DISCLAIMER: I have a feeling this video is probably also cropping up as a “toldja The EU was The Antichrist!” on freakjob right-wing conspiracy-nut sites. Obviously, that’s not where I hang my hat; I just thought it was kinda funny/horrifying.
Courtesy Gail Simone’s Twitter and the blog “Country Boy Life” I find this incredibly bizzare advertisement (which has apparently now been pulled from circulation) which was supposed to be part of a campaign promote enlarging/strengthening The European Union or “EU.” It’s a “Kill Bill” riff, in which a (white) woman in yellow/black jumpsuit is attacked in a warehouse by three enemies, whom she defeats by dividing herself into a crowd of clones, surrounding the attackers and ultimately causing them to stand-down and vanish.
The enemies? An Asian kung-fu fighter intro’d with a gong sound, a turban-wearing Middle Easterner with a scimitar (and levitation powers!) and a dreadlock’d black man doing Capoiera. The obvious symbolism is, I’m sure, a complete accident.
Uh… yeah. Wow. So… nice to know The U.S. doesn’t have a monopoly on insane race-baiting political ads, I guess. Yikes.