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Harper continues to ignore, demean and disrespect soldiers while once again sending them into one of his neo-conservative “wars,” which is good for a PM heading into an election, needing to solidifying his base that loves him to kill the evildoers.
But his long-term plan to militarize Canadian culture [Winnipeg Jets logo, honouring military at professional sports, etc.] has stepped up to another level with this WWII photo on the newest toonie.
Fascism glorifies war. Soft fascism makes it look like it’s perfectly natural.
Think critically about the steady creep of militarism and what it does to our culture.
via ‘Wait for Me, Daddy’ photo has dual meaning: Bernard | Globalnews.ca.
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Just another part of the media barrage conditioning us to subscribe to the fairy tale version of war.