by Scott Creighton
“Two Star Wars Stormtroopers and R2-D2 made a special appearance with White House spokesman Josh Earnest to promote the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the briefing room following President Obama’s year-end news conference on Friday.” The Star Online
I wonder how long it will be before White House press conferences feature Ronald McDonald or “Flo” from Progressive insurance.
The day Star Wars opened in theaters across the globe, the White House decided to grace their press conference with a few Imperial Stormtroopers and R2-D2 in a disgusting attempt at cross-promotion (defined as “the cooperative marketing by two or more companies of one another’s products”)
Disney wants to sell tickets to their new product and the White House wants to look hip, relevant and up with the times I suppose. Put a human face on the fascist product they’ve been pumping out over the past couple of years.
Over at Antimedia, they took the time to point out the irony involved in this display.
Josh Earnest, White House spokesperson tasked with appearing with these rent-a-clowns, said that Disney had been gracious enough to come to the White House and hold a screening of their new movie for the Gold Star families. That’s people who have lost loved ones in our imperial wars of aggression since 9/11.
That statement in itself just blows my mind. They brought a bunch of Stormtroopers over to spend time with families of fallen soldiers? Why not just get some losers to dress up in SS uniforms or as the Tonton Macoute? Jesus Christ. Talk about adding insult to injury.
But you see, it doesn’t matter to these guys. All they care about is using the Gold Star families, one last time, this time in service of one of the real constituents of the Obama administration, Disney.
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”
― Benito Mussolini
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