Saturday, April 24, 2010

Terror Chic

Time's Swampland notes an interesting bit of messaging from the Republican Governors' Association (via TPM). The Guy Fawkes refrain Remember November is interspersed with images of the US Capitol and Barack Obama as the ruler, doom-laden music and quick-cut editing and even a voting check mark that looks like a V as in V for Vendetta, geddit?

There is also the above image: a graphic and then the words "Eleven Two", i.e. November 2nd, election day.

Isn't there some other date of great significance in recent American history that also has 11 in it? One that could be represented as two towers up straight and then on their side? Incidentally, it wasn't so long after that one that it was being referred to as an Epiphany so this soil was already fertile.

Anyway, if you're going to do serious dog-whistle messaging in a video, numbers are great fun. 11:2 in Luke from the version of the bible named for the dude Guy Fawkes was trying to blow up --

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

UPDATE: The George Bush memoir Decision Points is to be released on November 9th. 11-9. Geddit?

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