Posts tagged #Nathaniel Hawthorne

Old Is New in Food Ads and US Politics

It seems the world is a swirl with crisis and violent protest when peace would serve us all so much better.

Yet hate and prejudice are sadly nothing new. Great writers from Twain to Tolstoy have documented the lost such actions create.

Now even major food producers are asking consumers, through humor, to remember and consider the cost of hate and blind bias. 

Nathaniel Hawthorne (and Kraft Foods), however, don’t have the final word on this subject. Americans have heard during the current election season a constant (but weakly documented) attack on the many benefits of mature government.

Maybe the best response to such a shortsighted barrage, a la The Scarlet Letter Mayonnaise Ad, is this memorable scene from Monty Python’s The Life of Brian:

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