1. (Military) military spirit; pursuit of military ideals
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) domination by the military in the formulation of policies, ideals, etc., esp on a political level
- (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of maintaining a strong military organization in aggressive preparedness for war
Militarism is defined as:
the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests.
Alternative definitions include “aggressiveness that involves the threat of using military force”, the “glorification of the ideals of a professional military class” and the “predominance of the armed forces in the administration or policy of the state” (see also: stratocracy and military junta).
Militarism has been a significant element of the imperialist or expansionist ideologies of several nations throughout history. Prominent examples include the Ancient Assyrian Empire, the Greek city state of Sparta, the Roman Empire, the Aztec nation, the Kingdom of Prussia, the British Empire, the Empire of Japan, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (which would later become part of the Soviet Union), the Italian Colonial Empire during the reign of Benito Mussolini, Nazi Germany and American Imperialism.”
VIDEO – American Terrorism: http://youtu.be/m17IcQ8zWtk
February 2013 – Militaristic America Eulogizes Murdered Professional Killer Chris Kyle:
CBS NEWS – Chris Kyle Memorial: Thousands attend memorial for ex-Navy SEAL at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas
(AP) ARLINGTON, Texas – “Surrounded by her husband’s military friends, one who offered a glove to wipe away her tears, Taya Kyle stood in front of the flag-draped coffin, her voice trembling as she described to a crowd of thousands what ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle meant to his family, friends and country.”
“Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle (April 8, 1974 – February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills (out of 255 claimed kills), although these statistics have not been released by the Pentagon.”
February 2013 – BlogTalk Radio – Revolt of the Plebs – The Culture of Violence: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tutradionetwork/2013/02/20/revolt-of-the-plebs-broadcast-feb-19-2013
“KILLOLOGY, (n): The scholarly study of the destructive act, just as sexology is the scholarly study of the procreative act. In particular, killology focuses on the reactions of healthy people in killing circumstances (such as police and military in combat) and the factors that enable and restrain killing in these situations. This field of study was pioneered by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, in his Pulitzer-nominated book, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society.”
See: “On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society” – http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Psychological-Cost-Learning-Society/dp/0316040932
February 2013 – “Die Hard” is the #1 movie at the box office on Valentine’s Day
“…the film’s car chase, which director John Moore estimates cost about $11 million… destroyed 132 cars and injured 518.” See: http://www.usatoday.com/story/driveon/2013/02/18/bruce-willis-die-hard-mrap/1928445/
And people wonder why our society is violent? Every city in the US glorifies war and violence. Hollywood glorifies war and violence. Video games glorify war and violence.
This film: “Die Hard” uses the MRAP, which is MADE IN THE USA by the peoples who live in Chambersburg, PA.
Chambersburg is like most cities across America: the best and only good jobs are found at the nearest military base, and there is always one located nearby, on purpose, and which, in Chambersburg, is: Letterkenny Army Depot.
When I was working and living in Chambersburg, I worked for a private countertop manufacturer which was located next to Letterkenny Army Depot.
Not long after the US invaded Iraq, I worked next to the building at Letterkenny where the returning unarmored shot-up HUMVEES from Iraq and Afghanistan would be patched-up and up-armored. They came in on flat rail cars, and were parked on a siding right behind the building I worked in, still having the blood of our dead and wounded soldiers on and inside what was left of them.
Most of the peoples in Chambersburg are good peoples, but they glorify the unjust wars and the so-called “hometown heros” who have been murdering innocent peoples overseas, which makes them not such good peoples after all… does it not?
It makes them murderous, propagandized, unthinking zombies.
The local high school in Chambersburg invites the US military onto its campus for recruiting purposes, and has the military bring military vehicles, like the MRAP, onto its campus for special event, which encourages the “boys and their toys” male dominated attitude the military has and appeals to and uses this to exploit teenage males who like to play with such toys, and wish to translate their video game killing skills into real life. These recruiting drives also exploit the nature drive and desire male teens have to defend their homes and families and to prove themselves as men, which they believe becoming a warrior will do.
Teens throughout America play point-and-shoot video games, which prepare them to enlist to kill “the enemy” and when they enlist and go overseas to kill “the ragheads” in Afghanistan and Iraq all the peoples of Chambersburg will salute them when they return, especially when they return in a box, to be buried.
The peoples of this small, militaristic microcosm of militaristic America salute the 9/11 propaganda memorial in Chambersburg, which is located in front of the chapel at Letterkenny Army Depot. Every minister in town blessed and parroted the propagandistic lies when it was dedicated, as they do the never-ending wars.
The local newspaper, the so-called Public Opinion, does the same and is nothing but a low budget propaganda rag employing two-bit hacks and shills who parrot the government-media lies, and block peoples, like me, from posting to their Facebooks page who tell them the truth and ask them to do the same.
