I make lots of YouTube videos, in an effort to stick little seeds of thought into people's heads. Rarely do I clutter up FreedomsPhoenix talking about them. But this time, I think it's worth it. With the help of two co-conspirators (an illustrator and a narrator), I just finished and posted a video titled "The Jones Plantation." I hope everyone will circulate it around, to see how all their statist friends and family will react.
The trick is, the video just tells a story. The astute observer will instantly notice the parallels between the story and reality today, but the video doesn't bother pointing them out--except very indirectly at the end. So what can a devout statist complain about, after watching the video? "Well, fine, but that's not the situation we're in!" My response to that would be:
1) Who said it was? Maybe you assumed that was the point, because you noticed the similarities--in which case, there obviously are similarities.
2) If people want to explain the myriad of ways--or at least one--that our situation is fundamentally different than what is depicted in the video, then go for it! Let's hear it!
Either way, I'm sure it will be very interesting to see how the average American reacts to the video. If, after seeing the video, you're curious how "normal" people will react to it, then by all means, spread it far and wide! Click on the image below to watch "The Jones Plantation":
By the way, for those of you who have been repeatedly frustrated trying to talk your devout statist friends into thinking about things for a change, it might help to point them to something like this, so you don't have to be the messenger they shoot. Let them shoot at me. I'm used to it.