I was surprised at this………

Every once in a while, I see an ‘ad’ on TV from the “Foundation For a Better Life”. 

These ads are really nice, quick enactments of someone doing something nice for another person.  A man helps a woman get her suitcase off a bus, a young man stands up on the subway so an older lady can sit down.  They’re really nice little oases in the rotten string of never-ending commercials for Relaxium, Relief Factor, and (God, please stop them) Balance of Nature.

AND this Foundation was started in 2000 by Philip Anschutz, the man who started The Washington Examiner……..a CONSERVATIVE!

I have to admit I was kind of surprised because while the values of that ‘ad’ are purely Conservative, they seem like the kind of thing liberal do-gooders would produce!!   (I should have known better)

I was very delighted and reassured to know they’re from a Conservative’s thoughts because they remind us to be KIND, to HELP OTHERS,…..all good things!

Z

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36 Responses to I was surprised at this………

  1. kidme37 says:

    Another scam and tax shelter.

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  2. Mustang says:

    Good messages are important. I think there is a good argument that some percentage of our national malaise comes from a constant stream of negative messages — many of which are unspoken. Do not think for an instant that those commercials we see on television aren’t sending messages or that some of those messages are subliminal. As a case in point, Americans transitioned from occasional bathing and poor hygiene to a nation where most people bathe every day. Proctor & Gamble made this possible through early 20th Century ads proclaiming, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.”

    I want to quibble with you, though. You keep speaking of conservative vs. liberal ideologies. I wish you wouldn’t. The fact is that our founding fathers were all liberals, and some of them, radical liberals. Another fact is that the American Revolution was the most significant example of civil disobedience the world has ever seen. Conservatism today is “classic liberalism.” What we see on the left isn’t liberal at all. There is nothing liberal about communist ideology. So, if you must classify these communists as liberals, then at least code them as neo-liberal, or neo-progressive, or even better, just call them what they are: filthy communists. But they are NOT liberals like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were liberal. You calling them liberal gives them credibility that they aren’t entitled to — and that message, mi amiga, is a false flag.

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  3. bunkerville says:

    Although orthodox Christians participated at every stage of the new republic, Deism influenced a majority of the Founders. The movement opposed barriers to moral improvement and to social justice. It stood for rational inquiry, for skepticism about dogma and mystery, and for religious toleration. Many of its adherents advocated universal education, freedom of the press, and separation of church and state. If the nation owes much to the Judeo-Christian tradition, it is also indebted to Deism, a movement of reason and equality that influenced the Founding Fathers to embrace liberal political ideals remarkable for their time.
    Source: Britannica
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Founding-Fathers-Deism-and-Christianity-1272214

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  4. kidme37 says:

    Good messages are great but why would anyone send these people money? I’ll put any donation money directly into the hand of someone who needs it and know that it did some good.

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  5. Mustang says:

    @ Kid — my understanding is that the Foundation For a Better Life does not solicit donations and won’t accept them. Their work is all funded internally. Which is a plus, IMO.

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  6. kidme37 says:

    Walking past the TV last night I stopped to listen to some lawyer who was on Tucker who said that his firm will represent For Free any white straight person who was denied employment by some company that hired non-white/straight people instead.

    Now there is something.

    FOr reference he mentions Morgan Stanley who is looking to hire people and actually says that you don’t need to apply if you’re white, Asian, and it would benefit you to be part of the LGblabla group.

    First off, it is illegal, according to civil rights laws to do that.

    Now that’s putting rubber to the road. And these lawyers must be making money from it, it is just not coming from directly the plaintiffs.

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  7. kidme37 says:

    Mustang. Ah, Ok. Thanks.

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  8. geeez2014 says:

    KID, actually, it’s not.

    MUSTANG: Well, then thank God for Proctor and Gamble 🙂
    I don’t use “Progressives” because there is nothing progressive on the Left. I usually use Left ,but like to use LIBERALS because it has started to get a negative connotation … Nearly every other conservative writer does use LIBERALS and most of us know what they mean, don’t we.
    Since most people don’t understand true, classical Liberalism or that Adams and others were true Liberals, I’ll probably continue to use it….ANYTHING but PROGRESSIVES. I also often just use DEMOCRATS but that’s not QUITE as popularly pejorative as LIBERALS, so I’ll probably still use it.
    If I mean Classical Liberals, I use that term
    I understand your admonition because I feel very strongly in that I WISH people would STOP using PROGRESSIVE.

