Truth in Advertising

By Gretschman for Occupy World Writes

Photo by Ted Van Pelt [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Ted Van Pelt [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In the past four decades, the world has become used to seeing athletes wear clothing that provides evidence of who or what sponsors their endeavors. From race car drivers wearing fireproof uniforms with sometimes more than twenty logos to extreme sports athletes with their branded t-shirts, ball caps and shoes; when we see these people at their events, either in person or via media coverage, we can feel confident in knowing who and what is paying their bills.

The citizens deserve to know who, or more specifically, what corporations and special interest groups are lining the pockets and campaign coffers of our politicians.

If there were mandates that would require politicians to wear the logos of their “sponsors” at all public engagements and while conducting the business of politics, the citizens could make a much more educated choice about the officials who are elected to SERVE THE PEOPLE – not SERVE THEIR OWN POCKETBOOKS.

“The Senator from Citigroup yields the floor to the Senator from Enbridge…”

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About MNgranny

An activist since the age of 17, MNgranny embraced the Occupy Movement from its beginning. After earning a BA in Mass Communications and enjoying a 30 year career, she is now disabled and dedicates her life to changing the world for the next generation. Her experiences include volunteering in community service organizations and taking leadership roles throughout her academic and professional life. She is also a survivor of rape and domestic violence, a published author and a master naturalist. She has focused for the last several years on studying Middle East geopolitical impacts, and specializes in Kurdish history, culture and politics.

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