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Military Pays A LOT For Propaganda

Military Pays A LOT For Propaganda


PAID PATRIOTISM. YOU MAY HAVE BEEN TO A FOOTBALL
OR BASEBALL GAME WITH A PAID TRIBUTE TO MEMBERS OF THE
NATIONAL GUARD, WELL, JOHN MCCAIN AND ANOTHER SENATOR
PUBLISHED A REPORT THAT THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PAID FOR
BY YOUR TAX DOLLARS. THEY SAID, “AMERICANS DESERVE
THE ABILITY TO ASSUME THAT TRIBUTES FOR OUR MEN AND WOMEN
IN MILITARY UNIFORM ARE GENUINE DISPLAYS OF NATIONAL
PRIDE, WHICH MANY ARE, RATHER THAN TAXPAYER-FUNDED DEPARTMENT
OF DEFENSE MARKETING GIMMICKS.” THE PENTAGON HAS A MULTIMILLION
DOLLAR PROGRAM TO PROMOTE THE ARMED SERVICES AND BOOST
RECRUITMENT THROUGH PATRIOTIC EVENTS.
HOW MUCH ARE THEY SPENDING? “53 MILLION IN SPENDING ON MARKETING
AND ADVERTISING CONTRACTS WITH SPORTS TEAMS BETWEEN 2012 AND
2015, 10 MILLION OF WHICH WENT TO CLUBS IN THE NFL, MLB, NBA,
NHL AND MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER.” SENATORS JOHN MCCAIN AND JEFF
FLAKE SAY, “IT’S THE MOST COMPELLING MESSAGE ABOUT MILITARY SERVICE
WE CAN DELIVER TO PROSPECTIVE RECRUITS AND INFLUENCERS IS THE
PROMISE OF GAME TICKETS, GIFTS AND PLAYER APPEARANCES,
WE NEED TO RETHINK OUR APPROACH TO HOW WE ARE INSPIRING
QUALIFIED MEN AND WOMEN TO MILITARY SERVICE.” THE KINDS OF THINGS THEY WERE
DOING WERE HONORING AIR FORCE OFFICIALS BY THE GALAXY IN
2012. THE NATIONAL GUARD GOT A LUXURY
SUITE AND AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS, BUT THEY HAD TO BUY A
LUXURY SUITE. THE MESSAGE IS THAT THEY WANT TO
PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM, BUT THEY
CAN’T JUST DO IT THROUGH A MARKETING GIMMICK WHERE
THEY ARE BUYING STUFF. THERE IS ALSO IN FILM AND TV,
DAVID SIROTA HAS BEEN WRITING ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS. WE HAVE A LIST OF MOVIES:
IRONMAN, AVENGERS, MAN OF STEEL, TRANSFORMERS. AND IN
TELEVISION: AMERICAN IDOL, HAWAII 50, CUPCAKE WARS, MASTER CHEF,
X-MEN, VEEP, ICE ROAD TRUCKERS, BIG KITCHENS.>>THE REASON WE DO THAT IS THEY
ARE SHOCKED THAT THERE IS GAMBLING GOING ON IN THE
ESTABLISHMENT. THE DOD DOES PROPAGANDA
ALL THE TIME. THE PENTAGON DOES PROPAGANDA. THAT IS WHY THEY PAY MOVIES ñ THAT IS THE STUFF THAT GOES
ON BEHIND THE SCENES. WHEN YOU ARE AT HOME WATCHING
THE FOOTBALL GAME- LIKE IN THE ATLANTA GEORGIA DOME THEY PUT
THIS GIANT AMERICAN FLAG OVER IT. NO, THEY PAID $315,000
TO DO THAT. DURING HALFTIME THEY DO
LISTENING CEREMONIES WHERE THEY GET PEOPLE SIGN UP TO
GO FIGHT WARS. THIS IS PART AND PARCEL WITH
