This ad's political content was considered so controversial at the time that the big three TV networks refused to air it.
Remember the good old days when a national debt of $2 Trillion seemed apocalyptic? Now we almost borrow that in a year. As Bugs Bunny says, "My stars..."
(In case you don't recognize the name, Ridley Scott was the director of the first Alien, and has a movie coming out this weekend called Prometheus. He has a talent for dark, scary, sci-fi.)