Brilliant antiwar ad derived from Ron Paul “Imagine” speech

The first time watching this, I didn’t even realize it was based off a 2009 speech that has been remixed and rehashed by artists until the narration began to transform into Paul’s voice at very end. Seriously, it’s been that long since I heard it that it seemed fresh and new. I know, I’m a dolt:

Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.”

Clocking in at over three minutes it might seem a bit unwieldy to slip it into the commercial slots between reruns of Seinfeld or Friends, but then again why raise all these millions across the various Paul PACs and committees if we can’t think outside the box and actually politically inform people?

Unfortunately it seems more Paul supporters are interested in taking umbrage over the title of RevolutionPAC’s post titleTea Party to Obama: Stop policing the world! — than with the substance of the video. I’d like to gently remind them that though the Original Tea Party (OTP, as the kids might coin it) was brilliantly capitalized under Ron Paul, it was claimed as a banner for libertarians long before 2007.