Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Act of Valor

So, the #1 movie in America (Act of Valor) is an unabashed piece of war propaganda, conceived at the Pentagon for the purpose of increasing recruitment. According to the Washington Post, "A Quadrennial Defense Review released in 2006 had indicated that the Navy needed 500 more SEALs in order to meet projected demands, explained Rear Adm. Dennis Moynihan, the Navy’s chief spokesman. 'There was a series of initiatives we launched to try to increase the number of SEALs we have in the Navy,' he said. 'This film project was one of those initiatives.'" This is nothing new, but we will likely see an increase of it as the powers that be seek to justify and perpetuate the empire.


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