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Audi Green Police Ads Downright Offensive
Dakota Voice ^ | Feb 8, 2010 | Bob Ellis

Posted on 02/08/2010 9:50:15 AM PST by Ben Mugged

I’m sure some idiot at Audi thought these “Green Police” commercials for the Super Bowl would be funny. I found them downright offensive and not the least bit funny.

In the collection of ads below, you see a guy at the store pick “plastic” when the checkout gal asks “paper or plastic” and the Green Police immediately arrest the earth-destroyer for his intended assault on Mother Gaia. (Didn’t these enviro-idiots come up with the plastic bags some 20 years ago to save the earth from all the trees being killed for paper bags?) You also have Green Police digging through people’s trash for batteries, and shining a searchlight into a guy’s kitchen for putting (or not putting–not being a green wacko, I’m not sure which is “proper”) something down his drain. And (oh my) we have evil maniacs being busted for using incandescent light bulbs, plastic water bottles, and having the water too warm in the hot tub. Of course at the end of the commercial, you have the greenie driving an eco-friendly car who is blessed by the Green Police High Priests.

If Audi really meant to point out the idiocy of the “green” movement and its very real threats to freedom…they failed to deliver anything which clues the viewer in to a message that “We think this is nuts.” The commercial is presented with too much seriousness to be taken any other way than as approval of such Gestapo tactics. But if Audi wants to appeal to the real environmental wacko out there, they definitely hit the mark with these commercials.

~snip~

These earth-worshipping morons might have thought they were being cute; maybe they’ve been drinking too much of their own Koolaid and have totally lost touch with reality.

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KEYWORDS: ads; audi; automakers; carb; diesel; energy; enviromentalism; gore; greenpolice; superbowlads
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No matter if you thought this was funny or not, it is a chilling vision of our future under a enviromental police state.
1 posted on 02/08/2010 9:50:15 AM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged

I thought the same thing watching them last night.....would NEVER buy an Audi after watching that ad.


2 posted on 02/08/2010 9:51:21 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They could have made their point with a lighter treatment of the issue. Their ad might well have been written by George Orwell.


3 posted on 02/08/2010 9:53:02 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Ben Mugged

That was our reaction, too. It was “there we are soon.” Wouldn’t take an Audi as a gift. Creepy, creepy ad.


4 posted on 02/08/2010 9:53:59 AM PST by madison10
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To: Ben Mugged

What’s also ironic is that greenies and C.A.R.B. would probably ban this car from being sold in California. Environuts hate diesels:

CARB hid information about scientist in diesel emission rules fight
http://green.autoblog.com/2009/11/24/report-carb-hid-information-about-scientist-in-diesel-emission/


5 posted on 02/08/2010 9:54:05 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Ben Mugged

Why would they have to point out “this is nuts” -

anyone with common sense would say “that’s nuts”,
but they’d also say “that’s what the econazis have in mind”.


6 posted on 02/08/2010 9:54:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Ben Mugged

I got it, and I’m not that far above average in intelligence.


7 posted on 02/08/2010 9:54:45 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Ben Mugged

I really don’t understand why the commercial is offensive. The idea of a green police force of course is offensive but these folks were making fun of that. Were you offended by “Springtime for Hitler?”


8 posted on 02/08/2010 9:55:00 AM PST by DManA
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To: madison10

I think it served as a huge warning.
All this “controversy” is GREAT.

Of course, while I was watching it, I was saying - time to shoot back.


9 posted on 02/08/2010 9:55:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Would you never buy a book from the publisher of 1984 either because it showed a vision you don't like? Crazy.

It was a great commercial. It was genius in its ability to ridicule the greens. And this coming on the heels of Climategate. Wow!

10 posted on 02/08/2010 9:55:16 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Was the idea that if everybody bought an Audi then that would help the environment so much that there wouldn’t need to be any “green police.” If so they didn’t say. I call the ad a downer despite its name recognition and think it will spur people to the competition, maybe even a bit gas guzzling like Ford trucks.


