Nina’s Conservative Semi-Secret

it was the late 1990s, and the Reform Party was being lead by Preston Manning.

I was on my lunch break from my minimum wage retail job, sitting outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

The Reform Party was trying to do a person on the street style documentary to suggest that they were what the public wanted – no social safety net, smaller government and a law and order agenda. Not very Canadian.

Anyway, I wandered over and was offered a consent form to sign and a dollar to make the contract legal. I agreed.

The camera guy pointed the camera, the microphone gal raised the boom and the director asked the intro question – what are you concerned about?

 

“I am concerned about the level of violence in society” I opened.

The 3 person crew all smiled.

 

“As a lesbian, I am concerned about the amount of hate crimes and attacks”

 

the boom dipped as the microphone gal’s arms almost dropped with her jaw

 

the cameraman looked helpless at the director, leaving the camera rolling and holding it in position

 

the director, almost dropped his clipboard and I continued to talk for 5 more minutes.

 

they did end up using the footage of me and while I never saw the 1 hour commerical they aired, I did see the 30 second one.

 

That was an interesting study in propaganda.

 

The clip featured 3 white men, all looking left and saying conservative blanditutdes about White Men need to be obeyed, about 5 second each and I had 15 seconds of the commercial – the quote they used was

 

“Politicians don’t care about Canadians in the long run, only their pocket books in the short term”

 

it ended with a static photo of Preston Manning who always looked like 1950s howdy doody puppet and I never watched that show.

 

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