Provoking massive reaction in an audience and driving them into sanity
Which is what we want; Here’s how it works...
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Let’s start here. This is not an idea out of left field. With the millions of people making and posting videos these days, you’d think ONE capable person would have come up with it by now.
One video maker/director and a handful of actors show up willing to throw caution to the winds.
They produce a series. A melodramatic series.
Like a soap opera. Very much like a soap opera. Exactly like a soap opera.
Episode after episode. An ongoing saga.
Because when people get hooked on a soap, they keep tuning in. Forever. And they tell their friends. And word spreads like wildfire.
Only this soap I’m suggesting plugs-in entirely different issues. The brother of a main character takes the COVID shot and has a heart attack. His family’s drama centers on that. Everybody (except the doctor) knows the heart attack was caused by the vaccine.
The warm friendly wife of a CEO of a major corporation is mugged in her driveway by a thug and brutally beaten, the cops arrest the thug—who is promptly released on minimum bail by the evil DA.
Starting to get the picture?
An illegal alien stabs two innocent kids in the street.
Another character is on life support—from the effects of fentanyl, brought to town by Mex cartel killers.
And yes, there are platforms that will allow this soap to air without censorship.
And yes, Woke loons will scream to high heaven on social media—giving the series tons of free publicity.
The daughter of the CEO has to endure the presence of a male tranny posing as a girl on the swim team. The tranny parades around in the locker room with his genitals flapping in the breeze (off camera).
Done well, on almost no money, with minimal sets, this soap would draw in millions of viewers.
Where is one guy with the imagination to see this and make it happen?
Is everybody asleep and drugged?
Is it too much to suggest that all the issues and crises that are plaguing us these days can be DRAMATIZED, on video, for the world to see?
Is that idea beyond the reach of all the people who call themselves artists?
In a few hours, I could write an overview of the series. The principal characters, the basic story lines. A laundry list of issues and crises. It’s not hard.
The trick is weaving together typical soap plots with real stingers like the ones I’ve sketched out above. The show looks and feels like a soap, but the departures are stark and shocking.
And the viewing audience, locked into the soap, responds with (justified) outrage to those departures. That outrage (justifiably) transfers to their real lives. Which is what we want.
The son of the company CEO is scheming to steal the company from dad—typical soapy dopey—but at the same time, dad is introducing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into his business, and it’s a friggin’ nightmare disaster.
You gradually find out daddy’s son and an FBI executive are diverting more than a billion dollars’ worth of weapons from Zelensky to vicious mobs and gangs and cartels all over the world.
You’ve got to be clever about what you show on camera and what you only refer to, happening off-camera—because you’re producing the soap on a shoestring. But you can pull it off.
You’ve got plenty of templates to take off from: Young and Restless, General Hospital, Bold and the Beautiful…
Y&R is the best (and probably the most stupid) soap ever made. The main character, Victor Newman, is a real family man who also, in his spare time, has physically tortured his enemies and forced people to eat bugs…
You weave that kind of shit together with real explosive issues of today, and you have a giant magnet that pulls in people all over the world.
See, I never thought exposing massive high-level crimes and plots through journalism alone was enough.
You know who else didn’t think it was enough—although he knew very little about journalism?
With a great deal of flare and dramatic swagger (and a shocking lack of substance), he brought 100 million or so people to his side.
That’s how far drama (and melodrama) can take you. That’s how a few spoonfuls of imagination can carry you.
Forget what Trump actually did and didn’t do. His magic was the wisecrack, the back of his hand to major media, his little jokes, his self-congratulations. His showmanship. The circus was in town.
He found a STYLE that had certain soap opera qualities.
You make a character like HIM the lead in this new video soap opera. He can be kind, he can be generous, he can be caring, he can be cruel, he can be a blowhard, he can pander to his audience, he can pull gigantic empty promises out of a hat, he can inspire loyalty, frustration, anger.
You’re off and running.
If you don’t like that for your lead, find another one. Say, a sort of cuddly pooh-bear business tycoon, financial thief, mass killer, and medical doctor in the style of Tony Fauci.
Or a real scuzzy broad, along the lines of that witch who used to preside over New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.
There are lots of models to choose from.
I’d include a family relative who shows up now and then—for comic relief—a woman who inappropriately giggles during every serious moment when she’s on camera. A Kamala Harris. A whack job her wealthy family tries to hide.
And of course, if you’re looking for a first-class prototypical soap villain, a repulsive piece of dreck who tries to destroy everything in his path, and lies every minute of every day…could you think of a better model than Gavin Newsom?
This soap is a smash hit waiting to happen.
It isn’t a podcast, it isn’t a documentary, it isn’t journalism, it isn’t the news, it isn’t a website with a bunch of links to other websites, it isn’t a radio show, it isn’t religious programming for dollars, it isn’t ex-mainstream reporters daring to move six inches to the left or right of what they used to write about, it isn’t thinly disguised political party promotion.
It’s a SOAP. For the ages. Which would spark massive response. Passion. Anger. Blood boiling. The revolution WILL BE televised.
It’s not a dream or a fantasy.
It’s entirely doable.
All it takes is a little imagination, and that horrible thing called work.
In addition to the 100 million or so unknown young reckless video makers out there who have nothing to lose, there are some well-known Hollywood types who could step up to the plate and produce/direct this soap. For instance:
When you take sentimental sloppy romantic soapy moments of love, with oh so corny accompanying background music, and jam them up against sudden muggings and assaults by illegal aliens, you’re going to explode slumbering brains of a global audience.
Which is what we want.
-- Jon Rappoport