A WELL TRAINED CAST
Casting Call for West Virginia GOP Ad Called for "Hicky" Actors
A casting call for a Republican West Virginia campaign ad called for actors with a "'Hicky' Blue Collar look."
The ad "Stop Obama" produced for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, features three men in plain clothes and trucker hats sitting at a diner, complaining about President Obama and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, the state's Democratic Senate candidate.
Even with this bold confession of the efforts of main stream media and Republican politics enlisted towards manipulation of “hicky people,” it will certainly be swallowed hook, line, and media by the very "hicks" they're demeaning.
We're NOT talking about people filled with purple marks of passion here, or hell maybe we are. I suppose, in this case, the marks of passion are worn out clothing, a poor education, two people working four jobs and still four months behind on their single-wide mobile home payments (parked on rented property).
We’re talking about people who haven't seen a dentist in so long, they can't recall exactly how many teeth they have left, even if that number is under ten; people utterly riddled with health problems and whose life-spans are cut drastically short because their jobs don’t provide access to health insurance.
They have very little hope of ever leaving the hollers and backwoods of "Hillbilly America" even for a day and the very jobs they have in order to seek out the “American Dream” are killing them. Entire towns are ingesting deadly amounts of heavy metals due to the pollution caused by the very jobs they seek.
The pride of those "hicks" absolutely prevents them from accepting the fact that they are the voting door mats of the elite, wearing with pride “I vote Republican” buttons.
They are the ones who protect American soil from the evil world outside our borders, halting the efforts of those vermin just waiting to take us, subjugate us, rape our wives and kidnap our children for white slavery.
Of course, little is realized, in Hollerville, about the fact that the military is comprised mostly of their sons and daughters (especially if they happen to be black or brown), who join up as a means to earn a living that’s not available back home in Hollerville, or is used as a vehicle to escape Hollerville.
Sadly, many do escape, only to return in pieces contained within a box draped in an American flag. Yet, mom and dad stand proudly, waving the American flag, for they've just given their child's life up for, in their eyes, American freedom.
AND here’s the kicker: These people habitually vote and will continue to vote for the very people who make their lives what they are - pure hell on Earth. The same people who send their children off to some other country to give their lives for corporate America and the elite, so the elite don't have to bother with such "uncomfortable circumstances."
They’ll vote for anti-union Republicans because they’re afraid their jobs will simply move on to a town that is not pro-union. They’ll vote Republican because those same Republicans are masters of deception, born with a silver spoon and have grown silver, forked tongues, those tongues flicking out such bullshit as “they are the middle class of America;” “they justly take pride in a hard day’s work for a buck,” “they are the backbone of America,” “they are the Joe Plumbers of America” and because they swallow this shit every day of their short-lived lives, when someone refutes (or “refudiates”) such rubbish, their pride is being attacked.
The "hicky" people are then incensed that someone could have the audacity to feed them such hogwash. In fact what they hear goes against everything they’ve been fed for generations; their parents, and their parents and their parents have all lived by the same code created by those silver, forked-tongues of the elite and the main stream media.
It's all a “pinko, commie, subversive effort bent on undermining the wonderful America they know and love," when some progressive from those uppity college folk somewhere beyond the obscure borders of real America tells them that “you need to educate yourself.”
Even though it’s been a lifetime since most of these “hicky people” have read anything other than the local newspaper (the same local media which runs articles from L.A Times, Washington Post because there’s very little to write about in Hollerville and a filler is needed to make more than a one-page newspaper), they will not only resist such babble from that “rich college kid,” they’ll likely make that “rich kid’s” life a bit unpleasant the entire time he/she is visiting Hollerville, because they’ve been told by the government themselves (and the main stream media, through their little one plus page newspaper), that THEY are the pride of America and THEY are the ones who will defend America with all of their twenty-some weapons stashed in their mobile homes, cars, pockets, wells, etc. against anyone who threatens their way of life. “You rich college kids don’t even know what life is about, for the Bible told us so.”So just who do you think you are, comin down here in these parts with ideas put in yer heads by some o' them fereigners tryin to take our lives away? It tells me rightchere in this here paper who to vote fer. Go smoke yer dope somehere's else and leave me to my alcihol, cigarettes, obesity, pancreatitis, diabetes, hypertension, CHF, colon cancer, and my babies - them guns that I'll use to defend my wonderful Republican life without you.
Sadly, regardless of the party line, political campaigns have become nothing but powerful marketing schemes using the human psyche against us with propaganda-style expertise and unless you have a mind the likes of Freud, Bernays, Goebbels, etc (thanks RW005G :-), you're likely to fall prey to multiple marketing schemes within your lifetime, including those of the political nature. Perhaps it's just my naiveté, but it seems to me that changes in the manner in which politicians use marketing to sway the direction of votes should to be legally challenged.