USAWC STRATEGY RESEARCH PROJECT: “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM – AN UNJUST WAR” by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph McInnis United States Army; Colonel James A. Helis Project Advisor – U.S. Army War College CARLISLE BARRACKS, PENNSYLVANIA – http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA424250
Americans love death, and more death they will get, if they don’t repent of their evil ways, and I’m talking about our US troops being the evil-doers and the bad guys, who are wrongly made out to be heroes, for invading nations and killing innocent people in their own homes who never did anything to harm the US, including, especially, 9/11.
“I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe “the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews,” down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood…” ~ Joel Stein. See: http://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/19/opinion/oe-stein19
Why do the Jews who run Hollywood make this evil filth and pump it into the veins of US peoples, especially kids? See: http://youtu.be/n4EfufBl1cU
When the US Government uses violence to solve its problems it teaches others to do the same.
“As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they asked, and rightly so, “What about Vietnam?” They asked if our own nation wasn’t using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
VIDEO – MLK: A Radical Revolution of Values – http://youtu.be/hQFE1wgx714
VIDEO – 3rd Bn 1st Marines – Fallujah 2004 music by Seether – http://youtu.be/vGWlW8uAa8k
“For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness. No one enters suit justly; no one goes to law honestly; they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies, they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity. They hatch adders’ eggs; they weave the spider’s web; he who eats their eggs dies,and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched. Their webs will not serve as clothing; men will not cover themselves with what they make. Their works are works of iniquity, and deeds of violence are in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways. The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths; they have made their roads crooked; no one who treads on them knows peace.” ~ Isaiah 59:3-8
“But you have eyes and heart only for your dishonest gain, for shedding innocent blood, and for practicing oppression and violence.” ~ Jeremiah 22:17
“But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.” ~ Ezekiel 33:6
“If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.” ~ Ezekiel 33:8
“And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, ‘Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent.’” ~ Acts 18:6
“Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you, for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.” ~ Acts 20:26-27
VIDEO – Joshua Casteel: “To Love One’s Enemies” – http://youtu.be/rM98TuV-RB0
“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.” ~ Jaques Ellul
“Hate, hunger, and pride make better levers of propaganda than do love or impartiality.” ~ Jaques Ellul
“Propaganda is a set of methods employed by an organized group that wants to bring about the active or passive participation in its actions of a mass of individuals, psychologically unified through psychological manipulations and incorporated in an organization.” ~ Jaques Ellul
“The most favorable moment to seize a man and influence him is when he is alone in the mass. It is at this point that propaganda can be most effective.” ~ Jaques Ellul
“Propaganda tries to surround man by all possible routes in the realm of feelings as well as ideas, by playing on his will or on his needs, through his conscious and his unconscious, assailing him in both his private and his public life. It furnishes him with a complete system for explaining the world, and provides immediate incentives to action. We are here in the presence of an organized myth that tries to take hold of the entire person. Through the myth it creates, propaganda imposes a complete range of intuitive knowledge, susceptible of only one interpretation, unique and one-sided, and precluding any divergence. This myth becomes so powerful that it invades every arena of consciousness, leaving no faculty or motivation intact. It stimulates in the individual a feeling of exclusiveness, and produces a biased attitude.” ~ Jaques Ellul
“In the midst of increasing mechanization and technological organization, propaganda is simply the means used to prevent these things from being felt as too oppressive and to persuade man to submit with good grace. When man will be fully adapted to this technological society, when he will end by obeying with enthusiasm, convinced of the excellence of what he is forced to do, the constraint of the organization will no longer be felt by him; the truth is, it will no longer be a constraint, and the police will have nothing to do. The civic and technological good will and the enthusiasm for the right social myths — both created by propaganda — will finally have solved the problem of man.” ~ Jaques Ellul
“Propaganda must be total. The propagandist must utilize all of the technical means at his disposal — the press, radio, TV, movies, posters, meetings, door-to-door canvassing. Modern propaganda must utilize all of these media. There is no propaganda as long as one makes use, in sporadic fashion and at random, of a newspaper article here, a poster or a radio program there, organizes a few meetings and lectures, writes a few slogans on walls: that is not propaganda.” ~ Jaques Ellul
See: “The Technological Society” – http://www.amazon.com/Technological-Society-Jacques-Ellul/dp/0394703901
See: “Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes” – http://www.amazon.com/Propaganda-Formation-Attitudes-Jacques-Ellul/dp/0394718747
See: “Excerpted from Jacques Ellul. Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes” -http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar/propaganda.htm
The Vilification of Enemy Leadership in WWII: http://www.psywarrior.com/AxisLeadersMonsters.html
VIDEO – Faces of the Enemy: http://youtu.be/JDq2Ja3DlGg
Faces of the Enemy: http://www.zengermedia.com/pdf/CAT100_Guide.pdf
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” ~ Matthew 7:13-14