An oldie, but a goodie. Remember this? It still cracks me up.
It already seems so long ago. When did all that Charlie Sheen crap go down? How many months ago was that? They all meld together now and I lose track.
But the point of entertaining you with the above video is this little statistic: 33,488,641 views.
Hey Ron Paul video folks! Where is our truly original Ron Paul video that will go seriously viral? As in 33 million views viral? We haven't seen anything close to that yet.
Even the Revolution PAC's ad - which, don't get me wrong, was great - but was still predictable and safe, a clear specimen of the genre known as "polical attack ad." got 109,000 views.
Which, I'm sorry to say it but apparently no one else will, is just preaching to the choir. Does Ron Paul have 109,000 fans? Easy. I think he got 5 million votes in the last round, i.e. the 2008 primaries. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)
I look at the 6 videos featured on the front of the Black This Out money bomb page. Of the six of them, the highest viewed video has 47,000 views. Woo hoo! You reached just under 1% of the choir! Congratulations!
NOT. (The lowest viewed video has under 500 views.)
Again: Hey video folks - where is our breakout viral Ron Paul 2012 video?
And let me tell you something confidentially - the fact that they're not on the front page of the Daily Paul is NOT the reason they're not going viral. They're not going viral because they're preaching to the choir, and this is problematic because: 1) Our choir isn't that big, and 2) the Daily Paul is at the center of said choir.
So knock it off with the inside asides! We get it already.
Unless I haven't made my point clear, YOU DON'T NEED THE DAILY PAUL TO GO VIRAL. What you need to go viral is the masses. Yes, dare I say it - the dumb, idiot masses that our friend Adam Kokesh exposes for being the dumb idiot masses that they are.
They're the ones that made the Charlie Sheen video go viral.
But here's the rub: If you simply see them as dumb idiots, if all you have is contempt for them, if all you can do is accuse them of being communists, then you'll never win them over. If that is all you have, then congratulations. They have successfully gotten you to play into Their game. They have won. They, i.e. the elite, the 1%ers who have used the power of government force to amass their fortunes, have successfully played one half of the population off the other half.
Congratulations on being a pawn.
But back to my point, video peeps: Show us something we haven't seen yet. All these videos are so 2008.
And please, understand, that I'm not saying this out of meanness or spite, but out of l o v e and self interest. E V O L V E! Stop sending me mediocre videos and mediocre ideas and demanding that they be put on the front page of the Daily Paul!
Black this out moneybomb? Who are you aiming at? If we keep shearing the same sheep without growing the base, we're going to squirt out the same paltry million bucks (plus or minus) with every money bomb until all those people who are donating max out.
And they are getting so freaking tiring. Woo hoo! Another moneybomb!!! As if adding exclamation points will actually make it exciting. Get a clue. It doesn't.
Who is "black this out" aimed at? Once again, the choir. If Ron Paul truly has been blacked out by the MSM (which, yes, of course he has, thank you very much. The choir is very well aware of this fact.) do the masses even know? Do they even care??? The answer is 1) no, and 2) no.
Wake up to the reality. There is an MSM blackout on Ron Paul. Are any of these videos going to cut through it? No. To the non initiated, they may was well start out, "Hey idiot - you're a f*cking idiot - watch the rest of my video so I can prove it to you, idiot."
Does that work? No. By views alone we can confirm this as emperical fact.
(Excuse my French, but I've been hanging around with my friend Renato, ex-Marine, who tells me I should let people know how I really feel.)
Here is how I really feel: E V O L V E. This is not 2008. We need some new ideas. And don't count on the Campaign to come up with them. The ONLY way this is going to succeed is from the creativity of the grassroots. The Campaign is 4 years behind, stuck copying our ideas from 2008. (Hey - Moneybomb! What a great idea!)
E V O L V E!
I am sick and tired of people here who claim they are "awake" but all they are is a sheep to another cause. (Of course, that doesn't mean you, dear reader. It means those others - the infiltrators - the evil ones. The New ones. The Untrusted. The OTHERS. Those that aren't like you. Not you, dear. Never you.)
Hey, guess what - people are 99.9% the same. Two eyes, ears a nose and a mouth. They eat and sh#t. Trust me. I've traveled the country and the world, and I've seen it with my own eyes. People are the same: They love and they feel sorrow and pain. They want the best for themselves and their family, and beyond that - if they can achive it - for their race - and beyond that if they can achieve it - for all of humanity.
Anyone can easily enough discover it for themselves, first hand, if they could only find the will to switch off Fox News for an evening.
Go make friends with someone who wears a turban, or who has different color skin than you're own. They're just like you. In Iran, in Israel, in the West Bank, Japan, China, Greece, Vermont, Texas... They're just like you.
(And BTW, lest anyone have any doubt, Rick Santorum is an idiot.)
- - - -
I read somewhere that Ron Paul has doubled his number of supporters - that 100,000 people have donated to the 2012 campaign (if you have that source - I can't find it) vs. about 50,000 for the 2008 campaign.
Woo hoo! Once again, "Great job!", the parent says to the underachieving child. Awesome! 100,000 donors. Great.
Just remember that Obama got 62 million votes in 2008. So there is a wee bit of work to do.
E V O L V E. Play to the masses. Stop playing to the choir. Think outside the box. Please, I ask this out of pure self interest! Give me something intersting to watch! Everything so far is so damn boring I can hardly bear it. I already saw it in 2008.
Here is the truth about the above Charlie Sheen video above: I wasn't paying any attention to what was going on with Charlie Sheen last spring -- even though it was in the headlines -- until I watched that video. After that I was hooked. Why? Because it was funny. After that, I went on a little Charlie Sheen investigative expiditon. I was reading and googling like crazy.
Videographers - this is my challenge to you: Create that experience with Ron Paul. Reach outward, beyond the choir, to the masses. You're free after all, and that is what this movement is all about. Freedom. Do something with it. Exercise it. Celebrate it. Show me something so good that that it will make me cream my pants, and for God's sake, stop relying on the Daily Paul and Trevor Lyman to do it all for you. That was 2008. This is 2012.
Show us something new.
You are free. Don't preach about it, don't be self righteous and make people wrong about it, go out and celebrate it!
Show it to the world what it means to be free and people will be so compelled that they cannot help but follow you.