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=liberals+attack&form=QBLH&sp=-1&pq=liberals+attack&sc=2-15&qs=n&sk=&cvid=60596A6814A64995AF2F6DD66B8AF487

    BUNKERVILLE….thanks so much. Important to remember. Perhaps ‘ads’ like the one I mention are informing of things many Americans have forgotten. God is behind those acts of kindnesses.

    KID, I think it does do good to have these rather subminimal messages of goodness, kindness, helping someone else…….FROM THE SITE:
    Funding
    The Foundation neither solicits nor accepts monetary donations from the public. It is not officially affiliated with any religion and instead hopes “the values we share transcend any particular religion or nationality”. The chief contributor of the foundation also serves as the chief contributor of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.[7] All funding comes from the Anschutz Family Foundation.[

    I DID SEE STEPHEN MILLER LAST NIGHT ON TUCKER…QUITE a cause…..Stephen Miller was on Conservative talk radio here in LA when he was in HIGH SCHOOL! I remember thinking it was amazing that a young kid was that strong in his conservatism and that articulate.

    Thankfully, he’s now doing this, (He is a big Trump supporter, too) Yes, they’ll do it for free AND gave the way people can reach his firm; ‘if you have a friend in this situation, or you are in a situation where you’ve been hired because of your color (Z: WHITE, imagine?…the tables have surely turned, and it wasn’t OK when Blacks were discriminated against but apparently, it SURE IS NOW)

    ANYWAY, I was thrilled to hear it was Conservatives putting out these FOUNDATION ads….really nice……I believe they DO put kindness in someone;’s mind when they see these ads.

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  9. Mustang says:

    No problem, Z … if you want to enable the communists by calling them [patriotic] liberals, go ahead. … and take away from the fact that modern conservatives are the genuine liberal do-gooders. You’re right though. The communists have stolen all the formerly conservative labels (progressive being one of them) and there is nothing progressive about communism — unless you’re a communist.

    By the way, redefining political labels is part of the Alinsky method of dirty pool, and not surprisingly, it is how the lawyers in Tsarist Russia convinced so many people to become communists. They all lived to regret it, but I suppose none of that really matters. It could never happen here. Except that it already has happened here. Remember when the Democrats were “conservative” by keeping black people down? Who pulled that switch?

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  10. kidme37 says:

    I have to say that just like defining the actual problem is step 1 to having a chance to fix it, it is important to call people what they are – communists in this case. They are definitely not progressive or liberal.

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  11. geeez2014 says:

    LIBERALS is a term used on most of the blogs both of you read….I think most of us know what most AMericans think of it as…. I’ve never seen you point this out anywhere else.

    I don’t use Communists. I hope I never really have to.

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    HOPING that more ads like FOUNDATION FOR A BETTER LIFE get aired.
    I think if it was a liberal invention, it’d get some note….it gets none as it is. But WE have, I’ve always wanted to check into it and was SO gratified!

    I hope you all are, too! Anschutz is a HERO!!!

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  12. kidme37 says:

    I find I have no idea what most Americans think. If I have to bet though, I’d bet little of it is productive toward anything beneficial to America.

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    KID……ya, we hear the term “liberals” all the time, everywhere, and it always means THE LEFT….. which I’m seeing isn’t carrying as much water as it did even last month with Blacks, Hispanics, etc…

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  14. Baysider says:

    This foundation is very much an expression of Phil Anschutz’s temperament to ‘do good’ which is shared across the American traditionalist spectrum that – in contrast with the old world – formed voluntary associations in community engagement to do good. I think it is a hallmark of American exceptionalism.

    Agree with Mustang about the liberal/conservative label, but progressive is worse. He’s right: call them Marxists.

