to reflect upon.

I feel this way about Christmas. Will they just stop, please . . .

Great post.
Ann T.

the observer said...

Ann T:
As I have experienced a profound change in the amount of money I have to spend, I have reevaluated the way I think of spending.

This spoke to me in that vein, because the shouters are shouting always and frequently. It is embedded in our culture and economy. If everyone got frugal, our economy would be changed profoundly, as would our country. There are some who don't think it would be for the better.

Something I am thinking on--might be beyond my economic knowledge. Certainly has spiritual implications.

The Observer