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Comment count is 43
Vaidency - 2012-02-06
Finally, we get to see the REAL way to run away from an explosion in slow motion.
chumbucket - 2012-02-06
Clearly the music sells it.
Anaxagoras - 2012-02-06
Oh fuck this country. Fuck it up the ass sideways with a barge pole. Fucking jingoistic militarized yahoos.
Cena_mark - 2012-02-06
Oh come on... What's wrong with loving our country and our military? Unless you hate them...

Old People - 2012-02-06
You know, this country:
Doesn't have a draft.
Doesn't do big military parades.
Hasn't used its massive nuclear arsenal since its inception, not even to break the stalemate in the Korean War or forestall defeat in Vietnam.
Keeps Russia and China at bay, and the sealanes secure.
You hate war; I do too. But I served in the Army because I believe that a good measure of the peace and tranquility the world now enjoys is due to American military primacy. Most of human history is a tedious record of war and related miseries; we live in an age when we are less likely to die by violence than at any period since the discovery of writing.
Having said all that, yeah, I agree that the movie does look like a jingoistic piece of crap.

Cena_mark - 2012-02-06
Old people gets these stars.

SolRo - 2012-02-07
Those things dropped on Japan must have been thermo nuclear hug bombs.

Keeps China and Russia at bay FROM WHAT? You twits said the same shit was the reason for Vietnam...and you lost...what demonic communist force rushed out and conquered the world? Hell, are you too dumb to notice you're sucking on Chinas' dick at this point?

If we're going to be making up shit about why the world isnt exploding in wars, I'm gonna say it's because of my magnificent giant penis. My penis is the phallus of peace!

And yeah, you fat americans are less likely to die beacuase you spend trillions on war and bomb weddings and funerals...but sucks if you're iraqi or afghani or african or south american or mexican or palastinian, etc, etc. But they're not white or american, so they aren't really human, right?

Craptabulous - 2012-02-07
My stars too, Old people. I'm very different in beliefs, and I reluctantly agree with most of your sentiment. While I don't think we should be world police, I do think that even defending ourselves with military is a form of peacebuilding and nationbuilding. Unfortunately we've been having to fight these wars on other peoples lands, for other people, and their interests. I respectfully say that I'm glad there are some people like you in the military.

TeenerTot - 2012-02-07
I too worship the Alpha-Omega. Now if you'll excuse me, I must reveal my innermost self unto my god.

Anaxagoras - 2012-02-07
Yes, this country:
Has used its nuclear arsenal. (as SolRo pointed out)
Consistently fetishizes military service and servicemen
Starts more wars (many of them unecessary) than you can shake a stick at
Easily falls back onto xenophobic and jingoistic rhetoric (See: The McCarthy years, the War on Terror, the ridiculous Domino theory)

I'm not particularly anti-soldier or even anti-war. But the strain of thought represented in this commercial is alive and well, especially among right-wingers. And it's sick.... not because all fighting is bad, but because it fails to acknowledge that fighting is a terrible, terrible option that always harms people. (both our people and foreign people who are, yes, people too.) This line of thought stokes our deep-rooted love of war & violence, often while cloaking it under a nauseating rhetorical veneer of FREEDOM.

In conclusion, fuck this country and the yahoos that support the unbridled militarization that this commercial represents.

Thank you, and please try the veal on your way out.

Old People - 2012-02-07
That's why I qualified the nukes statement with "since its inception".
As for the "fetishizing" of our military personnel, it's only skin deep. I don't know anyone who can name a single winner of the Medal of Honor. In a truly militarized state like Iran, that'd be the sort of thing kids would memorize in school.
SolRo, you continue to amaze.

SolRo - 2012-02-07
Because americans are too stupid to learn even basic history, much less remember specific medal recipients.

Plus, americans like to live in this dream-like state where their soldiers are immortal mythical beings rather than people that die, or come back crippled and mentally damaged. Just look at the rampant shitstorm of denial that comes up whenever the statistics of homeless veterans or post-deployment suicides come up.