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  15. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER, I think we ALL know LIBERAL is NOW the term used for the Left…I didn’t make it up. I use words here so we all know what we’re talking about. I WISH most people even KNEW that our Founding Fathers were TRUE LIBERALS…..
    It’s the term used at all the blogs….but I can’t, apparently 🙂

    Not all Democrats/Liberals are Marxists. And yes, I have never EVER used the term PROGRESSIVE to describe a stinkin’ LIBERAL 🙂

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    I just got notice in an email that my ANKLE HOLSTER IS READY TO SHIP! 🙂

    Just cracked me UP! 🙂 (No, I DID NOT order a holster…or a gun!)

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  17. kidme37 says:

    Well, I was not holding you personally responsible for mislabeling commies. And if you changed your terminology, it wouldn’t change a thing. It is the observation that the entire country has had their terminology changed.

    I do call them commies all the time though. Like the token ‘libs’ on FOX, I call them commie mouthpieces all the time.

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  18. Baysider says:

    I for one do not use liberal when I mean left. And I’ve shifted away from left to Marxist a lot more. Traditional liberal. Classic liberal. Centrist. All good for me. Re-capture of language precedes re-capture of thought. The Marxist playbook.

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  19. bunkerville says:

    And then in spite of it all, all of the good intentions, the elephant in the room- Slavery was permitted.

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  20. geeez2014 says:

    KID….which of the FOX people do you find COMMUNISTS?

    BAYSIDER…then you’re with Mustang and Kid…what a surprise 🙂 Ya, I always will use liberal, most of our bloggers DO, actually, and most of us know exactly what we mean.

    I do not believe all Democrats are Marxist, but I know that term seems to soothe the angry soul!

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  21. kidme37 says:

    I’m sure there’s a bunch of them but the ones I’ve been exposed to are: Geraldo, Harold, Tarlov.

    I have no interest in hearing the opinions, or possibly in this case scripted leftie talking counte-points, of communists. As I’ve always said, people want to hear that kaka, turn on msnbc, don’t pollute something I might otherwise watch if these vermin weren’t given airtime there.

    I know your position on it. I’m in the total opposite camp.

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  22. myfoxmystere says:

    There is one of those that got me looking for the Bon Jovi song they used in the PSA. The one with the boy being treated for a broken arm, and youth lip synching to “I Believe” by Bon Jovi got my attention. By the way, those are called PSAs which stands for Public Service Announcements. They are used to fill vacant time slots for unsold commercial time breaks. I worked for years in radio and have needed at times to fill breaks for unsold local spots with promos and PSAs.

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  23. geeez2014 says:

    KID… OH, I know you don’t like them much; neither do I, though you’re right, I really do like hearing their opinions and seeing Greg and Jeanine, Jesse and Dana pin their ears back so well! 🙂 I honestly think they can’t stand Geraldo just as much as you and I do 🙂

    I asked which you thought were Communists because there’s a far-right whine against FOX now…NewsMax started it because they had so few viewers…the Gateway Pundit nuts are on it, too, if my neighbor is any example…..such a silly, cheap shot. As if NewsMax could ever compete with FOX…They treat FOX hosts as if they’re the news MAKERS (“They called AZ too early!”) and not just mostly the readers of what they’re given. (except in Opinion panels) FOX has leftwing management/ownership…at least one of the two Murdoch daughters-in-laws was a Hillary supporters…but I like hearing Hemmer, Baier, McCallum, Ingraham (tho I’m not a fan of hers), Dagen, Dana (who’s become MORE conservative recently), and the rest of the team…and the Murdochs know where their bread is sliced $$$$

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  24. geeez2014 says:

    The BIG WHORE now regularly on FOX is PIERS MORGAN, by the way….

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  25. geeez2014 says:

    MYSTERE…ya, I guess you could call it a PSA………I wouldn’t have, but I suppose so.
    THanks for that info! SO you’re saying Anschutz gets that time FREE…just pays for the production but not the real expensive air time?

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  26. geeez2014 says:

    OH! For a change, Morgan is making sense………You probably all wouldn’t agree, but I’m agreeing with him now…..there’s NEWS 🙂 He’s still a whore, but he’s right.

