This is a funny topic, and not in a ha-ha sense. It’s downright strange and I hope to get lots of talk in the comments section on why they are doing this (from real posters, preferably).
Let’s start with this video that has been all over social media lately and reported by CNN. Note that it’s 47 seconds long.
For those that didn’t catch it, he’s standing in front of a green screen and punching a CGI kangaroo. Maybe my September Clues days have sharpened me up, but I saw it immediately. I’d also like someone to tell me what video camera they were using to record this when every smartphone in the world takes high quality footage. Below is the screenshot from the Youtube search, how did they get such a high quality shot from such a poor video?
So what’s the psyop here? Conflict between humans and animals? Humans acting like animals? Animals acting like humans? Gender conflict with a muscular kangaroo holding a bitch (dog) in a headlock?
If you read the comments on Facebook on a viral video there will almost always be a debate or argument in the comments. The highest voted comment (usually with fake upvotes) will sound something like “To all of those saying he shouldn’t have punched the kangaroo, you obviously have no idea……blah blah…”. The goal is to create divide on every issue. Every time I click on the comments, I always regret it as I get a tinge of frustration.
The other point is that the comments automatically accept the legitimacy of the video. Nobody is questioning if it is real, they just accept the notion that it is. Now you see part of the goal of the recent “fake news” scandal. If it’s fake, they will expose it because the media is the 5th estate and you can trust the big guys.
Then there is this video from a few months ago of a panda pooping on another panda.
You can tell from the choppy movements and the zooming of the camera that this is fake too. I’m not sure if it’s CGI or if they just edited in one real pooping panda into a shot of another sleeping panda, all I know is that it’s not real. If you haven’t been following pop culture the last 1-2 years, panda has been used very often in music videos (“Panda” being a top rap single this summer) and in clothing and set design. The panda represents black and white and the racial divide. Every time you see a panda, it is a subconscious reminder of our differences and our conflicts. From that point of view you can understand the symbolism of one panda pooping on another panda.
Around the time of the Orlando shooting hoax we had the story of the two year old boy being eaten by an alligator in Florida. Shortly before or after the story, this video appeared and was trumpeted by the mainstream media:
Another CGI creation, even the narration sounds fake and done in a studio. Obvious in my opinion, but still treated as real by most of the public and given legitimacy by CNN. But it’s not CNN alone that gives this video credit, websites like Snopes and other “fact checkers” say that it is real.
Of course Snopes would tell the truth if it was fake, right?
The veil is getting very, very thin.