What it be like… My Man! A quick quote from a movie titled The Last Dragon. If that gives some insight into my love of movie quotes!
Think About it Thursday Ed-vise today
I gave it the old college try last night for the debate between the VP candidates. I truly did. I turned it on, even set record as I had to run out and do something. Came back, sat down with my cheese and crackers and a Coors Light (don’t judge me) and watched. Even listened. Until I could not stomach the exchanges or the ignoring of the moderator or the attempts that such mediums are a waste of time. After 30 minutes, I had to turn it off. Moderators would have such an easier time if they could turn off the mic at the time stated.
So, to the topic at hand about thinking about it.
I don’t know if many of you remember but we have a generation that is leaving us that was dubbed the “Greatest Generation.” Tom Brokaw wrote a book about them. This generation was responsible for winning WW2. Of doing some really great things for this country (until the industrial military complex stepped in. But that’s a different story).
Well, as the war was getting going, there was a ton of propaganda that was going on here at home. The war mobilized the nation. Everyone participated in some way, shape or form. And there was so much reminder propaganda all over the place. In movies, radio, shops… it was everywhere! Statements like “We Can Do It” on the Rosy the Riveter poster; “Lose Lips Sink Ships”; and “Save the Wheat; Help the Fleet.” All to inspire us to do something: support the war effort.
Now, imagine if we took a similar effort here? Let’s take Trump out of the equation. Take DC out of the equation because, in my belief, DC is the problem. Imagine seeing posters with simple phrases like “Put It On Before You Go In” showing a family putting on masks. Or “You Can Count On Me to Protect You” with someone like The Rock putting on a mask. You know, stuff like that. Simple messages. Use these instead of a PhD dissertation on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper hung in the lower corner of a sliding glass door.
States should use their assets to hire a marketing/ ad firm to launch an ad campaign to get everyone on board with eliminating this disease. Don’t count on DC to do ANYTHING positive toward the elimination of this virus. After all, they declared war on cancer back in the 70s and, well, you see how far that has gone. I’m just sayin
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember, the mask thing is not about YOU! You can count on me to protect you!