War Games Recruiter’s Arsenal

By Max Finger PRpress

Kuma War II sponsored by the Department of  Defense releases games to aid in recruiting new soldiers. War is big business and the Department Of Defense (DOD) wants as many recruits as possible. There is no age verification on downloading this game, therefore any child can download and play simulated killing. This is a direct example of “Cradle to Grave Marketing”.

Entertainment blurs the line between what is right and what is wrong. State sponsored assassinations are not what we want our children to learn.  Sanctioned by DOD, games like these play into the hands of the eager audience to play down the effects of war.

When we as a nation do not speak out against the actions of our government, then we are complacent in the world. One of our most important duties to our children is to protect them from the perils of war, yet we know little or nothing about how our youth are recruited for the killing machine. How desensitized do you want to be about war?

“First-person shooter” graphics have blurred the line between war and reality.  “One study found that the game had more impact on actual recruits than all other forms of Army advertising combined, …” Peter Singer, the director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution, states when interviewed by NPR.

We as a free nation should not be part of the destruction of  other countries, branding them the enemy and teaching our youth to see them as enemies or less than human.  Marketing in this way destroys the very thing we should have little or no tolerance for; killing in the name of entertainment.

 

 

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