11 posted on 02/08/2010 9:55:27 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Ben Mugged

I have a friend who had to have the engine in his new car rewired because critters crawled up into the engine and made a meal out of the wire casings while we were on vacation, and also proceeded to build a nest and have babies in one of the engine cavities. The repair guy said that these new eco-friendly wire coverings and casings are made from soy products, which these critters love to nibble on, and he is making a mint off of the repairs.

Moronic green people will be the death of us yet.


12 posted on 02/08/2010 9:56:25 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Ben Mugged

I’ve never seen a more detrimental (to the company airing it) add in my life. I vowed never to buy an Audi. Never.

Whoever came up with these has no business being in marketing.


13 posted on 02/08/2010 9:56:32 AM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Im with Rush on this. Audi score on both sides. THey were clearly making fun of the Green movement and not supporting The Green Police.


14 posted on 02/08/2010 9:56:37 AM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: steve86

Really weird mixed reaction to this ad,
all based on our own individual personal assumptions
on the

MOTIVES OF THE AD MAKERS.


15 posted on 02/08/2010 9:56:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Ben Mugged

I think Audi tried to split the uprights on this one. One the one hand, giving credence to the Green Police offends us. On the other hand, they mocked the prospect of an arrest over incandescent lighting - one of the Green Movements biggest debacles (the CF Bulb is far more dangerous than the incandescent it supposedly replaces).

So, on balance I liked it.


16 posted on 02/08/2010 9:57:05 AM PST by anton
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Wire tie some rat poison in the engine compartment.

I had to do that on my car and it’s a 2000 model.


17 posted on 02/08/2010 9:57:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Ben Mugged

My guess is that is who they are marketing to ECO-NAZIS.

Pretty stupid move for an Hun Run Company.


18 posted on 02/08/2010 9:58:32 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Ben Mugged

I thought Audi was poking fun at the eco-Nazis. Sure made folks talk about the ad :-)


19 posted on 02/08/2010 9:59:09 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Bring out yer dead! Bring out your dead!" - Cries of a Navy Corpseman)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Again, it’s very hard to discern the motives,
and to assume their motives is foolhardy.

Be happy that this is out there waking people up,
even if there are some econuts that WANT this to happen,

other people need to be aware that it is indeed a goal
of the left to do this.


20 posted on 02/08/2010 9:59:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: DManA
I really don’t understand why the commercial is offensive. The idea of a green police force of course is offensive but these folks were making fun of that. Were you offended by “Springtime for Hitler?”

It wasn't particularly offensive to me as it was disturbing in it's depiction of a future too many are all too willing to accept in giving up their freedoms to the environmental (green) movement. Including the major corporation I work for.

And no, Springtime for Hitler was hilarious.

21 posted on 02/08/2010 10:00:24 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: MrB

Motives schmotives, it’s already well known that the things that the green police went after were or are shortly to be verboten. Nobody with even a trace of libertarian streak is going to fail to be outraged at the idea, or to ask what will buying this Audi possibly do about the situation.


22 posted on 02/08/2010 10:00:33 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: DManA

I thought it was funny, and a not-too-subtle poke at the absurd extremes the enviro-wackos will go to.


23 posted on 02/08/2010 10:01:08 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think the commercial was a picture of how fanatic the “green” people have been getting lately. It pointed out how far the government will go to infringe upon the rights of its citizens.


24 posted on 02/08/2010 10:01:33 AM PST by brwnsuga (Not Black BUT Conservative, Black AND Conservative!!!)
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To: steve86
It was a great commercial. It was genius in its ability to ridicule the greens.

Judging by the mixed reaction on this, as well as other on-topic threads, I'd say they failed miserably to get this across (if this was truly their intention). If an add fails to get it's message across to the majority of viewers, as this one did, and if people have to purposely defend it, that's far from genius.

