You Got Some Input?Submitted by dbarsell on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 23:56
I had an idea for doing short videos on single issue topics in the style of the MAC vs PC ads. Ours will be Ron Paul vs the State, Liberty vs Authoritarianism, Freedom vs Tyranny.
These videos could be posted on various websites targeted for those audiences. They will be informative and educational as well as provocative and entertaining. Since Dr. Paul’s followers OWN the internet (at least until the State shuts it down) we better take advantage of our strengths. Before the videos are made we will need to tighten up the scripts.
Here is an example of what they would be like:
Scene: the bloated State in Uncle Sam outfit is lying in a hospital bed.
Dr. Ron Paul enters with stethoscope.
RP: Hi. I'm Dr. Ron Paul.
State: I'm sick, Doc. (coughing and wheezing) Can you . . . help?
RP: Let's have a look. (checks his heart, ears, eyes, mouth.) Hum. Hum.
S: What's the word, Doc?
RP: You've got a bad case of consumption, I'm afraid.
You're in too many costly wars.
You're consuming way too many taxes.
You've got no respect for the rule of law.
And you're trampling the civil liberties of the people.
S: So what's the remedy?
RP: You've got to bring the troops home. Shut down the IRS. Shut down the TSA. Restore sound currency. And restore civil liberties.
S: I think I'd like a second opinion.
Dr. Bankster: Hi. I'm Dr. Bankster. I overheard Ron's diagnosis, but to get well all you have to do is borrow more, spend more, consume more and you'll be good as new by morning.
State: (contemplates for a moment) I think I'd like to try His (bankers) recommendation first. (he says to the Dr. Paul.)
Dr. Bankster: You've made a wise choice. That will be 14 trillion dollars, please.
Announcer: Please help Dr. Ron Paul restore the Health and Promise of America. Go to RonPaul2012.com today to see how you can help. And thank you for your support.
So that’s the basic idea. Now, because the people on the Daily Paul are the most intelligent, passionate, informed people on the planet, what I’m looking for here is to have those with the talent use this idea to refine the message and the delivery. Are you good at painting word pictures to set the scene? Are you excellent in writing believable, hard-hitting dialog? Are you adept at creating suspense and building to a climax nobody saw coming?
Please chime in with thoughts and suggestions. Even if you can’t write, do you see any potentiality in this concept? We can choose any of the 50 hot topics from Ron Paul’s Liberty Defined to deliver his message to a liberty-starved world.
Are you with me?