Brandon Toy, Iraq Vet / MIC-Contractor turned "I Hereby Resign" Conscientious Objector, on The Alex Jones Show - Aug, 5th, 2013Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 02:02
Former Defense Contractor Exposes Obama's Death Squads
Published on Aug 5, 2013
Alex is joined via Skype by former Army and Defense contractor Brandon Toy to discuss his recent public resignation from General Dynamics in protest of the "Dirty Wars" going on in the middle east and the atrocities he has witnessed. They also discuss high soldier suicide rates, U.S. officials using their powers of execution indiscriminately over seas and bringing those tactics to the American homeland, & the direction the nation is headed and the power of returning veterans to open the eyes of the general public to war crimes being committed in their name but without their knowledge or consent.
August 5, 2013
Brandon Toy enlisted into the military in 2003.
He served in Baghdad where he equipped and trained Iraqi Police and the Iraqi National Guard.
After being discharged, Toy stayed within the military-industrial complex, working as an engineering project manager at General Dynamics Land Systems.
In time, he determined that his service did not involve fighting terrorism, “taking the battle” to the enemy, or freeing Iraq.
For those who can, please support Brandon Toy's new KickStarter Film Project!
Iraqi War Vet and Former Defense Contractor Explores the Causes and Consequences of Dehumanization and How it Affect's Todays World
More Than Human/Less Than Human will examine the role dehumanization plays in generating consent for war, historically and today. It will examine the history of casting enemies of war and their origin populations as less than human.
Why is there a tendency to characterize “enemy” populations as different or less than? Conversely, why is there a tendency to see those at home as more than human, above the rules, or better than people overseas?
This full-length feature film will take an in-depth look at the forces within society – the media, the government, special interest groups, and the military – that shape perceptions of “us and them.” What powers are at work, and what is the motive? Who gains monetarily and who has an interest in shaping these perceptions?
It will also examine the aspects of human nature that leads people to accept these ideas. What is it within people that allows them to see people “over there” as less than human and those “at home” as more than human? How can we combat these forces and promote a humanistic and accurate view of all people?
These issues and more will be explored through the prism of the director’s own experiences as a 10-year veteran of the military and private defense industry. The film will rely on expert testimony, interviews with everyday people, and scholarly research. It will utilize a fact-based, confrontational point-of-view and will present the truth in a non-partisan light.
Oct '13 - Jun '14
Oct./Nov. - Pre-production Research and Planning
Dec. - Feb - Initial Shoot
Mar. - Initial Editing
Apr. - Initial Feedback and Screening Sessions
Apr./May - Reshoots (If Necessary)
May - Final Edits
Apr. - Jun. - Promotion and Distribution Planning
Brandon Toy - Director/Writer
Brandon Toy is an Iraqi War Veteran and former defense contractor. He was deployed to Baghdad as a Military Policeman during the height of the insurgency in 2005. He resigned from his position as a Project Manager with a major defense contractor in July. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has become an outspoken critic of US foreign and domestic policy.
You can learn more about the director at these links:
Mike Johnson - Cinematographer
Mike is a vietnam veteran. He served two tours in Vietnam, the second one willingly. He has had a camera in his hand as long as he can remember and has a 20 plus year career with a professional photographer and videographer.
What will the Kickstarter Funds be Used for?
Funds will be used for all activities through post-production. The funding goal established is the minimum needed to produce the film. If the goal is exceeded, the funds will be used to enhance the quality of the film, and secure media rights.
Graphics and Animation
Promotion and Marketing
Post Production Editing
Sound and Lighting Equipment
How can I contact you?
The team can be reached at email@example.com. Questions, comments, or just friendly hellos are welcome. Documentation or research about the subject of dehumanization or any of the related subjects is welcome.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
As with any creative project, this one has risks of schedule delays and cost overruns. The team will keep all backers updated on project status and any issues that arise.
We are confident that the team we have in place can tackle any situation that comes our way.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Previous DP Posts on Brandon Toy:
I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately
Submitted by go213mph on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 15:42
Amanda 'Billy Rock' Johnson would like to thank Brandon Toy: "I Resign" - a Video Thank You Letter
Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 22:51
I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately
Submitted by Jefferson on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 13:31