Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
This may explain why conservatives are so plentiful.
And so easy to trick. All you need is a bible, a flag, and caps lock.
Case in point: an anonymous non-entity (which doesn’t legally exist) calling itself “American Strong” that wraps itself in red-white-and-blue-support-the-troops-god-fearing-patriotism to sell stuff. Successfully.
“Company Overview FOR THE PROUD AMERICAN – SUPPORTING OUR NATION’S HEROES!”
“MOTTO: I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free.”
“I will trust in my GOD and in the USA! We are the Land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE…. We are AMERICAN STRONG!”
And the mindless masses just eat it up.
And don’t stop to question any of it. Really. Just wave the flag and right-wing conservatives salute in unison and agree with every small-minded, bigoted, red-neck comment that follows.*
And rush to buy shoddy merchandise made someplace else** (exactly where, they don’t say, but you can bet if it was in the good ole U-S of A they would say so – repeatedly – and in caps) because after all “American-Strong proudly support our nation’s HEROES & those fighting to preserve our HOME.” So all red-blooded true patriots just have to “Help to honor [those HEROES by shopping] at –www.AmericanStrong.com”.
Because when it’s in caps it MUST be true, right? And it’s sold by that great supporter of all things American named “American Strong” – and what could be more American than that?
But wait, there’s more.
American Strong claims it “PROUDLY DONATES SALES BACK TO OUR WOUNDED HEROES, MILITARY CHARITIES, FAMILIES OF OUR FALLEN, AND THOSE IN SUPPORT OF THIS NATION’S HEROES.”
ALL CAPS! SO ALL TRUE!
Except … it doesn’t tell you how much it donates – all sales, some sales, or none. Or exactly how “those in support of this nation’s heroes” get a share. Something I’d really like to know because I certainly “support our Nation’s heroes” so American Strong must owe me my share, right? But when I emailed them to ask, for some reason they never answered.
Or – and perhaps I’m being overly suspicious here – is it possible that American Strong keeps all the sales?
Because here’s the fun part … American Strong …wait for it … “is NOT a non-profit.”
You read that right.
But wait, there’s more.
According to American Strong, “American Strong is not a group, or one person. American Strong is the community, and the nation.”
Maybe that’s why it discloses no identifying information. And hides behind a private domain registration. Because listing all 314 million citizens of the nation would be difficult.
BUT … if you buy something, at checkout you get this message: “PayPal securely processes payments for DCFcreative,llc.”
AND … oddly enough, according to government records, “American Strong” is actually the brain child of DCF Creative, an LLC located in Cypress CA. DCF Creative was created by Dustin C. Fedak. Who lives at the same address.
SO … why is it that none of the charming 22,000+ geniuses who “like” https://www.facebook.com/AmericanStrong have thought about any of this?
The answer may lie here: Multiple Scientific Studies Confirm: Extreme Conservatism Linked To Racism And Low I.Q.
- “Once again Oprah decided to open her ugly disgusting mouth”;
- “Not going to see me lower my flag [for Nelson Mandela], but once he is 6 feet under ill gladly lower for those that gave all for OUR nation.”
- “I question Islam and atheists. The reason it’s frowned upon is because he who resides in our White House is black and a Muslim. It is our RIGHT to question when we think there is something wrong with something.”
- “Because ‘Happy Holidays’ is for Terrorists”
**Printed T-shirts are merely “printed” in AMERICA. Which of course includes 2 continents. And a whole lot of countries other than the USA.