1. I actually liked this. Even though #SachaBaronCohen is clearly no Trump fan & anti-gun, it's actually non-partisan and the message is clear. It shows how easily people can suspend their better judgement and blindly follow those in power no matter what. sho.com/who-is-america…
2. You see two types here: the obscenely compliant who bend to his every command, and those who immediately reject following orders they know to violate their principles. It's a good psyop that shows us how we got into this mess in the first place. I give a pass for #WhoIsAmerica
Disclaimer. It's not for the feint hearted and heavily R rated.
Georgia state representative Jason Spencer just texted me his response to last night's #WhoIsAmerica episode, in which he now infamously exposed himself and yelled racial epithets during a fake training session [thread]
“In 2017 I received countless death threats in connection with my introduction of legislation involving the wearing of masks. The threats escalated to the point that my wife received threatening phone calls concerning her and my children.
I was very afraid for my safety and the safety of my entire family. Then, on June 14th, a gunman opened fire at members of Congress on a baseball field. I knew people on that field. Now, the fears I already had became more intensified...
Insane!! they fell for his wife having an affair with a sea mammal (a dolphin no less) and an artist called his feces painting genius & plucked her pubic hair to add to his collectible brush... !!!!! #WhoIsAmerica indeed.😱😱
How can people be so gullible??.. @SachaBaronCohen
Sing along with a U.S Congressmen promoting guns for 4 year olds.
Aim it at the head, shoulders not the toes not the toes.. eyes, ears & bellies & the nose.. head shoulder not the toes not the toes..
Insane... wikkkkkkiiiiiiidddddddd @SachaBaronCohen
Don’t know whether to laugh or cry...
They tried, for years, to push a programe for 7/8th graders to use & have guns ”but it didn’t not get any traction” & philip Van Cleva is surprised..!!!
Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America” is much more disturbing than the surface-level of officials saying “give children weapons.”
“Who is America” opens with Cohen’s Israeli character presenting his case for arming (literal) babies by invoking the paradigm of terrorism.
Interviewees understood the subtext (Palestinians) and reacted accordingly.
It’s not just the US.
This clip shows how American officials understand an entire group of people (Palestinians) as so implicitly threatening — that violence is immediately & uncritically accepted, even to arming literal infants.