Updated: April 27, 2010, added a link to a related story
Thanks to Emily Spence for sending this to DS. Please send this http://wp.me/p5qmX-kfh (short link) to anyone you know who may be considering joining the military. Thank you.
By Bill Willers
20 April, 2010
In 1983, the National Film Board of Canada produced a 57-minute film, “Anybody’s Son Will Do”. Arguably the best anti-war film ever made, and tailored for public television, it scared the hell out of the U.S. military machine, which has done its best to “disappear” it. For years it has been nearly impossible to find a copy, but some kind soul has posted it on YouTube where it can be seen in six segments.
As for “Anyone’s Son Will Do”, DVDs of it should be in every junior high and high school in the country. Parent-teacher associations should have screenings. With any luck, it might get us headed toward a day when a common sight will be bumper stickers “Support Our Peace Makers”.
Anybody’s Son Will Do (1 of 6)
Seven part documentary on war produced in 1983.
Same video all in one video:
War – Part 2: Anybody’s Son Will Do
RonRbc on Aug 28, 2012
The award-winning second episode of Gwynne Dyer’s 1983 series “War,” which focuses on the process by which civilians become soldiers, and the implications of this process for culture and civilization. For educational use only.
Why soldiers get a kick out of killing
By John Horgan
April 23, 2010
Do some soldiers enjoy killing? If so, why? This question is thrust upon us by the recently released video of U.S. Apache helicopter pilots shooting a Reuters cameraman and his driver in Baghdad in 2007. Mistaking the camera of the Reuters reporter for a weapon, the pilots machine-gunned the reporter and driver and other nearby people.