This is how insidious systemic propaganda operates. Hiding its hideous face behind the visage of angels.
US soldiers in Afghanistan: conditioned by propaganda, precious few figure out the true motives for which they are fighting.
Using people who, in their misguided but honest support for what they regard as noble causes, end up serving the goals of a monstrous system devoid of any true morality. In this context, the capitalist media, the grand ideological whore of the system, is happy to constantly sing the praises of the troops, men and women who, as heroes, according to the media, are out there exposing their lives to “keep us safe and free.” But we must ask: who are these “us”? America’s military adventures and crimes are certainly NOT keeping me or my fellow Americans safe. So who are the soldiers protecting? “Us” or “them”—the plutocracy? It all depends on who is the real “us” in this seemingly innocent and practically never challenged assertion.
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