Skip to comments.Will.i.am Pushes Creepiness Factor Past 11 for Obama
Posted on 07/23/2008 8:50:57 AM PDT by Nachum
Perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that the guy who brought you lyrics that equate the CIA with the KKK and seem to yearn for those always mystical golden days ("whatever happened to humanity") is no student of history and would thus make a video that sounds creepily reminiscent of a -- well, hell, I hate to say it -- a Hitler rally. It's one thing for a stadium full of drunk people to shout out the name of a rock band. I'll even give a pass to people who've worked hard in a campaign getting riled up during a victory speech. But it's another thing entirely to use a politician's name, being chanted over and over again, as the backdrop for a slick and empty-headed production. If you thought the first Will.i.am video for Obama was creepy, get a load of this one:
I'm in no way suggesting that Barack Obama has any similarities at all with Hitler or Stalin. His politics don't match. He's too smart a campaigner for that. Besides, the Barack Obama campaign has no official contact with the people making these videos. None. Zilch. Nada. (Right?) Though the campaign did tap Shepard "Obey" Fairey for posters. And Fairey's work makes an appearance in the video. Ahem: "The Obey campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings. Because people are not used to seeing advertisements or propaganda for which the motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with Obey propaganda provoke thought and possible frustration. ... "
1) His wife
2) Rev. Wright
3) His (former) church
4) His stuttering
5) His flip flops
6) His former Muslim schooling
7) His (former)Church's new minister
8) His policy advisors
9) His new logo on his plane
10)When he gave the finger to an audience
I am sure that FReepers could come up with a much better "top ten" list here....
Is there a picture?
Thanks for that. Even so, I thought it worth looking at again....
Will.i.am Pushes Creepiness Factor Past 11 for Obama
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:27:57 PM by B-Chan
I concur. Just bump the old one. You had me wondering if he produced another new video until I saw the March date.
4. Voclaized pauses
10. GAve the finger to Hillary. Don’t recall to an audience.
“I’m in no way suggesting that Barack Obama has any similarities at all with Hitler or Stalin. His politics don’t match.”
His politics don’t match Stalin?
4: Non stop use of the sounds "Uh and Umm".
10: Gave the finger to Hillary in a recorded political rally to the approval of all the supporters in the audience that was later replayed countlessly to the world over the internet.
I prefer this parody of will.i.am’s Obama video:
Cobra Commander for President!
How d'ya figure?
Whew, that was major creepy. At least an honorable mention on the top ten list.
"WE WILL WIN!!!
"WE WILL WIN!!!
"WE WILL WIN!!!
An absolute model of decorum compared to the Obama campaign.
This reminds me of the 1930’s movie “Freaks”! About the circus people.
I thought the Peas had already written a song for the Obama campaign...”Let’s Get Retarded”.
She looks like Daffy Duck in that photo....
...two of the most incredibly powerful (and dangerous) political leaders in history? Au contraire, he does indeed seem to be following their successful techniques in delivery, charisma, and control. The big test will be whether his nomination acceptance speech - already scheduled not for the DNC convention hall, but a vast nearby stadium - amounts to Triumph Of The Will 2.0; if we see that, beware Krystalnacht Revisited.