Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Obama Youth.

(via ATW)




Update: Aaaaagh, they've removed it. For the benefit of those who hadn't seen it, it was a video of children, in an affluent liberal city, who had literally been taught to sing songs of praise about Obama. "Obama's gonna save us" is a sample lyric.

Update 2: It may have been removed but the video is described here:

The video was promoted on Obama's presidential website in an August 20 post. "What the children and a few adults accomplished in a few hours on a Sunday afternoon embodies the nature of the Obama campaign: its grassroots inspiration, its inclusiveness, its community building," Obama's campaign site said of the video.

The song begins with a young girl singing alone, "We’re gonna spread happiness/ We’re gonna spread freedom/Obama’s gonna achange it/Obama’s gonna lead ‘em/We’re gonna change it/And rearrange it/We’re gonna change the world."

The other children then join in, chanting Obama's campaign mantra "Yes, we can, yes, we can."




Update 3: Rejoice, the video is back up, as is Reason TV's own version:

5 comments:

JuliaM said...

That's one of the creepiest things I've seen in a while.

I was hoping it was a parody, and there'd be a payoff at the end ;)

Ross said...

Parodies are never that unsubtle!

James G. said...

Kuchenga Pamoja!

Harambe!

JuliaM said...

"Update: Aaaaagh, they've removed it."

Removed it, eh?

Bet it wasn't for, oh, say, 'copyright issues'...

"It may have been removed but the video is described here:"

But there's a better (i.e, more accurate) description in the comments here.

Ross said...

Kuchenga Pamoja!

Harambe!


?

"But there's a better (i.e, more accurate) description in the comments here."

I see.