Tuesday, April 06, 2004
A few things were odd. One, why are they bombarding the sci-fi channel with commercials? And why are the damn things looking like bad video game graphics? The reserves commercial, if you haven't scene it, highlights a number of characters of different races and genders and none of them are holding a gun. Most are "learning a skill", which is their new tagline. Now I know most people realize there is no replay after you get your head blown off by an Iraqi. I also know that most see right though these "cool" graphics, but cripes; even the military website highlights a kazillion 1st person shooters. Is there something to the whole theory of people being desensitized through video games concept? the Army's video game also targeted the youngsters to show them how cool it would be to actually be able to hunt people down and kill them.
Then I come across this article on new evidence on the US supported the coup in Brazil in '64 to get rid of a democratically elected president. Nice. Aristide is going the way of Noriega now that he wants to "sue" the US for kidnapping him and Chavez, another populist president, is scared stiff. Too much going on in Iraq to worry about Latin America though.