DanielEuergetes.com is all about educating the average person about the things that are methodically stacked up against them!
Many years ago, back in the 1970s, I picked up some opened mail that was my mother’s. It was a Publishers Clearing House (PCH) sweepstakes offer. In those days, as a young teen-ager, I got into taking the stickers and putting them on things. Kinda poor way to be using my time back then, but at 13 years of age, well, it’s easy to get bored in the living situation I was in then.
I happened to notice, on the welcome letter, that the print, anywhere our name or location was, did not line up with the rest of the print nor was it the same color. It was obviously a shade off and anyone who paid attention to this (few do – or did then) could deduce that the personal details were inserted into an already formatted letter.
Even back then, at the age I was, I could not believe that this was a “personal” invitation and that my mother was amongst lucky hand-chosen tiny few that received this mail. That piece of mail was just too glittery and flashy to be such!
I had already, by this time, been very influenced by the hippie movement. There were a lot of things I already knew about the woes of the “establishment” or the “system” as it was then known.
I naturally had the inclination to learn more about the things I heard back then and have since, found that many of these things, though from stilted viewpoints, were, and are indeed true.
Commercial advertising is seriously set up to seduce consumers. It has been like this for some time. Very recently I heard the chilling fact that, since the late 1930s and early 1940s, advertising took that insidious turn from simply telling folks what a product is and what it does, to selling the dream and fanatical things a product “can” do for the consumer.
Please note the image on the right. It is an advert for “Just for Men,” a hair-coloring product. There is no doubt that the product does what it’s made to do – color your hair. I personally don’t use any such products, simply because I’m happy with myself as I am! Note that these type of adverts impose that you should not be happy with who you are and that your hair is graying! The byline shown is totally not true! In the wild, the lioness doesn’t care about the color of the male lion’s mane! It’s all an illusion and is a fine example of the fanatical and downright skewing of reality these messages portray. Sadly, the vast quantity of these kinds of messages that hit us thousands of time daily condition most people – and in spite of what many will say about such messages being harmless, is further from the truth. It took me seconds to find this advert! Note that there is nothing on it anywhere that tells what this product is or what it does, at least that is readily evident. It’s made to covertly put ideas into the viewer’s mind that will slip straight to the subconscious mind, which does not differentiate between reality and fantasy!
The Western consumer has been so adulterated with such messages over the decades that the entire thing has become a trend and a matter of conditioning over the generations that has effectively “dumbed” down the consumer into unequivocally believing and trusting, and regarding such messages as fact and a normal part of their lives!
I will reproduce an early paper that I wrote on such an example, looking at the logical fallacies found in a typical piece of advertising not unlike that which I had in my hands in the early 1970s.
It gets much worse than this and today, an untold number of folks get scammed everyday by legitimate-looking advertising. There are a number of examples right here on this website in the reviews I’ve done on some of these insidious things already!
The Purpose of This Website
I am developing this website to be an invaluable tool for folks to see what’s in the hidden agenda of unscrupulous advertising and the anatomy of the common scams found on the Internet. I am appalled, as one who does not watch television, to find the same kind of junk on there, so bad that it rivals what is abroad across the Internet!
To learn about logic and argumentation is not what I would call exciting, but it will save you from getting bitten by the junk that abounds out there! My site here, will endeavour to take such messages apart to their bare bones and decrypt what advertisers boldly put under consumers’ noses.
This site is not just about these things however…
I value those companies, programs and products with advertising that lays it all out on the table and has no hidden agendas. They’re out there, and unfortunately, they get the injustice of being ostracized by unwary folks who have already been bitten by the baddies out there!
Not all of my reviews are negative, though, due to the nature of this game, most of them are! Finding these reputable products and services is literally like trying to find that needle in a haystack.
The Internet marketing training industry is riddled with this type of thing, for example! Most of the reviews on this website concern individual products, services and programs in this industry, and being as large as this industry is, I have all to do to do anything else but stay within it.
What you can learn from this site however, applies beyond this industry, to all kinds of industries.
Like any other industry, the Internet marketing spectrum ranges from outstanding to downright dangerous!
I look at companies by the advertising they put out. I am educated in logic and argumentation (when I say argumentation, I don’t mean the bickering kind with folks yelling at each other with naughty words and incoherent, irrational language.)
My main promotional forefront is the Online business community I’m a member of. These days, on the Internet, nothing that I’m aware of rivals it. There are no upsells nor are there hidden charges and best of all, you are told what it is and what it does! There is none of that hype, mansions, stacks of money, laptop being used with one hand and an exotic martini in the other on the beach with pretty women flocking around!
You get what is there, nothing more, nothing less and you’re told who it’s for and who it’s not for! There’s not product launch after product launch, and the previous product launches becoming the “bonus” to the next great thing! Companies that “lay it all out on the table” I gladly promote. If it’s anything less, I don’t promote it!
I promote entities that do not portray themselves as the Big Red Magic Button or the Silver Bullet. If they use any of the shady marketing methods on my list of no-no’s, they’re off my promotional list! Simple as that.
This website is designed to help you, the prospective online marketing student or any other pursuit at that, become more educated on what’s out there that has value and what will steal you blind!
It gives me the opportunity to expose shady marketing and advertising methods to you and show you some real opportunities! I am not an advocate of consumerism. In fact, I detest that concept. Unfortunately, this has been around since the 19th century and has become such a science today that most Western consumers are agriculture on the level of commercial milking of cows. We are conditioned by well over 100 years of history, our government, our public schools and consequently, a seduced and brain-washed population that has been poisoned by well-engineered propaganda, and unfortunately turned into next-to-zombic individuals that propagate this thinking unto future generations.
Sad but true! In short, this website is all about, not only exposing these things, but providing alternatives as well! There are things you can do to avert (or divert) from happening to you by exercising the alternatives. Keep in mind that it continues to be the trend, since the 1950s, that less than 4% of the entire population in the US (and even less in other Westernized countries) truly live lives of independence, and all it takes to get started, is the willingness to learn outside of established schools of thought!
I myself, am on that road, and true independence can start small!