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Great Ad!! Stupid Orwellian decay, but. . .

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Great ad. The GetUp campaign is here so have a look for yourselves. It’s too diplomatically worded for my liking. My anti-misrepresentation-of-terrorism-as-a-political-weapon message would be more like

We acknowledge that thanks to a decade of increasingly racist and bullying foreign policy, and 7 years of the Australian government sycophantically and illegally partnering in numerous disasters and tragedies with the leadership of the United States this country may now be a target for terrorism. That’s something that needs to be handled.

But there’s an easy way to work out where all of this is going. Read 1984 or watch Children of Men. Then consider the alternatives. And finally, don’t let the door hit your legacy on the way out.

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Written by typingisnotactivism

July 27, 2007 at 1:31 am

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  1. Oh they’ve done a tops job. Must be tricky to parody something that already seems to be a parody itself. Our instinct would’ve been to play back the original ad, throw-up & leave it at that.

    Capital Ideas

    July 29, 2007 at 2:09 pm


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