Pay For My Support

When you normalize advertising, and then all forms of paying for exposure in order to generate approbation and commodify preference, then support becomes transactional, something we are less likely to provide each other without some quid pro quo.

"I am pushed to wear and drive brands around, making money getting eyeballs on some mega-corp's band 24x7. I'm not going to Like that dude's stuff in public. What's in it for me?"

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Makes me think of Citizen's United. In the context where advertising is crammed into every cranny of your psyche, money is speech. Worse, the Little Gal's (Guy's) efforts to do good work and make a living, especially doing something new, can't get "heard" or seen because it doesn't already glisten with wealth.

Brandon WilliamsCraig.....2021-03-08 22:12:42 UTC