Today a good friend sent me the URL for a “Ukraine Rebel” propaganda video.
“This shows how sophisticated they are”. I actually expected a decent quality product.
I was wrong.
He must have meant NOT sophisticated.
The video was terrible quality – the video resolution, the captions, and the thought that went into making it.
The style of “singing” is drap, as in dumb rap. That’s what you do when you can’t sing and you definitely can’t rap. You get some 20-something year old with a bad haircut, a self-made bad t-shirt with an indecipherable message, and have him lip-synch to overmodulated rap in the language of Ukraine (or is it Russian?) with really cheesy captions underneath in English. Then soften the edges of the captions to the point where they are often illegible, sometimes fading into the background. It actually looks like it was filtered three times, it’s that bad.
A whole bunch of pictures are integrated into the video. I recognized a few of them from Odessa. Bodies lying everywhere. THERE IS NO CONTEXT. I guess I’m supposed to guess Government forces killed a bunch of rebels. I see a few men with St. Georges ribbons, so I guess they’re playing the part of a good guy.
The basic concept of this video is to have a misguided youth sit on a pile of rubble and throw down gang signs because he’s so gangsta. Not. He’s trying to explain how they’re being hunted down because they’re rebels. Well, yeah, duh.
I especially loved the one man holding his AK up in the “spray and pray” position, over his head, not aiming.
Who in the hell would want to sit through that almost 3 minutes of that crap?