Capitalist Propaganda: “200”

Posted on June 15, 2009 2:32 pm

From 1975, proof that at one time, not all hippies completely hated America. This funky little number was paid for by the government and animated by Vincent Collins, who is still alive and well and living in San Francisco and going by “Vince” these days. Most internet sources refer to it as 200, but at 2:46, it’s clearly titled “BI CENTENNIAL”


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The music is chipper & upbeat, the images are all positive and patriotic. My only complaint is the stupid peace sign on the flag.

It was weird to watch, because I kept waiting for Mount Rushmore to morph into a 3-headed Hitler who sends his eagle-morphing-into-a-vulture flying into the ghetto to devour screaming, helpless minorities or something.

Never happened.

It’s all good. Right down to the cornucopia spewing out cars, hamburgers, TV’s, hot dogs & baseballs.

Bookmark this one for July 4th.

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8 Responses to “Capitalist Propaganda: “200””

  1. Exurban Jon says:

    “Don’t take the red, white & blue acid!”

  2. MoogieP says:

    Pretty cool. But I’m pretty sure we won’t be seeing the cars pouring out of the cornucopia much longer. Hot dogs, yes. Cars — not so much.

  3. DesertElephant says:

    Because, when you REALLY love your country, you celebrate it with freaky animation with a porn soundtrack. As soon as the music started, I began to wonder when the bare nekkid wimmin would show up.

  4. IH8Socialist says:

    Wow that was like a patriotic acid trip. Pretty cool, I liked the cars and stuff pouring out of the cornucopia.

  5. Lechteron says:

    I’m confused! It’s like a patriotic hippy drug trip. It’s very confusing. Aww crap now my oil is mixing perfectly with my water.

  6. Sgt Relic says:

    Oh, Wow! Far out! The soundtrack is reminiscent of a Jefferson Airplane, “we’re going to repeat this intro ’til Grace can remember the words” repetition.

  7. Freemon SandleWould says:

    ahh the 70’s before the war on drugs….. and the drugs were good! And conservatives where more fun. My thoughts were always “Reality is for those who can not handle drugs” …. that is to say if you can not handle your drugs eliminate yourself from the ecosystem and do everyone involved a favor. Much more relaxed time. Relaxed as in “the gays had not ruined sex yet” relaxed. You could put it anywhere without worrying.

    FYI: A true hippy == libertarian ( and not some Stalinist leftist )

  8. NuclearTinkerbell says:

    Wow. I don’t know if I should vomit or have a seizure.

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