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Slapping a Pair of Boobs Onto Your Political Ideology


http://youtu.be/j7V43p0it4A

(I know, titillating title.)

Some free advice for politically minded people: Just don't do it. It's embarrassing.

If you happen to have a large pair of boobs already and want to make political videos, more power to you.

But going out and finding a pair of boobs to try to sell your politics should be beneath serious people.

Political strife has a long and storied history, a greatness and magnificence to it. The struggles of people to order human society in law and freedom against all the obstacles of our nature and divisions is really something great. It is full of genuineness, genuine characters, passions, pains and triumphs.

From the great philosophical battles of antiquity to the social wars that led to Caesar, to the spiritual strife that culminated in Christ.

The wars of Church and Kings, the rise of free cities and parliaments. Religious reformations, scientific enlightenment, the battles for political representation of oppressed Estates.

Revolution, representative government. The birth of republican government for the first time since ancient Rome.

The abolition of slavery. The rise of industrial machines and urban masses. The slide into democracy and modernity, mass politics and manipulation through mass media and marketing.

The world wars, the welfare state, the collapse of faith in western life. The rise of ideological modernity and its bastard children of communism, fascism and social democracy.

The ascendancy of the corporation, globalism, the American empire, the new police state. The reign of mass marketing and consumer management in every facet of public life.

All of this has taken place, and continues to unfold, without the crass marketing ploy of having a pair of boobs reading (boring) political diatribes on video sharing sites. Until now.

Call me old fashioned, but if this is what we are reduced to, we might as well just give up. No social force will come of this.

Every political campaign and ideological variant is using this same tactic since at least 07. Trying to sell ideas or catch voters with some hired set of cans. Its an embarrassment to everyone involved.

The one actually healthy, growing social phenomenon that is alive and well outside of the State (whether your like them or not), i.e. evangelicals, gets by quite well without trying to sell itself with Axe-commercial level marketing.

Rather than copying the Obama PR machines tactics or aping fox news' (big boobed blonde) strategy of hawking neoconservatism, we should take a page from history, or from those movements around the world today that are growing, like the resistance movements in the middle east or evangelicals in America.

They are bringing in young people and families, and making real political gains, having a political and educational existence and institutions outside the state.

And they are not relying on gimmicky, tired marketing strategies to promote obscure ideologies with no existence outside internet forums (anarchism) with fake gun props and tight tops.

Please, if all else has to fall to lowest common denominator commercial advertising and phoniness, at least let underground politics be spared of this soul-dead tripe. What's next, product placement?




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just a rough cut

this is pretty amazing, and i

this is pretty amazing, and i am honored that i can inspire such art in my friends. genius.

I haven't weighed in on this topic for a while...

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

The principle vs. practicality conundrum.

On the one hand, I find these videos a bit annoying because it feels like my intelligence is being insulted (as if I need a nice rack of tits to tell me what's wrong with American politics), on the other hand, we are trying to convince idiots to be smarter when asking them to accept our message, so this might be among the more effective ways in doing so.

I wonder how well this would go over with convincing a flaming gay man with a huge man-crush on Obama that I know that Obamacare is the reason why he hasn't been able to find work for 5 months.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

Ron Paul weighs in on the 'Double-D'-bate...

"I'm ok with boobs."

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Perhaps you would prefer a pair of wieners?


http://youtu.be/dLOMqb1ghOw

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

hehe u spelled weiners wrong

hehe u spelled weiners wrong

both spellings are accepted

But apparently you are the weiner expert.


http://youtu.be/KFc4yhFjCKo

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

hehe u got defensive about

hehe u got defensive about yer spellin error.

Wiener is preferred

Wiener is the preferred spelling. The wiener owes its name to Vienna, called Wien in German, hence the English "Vienna sausage." This sausage and its variants have several names in German, including Wiener Würstchen (Viennese little sausage).

