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Military-entertainment complex? Act of Valor film described as ‘beyond propaganda’

Al Jazeera English’s Nic Muirhead on Sunday explained the growing relationship between the Department of Defense and Hollywood, particularly in regards to the action film Act of Valor.

http://youtu.be/rT4JyhZgrO0

“We are not longer simply borrowing material or ideas or roles, we’re actually borrowing the military itself to make a movie,” author Michael Ryan said. “This is entirely new and it is dangerously new. It is going a little bit beyond propaganda. It is something else entirely.

The Pentagon has offered its technology to filmmakers for years, providing movie studios with planes, tanks and other assets.

But Act of Valor was actually commissioned by the Navy’s Special Warfare Command and the lead roles were played by active-duty military personnel. The Navy hopes the film will help recruit new Navy SEALs.

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that murder is wrong no matter who does it and i know there is also self defense which has not been the case after world war 2. I know many veterans who left right after their term was up because they found out the horrifying truth of what there goverment was making them do abroad and how bad it was. and that is continuing today, many people go in thinking there going to do good and they come out realize what horrors they have done and have nightmares about it and even go to church to beg for forgiveness.

Hollywood is used for social conditioning by the use of propganda, get rid of your tv and radio and use internet because internet is full of real people exposing some real truth because it doesn't require mass amounts of money to use and set up. this is why the gov't has been trying hard to regulate it more.

Too bad I could only plus

Too bad I could only plus that comment up once.

Hollywood is propaganda. Always has been, always will be.

interesting thread

On a similar note, I found the timing of the movie "Pearl Harbor" back in 2001 to be interesting. When you watch that film, the credits show extensive cooperation of the US military. Whether coincidental or not, it helped to refuel the sense of patriotism and nationalism a few months prior to 9/11.

Very astute observation

Tells me to be on the lookout for the next ultra-patriotic movie (of course, based on lies) that comes out of the propaganda machine known as Hollywood.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

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I thought this when I went to

I thought this when I went to watch it. I still thought it was a kick-butt movie. No reason we can't have a strong military, yet one that is non-agressive.

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A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

Hollywood propaganda is alive and well.

Hollywood has been engaged in propaganda for as long as I can remember. Not just propaganda but down right brain washing. It doesn't become evident until you get older mentally and get past all the sex and action that pleases the senses and start looking at exactly what has been pushed on us by hollywood. Hollywood has a pro government, anti christian and pro sexual deviance platform. Go back and watch some of the things you watched as a kid and loved so much and perhaps you will see how the brainwashing works if you are not to far gone.

Sure. We have been propagandized by Hollywood for

a long long time. Reefer Madness, for starters, was ridiculous.

Taxpayer's subsidized military propaganda

Goebbels would have approved. Media is the missionary promoting the worship of the state. It's a win-win for the movie industry, who can now make schlocky patriotic war films at low cost, thanks to the cooperation of the Pentagon. The only demand is that they put plenty of lipstick on the war pig to make it attractive on screen.

It's sure sign of the times. Venus and Mars are worshiped in today's society, and the media uses both extremes to capture the lowest common denominator in human desires to sell products and maintain ratings.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

Yeah well they had to do

Yeah well they had to do something to stay in the game now that it's easier to just cgi it. Luckily they still ruin every movie they're involved in so it's easy enough to tell apart.

It's informative posts like this that keep me at the DP

Thanks for the share.

Me, too.

There's a lot of creepy stuff going on, right out in the open, if you have the resources to spot it. DP is one of those resources.

Thanks

for the embed :-)
(One bump for those that missed this)

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav