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Xtraneous Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 10:36 PM
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48. It's called balance...
The msm has dismissed the occupation for the most part. The editing in this video is emotionally charged to demonstrate the hyper-hypocrisy of our government. There are no available videos of the US government torturing suspects, murdering suspects without trials. There are no available videos of our soldiers killing innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are no videos of the innocent held in prison conditions for years. Because of that, whatever these government employees do in public, with everyone watching is just as egregious. If there are no images of these atrocities- no matter how less violent they are compared to those in other countries- it would send the implicit message that they are acceptable. Using the footage in this context is completely relevant and appropriate. Those actions, initiated by the police, create the US vs THEM mentality- not the protesters. It is not the protesters who are at fault- and the police are not being punished for overstepping their bounds. Additionally, the video does nothing to equate what has happened in the Middle East with what is happening, well, here and the Middle East and the rest of the world... it is shining a light on the hypocrisy of our government leaders when it comes to their own country. Using strong, emotionally-charged editing is effective and artful. It is the msm that is manipulating the message. This video just brings it closer to the truth.

I'm also in disagreement with your observation that the fight in "undemocratic Egypt, Libya and Syria" isn't the same. It is the US that enabled those regimes for the good of moral-less corporatists. The US government may not be as demonstrative on its own soil but it is allowing such imbalances while ironically proclaiming to have some moral high ground over these countries. It will only be a matter of time before the US government becomes so threatened that they will use the same underhanded tactics on its own citizens. Social media is the way to fight it and I think more of this type of well-edited message needs to be thrust out there to fight that inevitability.
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  - Wow.  freedom fighter jh   Oct-11-11 04:58 PM   #1 
  - I got really choked up watching this. I love that feeling. Thanks. nt  Modern_Matthew   Oct-11-11 05:12 PM   #2 
  - Yep, it was very powerful and moving.  glowing   Oct-11-11 05:16 PM   #4 
  - WOW!! +1000000000000000000000  Xicano   Oct-11-11 05:12 PM   #3 
  - Hey Right Wing... here comes a Tsunami... you can't stop us  fascisthunter   Oct-11-11 05:25 PM   #5 
  - That was epic.  Fantastic Anarchist   Oct-11-11 05:27 PM   #6 
  - Wow! Just Wow. Really skewers TPTB.  1monster   Oct-11-11 05:40 PM   #7 
  - Mr. President  nineteen50   Oct-11-11 05:52 PM   #8 
  - He's in the back room with his Wall Street peeps.  Raster   Oct-12-11 12:44 PM   #36 
  - Hypocrisy  nineteen50   Oct-11-11 05:57 PM   #9 
  - very good..nt  xiamiam   Oct-11-11 06:10 PM   #10 
  - Finally the movement we have been waiting for  Mosaic   Oct-11-11 06:56 PM   #11 
  - Wow that says it all!!  workinclasszero   Oct-11-11 06:59 PM   #12 
  - amazing video...  Locrian   Oct-11-11 07:06 PM   #13 
  - Nicely done ;)  civilisation   Oct-11-11 07:23 PM   #14 
  - wow wow wow  Voice for Peace   Oct-11-11 07:43 PM   #15 
  - Powerfully moving  me b zola   Oct-11-11 07:59 PM   #16 
  - YouTube says this video has "potentially inappropriate content,"  KurtNYC   Oct-11-11 08:17 PM   #17 
  - Ah, Google.  Xtraneous   Oct-17-11 10:42 PM   #49 
  - who is the  simmonsj811   Oct-11-11 08:31 PM   #18 
  - Wow!  ClayZ   Oct-12-11 01:20 AM   #19 
  - there are  unionworks   Oct-12-11 02:57 AM   #20 
  - Poignant, now how do we get our leaders to view this?  ifnotformazie   Oct-12-11 05:34 AM   #21 
  - Our Founders knew all too well that democracy  spicegal   Oct-12-11 05:49 AM   #22 
  - **** I DON"T Like this...I UN-REC this ...Here is why...(Hear me out on this please) ****  masmdu   Oct-12-11 08:15 AM   #23 
  - The truth is very painful. Denying it won't make it go away.  stillrockin   Oct-12-11 09:08 AM   #24 
  - You imply that I'm denying something?...Do tell...  masmdu   Oct-12-11 09:19 AM   #26 
     - We'll have to agree to disagree.  stillrockin   Oct-12-11 10:28 AM   #30 
  - hmm.  ccavagnolo   Oct-12-11 09:13 AM   #25 
  - +1  freedom fighter jh   Oct-12-11 09:29 AM   #27 
  - It's the video editing equivalent of the logical fallacy of false equivalency & appeal to emotion  masmdu   Oct-12-11 09:54 AM   #28 
     - Hypocrisy has it's own elegant symmetry.  fasttense   Oct-12-11 10:54 AM   #33 
     - Yes totally true  ccavagnolo   Oct-12-11 03:58 PM   #42 
     - You claim we have democracy in this country.  Devil_Fish   Oct-17-11 11:01 PM   #50 
  - It's called balance...  Xtraneous   Oct-17-11 10:36 PM   #48 
  - K&R  raouldukelives   Oct-12-11 09:55 AM   #29 
  - This video makes it clear. Who are you going to vote for now?!  Township75   Oct-12-11 10:35 AM   #31 
  - recommend  xchrom   Oct-12-11 10:52 AM   #32 
  - Bloody Outstanding  malthaussen   Oct-12-11 11:11 AM   #34 
  - Superb. This is truly a moment in history.  JBoy   Oct-12-11 12:27 PM   #35 
  - Our Govt. supports demonstrators all over the world-just not in America!  midnight   Oct-12-11 12:58 PM   #37 
  - Because it is paid (and very, very well) to support protestors abroad...  Amonester   Oct-12-11 02:35 PM   #38 
  - WHEN  Plucketeer   Oct-12-11 02:38 PM   #39 
  - Kicked and recommended!  Enthusiast   Oct-12-11 02:56 PM   #40 
  - Poignant, well done piece of social art!  Dont call me Shirley   Oct-12-11 03:12 PM   #41 
  - Put it on facebook.  icymist   Oct-12-11 04:05 PM   #43 
  - The more they oppress a people the more they will  lovuian   Oct-12-11 04:09 PM   #44 
  - It does make American Exceptionalism look pretty shallow...  KansDem   Oct-12-11 04:21 PM   #45 
  - Is it possible to send this to all the congress critters,  lsewpershad   Oct-12-11 04:53 PM   #46 
  - Excellent!  mia   Oct-12-11 08:21 PM   #47 
  - It's time to stop living the lie  RegieRocker   Oct-18-11 12:38 PM   #51 

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