War Propaganda Video (Modern Variety)
Published Monday, February 13, 2006 by Nate | E-mail this post
The video below
has been circulating around the internet recently and is used as some sort of justification for war by Bush defenders and supporters of the Iraq war. I debated even posting it here because it made me somewhat nauseous to watch. It's a compilation designed to illustrate how evil the terrorists are and therefore how justified we are for being there and turning Iraq into a war-torn wasteland, straight out of Dante's Inferno
It makes me sick to think that this type of video actually works as a propaganda and recruiting tool in our modern national society. When did blood-lust and a thirst for absolute dominion at the expense of any shred of morality or humility become the norm? When did the hazy and elusive yet omnipresent fear of middle-eastern 'boogey men' dictate how our nation and our culture are to be defined in this new millenium?
This video panders to the lowest in all Americans. It promotes hatred and rage. It incites the basest instincts in human nature to tap into deep reservoirs of fear in the populace. It justifies the darkest form of rape and mass-murder of thousands as retrobution for the actions of a few (or even a few hundred). It creates a posture and mentality that leads to the type of despicable actions I discussed yesterday surrounding the video
of British troops beating Iraqi teens, nearly to death.
Does the sight of planes crashing into skycrapers or the thought of a few thousand innocent lives snuffed in a single tragic event now provide us with carte' blanche freedom to visit horror and reign fiery hell upon whatever country, culture or society we choose? When did these become our values? When did the baby boomers decide that this is how our time in history will be defined. Death and Destruction... Lust and Hatred... Greed and Power... Absent Morality... These traits DO NOT
define true Americans!
So why do we continue to allow our government to define our Great Nation this way? Think about it before you click the 'Play' button.
There's a great poem by The Poetry Man
in the comments. Have a read, leave your comment.IraqVideoWarVeteranPeace