WHAT THE PENTAGON DOES, PROPAGANDA. NOW THEY ARE SHAMING
THE NFL INTO DOING IT FOR FREE. WHAT? DO YOU WANT TO DO ENLISTMENT
SIGN-UPS IN THE MIDDLE OF A FOOTBALL GAME? NO, OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO PAY ME
JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.>>I LIKE SOLDIERS.
I AM PRO-SOLDIERS. I THINK WHEN WE ARE DOING THE
SOLDIER THING, LET’S SAY THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOOD. I GET THE RECRUITMENT ANGLE,
AND THERE ARE REPORTS ñ A REPORT WAS FILED BY SOMEONE
FROM THE PENTAGON THAT MET WITH ACTIVISION AND THEY SAID,
THEY EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THE SCENARIO BEING CONSIDERED
FOR THE GAME INVOLVED FUTURE WAR WITH CHINA. GAME DEVELOPERS NOW ARE LOOKING
AT OTHER POSSIBLE CONFLICTS TO DESIGN THE GAME AROUND.
THEN THEY DO AN ASSESSMENT. AND IT SUPPORTS ADAPTING
OUR INSTITUTIONS AND MAINTAINING OUR COMBAT EDGE. THE OTHER ONE FOR VEEP, THEY
SAID PRODUCERS INTERESTED IN THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDING A MILITARY
ADVISOR TO SUPPORT THE CHARACTER. OUR INTEREST IS A CHARACTER THAT
CAN MIX WELL WITH AUDIENCES AND SHOWS THE HUMAN DIMENSION OF
MILITARY SERVICE. YOU SEE ALL THE ACTION ITEMS AND
IT IS JUST SO FASCINATING THE THESE MEETINGS.>>YOU SAID THAT YOU FIND IT
FASCINATING AND CRAZY, I FIND IT VERY UNEASY. I UNDERSTAND THAT PROPAGANDA
HAS BEEN GOING ON FOREVER. IT DOESN’T MAKE ME FEEL
BETTER ABOUT IT. I DON’T LIKE KNOWING THAT THIS
STUFF IS SO ORCHESTRATED BEHIND THE SCENES. THINK OF ALL THE MOVIES THAT WE
ARE BEING INDOCTRINATED INTO THINKING A CERTAIN WAY.
I DON’T LIKE THAT. AND I REALLY DON’T LIKE THE
SPORTS TEAMS AT THE SAME TIME CHARGING MONEY. THIS WHOLE STORY TO ME IS
ñ IT SMELLS FISHY.>>THEY TITLED THIS PAID
PATRIOTISM. YOU KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING OFF.>>I AM A HUGE SPORTS FAN MYSELF,
BUT THERE’S SOMETHING OFF. MY DAD WAS IN THE NAVY, SO IT’S
ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE I KNOW HOW HE FEELS WHEN HE SEES
THOSE THINGS AT SPORTS GAMES. AND NOW TO FIND OUT THAT IT IS
ALL A SHAM MAKES ME FEEL GROSS.>>IT FEELS MORE NEFARIOUS
BECAUSE IT’S SO OBVIOUSLY DONE UNDER THE RADAR. WHEN THEY DO THE CHEVY HIT OF
THE DAY, YOU KNOW THEY ARE DOING THAT FOR CHEVY. WE GET IT,
THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE MONEY. OKAY, NO PROBLEM. BUT WHEN THEY HAVE SOMEBODY
DROPPED THE FIRST PUCK, OR THROW THE FIRST PITCH, AND
THE REAL PURPOSE OF THE MILITARY DOING THAT IS THAT SO
MORE KIDS AT THE STADIUM WILL SIGN UP TO GO FIGHT WARS,
THEN YEAH, THAT FEELS GROSS.