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  27. MAL says:

    You know, a long time ago I wondered about the terms liberal and progressive being used as bad terms but never thought much more about it till you brought it up. When you think about it, thats typical of what the left had been doing right alone, isn’t it? It fits their modus operandi like they’ve constantly done with accusations of wrong doings by the GOP that they themselves have been guilty of doing, so it all makes sense, doesn’t it? Use terms to fit their agenda.

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  28. geeez2014 says:

    MAL; I think most Lefties understand that LIBERAL, the way most of us bloggers use it, is not a compliment….but, mostly, you have a good point.

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  29. Baysider says:

    I don’t believe anyone – except maybe Kid – thinks all Democrats are Marxist either. Nor does it require anger to belt it out as an epithet, but the clarity and will to finally call a spade a spade.

    If people segregate by group and attack by the group of which a person is a member (black, white, landlord, rich, bourgeois, racist, etc); want to abolish borders and countries; desire to make change by creating chaos first; dismantle traditional cultural norms and family authority; press for false confessions to establish a pattern of submission and self-delusion; be critical for the sake of being critical, creating doubt and sowing division; conduct a war against religion in general and Christianity in particular; and do all this in a spirit of rebellion moving from freedom to control and not just check one or two boxes in an effort for constructive change or willful prejudice — that’s a Marxist in my book. E.g., just because you’re an atheist does not make you a Marxist. But if you are a Marxist, you are atheist and everything else on my list.

    My shift toward the word seems to be mirroring the shift of the liberal captured by the left and re-directed on a full throated march through our cherished and functional institutions under the banner of “critical” fill in the blank.

    I understand the casual use of “liberal” but am concerned that it serves us less and less well. Classic liberals even on the fringe camps of the left are retreating from the left to the anti-authoritarian, pro-freedom camp in the last 2 1/2 years. I want them to feel welcome in the tribe!

    PSA’s get ‘free’ time (do they always??) but everything to get to that point is an investment of time and resources, and I salute him for it.

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  30. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER…I agree…I salute him, too…as I said, the production $$$ and talent is ON HIM, etc….excellent job. It would be nice if someone knew it was a Conservative producing that…..I doubt they do. But, then, that defeats the point; Suddenly, nobody’d be doing anything nice 🙂

    I TOTALLY agree about MARXISM…fine, your points are well taken, but I STILL don’t think most Americans fit quite the description you give. We both know Democrats who are nowhere close to wanting to dismantle the family, create chaos, etc.

    Who IS doing that is OUR LEADERSHIP, which is DEFINITELY moving toward Marxism; I agree there….but in general? I don’t think so. I HOPE NOT!!
    HOnestly, I don’t believe the term LIBERAL holds the complex meaning some of you feel it does…..

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  31. Baysider says:

    “I STILL don’t think most Americans fit quite the description you give.” I am quite concerned about what is just around the corner. The full court CRT press going on in the military now, discouraging re-enlistments and having ‘diversity’ officers give approval to promotions. 1619 in the schools is exploding like cancer. CRT in the work place. Everyone is under the drumbeat to give false confessions and submit – totally Maoist re-education.

    The guys pushing this in to every corner of American life are the Marxists. The hangers-on that nod their head in agreement are Marxists by proxy. I’d put Pelosi and a whole basket of troublemakers in this category. (In a 2006 survey 18% of U.S. university academics actually self identified as Marxists.) Who cares what they call themselves. It’s what they do. They want converts or submission – or both. So un-American. In fact, Marx considered America would be he hardest nut to crack.

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  32. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER…thanks….definitely a lot of bad things going on.
    I’m glad I’m the hopeful type 🙂

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  33. MAL says:

    Z, when they came up with the term “LIBERAL ARTS” as a major, it certainly didn’t help, either!

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  34. MAL says:

    I have a degree in Liberal Arts. Uh…..would you like fries with that?
    ;o)

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  35. geeez2014 says:

    MAL, I agree! ODD name, isn’t it!! I think it was a respectful name until the LEFT started being called LIBERALS and now we’re stuck with it….nothing we say here at GeeeZ is going to change that 😦

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  36. Layla Elizabeth says:

    Z, I left you a book link in my comment form on my blog for you. 🙂

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