So much Blue Vs Red: Fake CompetitionSubmitted by fonzdrew on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 16:39
Remember the 3D comic books? The drawings were in blue and red and doubled over each other, and when you put on the plastic "3D glasses" that had one red and one blue lens, the drawings become one, jumping out at you.
I bring up the old blue and red 3D comics because I've observed something very interesting in our environment; competing entities with the opposing blue and red colors. From the Democrats (blue) and Republicans (red), Coca-Cola (red) and Pepsi (blue), AT&T (blue) and Verizon (red), and Target (red) vs. Walmart (blue), they all choose these colors. Why? There must be a reason. What is significant about blue and red? Sure there are other competitions that choose other colors, but the large ones choose those.
One thing I know from working for one of these companies, is that none of them are really competing with each other. For example, Pepsi and Coke have an "arrangement" that they will not sell there product below a certain price, and that they work with each other when going on sale. If you notice when you go to the market, you rarely see them on sale at the same time, and the type of sales are very similar (3 for $9.99, or 2 for $5). The reality, they all work together, just like our politicians (with the exception of a few like Ron Paul).