Although the spelling variant weiner has found currency in English, it is to be avoided on philological grounds. The proper pronunciation of wiener employs a voiced labiodental fricative for the initial consonant, i.e., a /v/ and not the /w/ commonly heard. This may strike some as effected, but it is proper, and we should do our utmost to preserve our rapidly-eroding Teutonic heritage in America, including the preservation of foodways.

can't argue with that,

can't argue with that, although i still think Ed wants my wiener the way he follows me around. nice to see you comment, Soph. the boards need your edifying presence.

hahaha, thanks :)

I used to live in Osterreich and that country has a special place in my heart.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

An alright video...

...if you mute the sound.

Too funny...

Thanks for the laughs.

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lol...you boys...

Boobs always have been and always will be used as a marketing tool.

Why? Because you guys are so fascinated by them. If you were not so obsessed with them they would have no real power.

Anyways. Girls have boobs. There are girls in the movement. If they get the attention of a few unsuspecting guys and those guys end up becoming a little more informed on liberty, freedom, and such matters I don't see how it is hurting anyone. Also, if they are promoting Ron Paul we all already know they are smart so it's not like they are using their boobs to make up for lack of intelligence, they are just using their boobs along with their brains. Yup. Some girls are able to do both; use their brains and their boobs at the same time. Pretty cool huh?

'Where are all the girls in this movement?'
'There are no chicks.'
'Chicks are hot'
'RonPaul girls are hot'
'Girls should not use boobs for marketing political ideology'
'We need more girls'
'But they shouldn't use their boobs'
'We love boobs'
'Girls are dumb and don't understand politics'
'Julie Borowski is so cute'
'Libertarian Anne is hot'
'But she shouldn't use her looks to advance her message'
'Do whatever it takes to advance the message of liberty and freedom'
'Chicks with guns are hot'
'Libertarian girls ROCK!'

And the fascination with boobs and girls continues.Anyways, really I'm just bored and find you guys to be quite entertaining on subjects such as this.

Carry on.

this one's for you, J


http://youtu.be/Eh2PjkzW20w

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

Fankly, as a male, I find

Fankly, as a male, I find your comments sexist. There's no need to generalize.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

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lol sorry

As a girl I see continuing contradictions on how the movement needs more females but then they need to be like this or do things like that.

Either way though. You are correct, generalizing is not a good way to go about anything.

Yes, it's strange to me how

Yes, it's strange to me how disproportionately male the liberty movement is. It may be partially because of the things the OP was discussing.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
http://andrewnapolitano.com/index

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

Couldnt agree more

GO RON PAUL!!!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

you know

that's the only time I would support tearing down a "Ron Paul For President" sticker

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

As much as I appreciate the

As much as I appreciate the tone of your comment, its simply not true when you say politics has always employed low grade sexual imagery to market ideas and try to sway political battles. Whether you think its a good or bad thing, it is a new thing, which is the point of the post. When you reveal that you think this is something that's been going on in politics 'forever' you just betray ignorance of the subject alongside your amusement.

To me its one of the silliest things that have developed in politics since video sharing became big, and to see political fringe movements try to make capital off of it by aping Obama's tactics just reveals how deeply incompetent they are and how deep is the failure to understand how political psychology works. What works for Obama in appealing to the kind of dithering voter who responds to boobs and social proof on YT, is the opposite of what would be expected from a real political opposition.

If you study effective political opposition around the world and in history, you don't don't see the opposition using the kind of marketing ploys and trying to appeal to stupidity and gullibility from voters who will obviously be firmly in the mainstream stable.

If this kind of thing appeals to you all, it makes your situation as political outsiders even more hopeless, because it reveals how caught you are in the net of the prevailing paradigm. And to actually think this is how it is everywhere or how its always been, while it may might give you a sense of amused superiority about the silly guys and their politics, is just inaccurate and not relevant to anything in the real world.

Politics is and remains men's business, regardless of whether men think parading hot chics, or adorable kids, or puppies or whatever other form of marketing they have on their minds to sway their lesser gifted fellows to shimmy their butts into the voting booth.

