The Blogosphere Supports You

I’ve been really busy these last couple of months, so forgive me if this was covered elsewhere…

The American government runs a lot of downright creepy websites, but none – in my opinion – are as over-the-top creepy as America Supports You, the brainchild of the DOD’s Information Ministry, er, New Media Directorate. It’s unabashed propaganda, obviously, but seems at times like it’s part of a government-wide competition to come up with the most outlandish terms and expressions possible. I’d be quite happy if I never heard the word “homeland” applied to the U.S. ever again, so words fail me when I hear or read the term “homefront”. I mean, ugh! How very George Orwell meets Joseph Goebbels…

Anyway, the America Supports You party held a rally – sorry, summit – back in January. The Defense Ministry’s Kommandant Robert M. Gates’ speech at the event seemed to attract the most attention at the time. Of more interest to me, however, is a presentation given on exploiting “new media for a cyberspace presence” (6.5MB PowerPoint file that hates your computer the way Karl Rove hates voting paper trails). It’s sort of a how-to guide for the military ASY folks to spread the Word, and let the Truth be heard… online.

That’s not a bad thing, in and of itself, of course. I just wish everything these goons did wasn’t so downright creepy it sent shivers down my spine:

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General | on April 10th, 2008| Comments Off on The Blogosphere Supports You

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