Sprite Pride

I don’t even know what to do with this commercial. The questions I had watching this was, first,  what does this have to do with Sprite?
Second, what do these moms or grandma (cause I didn’t see a dad in this commercial) think their baby is going to be up to while they are gone looking like that?. I can assure you, they ain’t having milk and cookies.

I guess, for them, that is just fine but they look like they are sending their kid off to college, instead of a debauched, baccanale

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10 thoughts on “Sprite Pride”

  1. Distressing beyond words.
    My daughter had two good friends in high school, both extremely intelligent.  The boy and my daughter had mutual crushes for awhile, as did the boy and the other girl. (And no, I mean just the kinda thing you remember from high school; I do NOT mean they became a “thruple” as Katie Hill would have it) .  The three of them were at the very top of their class.
    Now the young man is a drag queen, like the ones in this commercial, and gay as a banner.  And the girl is, at least, bi.
    With the boy, he was on some kinda major mood drugs even at 12, and maybe therapy, too.  When it first came up that he was thinking he might be gay, my daughter wisely commented,”He’s never been with  anybody, boy or girl, so I don’t  know how he knows what  he is.”
    By “with”, she didn’t mean screwing, she meant becoming emotionally attached.
    Something had happened to the young boy which turned his emotions inward.  Like the insides of his eyes were mirrors and he couldn’t really see other people.  Instead of the natural cathexis which happens when we are adolescents, often painfully if first love is unrequited,  he monitored only his own  emotions.  And the adults in his life, brainwashed by our therapy culture, coddled and encouraged him in his overweening narcissism.

    And now, as this commercial makes clear, we ALL must believe it is “brave” for our young  men  to strap on the kinds of deforming undergarments women finally discarded after centuries of agony, to cake on the thick makeup, the false eyelashes, and sashay out in the world miming a hysterical, exaggerated  stereotype of femininity.  “Femface”, I call it, and  it should  be just as abhorrent in our country as blackface.  But no: it’s “brave”.

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  2. Hey I got an idea for a beer commercial.  Or maybe Gillette would be interested:

    We see a burly handsome, fit man, a montage of him going about his daily duties, as a …idk, maybe a cop, although he can’t be doing anything more violent than being a crossing guard.  Or a construction worker, you get the idea.

    Then we see him clock out, eagerly head home, and get undressed—to reveal his lacy bra and panties.  He stretches out on his BarcaLounger with a grateful. “Ahh!” sippin’ whatever the ad is selling.  Now that’s a real man!

    Whadya think, should an adorable toddler run up to dad, jump on his lap and mime breastfeeding, in response to which the hero indulgently tousles the babe’s curls? Too trite?

    This kinda thing is sexual fetishism.  And please understand me:  I don’t care or condemn what people do when they’re alone.  I mean, traditionally, masturbatory activities  are indulged in in absolute privacy, right?  That’s part of the frisson: what would people think if they knew….that all I really care about, the only thing  that really turns me on, is my collection of  women’s stiletto heeled shoes, or the delicious secret knowledge about my big girl panties?
    Fine!  Go for it, it’s a harmless individual pleasure, it’s “victimless” as they say.

    Until  you start forcing the rest of us  to watch it, and celebrate it.

    And I think commercials are a very important part of our national consciousness.  Think how many tag lines from TV commercials have become catch phrases!  Everybody pretends they barely tolerate Ads, yet the excitement over commercials to air during the Super  Bowl rivals that of the football fans themselves!
    Americans looove, and trust in, our brands, our products, our packaging.  If these perverts slurp down Sprite, or Miller Lite, well…I like those things!  These people are just like ME!  (Oh, except braver, since I’ve taken the easy, heteronormative, way through life..)

    But I agree with DocLOr: it’s too late.  This kinda ad would not be on TV if it didn’t “sell soap”,as they used to say, meaning the ideas it expresses have already become mainstream.  The content of popular entertainment, including commercials, is not designed to be a culture leader, but a culture follower.  You are here.

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  3. But that is the problem, it won’t just say in the privacy of their bedroom. Eventually, it will come out onto the public square. Why, do you ask? It’s the same reason so many of the most strident pro-abortion activists had abortions themselves. Society tells them that there is nothing wrong with having an abortion, it is a human right. So she finds herself pregnant from a hook up after some frat party, and has an abortion. Here’s the problem. She feels horrible afterwards. She thinks to herself, “Why do I feel so horrible, I did nothing wrong? Abortion is a women’s right and I can’t be a good mother right now. I’m in college, it was for the best of the fetus, the fetus doesn’t even know what happened to it, etc……” rationalization, after rationalization until they end up dying their hair blue and kicking over pro-life displays or screaming at people peacefully praying in front of abortion clinics.. They can’t take the guilt and instead of repenting and admitting that what they did was wrong they double down.

    It is the same with sexual degeneracy. You can’t go against God’s natural law without consequences. Right now, we are seeing people trying really hard to live against natural law, consequence free….. it doesn’t work. Look at a pride march, those are lost souls who don’t want to admit that what they are doing is wrong. So what happens in your private life will eventually be forced into the public square one way or another.

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  4. Mate De:
    But that is the problem, it won’t just say in the privacy of their bedroom. Eventually, it will come out onto the public square. Why, do you ask? It’s the same reason so many of the most strident pro-abortion activists had abortions themselves. Society tells them that there is nothing wrong with having an abortion, it is a human right. So she finds herself pregnant from a hook up after some frat party, and has an abortion. Here’s the problem. She feels horrible afterwards. She thinks to herself, “Why do I feel so horrible, I did nothing wrong? Abortion is a women’s right and I can’t be a good mother right now. I’m in college, it was for the best of the fetus, the fetus doesn’t even know what happened to it, etc……” rationalization, after rationalization until they end up dying their hair blue and kicking over pro-life displays or screaming at people peacefully praying in front of abortion clinics.. They can’t take the guilt and instead of repenting and admitting that what they did was wrong they double down.

