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There is talk that many films are antiwar, that the message is war is inhumane and look what happens when you train young American men to fight and kill, they turn their fighting and killing everywhere, they ignore their targets and desecrate the entire country, shooting fully automatic, forgetting they were trained to aim. But actually, Vietnam War films are all pro-war, no matter what the supposed message, what Kubrick or Coppola or Stone intended… [soldiers] watch the same films and are excited by them, because the magic brutality of the films celebrate the terrible and despicable beauty of their fighting skills. Fight, rape, war, pillage, burn. Filmic images of death and carnage are pornography for the military man; with film you are stroking his cock, tickling his balls with the pink feather of history, getting him ready for his real first fuck. It doesn’t matter how many Mr. and Mrs. Johnsons are antiwar—the actual killers who know how to use the weapons are not.
Anthony Swofford (via bushwasright)
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againstpower:

Uber-liberal Ted Rall’s amazing anti-tax comic. Libertarians take note.

cartoonist uses cartoon to display at-best-cartoonish understanding of complex dance of taxes, war, tax cheating, and State propaganda (especially in re: Austerity/NeoLiberalism); Liberals and Libertarians hold hands and get excited over a cheap point confirming whatever it is they believed before anyway, everyone still loses. A good cartoon (?)

againstpower:

Uber-liberal Ted Rall’s amazing anti-tax comic. Libertarians take note.

cartoonist uses cartoon to display at-best-cartoonish understanding of complex dance of taxes, war, tax cheating, and State propaganda (especially in re: Austerity/NeoLiberalism); Liberals and Libertarians hold hands and get excited over a cheap point confirming whatever it is they believed before anyway, everyone still loses. A good cartoon (?)

As he escorted us back down the market street to our bus, one soldier off-handedly remarked that he’d heard the village might be redesigned soon as a Spanish-speaking environment—before hastily and somewhat nervously adding that he didn’t know for sure, and, anyway, it probably wasn’t true.