Blockbuster Inc. Pushes Army National Guard Recruitment
Blockbuster Inc, headquartered in Texas, is now helping the US Army National Guard push poor kids into the military. Shhhh, don't tell anyone, they'll call you "un-american". Remember, Corporations + Government + Military = FASCISM...got it? Look it up in the dictionary if you need to. Ok, let's proceed.
On a recent trip to blockbuster, I discovered that they are purposefully putting Army recruitment flyers inside video boxes to tell you how great joining the military is. What they don't tell you, is that you will be on the first plane to Iraq if you sign up. They only show you pictures of military personnel with all their limbs still attached. I wonder if they used pictures like this(above) if they would have the same effect?
Looks like Bush's private army is getting pretty desperate. When the US military has to partner with Blockbuster, Inc. to get support, it reminds me of how Coke will sponsor the boys club...except at the boys club, you play basketball. The only thing you learn in the Army is how to be subservient and kill. Discipline starts at home. If your one of the lucky ones that survives(without mental trauma, DU poisoning, or lost limbs), you might pick up a trade. The only bad part is, if you decide to leave the military, you will find out that the job you are qualified for...doesn't exist(and you'll wind up working at Blockbuster). But, on the plus side, people will wave yellow ribbons "made in China" at you...that's gotta count for something.
I asked the employee if she did this and she said they come like that and said she was throwing them away. She asked that I didn't tell anyone that, because she could lose her job. I told her to leave them in my boxes if she was working, so I could throw them away myself.
However, I think I'll just replace it with my own. Oops, another Republican PR blunder that the marketing wizards didn't think of. If the company has the right to put it in my box...as a paying customer, I have the right to fill it out and put it back. Check your box next time if you want to see what I wrote, or have some fun and fill one out yourself. Replace the picture they have with one from above.
I mention they are targetting the poor, because there is some shady, I mean, "crafty" marketing in there. Do you think they're targeting the poor/unemployed with this line?
"A REGULAR PAYCHECK"
(but less then a halliburton contractor)
Now talk about some "culliones", as Italians say, they are actually targeting the young, unemployed, uneducated, and/or poor...using a video store and flyer inserts. We all know that's where our military comes from, but here we get a slap in the face with it. They don't even care to hide it anymore. They're so desperate, I wouldn't be surprised if recruiters are hanging out at big-brother/sisters or the boys/girls club. "when you turn 18 little man, become a big man, join".
Are you listening war supporters? The army needs fresh meat, put your money where your mouth is.
Some other pretty sad and desperate moves:
"[ ]YES - Get a free t-shirt and the "American Soldier" DVD just for talking to a recruiter."
(what about the video games you give out?)
"One person can make a big difference in the defense of our country and community"
(defense from what, this administration's incompetence? or maybe they mean WMD's? Nah, they mean you can be number 1,459 to die in the desert, or have we hit that number already?)
They hit you again with the FREE SWAG!
"...and don't forget to ask for your free t-shirt and the "American soldier" DVD."
(Are those made in China like the magnet ribbons?)
On the flip side:
"Now is the time to learn more about serving America in the Army National Guard"
(Now? Because we've got more wars planned, if you don't join, we'll draft you anyways)
PS.Blockbuster is hiring, no skills required...you may not be able to kill terrorists, but you can rent the movie instead(at a discount), on top of that, you probably won't lose your limbs. Better yet, rent the kill osama video game, you can always turn it off if you don't like it. Plus, it's too hot in the desert, blockbuster has air conditioning. Go pump iron at the gym if you want to puff your chest out.
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