Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by Asktheanimals
If you have the time to watch the video at the bottom of the post it Explains it all really
Not much to it at the moment but then again the entire campaign has only just begun
Ask the Animals has raised some very valid points.
The posters are ambiguous at best.
Let us hark back to the mid 1980’s when all of a sudden billboards started popping up on the Sunset Strip and other places proclaiming “Kilroy Was
The Kilroy campaign continued on pretty much as a mystery for months, with “Kilroy Was Here” popping up in posters, and billboards all over town.
No one really knew what it meant, who was behind it, why they were doing it, but it really piqued a lot of curiosity out on the streets.
It turned out several months later that it was the Rock Bank Styx behind it, that Kilroy was the hero in a Rock Opera they were then finally ready to
release the album for and embark on a tour of stage productions.
It was widely and wildly successful for them, one of the best marketing campaigns conceived in a long time.
Yet it took millions of dollars and a huge ongoing commitment to capitalize on the idea.
An idea for profit and to make money for the entertainment industry and entertainers and Alex Jones as well as Jesse Ventura who’s recently filed
Federal Lawsuit against the TSA seems coincidentally timed with the distribution of these posters are entertainers.
Entertainers who make money by promoting conspiracy theories, and I have to be honest what I see here is a marketing campaign with a poster likely
approved by a team of lawyers, put up very likely following code ordinances with all applicable fees and permits obtained in advance, likely using a
hired marketing/advertising firm to do it.
This is truly not George Washington’s Oldsmobile my friend.
Not only does it represent what is likely just an illusion to a ‘fan base’ it also has the potential to backfire and to discredit a larger growing
grass roots movement by tainting them with some info-tainment personalities of less than stellar reputation even within the conspiracy community, let
alone amongst mainstream society.
Now not only are the people seeing these posters on the street not going to have the opportunity to see the ‘explanatory video’ you have posted to
this thread, if the people who are voluntarily promoting this message (assuming you have voluntarily chosen to post this here) and they immediately
seize on anyone questioning or critical by the type of adolescent divide and conquer attacks already evidenced in this thread, then this campaign is
doomed to a certain failure, that will do little more than make Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura a little bit richer, the TSA and Homeland Security a
little more powerful as they paint there opposition as nothing but fringe commercial opportunists looking to make a buck, while pointing out the
derisive and less than cordial nature of the people promoting this campaign.
Ultimately in a war of ideas, a war of words, it requires real words, passionately and eloquently spoken that turn people’s ears, give them
something to contemplate, and inspire them to better consider propositions and ideals that they previously had not.
Imagining plastering some posters on a light pole, and then assailing anyone who questions it is that kind of powerful entreaty is akin to consigning
such a campaign very quickly to failure and the dustbin of history.
Look to the Tea Party to see how quickly a grass roots movement can be compromised by slick opportunists, and media pundits quick to paint it in
disparaging colors based on the association of fringe elements that do not offer the main stream population hope, but frighten it with their tactics
and choice of vernacular and publicity stunts.
Ultimately you have to win over a significant majority of the public for such a thing to have an impact, so my best advice is to think real long and
hard about what is alienating, and what is inviting and discipline and govern yourself to that end.
Lot’s of people want to see change, but that doesn’t mean lining the pockets of a few entertainers with spare change for haphazard self serving
efforts, that ultimately are designed solely for their benefits and not the people’s at large.