American Sniper: Hollywood war porn propaganda

American Sniper: Hollywood war porn propaganda

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by Carey Wedler

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Following the release of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, the masses of America have been chomping at the bit to slaughter Muslims.

The film, which portrays the deadliest sniper in United States history, is a hit among the sect of Americans that tends to demonize Hollywood for being too liberal and anti-American.

But is that claim actually true? Hollywood churns out war films and pro-government propaganda at a rate Josef Goebbels would applaud.

The propaganda is so effective that anyone who criticizes the most recent glorification of the war machine is labeled an American-hating, Muslim-loving pussy.But this is not a new trend.

ArgoZero Dark Thirty and Homeland are just a few of the relatively recent films and television shows intent on building up America’s interventionist, militaristic foreign policy. Other shows and movies glorify the FBI and police.

The most lethal Sniper in American history
The most lethal Sniper in American history

But why is the propaganda so effective? It helps that for decades mainstream news has been fear-mongering against Muslims and blowing the trumpets of war. The government, its politicians and agencies have played up the risks of terrorist attacks, though they are often plotted by the government.

Hollywood propaganda, then, merely has to slip in cultural, entertainment versions of these already implanted beliefs. Rather than instilling mass opinions about government and war, Hollywood reinforces them in a relatable way. One of the reasons it is so effective at this, however, is that it has the full support of the American government.

The documentary, Hollywood and the Pentagon: A Dangerous Liaison, exposes the close working relationship of Hollywood and the Pentagon. If Hollywood studios and filmmakers want to use the military’s equipment to portray war stories, they must let the government review and modify their scripts.

This “collaboration” led to the wild success of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun in the ‘80s, which inspired a huge spike in Air Force enlistments. In this case, it wasn’t that Americans hated the Air Force and Hollywood changed their minds. Rather, Hollywood romanticized the job and therefore inspired people to “care” more. This is how films like American Sniper rouse “patriotic” sentiments that drive people to shamelessly advocate mass murder. No doubt, this latest installment of war propaganda was reviewed by military officials before it was filmed and released.

By holding state-of-the art props above a filmmaker and studio’s head, the Pentagon corners them into complying. No filmmakers wants to settle for unrealistic or sub-par equipment and rather, are lured by the shiny toys of the Pentagon. Given the fact that the government has a direct channel to the masses with final say in what a military script says, it is obvious why Americans are so successfully affected by the propaganda.

Tweets from people who have watched American Sniper:

American Sniper tweets

American Sniper tweet

It also helps that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)the essential lobby of conglomerated studios headed by former Senator Chris Dodd – contributes millions to Congress in favor of internet censorship. It therefore has a vested interest in supporting the state and is known for approving desensitizing, vulgar violence (often government-inflicted) while censoring sex.

In spite of the pervasiveness of Hollywood propaganda, however, there are signs of hope. If Hollywood films are reflections of sentiments that are already harbored, there is a large representation of opposition to mindless war and government propaganda. Take Minority Report, the Bourne Identity, the Matrix, V for Vendetta and the recent, huge success of The Hunger Games.

For every conditioned mind that adheres to the state, there is another that identifies with anti-authoritarian films such as these–all of which were massive box office successes.

House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, both hit Netflix original television series, openly portray the corruption, incompetency, and cruelty of the state.This reflects not only trends in creative expression, but a growing appetite for representation of these views. The rise of independent production companies and the Internet has limitlessly expanded the ability of artists to make anti-authoritarian cinema perhaps even some that can change minds.

Then again, a romantic film about how Michelle and Barack Obama met in Chicago is going into production this year, so we might all be doomed.

SEE ALSO: Propaganda of Hollywood: Iran vows lawsuit over lies in Argo film

The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as a hero?

Source: http://theantimedia.org/hollywood-war-propaganda-like-american-sniper-effective/

11 COMMENTS

  1. it never surprises me to see those sort of violent, fascistic thoughts being expressed by many Americans online. It’s not just a post-9/11 thing. The desire to go out to murder, terrorise & conquer relatively defenceless peoples in distant lands has remained an ever present part of the American psyche going back to the genocide of the Plains tribes and even before. The fact that hordes of Twitter and Facebook users openly and unashamedly express their hatred of the Arab “untermensch” underlines what a sick society the US sadly remains. Why are these cowardly lowlifes not prosecuted for incitement to hatred? Why are they not shunned by friends and family? If they are in employment, why are they not fired immediately?

    It does surprise me somewhat though that Eastwood could direct such a film considering the powerful anti-war movies he made with “Letters From Iwo Jima” and “Flags of Our Fathers”. It’s almost like he felt the need to prove to Boobus Americanus that he does in fact remain an angry, vengeful (errr, I mean freedom loving) white male who’s through with making anti-war films for all those feminine, gay, Muslim terrorist sympathisers out there!

  2. How do we know that Eastwood’s flick is an exploitation movie? The tip off is that the word “American” as the first word in the title. You know what you are in for before you even consider going to see it. Like Hollywood would ever release a movie about a sniper, but titled “Belgian Sniper” or “Argentinian Sniper”.

    A decade or so ago, an excellent foreign film was set against the backdrop of Stalingrad, where a Russian and a German tried to be “top-sniper” by being the first to kill the other. I wonder how many Americans got fired up over that one?

    Why not a movie about an aged American actor/director creating crap? It could be called “American Whore”.

    • I have much sympathy for American marines who have been brainwashed and hoodwinked into fighting illegal wars and invasions for a group of Zionist influenced psychopaths who run that country and own the media.

      Sheldon Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and is the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom. Adelson, a lifelong donor and philanthropist to a variety of causes, founded with his wife’s initiative the Adelson Foundation.

