posted on Sep, 12 2004 @ 11:31 PM
In some ways, the information age just allows better control of hearts and minds.
"You provide the pictures, I'll provide the war." This was sent from a publisher to one of his artists in Cuba during the Spanish-American war.
The US practice of warfare is tried, true, and sticks to the same formula ever since the Indian Wars. Go in with 'good intentions' and slowly
degrade, smash, and crash until either the enemy's finished or the war becomes politically untenable.
This formula is strongly evident in foreign wars in the Philippines, was repeated in Vietnam, and is being replayed in Iraq.
Pacifists, or, just people with common sense who can't see the grand picture, that sometimes war is beneficial in its own right, always drudge up the
mistakes of the past, which are always ignored by our leaders.
The media's role in this whole affair is to prop up the government by appearing patriotic until readership and advertising completely bottom out and
the kickbacks die, too.