Thursday, February 7, 2013

Responses to "God Made a Farmer"

You've all probably seen this Dodge Superbowl ad by now, in which a speech from conservative radio commentator Paul Harvey, "God Made a Farmer" is overlaid on a bunch of beautiful images of [mostly] white American farmers:



but have you seen this one, which offers a much-needed commentary on the predominance of Latino farmworkers in America?

Or this one, "God Made a Factory Farmer," which brilliantly comments on the actual state of American agriculture, and on the overt advertising ploy of Dodge?



A final, much-needed response is this series of beautifully-curated photographs on the "History of America's Migrant Farmers."

2 comments:

  1. More good commentary from a similar perspective here: http://www.rachellaudan.com/2013/02/god-made-a-farmer-oh-really.html

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  2. Thanks! We're going to look at these in my rhetoric class on Thursday...

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