And now for something lighter. Doug Wilson of Blog and Mablog continues on sharing tidbits from what I thought was his book on rebellion – “Nation of Rebels” Actually I am not entirely sure this is a book written by Doug. The only one I can find is a book by that title written by two other guys. But why would Doug be promoting the writings of anyone else? Going through Doug’s copious works at his Canon Press page and Amazon shows no books by that name. So… this is even stranger, the passages he’s pulling out to share. Read on.
How very naughty of Doug to not make it clear when he shares these bits that he didn’t write them. No matter, it’s still pretty word salad with illogical leaps.
Doug’s still upset that he’s deeply uncool. I think that America has never been particularly class conscience, at least not in the same way as places like the United Kingdom or say India. It has been my personal observation that the dominant status system in America is wealth. Just look at how the wealthy are treated in our society and tell me that blue blood ever truly mattered over money.
This entire book is written from an Evangelical and Fundamentalist viewpoint, and it’s clear when statements like this are tossed about that they are speaking of a world they have no real knowledge of how it works.
Companies and their advertising agencies spend big bucks tracking sales, analyzing patterns of sales, what drives sales. They bring in psychology and behavioral experts. If ads genuinely followed sales then there would not be ad agencies. Plus disasters like the “New Coke” debacle would never have happened. Coca Cola Inc. plowed millions of dollars into an ad campaign for a product that flopped spectacularly. They were not the only ones to have this experience.
Not necessarily! Yes, if you are buying a generic brand of corn at the grocery store. No, if you are buying underwear or fashion or appliances or many things. There are a lot of relevant differences and, I think, consumers understand that. You buy the cheapest in a quick trend, but tend to buy a better grade for something you’ll use for years.
Did something change in the last few years in the States? Yukon Gold is hardly the only potato sold. There are as many types and colors of potatoes available now, a rainbow even, than ever before. Whoever wrote this nonsense clearly does not shop at bigger grocery stores, just their local IGA.
So while Doug may not have written this book the very odd passages he keeps pulling out weave a rather strange tapestry more revealing than if he had. Why do you think Wilson shares all these odd little tidbits? It’s amusing and confusing at best.
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