Friday, December 18, 2009

California Propaganda

Everyone is a lemming in one form or another.

And sometimes it surprises me how many of my current opinions have been shaped by what I heard as a kid.

Some (translate: almost everyone) would say I'm gullible.

Did I already mention I fell for the "Did you know that the word "gullible" isn't in the English dictionary?" thing? ... Twice.
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I grew up in California, and one day while I was in elementary school, we had a slide show about our state.

It was one of those filmstrips with the accompanying tape that beeped when the AV monitor was supposed to move the filmstrip forward.

That last sentence made me feel kind of old. Does anyone use those anymore?
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The presentation covered California's economic development, agriculture, military bases, history, the kitchen sink ...

Years later, I only remember one sentence:

"If one state in the union had to survive as their own country, California would be the best equipped to do so."

I guess the brainwashing starts early on the West Coast.

And I think they forgot about all the water that gets pumped to southern California from Colorado.

1 comment:

politicchic6 said...

I think it would be interesting to determine which states would be the least equipped to act as their own county. Texas tried. Hawaii technically was. My money is on Indiana. No reason other than the state name also acts as a first name for one of my favorite characters.