Repeating history advertisement
Posted by aogMonday, 13 September 2004 at 21:38 TrackBack Ping URL

Via The Brothers Judd we have the story of how Vietnamese immigrants are organizing against Senator Kerry. They’re just a tad bitter over the whole “selling them out to the Communists to boost my career” thing that Kerry did back in the early seventies. Kerry didn’t see any difference between North and South Vietnam, or even much between the USA and the North. Who are those who suffered under Communist oppression to dispute his view?

Here’s the commercial I’d like to see from this. It would start with Kerry’s statements about how the North Vietnamese were simple, generous folk would fought only to expel the evil Americans. The announcer would say “Kerry’s view won the day. How did that turn out?”. We switch to a Vietnamese refugee such as the one in the story, who survived three years of labor camp and lost most of his family to Communist execution squads. The announcer states that this is a common tales, repeated hundreds of thousands of times. Next the announcer asks “what of the issue of today, Iraq?”. Segue to an Iraqi talking about the oppression of the Ba’ath and how, for the first time, his life has hope. How he fears the return of chaos and the jihadis. The announcer makes the final voice over. “John Kerry. Trying to do for the Iraqis what he did for the Vietnamese”.

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pj Tuesday, 14 September 2004 at 07:39

It would be a great commercial, only yours would be 2 minutes long. I think you have to just show the Vietnam story and let the audience put 2 and 2 together. There are several possible punchlines against Kerry that don’t involve Iraq — e.g. “he doesn’t think the U.S. is better than North Vietnam”; “he doesn’t understand the existence and nature of evil and doesn’t want to fight against it”; “he doesn’t care about helpless victims of oppression, he is only interested in the opinions of the world’s governing elites”. A well-constructed commercial would support all of these and let the hearer fill in his own punchline.

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