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Does it seem

2011-04-07 15:51:11.056642+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

"Does it seem strange? Unbelievable? Remember, this is the world of 1960." GM exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-07 18:31:37.19621+00 by: Dan Lyke

So over on Facebook, my Dad commented:

Check out this link, in which the announcer, in stentorian voice, extols the philosophies that will prove to be destructive and generally baloney


Which showcases this direct video link, a wonderfully Orwellian double-speak "GM should get more taxpayer dollars to support free enterprise" propaganda film. A few highlights:

Mentally and physically, we are progressing towards new horizons

as the camera zooms in on an obelisk and sphere structure that makes the Washington Monument look merely like a large piece of granite...

A vast circular airport is close to the city, with a giant dirigible hangar...

Uh, yeah, confuse implementation with concept much?

On all express city thoroughfares, the rights of way have been so routed as to displace outmoded business sections and undesirable slum areas whenever possible...

But we're not racist, really...