      As of July 2014, Adelson was listed by Forbes as having a fortune of $36.4 billion, and as the 10th richest person in the world.[3]

      Adelson is also a major contributor to Republican Party candidates, which has resulted in his gaining significant influence within the party.[4][5]

      Sheldon Adelson who has regrets having worn the Uniform of the United States.
      “My wife was in the IDF, My two sons were in the IDF, my youngest son likes guns and wants to be a SNIPER in the IDF.”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9jX7a9DFJE

  3. @Debbie: As per Adelson, many Repugs will admire him solely for the wealth he’s created. His wealth gives him divine right; literally. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology
    And this goes beyond religious denomination. So we see why Jews are so blessed, even if they are not Christian- this is the idiot’s path American Christianity has been taking. What we are seeing is not the worship of God, but that of Mammon, and Christ is now but a token figure in the faith his followers created.

  4. I’m beginning to get more and more concerned as i get I know our ruthless our rulers can be and what they are capable of because when it comes to making money anything goes with them. The US can turn much of the Middle East into flames killing millions of people and the Israelis can behave with unbelievable brutality towards the Palestinians and nothing much is said, but Russia gets falsely accused of invading Crimea and then all of the western world is up in arms. Then our leaders and the press accuse Putin of poisoning Alexander Litvinenko with plutonium to get western populations to hate Putin. It’s all manipulation. They want ordinary people to support them and fight in their wars for them.
    The US wants to control the Ukraine because that’s where Russia pipes it gas to Europe. They want that pipe line closed down and then they will frack the gas that is underground in Eastern Ukraine and pipe that to Europe instead. But one problem, though, the people who live there don’t want it.
    This war is just like all the others and is about the 1% wanting to make lots more money, as usual, anyway they can.
    You can see why the UK Guardian removes my posts that I put out on its reader’s comment section because truths like this cannot be let out, not even by the so called liberal press. This is what’s so chilling, the 1%’s complete control of the mainstream media, where there is no real news, only propaganda, and the blatant bold faced lies are unbelievable. I sit there watching the news on TV at night and hear all their lies, one after another. The leaders in the west are completely evil. It’s the western ruling class that is causing all the crime, looting the planet, and starting all the wars. It’s been going on for centuries.

  5. An good comment, Ross.

    Adding to the comment above. It is a somewhat different approach by Eastwood, no doubt about it. But he is a product of the system, working for the Jewish controlled Hollywood magnates who dictate the terms and content of potential movie scripts and probably have some kind of control on theatre venues, screenings and distribution. Chances are they would have all the bases covered. They are the masters of cunning, after all.
    How many movies has Mel Gibson made since he “offended” the mighty movie kingdom of Zion, headquartered at Hollywood?

    As a movie, Eastwood’s movie it is of little merit, in my opinion. That doesn’t mean it won’t gather in the revenue. The people are in need of reinforcement as to the glory that is the USA. Next year perhaps we will see “Israel School Bombers” as a sequel.

    Such is the ever-increasing Zionist disease all promoted by the sycophantic US who are soon to be on the receiving end of a lecture soon by the Messiah himself from Tel Aviv on how to run the USA, now almost an Israeli subsidiary. All at the invitation of the politicians themselves representing the American people.

    I will be keen to see the joint Houses exceed Netanyahu’s previous record of 29 standing ovations. I, like all competitive sports followers love to see records broken on matters of great importance such as their, the world’s #1 military power, (#1 terrorist), economic leader (almost US$ 17 trillion in debt) and the “home of the brave” (no comment) and on, taking advice from an ethnic-cleansing murdering criminal, running an illegal empire and creating all the world’s current problems and who has used the US Security Council veto 66 times in Israel’s favour. But Washington gives the same Jewish Messiah, Netanyahu, billions every year so that he can effectively kill Palestinians at will.

    What a humiliation! End of empire?

    I have never seen the phrase “Boobus Americanus” before and yet my research shows it has been around since 1920. It is a good summary. I may apply it to other nationalities. It does lend itself to others such as rightwing, servile Canada and how; Australia, the little “shirt-fronting” Aussie lapdog; England with their Houses of Commons and Lords, fast becoming a bastion of Jewish imperialism; and finally Europe, through the guilt of German crimes 70 years ago, all now exploited by Israel with a rare measure of corrupt energy and dedication over the past 40 years.

    Such effort from Israel justifies success, backed by 300+ nuclear warheads. Behind such success is the Rothschilds Bank, under any number of names, including the US Federal Reserve.

    So back on subject after a meander or two. Whatever Eastwood attempts from here on in in his twilight years with be with the approval of the US (Tel Aviv) government, the Hollywood Zionist movie producers, the Rothschilds Bank and 80% of all politicians in Washington and of course, Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brothers and the list goes on and on, thanks to the PAC’s.

    End of empire? Reached that point a decade ago.

  6. These people that love American Sniper are disgusting and all cowards. Its not American at all either. Its Israeli. These blood thirsty pussies love to suck the state’s meaty man member. However, it is well known that Israel killed or sailors when they tried to sink the U.S.S. Liberty and blame it on Egyptians. Truly COWARDS who hate America and virtually ALL Americans.

  7. Yeah, they’re supping their cola and eating hamburgers while buying for wars that someone else will fight for them. Cowards!

  8. Why aren't they considering the Super Hornet like the Aussies are getting? I know I sound like a broken record about the F/A-18E/F, but seriously, I don't own stock in Boeing.

  9. I was talking to someone who went to the Be Our Guest media event, and they said the grey stuff is a light fruit mousse. I figured it would be chocolate! Who knew?And about alcohol being served here – I hate, hate, HATE this plan!!!! It was Walt’s idea to have a dry park. Is *nothing* sacred? I hope the bigwigs at Disney see how much people are disliking this nonsense and nix the beer and wine menu. DISAPPOINTED.

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