Ed Team

Bringing America to its knees

Filed By Ed Team | June 03, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: consumerism, Dunkin Donuts, Osama Bin Laden, Rachael Ray

"To bring America to its knees, all Bin Laden must do is make his next video while drinking from a can of Coca Cola. The nation would erupt in chaos; Coca Cola sales would vanish into nothingness. In his next video, he could casually munch potato chips; the entire snack industry would collapse. One after another, he could film himself driving an American car; he could insert himself into a Girls Gone Wild video; he could appear next to a caveman, or a gecko, or Captain Crunch; he could enroll in DeVry University. On the day he refinanced his home at new historically low rates, the United States housing market would collapse irretrievably. One by one, he could decimate the entire economic fabric of America merely by association. Not one person in fifty would be willing to buck social trends and still buy Coca Cola if Bin Laden was seen drinking it; our consumer-based economy would be destroyed."

-- Daily Kos blogger Hunter on the Rachael Ray scarf "controversy." (Hat tip to Masson.)


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This has got just enough plausibility to be kinda scary. Gotta love the reductio ad Hitlerum (Osamum?) crowd.