And honestly that's the way your government likes it, because if you remembered them beyond 1 day a year you might stop liking send them to wars or spending trillions on to build the worlds biggest military cock to wave around.

America going pacifist is probably the thing that scares the pentagon more than china, russia, n korea and iran combined.

13.5 - 2012-02-06
I guess defacto domestic psyops constitutes "active duty"
WHO WANTS DESSERT - 2012-02-06
This was literally born as an in-house recruitment film, then the distributor went back and shot some scenes with actors as the "bad guys" and sold it as a real film.
Kid Fenris - 2012-02-06
I'm a little surprised it wasn't born as some now-absent pro wrestler's attempt at breaking into movies.

Hammer Falls - 2012-02-07
Quite right. I got to see this whole movie at a convention. They trotted out the director (who said that it was supposed to initially be a recruitment video) and a guy they claimed was a former SEAL, If you break the movie into half hour increments, you'd have a crappy mini-series. Seriously, the movie progresses on each half-hour mark.

takewithfood - 2012-02-06
"Militainment" is a frighteningly appropriate tag.
The Mothership - 2012-02-06
for real.

freedoom - 2012-02-06
I thought active duty seals didn't show their faces/names on tv to protect their families
SolRo - 2012-02-06
Not if you're a recruiter or desk worker apperently

StanleyPain - 2012-02-06

Cena_mark - 2012-02-06
Just another day for me.

SolRo - 2012-02-06
playing Call of Warfare Duty 6 while wasting taxpayer money?

Oscar Wildcat - 2012-02-06
He's just livin' the capitalist dream, dude. Don't be a hater.

Cena_mark - 2012-02-06
I'm not talking about playing videogames. I'm talking about laying down the law, shooting the bad guys, saving the world.

SolRo - 2012-02-07
...checking fishing permits, counting floatation vests, repressing homosexual urges, fantasizing about being a real man.

jimmicampkin - 2012-02-07
This conversation deserves some stars

Adham Nu'man - 2012-02-06
Jet Bin Fever - 2012-02-06
twinkieafternoon - 2012-02-06
I was working at a bar during the Super Bowl. The guy I was working with, every time the commercial came on, kept looking right at me (eye contact and everything) and saying that he could NOT wait to see this movie, and how great it would be. I would smile and nod and be polite, but he'd stay looking at me, saying how great it would be.

I didn't know how to tell him I'm not interested in story-less snuff films for military fetishists.
Cena_mark - 2012-02-06
Don't worry, Hollywood is constantly putting out chick flicks and musicals for you.

Craptabulous - 2012-02-07
Maybe he wants to see it with you or something. Why would someone be that weird?

Caminante Nocturno - 2012-02-06
Actual acts of valor not included in film.
WHO WANTS DESSERT - 2012-02-06
Coming in 2013: The Triumph of the Freedom
sosage - 2012-02-06
2014: Liberty of Morality

Vaidency - 2012-02-06
2015: Tits of Free Market Enterprise

Senator_Unger - 2012-02-07
2016: The Revenge of Ayn Rand

Craptabulous - 2012-02-07
When did Eminem turn into a patriotic, red blooded, super american? Last I remember hearing on the news was that he was scaring soccer mom's with his (questionably) lewd behavior and (questionably) edgy rap songs that made Burgeous Haymaker's son Mikey kick their dog off the couch and spray paint some kind of symbol on the school's mascot statue?
TeenerTot - 2012-02-07
FABIO - 2012-02-07
God dammit, Cena Mark has completed mitosis and now there are 3 of him here.
Senator_Unger - 2012-02-07
This is all Baleen's fault. WHY WON'T HE COME TO SAVE US FROM HIM?!?

Snakeweapon - 2012-02-07

MC Scared of Bees - 2012-02-10
Fuck the clip, these stars are all for the comments here.
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