Compare these two sentences.
1. Where my food at?
2. Does not promote tooth decay.
"Where my food at?" A linguist could probably analyze that sentence and find a commonality to monkey behavior in some way?
But what about "Does not promote tooth decay?" That one is a far worse monkey isn't it? The common context of the word promote is that it is something that a person does. As in "We are using money to promote a candidate for public office." "I am promoting that you use this product."
How many instances can you think of of that word being used as a non person is doing the promoting? It is indeed promoting a false authority isn't it? Or a denial of responsibility? It is a nasty lie isn't it. But by someone very clever. Someone that wants to make a monkey out of you? Someone that wants to make a monkey out of a human being is no better than a monkey themselves. That phrase always bothered me. That and the person who wrote it can get on the next train out of here. It is a weak phrase made to look strong? "We are promoting that this product will not cause tooth decay?" They didn't want to say that did they. So instead they attempt to put the authority inherent into the product. It is a lot like a Corporation is a person. No it isn't. A corporation is a collection of rotten people, who do not want to be held accountable for their actions and the liabilities that they create in order to "change American money" A few standards less than that of men.
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