Monday, March 14, 2011

The YouTube Warriors and My New Attack Ad

In the darkness that is Canada these days, one thing cheers me up.

The sight of progressive YouTube videos sprouting like April flowers. Because Canadians are huge YouTube users, I believe the internet will play a very large role in the next election. The Cons are killing us with their attack ads.

And their Porky Action ones... paid for with OUR money.

So every message counts...

I love that video and that channel. And the name. And I'll be adding it to my YouTube Warriors For Canada blogroll immediately eh?

But at the same time I can't help wondering whether progressives are going to be able to come up with the kind of hard hitting attack ads the Cons so deserve. Because if we don't, we will not survive. And neither will the Canada we know and love.

I understand how they feel. It would be better if we didn't have to use attack ads.

But the sad truth is that in a smug and prosperous country like this one, the only way to attract the attention of a lot of Canadians is to hit them between the eyes with a sledgehammer, and explain slowly and simply what's in it for THEM.

Play to the distrust so many have for Harper, and create a real sense of fear and loathing about what a Harper majority might mean.

Which won't be too hard eh? Because Harper and his Cons are a wonderful combination of Dracula and the Mob.

So in that spirit I made a new attack ad. Because I didn't have much time, I just used stills, and kept it crude and simple.

But if I can make a video, anyone can.

And in a dark time, it's the feeling that counts...

YouTube Warriors to the front.

Ready. Aim. FIRE...

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1 comment:

Nadine Lumley said...

What an amazing video. GOOD WORK.

Here are some I've collected over the last year:

Video on Harper and his attack ads – 30 seconds long

Rankin Family Attack Ad Parody re attack ads

This is Stephen Harper

Danny Williams Slams Harper

Change the Channel on Attack Ads

Demand Better - in Steve Harper’s own voice

Stephen Harper Hard At Work - Director's Cut

Steve Hitler’s Coalition woes

Stephen Harper: Let's Privatize our Health Care
My 2 minute cartoon movie: