Neoliberal Corporations Made Last Night the “Global Flexible Workforces Super Bowl” and it was Sickening
by Scott Creighton
One ad from South Korean company Hyundai focused on heart-warming American militarism. They call it “Operation Better” and on their website featuring the ad they say “Millions of people just watched the Super Bowl, which wouldn’t be possible without our troops”
Really? Iraq was planning an invasion that no one told me about? Maybe Syria or Libya perhaps? Somalia? Pakistan?
And since when does a South Korean company call them “our troops”?
A number of commercials last night got into politics in a big way. Budweiser is suffering a bit of a backlash as Trump fans are planning to boycott their crappy piss-tasting beer, something they should have done years ago.
84 Lumber did a version of the Bana manufactured story from Syria when they put together an epic piece involving a little girl and her mother walking from tin-pot dictatorship land to the home of the free and the land of the brave. Along the way the little “Latina Bana” piece up pieces of garbage and starts to craft a garbage American flag for the big finish.
Coka-Cola, Airbnb and Ford also contributed to what I am calling the Open Border Super Bowl.
Ironically enough, Coke and Airbnb are known for their undying support for Israel and all their illegal, immoral practices against the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza.
Ford, well, Ford famously set up production plants in Nazi Germany next to work camps so they could profit from forced slave labor. The U.S. actually bombed the hell out of Cologne near the end of the war but war-planners were polite enough to instruct their bombers to avoid hitting Ford’s plant in the city that was making engines for the German war machine.
“Henry Ford is mentioned in Mein Kampf, and was hailed by Hitler, who kept a portrait of the industrialist above his desk, as “my inspiration”.” Telegraph, 2003
Airbnb actually lists property for rent in illegal settlements where “immigration” of Palestinians to those locations is strictly prohibited… even by walls.
And aside from honoring IDF war-criminals like Brigadier-General Ben-Eliezer, Coke enjoys cheap labor in various illegal settlements controlled by Israel in both Jordan and the Golan Heights. And that is too say nothing of Coke killing union organizers Columbia.
Somehow I doubt all these companies suddenly care about the welfare of the common migrant or refugee. But you wouldn’t know that from watching the “Global Flexible Workforces” Super Bowl yesterday.
This is all due, in part, to Trump’s professed nationalist leanings in terms of border security and protecting U.S. workers from migrant labor forces that drive wage structures down and company profits through the roof. Of course, according to a leaked draft of an executive order, they only Mexicans he intends to send back across the border are the “violent” criminals and those who aren’t working hard enough to stay off the government dole. The draft is titled “Executive Order on Protecting Taxpayer Resources by Ensuring Our Immigration Laws Promote Accountability and Responsibility” and has been called his “public charge” order.
You guys didn’t really expect a billionaire developer who charged his sons with baby-sitting his business for a couple years to actually send all those cheap construction laborers back home, did you?
lol. That’s funny.