Monday, March 14, 2005

Your Monday Naomi

I usually do a Naomi Klein posting on Sunday (for past entries, search "Your Sunday Naomi"), but reader Nomad ran into a piece by St. Naomi that was published this morning in the U.K. Guardian. Here's the lede; go read the rest of it:

Last Tuesday, George Bush delivered a major address on his plan to fight terrorism with democracy in the Arab world. On the same day, McDonald's launched a massive advertising campaign urging Americans to fight obesity by eating healthily and exercising. Any similarities between McDonald's "Go Active! American Challenge" and Bush's "Go Democratic! Arabian Challenge" are purely coincidental...

Sunshine Weekers, take note. This is how it's done, and it's also what you're up against.