For those of you that chose to violate the guidelines of proper Sabbath Day worship to watch the entire Super Bowl like I did, you probably watched this advertisement from Audi:
Now that you have had the commercial refreshed in your memory I want to give Audi props for doing a advertisement that will probably rival if not surpass the mild, almost ambiguous, pro-life advertisement that got so much pre-bowl controversy (thank you gays for another failed protest in making a bigger deal out of nothing). Why? Because to Audi, and even to some American's the idea of Green Police might come across as a funny stab at life. But for thinking American's, the reality is, and sadly I might add, having a Green Police is not far off. In fact, one could say that this is already in place. Cap and Trade being a huge leap towards the green police idea. (I bet Barack was pissed when he saw the ad saying, "Hey, that was my idea!")
I wanted to laugh when I saw the Super Bowl ad, I really did. But the end part of the spot where the green police were above the regular police, that hit it home for me. This article from the Dakota Voice pinpoints the mentality that is going on and that is bringing the gestapo-like Green Police idea to reality. The article states, "In the collection of ads below, you see a guy at the store pick “plastic” when the checkout gal asks “paper or plastic” and the Green Police immediately arrest the earth-destroyer for his intended assault on Mother Gaia. (Didn’t these enviro-idiots come up with the plastic bags some 20 years ago to save the earth from all the trees being killed for paper bags?)"
Funny thing is that if this advertisement were to really be in place, the government would have long banned the use of plastic bags in grocery stores rendering this guy with no choice anyway. Incandescent light bulbs will be a thing of the past come 2012 (Sorry, no more easy bake ovens), and batteries will probably soon be outlawed as well as everything will need to run on solar power or some version of reconstituted human feces alternate energy source. Don't get me wrong, energy efficiency is one thing, but to ticket and imprison people is not only happening through forms of eco-taxation, but emission control standards have been a back door form of the Green Police for years.
This advertisement is either a brilliant stab by the people at Audi at the ridiculousness of the already growing "force" of people who wish to control mother Earth just like they want to control our lives and our purchasing habbits (a position I doubt to be the case since the advertisement was for a car that would keep the Green Police off your back); or, the people at Audi are prophets and know that this reality is not too far off. Was this a scare tactic? Probably not, but it worked as one.