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Why religion is the main topic in US presidential campaigns? Where is the bread?

I think the US citizens were brainwashed to believing that racial discrimination was the main plight in US history.  Wrong.  It was the mushrooming of religious sects benefiting from the largess and tax-exempt advantages…Later on that topic

John Kennedy barely could overcome the problem of being Catholic, and only his successful speech alleviated reticent voters.  Jimmy Carter had to proclaim that his religious belief value-system prevented him from lying and cheating.  Nixon was truer to himself…in that period.

Mitt Romney has to overcome being a Mormon, a sect not considered Christian by any evaluation yardstick, and Romney speeches on his religious beliefs were not convincing.

Rick Santorom and Newt Gingrich are behaving badly and inflaming the citizens against US Moslems. Barak Obama is still a suspect and tainted as tacitly Moslem: The evangelist Franklin Graham said: “You’ll have to ask Obama what is really his religion…”

A new exacerbation evolved lately: Obama demanded from Catholic hospitals to offer pregnancy pills to sick women…The Catholic Church refused on the basis of its “Constitutional rights” my ass…The Republican candidates pounded on that opportunity and lambasted Obama as going on a war path against Catholics and adopting “evil” secular programs to fight Christian religion…

Rick Santorom cursed: “Obama religious beliefs are faked and not founded on the Bible…Obama has allied to the Devil, Father of lies, and destroying US moral values…”

I suggest to Occupy protests to march toward the Supreme Court and submit a petition for reviewing the application of the Constitution “Separation of State from religious affairs” in current politics.

Citizens are entitled to free speech, but it is unconscionable and unethical that a candidate who might have to swear on “preserving the Constitution” and who have trample the Constitution every day during his campaign by discussing religious beliefs as part of State political maneuvering…

Why religion is the main topic in US presidential campaigns? The presidential candidates are trying hard to avoid the critical demand: “Where is the bread”?  They have no credible and convincing resolution to “How can I bring bread to the table…”?

Religious issues are monstrous smokescreen to sidetrack the citizens from exposing the serious roadblocks to recovery, sanity, security, social fairness sharing in the labor, rights, and wealth…

Religious sects mushroomed in the US simply because it was the best and ideal easy business deal to securing tax-free largess and other privileges bestowed on religious sects…

Religious sects tacitly encouraged racial segregation and reaped huge advantages on two fronts:

First, by supporting the power-to-be and receiving plenty of funds and financial advantages from this alliance

Second, by laboring (preaching) within virgin population, tamed, humiliated and “down on their luck”, ready to bite on the “better afterlife” lies, and reverting their minds, aspirations, hopes, and wishes toward a “benevolent God”…away from the miseries and suffering in this “valley of tears and death”..

Design savvy don’t sell: You dress according to where you want to be

Current values emanate from introspection: This modern self-analysis stems from reading a lot. We tend to ask ourselves: “Am I happy? What would satisfy me?…” As we read, we are bound to construct a model of ourselves…

Sean Adams of Adams Morioka said in an interview with Debbie Millman:

“The logo is NOT the brand: The logo is a nice foundation, an identifier, but it is mostly irrelevant.  A brand is a promise of an experience”  You just can promise if you have no intention of keeping your promises of an experience in the long haul.  Even the slightest appearance of dishonesty can destroy a brand…

Quality is job number two: It is a given, unless the product is delivering a much higher standard than expected.

A brand is conveying a coded message in a consumer context. The code is: “I am in this group. This is my tribe. These are the rules. These behaviors are acceptable…” A brand is sending a telegraphic statement, done in different ways, over the course of human history.  A brand should send an “authentic” message of to whom you belong; it must communicate emotion, resonance, and bring joy, delight into our lives, be seductive and life-affirming…

My dad drove a clunker of a car and I refused to ride it to school. (It was the same story with my nieces and nephews: They did duck their heads as we approached school…)

For example, in the 18th century, your name was the brand: Where you stood in life.  The Kennedy tribe make sure to include “Kennedy” in their long convoluted composite names…

I am sitting in a conference and Adbusters folks where proposing a “Buy Nothing Day” while selling Adbusters T-shirts and subscription on their website.  You are bound to trade everyday, and we are all consumers, one way or another. Why?

People enjoy shopping because we have the hunter-gatherer instinct.  Women love to shop: They were typically the hunter-gatherer for the nuts, berries…while men went hunting animals.  You cannot suffer living in a world of mostly grey colored: How else could you discriminate among poisonous berries…?

When you do good brand design and sell more products, you keep jobs and send kids to schools…

An icon should be neutral to withstand cultural generational shifts. An icon or logo must be a reminder of the sustained efforts and investment needed in order to make the brand recognizable for the long-term.   Design savvy is good for downtown gallery…

I want a message to be legible and clear for my grandmother!

Why the early fans, the bleeding-edge,refuse to embrace their “brand” music once it becomes mainstream? Most probably, because it isn’t good enough anymore.  I like the Beach Boys because Brian Wilson made his craft songs look effortless and accessible to all.

Note: Sean and Noreen Morioka launched their design company in 1993.  They branded Sundance, Univ. of Southern California, visual architecture for the Academy of Motion Picture, Mohawk, Fine papers, Nickelodeon’s…




February 2012

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