25 posted on 02/08/2010 10:02:03 AM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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To: Ben Mugged

It was very funny......

Using humor could be an avenue for getting through to these left wing loons. Let’s face it, the langauge of reason doesn’t work.


26 posted on 02/08/2010 10:02:20 AM PST by Sandy01
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To: anton

They may have tried to split the uprights, but in my opinion they pushed it far left, like that loopy Colts field goal attempt. Just for my own purposes, I scored all of the Super Bowl commercials on a “Fun and Suprise Ending” scale of 1 to 5. The Audi ad scored a minus five due to downright scariness. Humor about opression is a hard target to hit. They missed.


27 posted on 02/08/2010 10:02:41 AM PST by Pecos
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh, I shocked a few folks at the gathering I was at by saying “time to shoot back” over and over again.

I was outraged at what was going on. But today, I am glad that more people are seeing this and perhaps saying “is this what I want in my country?”


28 posted on 02/08/2010 10:04:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: steve86
It was a great commercial.

I thought it was funny too! I don't watch the super bowl ads for shopping ideas, I watch them for their humor and creativity.........

29 posted on 02/08/2010 10:04:05 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: DManA

I’ve read 3-4 threads on this commercial, so I know I’m going to get flamed. I thought it was one of the better commercials and found it to be funny. I think people are taking it the wrong way.

1. Audi was making fun of the green movement, showing how ridiculous the world has (may) become.

2. Audi was also alluding that you don’t have to drive golf-cart hybrids to be clean. I personally don’t find anything wrong with better, cleaner technology, as long as the market supports it and I’m not forced by legislation to use it. I didn’t feel like Audi was supporting all of these “green” tactics.

Personally, I think diesel cars make more sense than hybrids. They’re more fun to drive and they get good gas mileage. I like the power of V6 sedans, but having driven a Volkswagon TDI, I’d gladly buy a diesel Honda Accord instead of a V6 version.


30 posted on 02/08/2010 10:04:09 AM PST by Skenderbej (No muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: MrB

If Audi would provide information on its website about how to try to politically counter these green police, they would provide a powerful channel for the sense of outrage. For a quasi libertarian like me, it’s like “why the hell should I play along with THAT system and that includes buying your car?”


31 posted on 02/08/2010 10:04:37 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Ben Mugged
This guy misses the point entirely.

Although the ad was a little weird, Audi's attitude is clearly that the "Green Police" are not a good thing. Doesn't that fit with the POV of conservatives?

So, why does this dim writer decry the ad? If the ad was not to sell a car, but to warn of a very bad idea that is coming our way, would the writer have complained about it or lauded it?

32 posted on 02/08/2010 10:04:50 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Ben Mugged

I was able to read between the lines and see that it was a warning to our possible future, but most libtards probably thought it was a good idea.


33 posted on 02/08/2010 10:05:34 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Ben Mugged

They’re funny ads, and anybody that didn’t get the “this is nuts” message was deliberately not paying attention.


34 posted on 02/08/2010 10:06:09 AM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: Ben Mugged

What will you think when you see an Audi on the road next time? First few things that come to mind for me.

green
avoids future shock
safe
anti-establishment

You’re talking about it. You hate how you feel. But what will Audi do for you if that dark day of fascism comes? God, it’s pure psychological genius. And hell, if you hate Audi there is another german car with similar features that you may buy. It’s a Volkswagon and VW owns Audi.

It’s the same with the Hyundai commercials talking about safety and reliability. Where do you go to buy a car if you were looking at Toyotas and were turned off? Hyundai with the 10 yr 100,000 warranty. Who owns Hyundai? Toyota.

Makes you think.


35 posted on 02/08/2010 10:06:10 AM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: Ben Mugged

I thought it was hilarious. But I’m weird that way.


36 posted on 02/08/2010 10:06:31 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Actually, this was a very good job of fence sitting.

