The Marketing of Evil [NOOK Book]

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Americans have come to tolerate, embrace and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents' generation-from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion-on-demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade-schoolers. Does that mean today's Americans are inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous generations? Of course not, says veteran journalist David Kupelian. But they have fallen victim to ...

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Americans have come to tolerate, embrace and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents' generation-from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion-on-demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade-schoolers. Does that mean today's Americans are inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous generations? Of course not, says veteran journalist David Kupelian. But they have fallen victim to some of the most stunningly brilliant and compelling marketing campaigns in modern history.

The Marketing of Evil reveals how much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped and sold to them as though it had great value. Highly skilled marketers, playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity and tolerance, have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America's founding regarded as grossly self-destructive-in a word, evil.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936488902
  • Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 118,246
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2005

    Signs of the times. Required reading. Excellent.

    Although primarily directed towards an American audience, this excellent book is no less relevant to the rest of the Western world and the international community as a whole. This extremely well written and penetrating book investigates a plethora of issues, including how today's society has purportedly abandoned what are described as old fashioned notions of 'right and wrong' in favour of 'consensuality'. A way of life where two people can do whatever they want, no matter how 'abominable' it may seem, as long as they don't 'hurt' anyone else. It being emphasised within the book that, by casting aside such principles, society has arrived at such a 'deluded state' that individuals have no clear basis for determining if they are 'hurting' another person or not. Heartfelt concern emanates through the text as individuals are described as adopting a lifestyle and attitude that denies the existence of God and His laws and which treads underfoot the Judea-Christian values upon which our society is cited as being based upon. The study analyses how abortion has allegedly been portrayed as a 'choice', a 'personal decision' arrived at between a woman and her Doctor, with little or no attention being given to the morality surrounding the issue or the welfare of the unborn child. Although this is not what I would essentially describe as a Christian/religious book, one of the questions asked herein is - 'Is there a God ?'. This issue is then addressed by further questioning whether man has an 'immortal soul' and if our prime responsibility in this life is to be obedient and faithful to God and His laws. The battle of world views and many of today's most contentious issues receive appropriate attention. Same sex marriages, paedophilia and the legalisation of homosexuality are among the many issues discussed. Promiscuity is itself cited as being portrayed as just another element of 'freedom'. The reader is taken on a journey which reveals how values of fairness, generosity and tolerance have persuaded society and individuals to embrace virtually any type of behaviour or belief - no matter how obviously insane - where such are rationalized so they sound reasonable. Even where lies, both subtle and outrageous, are packaged as truth. However, it can be seen from the text that such 'tolerance' is not reciprocated towards those who adhere to Judeo-Christian values, where such individuals are cited as being 'bigots' etc.. The book maintains that marriage is a 'divine institution' between a man and a woman, something cited as being created by and provided for by God, emphasising that marriage embodies commitment, caring, unselfishness, restraint, planning, sacrifice, affection and endless patience, with sex itself being a precious part of such a relationship. Instead such standards are shown to be frowned upon with 'easy divorce' and abortion on demand demonstrated as being on the increase. The role of the media in all these issues is also addressed. One separate issue in which the media is also described as playing a considerable role is in relation to the Palestinian/Arab - Israeli conflict. Through a selective approach to this contentious subject, the media is cited as portraying the Israelis as the 'aggressor', whereby the viewer/reader is subjected to what is cited herein as the 'Trojan Horse of the Arab world'. The book describing how many Arab leaders, who have failed in their avowed intentions to eliminate the Jewish state by military means, now conspire to attain the self-same goal through what is described as 'guile and deceit'. Propaganda and the media being used as a platform. Providing examples, the reader is shown how the media allegedly reinforces the Arab cause by the manner in which the conflict is addressed and reported (pages 177 - 181). The downplaying of terrorism is also mentioned wherein even the use of the 'T' word (terrorist) is to be avoided at all costs, except in the context

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    Find out the details of how you were tricked

    You knew or kind of suspected that someone, or some group, sold radical ideas to the people like marketing a product. Here are the details. You need to read this so you can be prepared for the next marketing scam that brings more evil into our society. This is a MUST read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2008

    Excellent Read

    This book is fantastic! It puts all the pieces together on why society is in decline. If I were a deviant, bent on undermining the values of society by pushing a lewd, disgusting agenda, I would, like all goose stepping Nazis before WWII, want this book banned and all copies burned. Once you read this book, you will have a greater understanding of the realty of what is happening in America. A must read for every high school student!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

    Great book!

