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Vern Robinson: To Laugh or Cry?
Finally, Americans in North Carolina can safely stop turning to television and radio entertainment programming for comedy. Why? Vernon Robinson, for starters. Only, I hope you like your comedy black.
Vernon is running for congress. He knows that people no longer believe what they see and hear on tv and radio news. He knows that they feel somewhat lost - abandoned, even. He knows that your average Jill and Joe want to be respected, and considered at least somewhat powerful and important.
But how to make them feel this way when they are being robbed - of the very planet they live on - and their children sent off to die for short term corporate profits?
Vern listens to the Big Guns: his role models and mentors, his leaders.
Vern uses Shock and Awe when campaigning for a seat in congress. He batters illegal aliens and homosexuals. He implies that they are the ones stealing the resources from average Americans, through "welfare," "free health care, free lawyers, free public education, even free school lunches."
It is amazing - sobering, chilling - that while Adbusters cannot get an anti-consumerism commercial onto television, this wannabe political ruler can run these parodies of right wing extremism, outside the context of comedy, bordering on hate.
Vern Robinson's radio ad (transcript below)
Vern Robinson's TV ad
Radio commercial transcript:
More Vern Robinson:
www.salon.com (you gotta sit through a commercial - if you haven't switched to Firefox yet, do it now, and let the ad play in a hidden tab.)
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