There’s a sort of trend on television now about reconstruction,a personal reconstruction where participants lose weight ( a good thing), remodel their homes, or undergo what is referred to as a makeover that involves hair styling, cosmetics, and the manner in which they dress.
No harm in any of this-especially if it leads to being healthier or a better self image-but I sometimes wonder if people really believe it’s all external, change what is visible and that’s good enough.
Television and movies are fixated on what works at the moment-a successful series will immediately spawn clones. A successful movie will become what is referred to as a franchise and sequels are the norm.
This is pretty much a fact of life-the mechanics of greed.
Ever notice how if a gas station appears on a corner it isn’t long before a rival appears on the opposite corner, or how the same holds true of fast food vendors?
I’ve often wondered what that’s about, but guess there’s a formula that works or they wouldn’t do it. Maybe it’s to create the illusion of choice-the reality is though whichever is selected isn’t really a healthy choice, and a part of the promotion is “convenience”-that’s why it’s referred to as fast.
But life isn’t about clones or sequels, it is the ultimate reality show . A show populated with heroes and villains, ne’er do wells, and good people striving to do their best.
AIM and the Peltierites have the longest running makeover show, despite the fact it’s never been nominated for an Emmy or Oscar. It’s been on the air for over four decades-kind of a wedding of various formats including soap operas. And like other programs have those who ritually tune in and won’t miss an episode.
They seemingly don’t care if the main characters emote like some pay per view wrestler or cultivate a certain persona, they actually believe it’s real-nothing scripted, and will carry the placards or adorn themselves with paraphenalia they can purchase that illustrates the depth of their commitment-they believe.
They want to believe. Maybe on some level even need to believe.
The AIM/Peltier vendors offer fast one stop shopping, and you can have it your way-it’s all prepackaged and doesn’t require any real effort-you just drive through, purchase what they’re selling, and you’re on your way.
None of that drudgery associated with actually doing any of the work yourself-they’ve done it all for you and you can take their word that it’s healthy and nutritious-that what they advertise as ingredients is the real deal.
Problem is what they offer is a GMT-a genetically modified truth, not even a GMO, which is a genetically modified organism.
Organism being the key word-as it speaks to something alive-and what AIM and Peltier offer was stillborn from the beginning and should be contested in the courts as adamantly as GMO’s are.
MacAim, MacLPDOC, MacPeltier – nothing digestible, kind of has a ring to it doesn’t it?
The next time they don their clown costumes and cosmetics as any drive by maybe they ought to toot the horn, but instead of waving it might be better, more to the point, to give them the finger.
Why not? They’ve been doing the same to everyone else for decades.
Every time I pass a McDonalds I think of Mary’s comment in the original post of a McCrapwich and can’t help but smile.