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You Got Some Input?

Dear Paulites,

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?



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I like the concept.

It's cute and not confrontational, but makes the point.
I think it could be effective on certain demographics.

Effective, Yes

Should be effective on Ron Paul's prime supporters: College students.
Education through Truth and Humor.

Feeling Fear? You're living in the future.
Feeling Depressed? You're living in the past.
Who would you be without your story? —Byron Katie

When the desire to bring about a change in you is not there,
the demand to change the world is not there eit

leBump...

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Thank you for the complement. I think this is a great idea

but needs a few tweaks for broader appeal. See my post below for more details.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

bump for interest

How about at the end, you show a sign that says, bail out of 2009 and then redo the scene as if it were now, to show that we already tried that and RP already lost his first run. Now, with experience of results behind him, the patient no longer wants the banker option because he already chose that and did not get better.

LivingTheDream

I like the idea...

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Thanks Weebles

Anybody Else?

Feeling Fear? You're living in the future.
Feeling Depressed? You're living in the past.
Who would you be without your story? —Byron Katie

When the desire to bring about a change in you is not there,
the demand to change the world is not there eit

My husband and I both do some amateur writing

for the Spoof.(as Helena Handbasket) I would recommend that you leave the results open-ended (ie. leave the patient pondering the bill: 14 Trillion, with a note saying 'this is not a final bill', from Dr. Bankster, and the radical changes required by Dr. Paul, listed as an Rx)

To appeal to a broader section of voters, I would change the script as follows:
Dr. Paul's prescription:

You need to defend your own borders, instead of going out to defend others' borders. (Compare with eating fast food out to a healthy home-cooked meal in)

You need to return to a Constitutional tax system. Stop taxing your labor!,

Cut out the Pork from your diet!

Return the responsibility for airline security to them, Let them take responsibility for themselves. (Compare to grown child coming home, but you refuse to accept rent from them)

Stop stressing yourself out by removing liberties from your grown children through the TSA and other means. {citizens, if you prefer}. (They can take care of themselves quite nicely)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Me too!

I wish I could help, but I'm no writer.

Hopefully this will bump you up so those with talent will read it.

I thought yours was good.

I'll give as much respect to my elected officials as they give to the Constitution!