Date Written: 26/11/2012
Year Published: 2012
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22455
The author explains why the introduction of military messages and advertisements in the everyday lives of the public is troubling and harmful to society.
When militarism is squeezed into the small cultural spaces of everyday life, we are subtly reminded, again and again, that war and violence and soldiering are normal. We are thus being taught that war and violence and soldiering are not political matters subject to contention or debate. The message is that war and violence and soldiering are normal parts of who we are and what we do as a people, and anyone who questions this is beyond the pale - unpatriotic, a traitor.