Hereditary plutocrat (and mega-polluter) Peter Grace’s Citizens Against Government Waste has produced a rather skillful piece of right-wing bamboozlement, with a nice xenophobic spin. (Not much historical sense, though; the British Empire was built against a backdrop of Tory whining about the public debt required to win all those wars. And the economics is beyond silly.)
James Fallows thinks it “phenomenal” as propaganda, without reference to its basic mendacity. But judge for yourself.
Campus Progress didn’t take long to respond, simply replacing the subtitles.
Naturally, the CAGW folks, who masquerade as friends of liberty, didn’t hesitate to use the power of the state, in the form of a DMCA takedown notice, to prevent free discourse. YouTube reports “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Citizens Against Government Waste.”
The last time I checked, though, even the Roberts Court hadn’t quite repealed the First Amendment. So I’m going ahead and posting the forbidden re-make.