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I was going to leave #MagicJohnson out of this conversation.

But then he said this, which prompted several lessons.

Here’s what we can learn….
1. Propaganda is REAL.

The corporate media will reach back in time to evoke “celebs” from DECADES ago to push the agenda.

Celebs that evoke positive emotional responses from the demographic are best suited where there is no logic in the agenda.
2. Hypocrisy is in ABUNDANCE.

#MagicJohnson allegedly contracted HIV while having extra marital affairs while playing for the @Lakers.

He attempts to tell what “he would’ve done” as a moral push for current players, when his immoral actions back then is how he contracted HIV.
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One of the Ostrower Family's most valued possessions is a VHS recording of the #StarWars world bcast premiere on CBS from March 1984.

No one owned home videos back then so this was a big BIG deal. It was the only way to rewatch a movie.

(warning: nerdy 🧵 ahead)

We would watch the VHS nearly every weekend (commercials & all)

Over time we realized we had what amounted to a time capsule from the Reagan-era.

Here is an incredible TWA ad from early in the bcast w awk 80s gender politics.

Note the young #PaulaZahn pop on a the end.

The broadcast had "special" cutaways to commercial. Here's #MagicJohnson showing R2D2 some love.

I loved this VHS so much I decided to digitize it in 2008.

And I've been meaning to share some of these amazing ads for years, so here we are...

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#Hilo🧵 Hoy cumple 61 años una de las leyendas del basquetbol profesional, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Él pasó de ser una estrella de la NBA a convertirse en un pilar de la lucha contra el VIH, cuando en 1991 confirmó que era seropositivo.

Recordemos su interesante historia. ⬇️⬇️ Image
🧙🏿‍♂️Earvin Johnson nació el 14 de agosto de 1959 en Lansing, Michigan, en donde fue creciendo su amor por el basquetbol y a los 15 años se ganó el mote de “Magic”, cuando un periodista local relató sus hazañas en la duela y remató su crónica con el apodo de “Magic”. Image
🏀Los Espartanos de la Universidad Estatal de Michigan fue su equipo en los colegiales y con ellos ganó el título de la NCAA de 1979, al vencer a la Universidad de Indiana en donde jugaba Larry Bird.

💥Ahí fue donde inició la 'rivalidad' entre los dos jugadores de la NBA. Image
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