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You are now free to move about the country, or are we?

Oct 18, 2021

What Southwest DOESN’T Want You to Know…

A few years ago, my ears perked up (along with my liberty antennae) when I heard the tagline on a long-running commercial for Southwest Airlines. The tagline went like this “You are now free to move about the country.” 

While admittedly the clever wordsmiths on Madison Avenue (for those of you in Carthagena, Ohio, Madison Avenue is a figure of speech to represent all the advertising industry) might have thought it was a “cute” way to end their ads, but to me it smacked of elitists with totalitarian tendencies, disguising their feelings about “flyover country” by being cute. 

Hearing that tagline ruffled my feathers and my first thought response was something to this effect. I don’t need you to tell me I am free to move about the country. We are born with the freedom to “pursue happiness” and that certainly includes the right to travel. 

Given all the restrictions on our liberties post-Covid-19, (including mask mandates by airlines, forcing pilots to take the jab or lose their job), I am now wondering if the Mad men on Madison Avenue were either prescient or were a few of them privy to the plans of other elitists in the cabal to clamp down on Americans’ right to travel. 

Were the Mad men signaling via their sarcastic tagline of things to come? Who knows? I am just musing here. 

In any case, let’s let the talented humorist, J.P., give us his take on Southwest Airlines’ (SA) recent troubles of massive numbers of flight cancellations. 

These were caused by pilot walkouts, which SA has not admitted, but they are blaming the cancellations on weather and Air Traffic Controllers—both provably false. Here is the link to the video.  


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