Reader Comments

  1. Oh yeah I forgot, it's the military is why we go to war, they just wake up one day and start wars, it's not the commander and Chief and congress that send them , nope , they do it all by themselves, government has nothing to with it

  2. The celebrated Blue Angels that fly over cities aren't there for entertainment. War machine propaganda is insidious.

  3. The dollars could be put to better use than a commercial for the NFLs proffit. Most real wars these days on America are going on through commerce and are economic. That's a war where men shooting crap up doesn't do much. A standing military was something the founders of the country were against. They knew it would lead to empire building that has nothing to do with the defense of the nation. A national guard that can be activated when defense is needed is what was originally intended by the founders of the USA.

  4. Honestly, $53 Million dollars is a small price to pay given the little respect this tinfoil-hat generation has given to our Department of Defense.

  5. I don't see why this is a shock! Have you met the U.S. Military? If you give them a goal, they will accomplish that goal and you gave them a goal of recruiting. They are just doing what the Military does: Completing the mission. Don't blame the military, blame the people pushing us into endless wars like the Republicans, Obama and Hillary.

  6. No joke, the YouTube ad that came up that I could not skip before watching this clip was an ad for the US Air Force. You can't make this stuff up.

  7. Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as “heroes.” The rhetorical sloppiness and intellectual shallowness of affixing such a reverent label to everyone in the military or law enforcement betrays a frightening cultural streak of nationalism, chauvinism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, but it also makes honest and serious conversations necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of a fragile democracy nearly impossible.

  8. For the most part, I do not support our troops. Although there are exceptions, generally speaking solving problems with violence merely propagates the violence.

  9. I think ever men and woman should have to join part time over 2 years how ever only for training not to be part of there fake wars that would be fully by choice unless there is a true war such as on a world scale that well happen in time.
    However this is not being done to better the country , It is being done out of greed mostly and only does mostly harm so i do not think this.

  10. This surprises people? The NFL isnt going to give air time to someone not paying them. You dont make $9 billion a year by not getting paid

  11. Pentagon funds Hollywood movies more than just this. This is a typical tip-of-the-iceberg coverup.

    Tons of Movies like "Executive Decision" 1996 prepare the U.S. citizens to believe false-flag terrorism such as 9/11.
    Clear and Present Danger 1994 a politician says "We do not negotiate with terrorists." then Bush says it the same exact way.

  12. Isn't it so ironic that liberals can use free speech to say things that the people they hate like the Military gave their lives for? Of course liberals would never serve this same Military that gave them the freedom that they take for granted. Nope, to the liberal animal freedom like everything they want in life must be free! It's just magic isn't it? It's just too bad there is no Military draft to show these scumbags what real men do for a living! Instead they just whine like school girls about all these opportunities they never take and watch pass them by. Liberals are the result of unchallenged freedom and prosperity in the greatest country the world has ever known. Burping out douchebag liberals is just a side effect of greatness.

  13. 'Paid Patriotism' money is small potatoes compared to the massive waste of taxpayer money on defence contracts that dont deliver on time, or dont work, or overpriced, most of the current upgrades to Us Military to date has this problem, across all services, Trillions of dollars worth of waste. America should be looking at european competition in this case.

  14. I should note the Avengers was not backed by the pentagon, the pentagon terminated their relationship over a dispute about the script. Seems they didn't like that fact that Nick Fury and Shield answer to an international organization rather then the American military.

  15. Although I can understand the term served being applied in the situation where a person is conscripted into the military or there country is attacked and people sign up to defend there country, but in the most part people have just gone and got a job. And then been paid for it with other benefits. The job is often morally questionable and I have never understood this american habit of saying 'Thank you for your service' The whole thing ticks me off

  16. I'm with Brett. I like soldiers too, but then, I'm biased. I don't like using them for chickenshit fights for the third party corporations and petro states. They don't have an option where they fight, but they shouldn't fight any foreign wars at all, as far as I'm concerned.
    Old Monroe had it right: stick to our own hemisphere.

  17. After reading some of these comments I really hope people remember that our service men and women are not the ones making policy decisions. The majority of them do not want to be overseas fighting for people who don't want our help, but out of love for country and/or a need for an income to support their families, they put their lives on the line so we can enjoy these events. It is sad and gross to me that support for our troops needs to be paid for.

  18. Just another example of John McCain losing his damn mind, he's known about Pentagon propaganda since his time in the Navy & even before that being born in the Panama Canal Zone

  19. Pentagon: Who's dumb enough to enlist in this 13 year war for no reason? We should recruit people who don't know any better.  Hmm stupid people, where should we look? Hmm… Oh, football games! Of course!

