The trouble with advocates is they are paid to have a specific stance on a given topic. If an advocate is being paid to say the world if flat, nothing you say will change their minds. You can show them photos, taken from space showing the world is round and they will continue to advocate it is flat. They’re being paid to have to espouse this opinion and no amount of proof to the contrary will change this!
When we watch the news, most of the people being interviewed are advocates. I do not think most people are aware of this. For instance, the same advocate is promoting a positive view of Obama Care one week, can be paid to be against it the next. This is dangerous because most of the time they are not introduced as advocates. Even if they were, most people, I’m afraid, wouldn’t know what that means. Those people would go around repeating the advocate’s position as if were, indeed, fact.
Take a pharmaceutical company advocate, distributing a product that, over time, is exposed to be harmful, if not, deadly to its patients. The advocate will continue to discount the drug risk no matter how many people are injured or even killed by it.
Never once have I seen or heard an advocate alter their position on any subject even though the proof against their employer’s product or position is exposed to be a flat out lie. If the company who employing these advocates is proven in court to be responsible for damage to their costumer, they deploy their lawyers to defend and exonerate the culprits for the damage caused.
I was hired to go to Hartford, CT. I was doing a show for the company insuring a large American automotive manufacturer that was having trouble with one of the models, in their line. The problem was when this particular model was rear ended, the gas tank would explode and everyone in the car were being killed.
When I landed there, I was picked up and driven to my hotel by an insurance company executive. I asked him about the obvious design flaw and what, if anything, the auto manufacturer would do in response He said, “They’re not going to do anything about it. It is cheaper to pay off the decedents’ families’ law suits than it is to re-design the car.” The company in question had hired advocates to go on the media and lie about the cause and who was responsible for these deaths.
The moral of this story is, “Don’t believe everything you read, see or hear.” There are attractive people out there who are being paid to lie to us. So if you have, for instance, a political view, you have heard on the media, you may be perpetrating and espousing information that is simply un-true! BTW, I have no affiliation with any corporate entity. You have been warned!
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