Sunday, July 29, 2007

Boing Boing: U.S. Military Shouldn't Recruit

Apparently, Boing Boing believes that U.S. Army recruiting efforts are "bad." To quote:

The US Army has developed a stand-up arcade version of its video-game "America's Army" and it will seed it in arcades around the country. This is straight out of a science fiction novel, but what would be even more skiffy is if they were to put these in arcades outside of the US. I'm surprised they're charging to play these games -- the natural thing would be to make these the only free games in the arcade, so the poorest and most desperate kids would dominate them, absorbing messages about signing up for Der Surge.

And of course, there's the obligatory German to bring a Nazi feel to the piece ("Der Surge"?).

The Left honestly does believe, I think, that the only threat in the world is the US government, and if only they had their way, there wouldn't even be a need for military recruiting. It's a bit nauseating, honestly.

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