Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Taking PSA's a lot too far

We've entered a grotesque, shock value age of PSA's and public social messages. I guess you could say it started with PETA and some of their antics. Some pro-life groups picked up on it with their terrible placards that graphically show the results of abortions, something no child should have to accidentally view. Now some group is encouraging people to not speed in school zones by placing posters on the windshields of parked cars. The posters give the car owner the potential view through their windshield if they do speed.

These vile public ads/PSA's serve to horrify children and to numb people to things that they really should never become numb to. In a way, the groups that use these tactics are only making it more difficult to sway people to do/believe like they do.

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