Last post we discussed most people’s inability to discern when they have been programmed with something, versus coming to a belief after rational introspection.
I’ve often warned you about subliminal programming, and the long-term effect it can have on you. A trip I took to Slovenia brought a perfect example…
I don’t normally read airline magazines, but since I hadn’t been to Ljubljana in a while, I started browsing trough the Adria Airways in-flight magazine to see what was going on in the region.
I saw a story on Hawaii, so of course I read it. It was a very nice piece, touting the virtues of visiting the islands. As I neared the end of the article, I was shocked at the blatant lack programming that popped in. Here’s a paragraph from the story:
“Tourism is of course the reason why there are no longer any genuine relationships, since money can buy almost anything. Luxury hotels and green golf courses in the middle of stony deserts are the requirements and the bait for Japanese tourists. The wealthy and even those of more modest means from the land of the Samurai are the best visitors, and in their race to earn dollars the locals can even forget about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.”
Even if we make it past the inherent racism, the lack programming was almost unbelievable. Translation: Money ruins relationships, and causes people to act phony. Money causes people to forget their principles, and sell their souls, so money must be bad.
How discerning are you about the stuff you read? Would that paragraph buried in a tourism article have jumped up at you, the way it did with me? Give that some thought and please share your comments below.