If you are a globull warming/climate change cultist your hero "green police" are like you , true believer zealots, just with a cutaway before the summary execution of the ignorant, unwashed offender.

If you are a Marxist fighting patriot, the green contra-Constitutional eco-terrorists are portrayed in absolute accuracy.

Cut the last few seconds of the Audi diesel being given a pass by the watermelon jackboots and it is the perfect political satire.

37 posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:01 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I suppose a deep Rat might say (pinching nose) “no there aren’t any green police!”


38 posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:08 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Daveinyork; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33
"I got it, and I’m not that far above average in intelligence."

"Average intelligence" is a fiction. The actual distribution of smarts is an inverse bell curve.

The world is comprised of geniuses and maroons.


39 posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:30 AM PST by shibumi (Health and well being for S. and L. - in Jesus name we pray!)
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To: Ben Mugged

Audi shows their true colors in this ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKYz5WJFr48

Which, I assume is an answer to this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkEu-PdVlK0


40 posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:31 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: Ben Mugged

I thought it was a funny ad... Mocking the green nazi’s, but showing you can still get a decent MPG in a cool car. (Not the clown cars the green police were driving.) TDI are excellent. What’s wrong with getting 40+ MPG, while having room for 5 people with the ability to go 100mph. (yes, i know that’s speeding)

I also realized that some people on here can really suck the fun out of anything...


41 posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:32 AM PST by xenob
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To: Skenderbej

Actually......Audi has a series featuring the individual “green policemen” educating us on being environmentally good citizens on youtube. They are pushing the green thing....


42 posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:39 AM PST by Sandy01
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To: Ben Mugged
I think Audi is guilty of trying to have it both ways in this commercial. On the one hand, they do rip on the Eco Fascists in the commercial via the Green Police. At the same time, though, they are trying to point out how wonderful and environmentally correct their product is, which sort of negates their mocking of the Eco Fascists.

Of course, one of my favorite Cheap Trick songs was the background music, so I at least enjoyed that part of the commercial.

43 posted on 02/08/2010 10:08:02 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (Alinsky's values aren't American values.)
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To: Ben Mugged
The so called Greens are direct offspring of Hitler and Stalin and are anti human and could care less about the environment as they want to have all humans taken off the earth.
44 posted on 02/08/2010 10:08:05 AM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Royal 100 Club is Acting the Same as the Roman Senate When the Republic Collapsed)
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To: Ben Mugged

Liberals have no sense of humor.................


45 posted on 02/08/2010 10:08:43 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Ben Mugged

What’s creepy about those ads is that they are very funny. They successfully mock the idea of the Green Police. But then at the end of the ad, they declare themselves to be ON THE SIDE OF the Green Police. That makes no sense.

This would make a great ad for a big, gas-guzzling SUV or a Hummer. The ad would say, “To hell with the Green Police. I’m a free American and I’ll drive what I like.”

On the contrary. What these ads do is mock the idea of Green Police and then go on to say: “Kneel down to the Green Police. Our little green car will help you do it.”

I don’t know what on earth they were thinking of to run something like that. It just goes to show that liberals are even more out of touch with reality than we thought.


46 posted on 02/08/2010 10:08:50 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ben Mugged

Somehow I missed the Audi Green Police Ads. Good thing I did, I prolly would have ‘done an Elvis’ to my TV.


47 posted on 02/08/2010 10:09:38 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: Ben Mugged

It was funny in a creepy sort of way. Only crypto-fascist Greens could have actually liked the behavior of the “Green Police.”


48 posted on 02/08/2010 10:09:53 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Wait a minute - how do you know those critters weren’t endangered?! You may have destroyed a natural habitat!!


49 posted on 02/08/2010 10:10:05 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Ben Mugged
The commercial is presented with too much seriousness

Someone needs to lighten up. This was Reno 911 dressed in green.

50 posted on 02/08/2010 10:11:05 AM PST by byteback
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