My blood is boiling again and the summer has nothing to do with it. Everywhere I look in the world, I see things that make me angry, or should I say righteously indignant. To tell you the truth, I certainly don’t go looking for such issues because the frustration level of not being able to do anything about them is overwhelming. They just keep coming across my path. Stories of corrupt politicians, religious martyrdoms and honor killings, mistreatment of the aborigines of all lands, statistics of sex trafficking and abortions, and the content of movies and television that captures the attention and the pocketbooks of the world, to name a few, cause my blood pressure to threaten to break the Guinness world record. The latest catalyst which pulled me out of my comfort zone was a commercial from Kraft—which I ran into while watching a video on Weather.com I was highly agitated. You can see the commercial here:
You might say, “It’s just a Miracle Whip commercial. What’s there to get angry about?
I’m glad you asked. Plenty!
In the first place, my original anger was fairly intense, enough to motivate me to post the following on Facebook:
OK, I’m officially angry!!! Just went out to watch a video about a cat and a bobcat – and got a nasty commercial message which has caused me to declare a boycott on Miracle Whip and Kraft in general. The commercial is a devilish looking woman bringing deviled eggs to what appears to be a wedding with a church in the background – and the groom and pastor are eating the deviled eggs and laughing while the bride looks on disapprovingly. When a highly respected and successful company like Kraft resorts to devil worship and church mocking, it is time to draw a line in the sand. I think some sensitivity training is in order, but we know that will never happen. If you haven’t figured out yet that we are in a war and that war is heating up, you have blinders on.
But my anger was magnified when a friend, who I had thought was a great warrior in the kingdom, actually gave his stamp of approval to the commercial and essentially accused me of being paranoid and prudish. Talk about the proverbial throwing of gasoline on the fire.
The term “deviled”, in reference to food, was in use in the 18th century, with the first known print reference appearing in 1786. In the 19th century, it came to be used most often with spicy or zesty food, including eggs prepared with mustard, pepper or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity.
In some parts of the Southern and Midwestern United States, the terms “stuffed eggs”, “salad eggs” or “dressed eggs”, or “ANGEL EGGS” are used, particularly when the dish is served in connection with a church function—presumably to avoid any association with The Devil.
I think you understand that advertisements should be designed to draw people to buy your products. I have been eating Miracle Whip for over 60 years. Not anymore–because of your advertisement with Stacy’s deviled eggs. I don’t know what other Kraft products I use at this time, but I’ll be checking when I buy something at the store, so I make sure none of them carry the name of Kraft or of companies associated with Kraft.
I can’t help but think of the passages in the Bible that mention that the devil will be whipping up false miracles in the last days.