Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Too Weird for Words: Hassan Rouhani's Rip Off of Will.i.am's Obama Video
This one beats all: the pseudo-moderate Khomeinist who succeeded the not-at-all-moderate Ahmadinejad has a new video out. It's a direct steal of Will.i.am's video in which he put music to Barack Obama's drippy Yes We Can campaign stuff from back in those initial rapturous days of hypey hope 'n' change. Even more bizarre, Rouhani seems to be channeling John Lennon's "Imagine" and its swoony fluff about peace 'n' love 'n' hugs 'n' kisses. You can bet, though, that more than a few naïve infidels with fall for the touchy-feely stuff, especially because, cleverly, it omits anything about wiping the Joooos off the map or the imminent return of the Shia messiah, the long-occluded Mahdi.