“Papa Smurf must leave within 48 hours…”

“…his refusal to do so will result in military conflict, commenced at a time of our choosing.”

UNICEF bombs the Smurfs

UNICEF has unveiled a wicked insane commercial showcasing the ravages of war against children, featuring the Smurfs getting aerially bombed (via jwz):

It opens with the Smurfs dancing, hand-in-hand, around a campfire and singing the Smurf song. Bluebirds flutter past and rabbits gambol around their familiar village of mushroom- shaped houses until, without warning, bombs begin to rain from the sky.

Tiny Smurfs scatter and run in vain from the whistling bombs, before being felled by blast waves and fiery explosions. The final scene shows a scorched and tattered Baby Smurf sobbing inconsolably, surrounded by prone Smurfs.

The Snorks — who led the coalition invasion against the Smurfs Village — were quick to point out that they were liberating the Smurfs from their tyrannical leader and from the terrorist network in the northern Smurf forest, led by Al Garmagel and Al Azrael:

“Our goal instead is to help others find their own voice, attain their own freedom and make their own way.”

“Snorks will not pretend that jailed dissidents prefer their chains, or that smurfettes welcome humiliation and servitude, or that any smurf aspires to live at the mercy of bullies.

“… In the long run, there is no justice without freedom, and there can be no smurf rights without smurf liberty.”

  1. Stephen

    It is a matter of time before we see similiar propoganda in the USA. Is there no shame anymore? As adults, we know the horrors of war but even though UNICEF is only showing the ad after 9:00 pm in Belgium, I’ll bet some young children will see it.

    How about PETA passing out comic books saying “your mother is a murderer” in front of schools. What kind of society are we becoming? I had one of the comic books and it is totally revolting. I’ll see if I can get another one at Acacia Park where all the lunatic fringe is hanging out and pass it on to you for your comments.

  2. The HORROR!

    How about the religious right standing in front of schools passing out little bibles…. If you do something they deem wrong your going straight to hell!

    If children see this… sure I would hate to have my child distorted by it… however I would take the time to explain why it is being shown and why war should be avoided at ALL cost.

    I think it is more of a crime to keep the children ignorant to the atrocities committed by the adults. If they see it and they learn that war and destruction is bad… then some good has come from it!

    Lunatic fringe or not… war is bad… war is not something we should aspire to. I agree with you that the lunatic fringe does not always help our position in the political spectrum, however if you think about it…. many in the past who were considered “lunatic fringe” are now considered “patriots” and “saints”.

    Death to all ideas that do not fit a societal cookie cutter mold! Death to all pinko, commie, fags!