Livin’ in Obama’s Paradise

Audi\’s \”Green Police\” Super Bowl Commercial

When I saw this commercial, I didn’t think about buying an Audi. I thought this was a great illustration of the environmental left’s ideal society. It had everything our current adminstration could hope for:

  • 100% government surveillance of citizens
  • Punishment of those making choices distasteful to government
  • Picking and choosing the winners and losers 

Yup. Implementation of Big Brother under the guise of saving the world.

How many years until we see “Green Police” on our streets?

5 Responses to Livin’ in Obama’s Paradise

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    They actually think that is going to sell cars? I suppose there is a substantial minority that will find the idea of a green police appealing. Scary.

  2. C'tina says:

    I’ts a diversion….”Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

    What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.

    Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism.

    Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.

    Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy.

    As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite capacity for distractions.” In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.

    This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.” Neil Postman’s (1985) foreword to Amusing Ourselves to Death

  3. John Wilburn says:

    This should put a more sinister slant to this German auto company commercial;

    “The Ordnungspolizei (Orpo) was the name for the uniformed regular German police force in existence during the period of Nazi Germany, notably between 1936 and 1945. It was increasingly absorbed into the Nazi police system. Owing to their green uniforms, they were also referred to as Grüne Polizei (green police).”

    Or is it just a coincidence?

  4. Johnny Clamboat says:

    “It had everything our current adminstration could hope for:

    -100% government surveillance of citizens
    -Punishment of those making choices distasteful to government
    -Picking and choosing the winners and losers”

    It’s also eerily similar to the last administation’s conquests.

    Statism is distasteful regardless of the flavor.

  5. Nice post. I don’t suppose you’d be against it if I was to add your website to my linkexchange directory?

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