Friday, October 27, 2006

Propaganda of the Desperate

Fear... and terror. If you're afraid enough you will comply (though if you do, there'll be some more fear along soon to make you comply some more).

This terrible enemy could strike at any moment, and it's YOU he's aiming at. He's coming into your homeland and he's purchased some suitcase bombs. All that has happened so far is nothing to what you will see next. Unless you vote for the Party.

No, it's not a Marvel Comics episode featuring supervillain Mikhail Rasputin working for the Dark Beast, it's a Republican election campaign video - complete with clicking tock... heartbeats... and explosion -
Vote Republican or Die!

This is the text from the video, which is displayed with photos of OBL, Zarkawi, etc:
"What is yet to come will be even greater."

"With God's permission we call on everyone who believes in God... to comply with His will to kill the Americans."
kill the Americans
They will not come to their senses unless the attacks fall on their heads and until the battle has moved inside America."
inside America
"We sent people to Moscow, to Tashkent, to other central Asian states, and they negotiated. And we purchased some suitcase bombs."
suitcase bombs
"Our message is clear - what you saw in New York and Washington and what you are seeing in Afghanistan and Iraq, all these are nothing compared to what you will see next."
nothing compared to what you will see next
"What is yet to come will be even greater"
These are the stakes. Vote November 7th.

How to drive the message home: Invoke 9/11.
This is a call to Americans to monitor the vote: Video the Vote 2006.

We've been here before -

1930s Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda, from der Sturmer -
"They will attempt to fight Germany until it bends to their will or is forced to its knees. They will stop at nothing. They will lie and slander, and continually attempt to incite the whole world against Germany."
From “A Cockroach Cannot Give Birth to a Butterfly” and Other Messages of Hate Propaganda".


Blogger Ysabel de la Rosa said...

To see a sample of a decent Democrat's commercial in a regional election, see

Other Dem candidates to watch:
Harold Ford in Tennessee

María Cantwell, who has led efforts to keep oil drilling out of Alaska

Russ Feingold, Dem of Wisconsin, not up for election right now, but
has been the most courageous Dem in standing up to Rep. party since the passing of the "Patriot" Act. He initated the move to censure Bush for illegal wire tapping.

These sites are a stark contrast to the venomous Republican commercials.

4:49 AM  
Blogger deCinabre said...

Yes, they seem to be reasonable people.

It looks like the GOP is a one-issue party. Still, you can't blame them when they've invested so heavily in that issue.

10:09 PM  

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