  20. So you guys would feel better if the Army NASCAR had armor peircing rounds and retractable RPG's onboard? This would make you feel like the Army is being less manipulative? Hey, let's race a Navy NASCAR witha nuclear powered Dodge Charger. Yes, a Dodge because what screams Dodge louder than the words nuclear and NASCAR. This Navy race car would only have to "pit" once every 22 years for refueling and tires before every race.

  21. Military worship in this country is out of control. making people get down are knees and become boot lickers its sad and lame. just because your in the military dont make you better than anyone else.

  22. As someone who served in the Armed Forces this is surprising. The military is tightening the amount of people it can take in. Endless amount of background checks, It is not as easy as you think to get accepted.

  23. Movies do something similar. If someone wants to make a war movie and use military assets like filming ships or something, the US Military will only allow it if they are shown in a positive light, which is doubly problematic as it is a waste of cash and suppresses a voice.

  24. I remember watching Man of Steel and thinking I had never seen such obvious US military propaganda in a non-military themed movie.

  25. Using our money to bribe us into liking them. Irresponsible use of funds, this is not something that needs advertising. When it gets to the point they must advertise, it's clear something is already lost. I think what is lost is genuine authentic respect for the military as true keepers of peace. It's almost like ww2 never ended, we "won" and used the victorious position to wage war anywhere it will benefit special interests.

  26. you don't sign up for the military at some game it takes months to join the military. and they can disqualify you for anything.

  27. A documented connection between The Pentagon and Hollywood/television producers? Hmm, that kind of adds a little weight to the conspiracy theory behind The Lone Gunman episode that foreshadowed 911 several months before it happened.

  28. What was that movie where aliens invaded LA? that one too 🙂 I'm divided on this topic, as exactly no advertisement about joining the military is accurate ever, but showing soldiers doing dishes in the field in the freezing cold just doesn't get the blood flowing 🙂

  29. How did you people not realize this sooner? Without a mix poverty and patriotic propaganda the US military would be a whole lot smaller. You guys still refer to your president as "the leader of THE FREE WORLD"
    Do you even know the level of indoctrination you have to be in to spout that nonsense?

  30. the government pays to wave a flag while they screw veterans out of benefits, this is further proof that the DOD needs to be aduited.

  31. ofc black hawk down is going to have connections with the military derp its kinda about a military operation lol

  32. as a former marine i dont need to be thanked, thank WW2 members their war had a purpose all these other wars have been a waste of mens lives, going to college shoul b the answer to 18olds out of school not military

  33. The military cut back a lot advertising due to budget cuts. They dropped the NASCAR team. Also the military does not start wars, the government does.

  34. 53 million. But no health care. No food for poor kids. No education. No research. No societal protections from corporate scum. No infrastructure. Ya gotta love that military industrial complex and the politicians that feed em our money. Those tax dollars are making a bunch of people rich, laughing at the dumb American people all the way to the bank.

  35. Like other users have said. Mccain does say dumb shit at times, but he does have principles he adheres to… principles you have to respect.

  36. As our economic system assumes that people are motivated only by self-interest, why wouldn't you have to pay them to be patriotic?

  37. There are over 300 jobs in the military not all of them fight wars..second military consulting has always been in video games and movies to make the experience more authentic and third the New York daily news and the New York post reported this before football seasoned started not all the major sorts leagues demand money outta the pentagon the NFL just got greedy that's all but their has always been a recruitment section of the pentagon….omg why do I watch this channel

  38. @7:00 Grace Baldridge doesn't like the sport's team charging the money and spending it how they want? They are a private enterprise and can charge and do whatever they want with their money; like it or not.

  39. Do you want the government to bring back the draft? Do you want the government to lower standards so low that they let high school dropouts with criminal records into war zones? If they have to spend money to attract more intelligent, civilized recruits that is not a bad thing.

  40. Every week it seems like there army recruiters trying to recruit seniors who don't know any better

  41. i remember them coming to my school and talking to us from 10th grade until we graduated…. bringing gifts, prizes, doing lil competitions…. smdhit does make you wonder about most things

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