Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sad&Freud und der MoFo

This is crazy :

The German Defense Ministry said yesterday that an incident in which a soldier was told to imagine facing hostile blacks in the Bronx while firing a machine gun was "absolutely unacceptable."
The video shows an instructor and a soldier in camouflage uniforms in a forest. The instructor tells the soldier, "You are in the Bronx. A black van is stopping in front of you. Three African-Americans are getting out and they are insulting your mother in the worst ways... Act."

See the video here

The sad part is that this doesn't seem to be an exception in the way military and even law enforcement training takes place. The parallel between this and those throat slashing islamists screaming 'Death to Infidels' is not insiginifcant. (On which topic Phil Rees - Dining With Terrorists is a highly recommended book. )

That reminds me of one of Nietzsche's famous quotes:
"Whoever battles monsters should take care not to become a monster too, for if you stare long enough into the Abyss, the Abyss stares also into you."

Would you perceive this picture differently if the men were not in military uniforms?

So , somehow , questions about nation state seem to be floating around more than ever. (nod at corp whore...kekeke)

PS : Sam Mendes Jarhead came to mind when I saw that video. Which reminds me I have to dig out that Full Metal Jacket DVD.