    It is the same with sexual degeneracy. You can’t go against God’s natural law without consequences. Right now, we are seeing people trying really hard to live against natural law, consequence free….. it doesn’t work. Look at a pride march, those are lost souls who don’t want to admit that what they are doing is wrong. So what happens in your private life will eventually be forced into the public square one way or another.

    Maybe that ripping away of the bedroom wall is always a component of a society in decline, I dk, having never witnessed such firsthand before.

    there is, and was in our society for a blessed while, a sort of golden equilibrium.  We don’t want  it tipping too far in either direction.

    You brought up abortion.  We don’t want the Northam scenario, where it actually shades, not illogically, into open infanticide.  But  at the other extreme, this AM I heard that a bill has been introduced  to ban even early abortion if the fetus has Downs Syndrome.
    It’s one thing if such an infant is already in the world: we wouldn’t countenance doing a Northam on it. And additionally, as with any other infant, I can’t tolerate  the idea of ripping out and mincing up a 7-8 month old baby.
    But, to take the position that we have to actually ensure that more such people are born?  To equate aborting such foetuses with genocide, as if they were just people of a different race?  if this view prevails, I expect eventually it will be illegal even to test for this birth defect, just like under many circumstances it’s illegal even  to test for HIV.
    I’m out.  Too far for me.

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  5. Hypatia:

    Mate De:
    But that is the problem, it won’t just say in the privacy of their bedroom. Eventually, it will come out onto the public square. Why, do you ask? It’s the same reason so many of the most strident pro-abortion activists had abortions themselves. Society tells them that there is nothing wrong with having an abortion, it is a human right. So she finds herself pregnant from a hook up after some frat party, and has an abortion. Here’s the problem. She feels horrible afterwards. She thinks to herself, “Why do I feel so horrible, I did nothing wrong? Abortion is a women’s right and I can’t be a good mother right now. I’m in college, it was for the best of the fetus, the fetus doesn’t even know what happened to it, etc……” rationalization, after rationalization until they end up dying their hair blue and kicking over pro-life displays or screaming at people peacefully praying in front of abortion clinics.. They can’t take the guilt and instead of repenting and admitting that what they did was wrong they double down.

    It is the same with sexual degeneracy. You can’t go against God’s natural law without consequences. Right now, we are seeing people trying really hard to live against natural law, consequence free….. it doesn’t work. Look at a pride march, those are lost souls who don’t want to admit that what they are doing is wrong. So what happens in your private life will eventually be forced into the public square one way or another.

    Maybe that ripping away of the bedroom wall is always a component of a society in decline, I dk, having never witnessed such firsthand before.

    there is, and was in our society for a blessed while, a sort of golden equilibrium.  We don’t want  it tipping too far in either direction.

    You brought up abortion.  We don’t want the Northam scenario, where it actually shades, not illogically, into open infanticide.  But  at the other extreme, this AM I heard that a bill has been introduced  to ban even early abortion if the fetus has Downs Syndrome.
    It’s one thing if such an infant is already in the world: we wouldn’t countenance doing a Northam on it. And additionally, as with any other infant, I can’t tolerate  the idea of ripping out and mincing up a 7-8 month old baby.
    But, to take the position that we have to actually ensure that more such people are born?  To equate aborting such foetuses with genocide, as if they were just people of a different race?  if this view prevails, I expect eventually it will be illegal even to test for this birth defect, just like under many circumstances it’s illegal even  to test for HIV.
    I’m out.  Too far for me.

    It’s not genocide. It’s eugenics of the Nazi flavor. Designer babies as it were, instead of the perfect Aryan baby we are looking for the perfect Leftist baby. The more society can be convinced that traits can be detected genetically in the womb, how outlandish would it be to fear that “conservatism” can be determined by genetics? And then how outlandish would it be to suggest that parents wouldn’t want a child afflicted with “conservatism”?

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  6. Y’know, one sure sign that you’ve reached the summit is when there’s a slippery slope to your right, to your left, and in front and behind.  But you still have to try to,get to the summit and plant your flag there and hold your position there,

    because that’s the only place from which you can see clearly.

    The argument that someday people might unquestioningly label ideological,proclivities as “defects” and develop technology to identify them in utero, is not an argument against trying to eliminate actual known physically identifiable birth defects here and now.

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  7. If you polled 100, 1,000, 100,000 people about what should be illegal, you’d get about 75 to perhaps 100 laws that pretty much everyone agrees upon. After that, it’s a crap shoot. What you would most likely find in this sample is that people believe the government has an obligation to protect life and property – else why would we have laws about theft, fraud, etc.

    Now argue that position with someone less than 45. You will get a blank face, followed by some sneer and a, “That’s ridiculous.” What you see is that there IS NO ARGUMENT that supports “gay rights”, LGBTQFMRST “lifestyle” etc. In the wild, homosexuality occurs. When the population exceeds some number the animal society finds “excessive”, they kill them off. So the gays have no special “rights” or even “place” in a normal society. What they have is tolerance, the willingness of other people to look the other way, so long as no one makes too much of an issue of it.

    We are an “enlightened” society. In brief, that means we tolerate a great deal in order to allow people the widest possible degree of freedom. Abortion is one of those things. It is a problem, however, because way at the beginning we all said the government has an obligation to protect life and property. Life is certainly present in the womb. When I started medicine, a 32-week premie was serious touch-and-go on survival. Today we can keep alive and make thrive a 22-week premie! Think on that. At 22 weeks the baby has a fair chance of surviving. ?Why would not the government be OBLIGATED to protect THAT life too.

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