    Most of what I've had to read in school is nowhere near as interesting or enlightening as what I've read in this book. I would recommend this to anyone who is confused about homosexuality, the origin of AIDS, the way our children are being raised today, etc. This book is a great reference and I hope that David Kuplian can help shed a light on the things that are hidden by darkness. Very good for Christian followers and their children!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2006

    Alternate title 'Unmasking the Homosexual Agenda'

    This is a great book. David Kupelian uses direct quotes from 'After the Ball' to reveal the true agenda of the homosexual movement. They encourage the use of deception and outright lies in order to get their way. I am so sick of homosexuals being depicted as harmless, happy-go-lucky characters on TV and film. The true homosexual agenda is anything but harmless. This book should be required reading for every parent and every high-schooler on the planet.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    This book tells it like it is

    The author presents straightforward statements of fact and shows a logical analysis that leads to clear conclusions as to the results that are actually happening in America. He is not just using rhetoric, like the naysayers who deride the book--he is explaining the significance of the media's outright pushing of negative elements on naive Americans. Most reviewers who really thought through the message of this book recognize how utterly contemptible the forces exposed by this book really are. The smear/rhetoric/name-calling detractors in one-star reviews have no evidence, no reasonable logic, and no legitimate case whatsoever to defame the book. All wise American adults should read this book to be advised of hostile activities aimed at tearing down the moral standards of our country. It is highly recommended.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2006

    This book connects the dots of all the insanity

    David Kupelian has done an outstanding job on shining a light on the various groups and individuals that have been the cause of the world's descent into depravity and misery. My wife and I are re-reading this book together and find it a rich source of information to combat the media's left wing agenda. The first chapter alone on the homosexual agenda is worth the whole price of the book. I plan to buy a couple more copies of this book and give it to some friends of mine.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    Great book!

    Helps to realize how people can take such negative parts of our culture and turn them into things not only totally acceptable but highly desirable for our kids and even adults who know better! I have already recommended this book to many people I know.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    An Eye-Opener !

    The changes that are taking place in our high-tech world, are simply alarming ! Liberals, Conservatives, and "in-betweeners" all, should lend an ear to what this book has to say. Anyone who is at all concerned about the world today, and what it's going to look like in our children and grandchildren's lifetime, may want to read this very informative book with an open mind! Thoughly researched, and an easy-read format, makes this an essential addition to the library of any concerned citizen !

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2005

    Bias Extends in Both Directions

    I found 'Marketing of Evil' an intriguing if infuriating read. Rather than an expose, the novel comes across as yet another poor attempt to persuade readers of a viewpoint without considering balance or fact. Certainly, Kupelian makes valid points about the 'brainwashing' of America by gay rights activists. However, like the worst opinion columnists on both sides of the political spectrum, he fails to recognize his own side as doing the exact same thing. It is impossible to note political brainwashing on one side without mentioning the other--brainwashing is a part of everyone's daily life. In fact, the entire book is little more than propaganda designed to incite heated debate. It should not be intended for a serious reader or anyone not already in full agreement with Kupelian.

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    The Silent Majority has let this happen.

    Mr. Kupelian has presented a concise and clear word picture of how our culture is decaying from within: A must read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    Caution: Only read if you can handle the hard hitting truth.

    This is right up there with 'Suicide of A Super Power' for the research and presentation of hard hitting facts.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Kupelian researches and covers several things in society today that years ago were frowned upon, and yet today, under the disguise of progressive society are common place. Certain topics have become taboo, and with that the truth has become an evil. Mass media is spreading ideas faster than ever before and more and more things that people feel wrong in their core soul is being allowed to happen because people are ridiculed or "bullied" into being quiet on issues they believe are not right. Very intelligent work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    I am currently working on the second of this series. This book

    I am currently working on the second of this series. This book brings to light a great many things in our society that should not be.
    From"gay rights" to painting a pretty picture for the face of abortion. This country is going to fall like so many other empires due to the nature of sin and Christians sitting this one out. This shold be required reading at churches though it shold only be read by thoses who want to make a change and get back to God.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2005

    IS THIS A JOKE?

    I love when totalitarian propagandists try to sell lower crime, greater prosperity, stability peace and productivity as 'evil'. This book is hilarious, though, basically putting body-piercing up there with genocide. Fortunately, Americans have figured out what the real evil is. They always eventually do.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Great Read

    Highly recommend. This book is so true and makes us realize how and why we just accept the new "normal". We must continue to combat the medias.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2011

    Well worth the time...you must read this book

    If you feel the course of this country is not what it should be then you need to read this book. You will see how we as a people are easily being manipulated to not just buy products but to sell our future down the river.

    As a business person it's obvious to anyone who has marketed a product what their doing but now all the world will see the evil we are being sold

    The sad part is they are winning...easily

    Read this book and change that

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