Posts Tagged ‘military’

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Trump Approves Weapons Sales To Saudi Arabia And Bahrain

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A TOTALLY SEXIST GUIDE OF ‘HOW TO SUCCEED WITH BRUNETTES’ PRODUCED BY THE U.S. NAVY IN 1967

Just wow.

 

 

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Perhaps humanity is just too stupid to continue? We may find out during Hillary Clinton’s reign.

 

 

Coup in Turkey!

Posted: July 16, 2016 in -
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Can we stop sending our tax money there NOW???

 

Lieberman Appoints IDF Chief Rabbi Who Endorses Rape to Improve Troop Morale

His main claim to infamy is that in a religious publication (Hebrew), he was asked how he would balance the portrait in the Book of Deuteronomy regarding the conquest of ancient Israel with modern military policy.  He told readers that it would be permissible for the army to rape attractive women (Krim’s statement is translated into English here) among the enemy because it would improve military morale and redound to the greater good of the nation in pursuing its military objectives:

 

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We now all know where it started.

Where does it end?

Robot killer use defended by Dallas police: ‘No other option but detonate where suspect was’

Really?

The robots used by the US police come from the US military under a Defense Department program. Law enforcement agencies across the country have Packbot robots made by Endeavor Robotics, the Talon from QinetiQ and the MARCbot made by Exponent, the model used in Dallas.

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I also discuss Star Wars as American war propaganda in my short book on allegory and metaphor (free).

NY Times:

‘Star Wars’ and the Fantasy of American Violence

The bloody track of American history, from slavery to genocide to empire, is plain for all to see. But reckoning with the violence itself was the appeal: I thought I could confront our dark side, just like Luke Skywalker, and come away enlightened.

 

The most frustrating reality of all, American youth who join the military despite knowing they are agents of immoral empire. They do it anyway, like mercenaries, content with swallowing any and all bullshit myths, even those from popular movies.

And that’s why this blog is here.