Hold on to your butts.
This soldier has been thru Survival School & learned his lessons well. He’s giving the sign of “coercion” with his left hand. These hand signs are taught in survival school to be used by POW’s as a method of posing messages back to our intelligence services who may view the photo or video. He was obviously being coerced into shaking hands with her. It’s ironic how little she knew that he would so inform us about the photo-perhaps because she’s never understood our military to begin with.
FUCK YES I DO.
I would love it
It’s never gonna happen
10,000 Americans died.
Also the genius behind the tweet above never explains why a bar would serve poisoned alcohol to it’s customers.
The heavy amount of censorship that always seems to be tossed in the direction of pro-GG doesn’t make me think that particular crowd is doing anything especially heinous, it makes me think they’re being silenced by people in ‘power’ who are terrified of what they have to say.
Lets be real- if the pro-GG was as terrible and vile and wrong as it’s being made out to be, you wouldn’t need to censor it.
But after being accused of nepotism and bribery by the people you built your career on selling a product/service to, your entire field of “journalism” (full of people who are all buddy buddy and not bashful about it)- adopts the exact same stance, pushes the exact same rhetoric and the exact same talking points regardless of how applicable they are, and engages in the exact same kind of group think and censorship of criticism… and nobody stops and thinks that’s just even a little off?
I don’t think anyone’s going to start arguing over the “critical importance” of the GamerGate thing, compared to the fucking corruption of the Government, but the reaction “gaming journalism” has had to this whole thing is almost the exact same reaction the “mainstream media” has to any political candidates who don’t play into the Red v Blue paradigm.
Here’s the thing: especially after WWII, though before that already as well, the western world woke up to the need for international co-operation. Dozens of organizations were established to structure that co-operation. But then, in yet another fountain of unintended consequences, something man is better at than just about anything else, we let those organizations loose upon the world without ever asking what happened to what they were intended for, or whether the original grounds for founding them still existed, and whether they should perhaps be abolished or put on a tight leash.
These are questions that should be asked about any large-scale organization. Be they multinational corporations, global banks, Google or indeed the United States of America. We can’t just assume these powers, which gather more power as time goes by, share and serve the purposes of the people. What if they gradually come to serve only their own purpose, and it contradicts that of the people? Should we not get that leash out?
Turns out, we never do. If someone would suggest today to break up the USA, because its present status contradicts that which the Founding Fathers had in mind (and there are plenty of arguments to be made that such contradictions exist in plain view), (s)he would not even be sent to a nuthouse, because no-one would take him/her serious enough to do so.
But wealth inequality still rises rapidly within America, and it doesn’t serve the people. So why does it happen, and why do we let it? Because the inequality that matters most is not wealth, but power. And we’ve been made to believe that we still have that power, but we don’t. Voting in elections has the same function today as singing around a Christmas tree: everyone feels a strong emotional connection, but it’s all just become one giant TV commercial.