'Stars and Stripes" covers Bring Troops Home Now protest

Tom O'Lincoln suarsos at alphalink.com.au
Mon Aug 18 02:10:26 MDT 2003

>>The ads for the Army don't talk about killing<<

No they don't. But it has been interesting to watch the latest ads on
Australian TV. Until very recently it was "join the army to learn a trade,
and while you're at it they'll make a man of you". Now they are running
portrayals of combat situations -- idealised ones with groovy colour
effects. The message is basically that if you join the military, you'll be
a cool hero like on TV. So clearly this is more combat related.

But it's not "join the army and be a genocidal robot", far from it. And
even this is very very recent.

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