For me, as an outsider among outsiders, I just sway between amusement and disdain for the abject stupidity and incompetence on display at every level of political engagement, and how favored by heaven the establishment must feel in having such weak and credulous opposition.

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:)

You: “As much as I appreciate the tone of your comment, its simply not true when you say politics has always employed low grade sexual imagery to market ideas and try to sway political battles. Whether you think its a good or bad thing, it is a new thing, which is the point of the post. When you reveal that you think this is something that's been going on in politics 'forever' you just betray ignorance of the subject alongside your amusement.”

Me: Fair enough, but I never said it has been used in politics forever. You are right it is new in the political realm. But as far as marketing in general…yup boobs boobs boobs.

You: “To me its one of the silliest things that have developed in politics since video sharing became big, and to see political fringe movements try to make capital off of it by aping Obama's tactics just reveals how deeply incompetent they are and how deep is the failure to understand how political psychology works. What works for Obama in appealing to the kind of dithering voter who responds to boobs and social proof on YT, is the opposite of what would be expected from a real political opposition.”

Me: I agree, it is silly. However, it is an individual decision on how they want to go about promoting their political ideology. I would never do it like that. That is just me, as an individual.

You “If you study effective political opposition around the world and in history, you don't don't see the opposition using the kind of marketing ploys and trying to appeal to stupidity and gullibility from voters who will obviously be firmly in the mainstream stable.”

Me: Great point. But once again, not my business or problem how other people around the world and throughout history have gone about doing things. People should do what they want when they want how they want as long as it's not hurting anyone else.

You “If this kind of thing appeals to you all, or merely amuses you, it makes your situation as political outsiders even more hopeless, because it reveals how caught up in the net of the prevailing paradigm you are. And thinking this is how it is everywhere or how its always been might give you a sense of amused superiority about the silly guys and their politics, such a perspective is just inaccurate and not relevant to anything in the real world.”

Me: Can’t help if, I find silly boys and their politics to be silly. I find politics in general to be ridiculous. I see no way of gaining freedom or liberty from the political process anyways. But that is just me as individual. The use of sexuality in marketing (albeit not political marketing as you have corrected me earlier on this) IS everywhere. I hate it. I think it’s disgusting. But it is not harming me.

You: “Politics is and remains men's business, regardless of whether men think parading hot chics, or adorable kids, or puppies or whatever other form of marketing they have on their minds to sway their lesser gifted brothers and sisters to shimmy their butts into the voting booth.”

Me: Politics is men’s business and it’s not getting anyone anywhere so parade away... parade away.

You: “For me, as an outsider among outsiders, I just sway between amusement and disdain for the abject stupidity and incompetence on display at every level of political engagement and how favored the establishment is in having such weak and credulous opposition.”

Me: Whatever makes you happy as an individual as long as it’s not harming anyone.

Thanks for the post :)

Great reply.. took me aback

Great reply.. took me aback how measured and graceful, thanks. You took the argument all out of me.

I couldn't have said this

I couldn't have said this better myself. We can't win, can we? It always reverts back to the boobs. Lol

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

Dear, you DO know why men don't have boobs.. right?

We would never get anything done!

carry on. #1

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lol not true though

If ya had them they wouldn't be so interesting to you.
Really.

you have personally offended me.

should I consider that a challenge?
or a tease?
I am thinking that I am going to have to leave you for a taller girl.
and I thought you were a good sport.
;)

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Leave me?

We were never together :)
Everything I have ever said to you has been in fun and joking and sport.
I do wish you luck with the taller woman. Come jam with me sometime.

spoil sport.

displaying jealousy is a tactic Love.
I did it for fun.
not adolescence.
I am old enough to be your father and obliquely flirting with the Granger.
how silly is that? over the top? yes.
you seem in a serious ... operational mode tonight.

peace and Love.

Ken