by Scott Creighton
Break up – Sign up – Drown Men – Get Raped
That’s empowerment folks
Katy Perry is a Marine? No. Katy Perry is a multimillionaire tool of the establishment who sold her likeness to the Military Industrial Complex to help them recruit young women into the service of the Marine Corp.
The last time a real millionaire signed up for service after 9/11, his own brothers in arms shot him in the back and his own chain of command tried to cover-up his murder. Remember Pat Tillman? You should.
Over at Cryptogon you can see Katy Perry’s highly insulting pro-military propaganda video. In it she gets in a fight with her boyfriend and decides to join the military so she can whack men… I guess that is the point since towards the end it shows her attempting to drown some guy who looks a lot like the actor playing her boyfriend.
This video is offensive on so many levels I don’t know where to start. Let’s take it one insulting PR pitch at a time….
The whole thing appears to have been filmed at a Marine boot-camp. It includes shots of all the other hand-picked “Marines” being used as props for the video. One truely rancid scene has Katy dancing around under an American flag as the other “Marines” stand around waving it up and down. Marines as props and the flag as a prop. Looks like they got nothing better to teach young recruits.
I guess the selling point is supposed to be empowering women. Get cheated on by your boyfriend? Well, just join the Marines and you can go kill some other guys who have nothing to do with your boyfriend except for the fact that they have the same kind of sexual organs.
That’s “empowerment” I suppose.
Perhaps Katy should have looked up the stats on the unprecedented rise in rape and sexual harassment taking place in the Armed Services these days.
Maybe Katy should have looked up the stories about rape victims being demeaned by their commanding officers or being called “crazy” so they don’t report the incidents. That’s apparently how the military has decided to deal with the bad press caused by the huge rise in rapes and sexual assaults.
The data shows that the military’s handling of sexual assaults is getting worse, much worse. Charges, courts-martial and convictions plummeted, but there is absolutely no indication that sex crimes decreased.
“But while the report is extremely troubling, of even greater concern is the Pentagon’s determined effort to confuse and misinform the public about its own findings.” Huffington Post
Yes, Katy is part of the Pentagon’s effort to “confuse and misinform the public”. That’s clear enough. But this video is so offensive on so many different levels it’s hard to pinpoint one that stands out as the worst. But you can.
The suggestion that young people should join the military as a knee-jerk reaction to a personal emotional crisis is morally reprehensible. If I am not mistaken, recruiters used to probe for situations like this in their initial interviews with potential recruits and when they felt an emotional trigger was behind the recruits decision to sign up, they tended to steer them away for a bit til they could better process it.
Going for this kind of base appeal to young people is pathetic especially considering the fact that the military is engaged in no real wars right now but rather elongated occupational quagmires in places like Afghanistan. Why the huge push to get young people to sign up for the military? Why the Kony 2012 propaganda and all the Transformers movies?
Katy recently followed up her propaganda campaign by giving a concert at Annapolis the other day. Of course, true to form, she gave some midshipman a kiss which of course the video of which has gone viral.
Watching a multimillionaire parade around our military equipment pretending to be empowered by shooting an AR-15 is quite comical actually. I wonder how much of our bloated military budget that video shoot cost the taxpayers to have Katy Perry tell emotionally distraught teenagers the way to get back at their boyfriends is to join the Marines so they can kill generic men in some foreign country when they aren’t being raped by their fellow soldiers?
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