Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Left Ticked Off About a Cadillac Commercial

The Huffington Post is all worked up and calls a Cadillac commercial that celebrates the American Dream a "nightmare". But, but, it's a green, electric hybride!

"You work hard, you create your own luck and just gotta believe, that ANYTHING is possible". 

Displaying its typical anti-American exceptionalism bias, the Huffington Post is calling a Cadillac commercial that celebrates the American Dream a "nightmare." The commercial promoting Cadillac's first ever ELR features a actor strolling through an American Dream house to his brand new American Dream Cadillac, all the while asking:
Why do we work so hard? For what? For this? For stuff? Other countries they work, they stroll home, they stop by the café, they take August off. Off. Why aren't you like that? Why aren't we like that? Because we're crazy, driven, hard-working believers, that's why. Those other countries think we're nuts. Whatever. (...) (Source)

This would get any rugged individualist pumped up, but not a postmodern cultural Marxist. The HuffPo: 
There are plenty of things to celebrate about being American, but being possessed by a blind mania for working yourself into the ground, buying more stuff and mocking people in other countries just isn't one of them. Cadillacs have long been a quintessentially American symbol of wealth and status. But as this commercial proves, no amount of wealth or status is a guarantee of good taste. Now, the luxury car company is selling a vision of the American Dream at its worst: Work yourself into the ground, take as little time off as possible, and buy expensive sh*t (specifically, a 2014 Cadillac ELR). 
The root of this is American free will versus European determinism, the free, autonomous individual versus the subjects of the 'all caring' state, Capitalism versus Socialism, the can-do versus the dependency crowd, the mentally strong versus the mental wrecks, the moral versus the amoral, winners versus losers and perpetual victims, those who see work as a personal passion versus the dolts of the welfare state to whom work is slavery.