Sunday, June 14, 2009

Order Before Midnight!

Remember? The trick was later updated to 'order in the next ten minutes', as if the commercials were airing live. Obviously, enough people have fallen for the trick over the years to keep them going. Anyone who's watched the jewelry or merchandise channels will recognize it by the little countdown clocks that pressure people to call now before it's 'too late'.

Now it's being used to sell a "climate change" treaty that will assuredly remove money from American pockets and might even strip away some of our sovereignty to boot. In return we are promised a 'saved' earth, as if mere men can save earth from climate shifts. If it sounds too good to be true...
“Time is short, but we still have enough time,” the official, Yvo de Boer, who is the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said at a briefing.
Al Gore used it first in his Oscar winning sci-fi thriller saying something about 10 years left to act before the point of no return. NASA scientist James Hansen recently doubled down by saying we only have four years to act, even though his own GISS charts show a leveling off of warming since 1998. As if that wasn't enough, he even threw in a hyperbolic reference to America's coal trains as "death trains". Of course, that kind of scaremongering rhetoric won't be scorned by guys like Frank Rich anytime soon because as we know, Hansen is on the side of the angels.

Don't know about you, but every time I come across a high pressure salesmen it always leaves me smelling a rat--even if there isn't one.


Anonymous said...

Exactly! This is a sales strategy called “the takeaway.” You give the buyer an impression that if he or she doesn’t act quickly, you’ll take away the ‘generous’ offer. What the buyer doesn’t realize is that the only reason the seller is even using this tactic is because he or she is desperate for a sale. Enter Al Gore … I wouldn’t buy a used car from this idiot, let alone a lemon-free planet.

AC … I just want you to know that I think you are a very astute blogger ... and I don’t care what Sunset is telling everyone.

A.C. McCloud said...

I pay Sunset well to bad-mouth me...negative publicity is the way to go these days. At least that's what his sales brochure said..