New ‘Call Of Duty’ Encourages Support For The White Helmets

by | Jun 6, 2019 | Propaganda, Psychological, World at War, World News | 0 comments

The official trailer for the latest Call of Duty was released a few days ago, and it features the Syria narrative management operation known as the White Helmets depicted in heroic roles. Characters wearing the organization’s signature headgear are seen clearing rubble in part of the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

To give you an idea how popular the CoD franchise is, as of this writing the official Youtube version of the trailer has 27 million views.

To be clear, the characters in the game are most certainly intended to resemble the White Helmets of Syria, and their presence there is most certainly intended to increase support for and interest in that group. How do I know? Its game writer has explicitly said so.

“Kurosaki says he wants ‘Call of Duty’ to be spoken of as on par with the best war films, and he hopes ‘Modern Warfare’ will inspire fans to check out the harrowing and eye-opening documentaries ‘The White Helmets’ or ‘Last Man in Aleppo,” the LA Times reports.

The White Helmets are what legendary journalist John Pilger describes as “a complete propaganda construct“, an operation designed by former British army officer and private military contractor James Le Mesurier to manipulate the narrative about what’s going on in Syria. This excellent half-hour mini-documentary by James Corbett clearly outlines the way the operation is used to create footage implicating the Assad government in the slaughter of civilians via chemical weapons attacks and other camera-friendly war crimes, the mountain of evidence of their ties to literal terrorist organizations in Syria, and the western funding and media manipulations that have been pouring into elevating the outfit.

It’s a brilliant invention, really. Have a purportedly neutral group filming on the ground in “rebel”-held areas (where the White Helmets exclusively operate), and you can ensure an endless supply of footage which can be used to paint a longtime western target for regime change as a barbarian who needs to be ousted. And indeed, the extremist jihadist factions which overran Syria with the backingof the US and its allies nearly succeeded in toppling Assad prior to Russia’s intervention, and we may be certain that the agenda to control who rules over the geostrategically crucial region remains as intact as ever.

The pro-White Helmets propaganda is not Call of Duty‘s first foray into US military narrative management. As noted by journalist Max Blumenthal in April, an earlier CoD game depicted the assassination of the leader of Venezuela and, bizarrely, attacking Venezuela’s hydroelectric dam and energy grid with the goal of causing power outages like the ones the nation has been struggling with. Citing public information, Blumenthal documents how such games have been “developed with substantial input from America’s military intelligence apparatus”, as well as the CoD designer’s involvement with the Pentagon and the NATO narrative management firm the Atlantic Council.

People playing these games, mostly impressionable young men, are manipulated into desiring to accomplish the goals that are laid out for them in order to win, all of which involve killing and many of which happen to align with preexisting US military agendas. They are desensitized to mass military violence, trained to support and identify with US military campaigns, and taught that being a member of the military might just be a fun and noble way to spend one’s future.

Propaganda in video games doesn’t get the kind of pushback you see against propaganda in news media and movies, largely because the content in the games is generally only viewed individually by those who are engrossed in playing them. It’s this whole closed-off world that is manipulating minds with very little scrutiny compared to other forms of media, which is troubling, because the video game industry is so vast that for many years its earnings have eclipsed those of the movie and music industries combined.

This needs more attention. The sane, healthy response to learning that one’s government and its allies were arming and training terrorist groups in Syria would have been screaming, earth-shaking rage for months, accompanied by a demand for an unequivocal apology, immediate repair of all damage done, and war crimes tribunals for everyone who was involved. Instead, the news passed by with barely a whisper, and now when you see Syria mentioned it’s generally to condemn its president for fighting back against that unforgivably depraved act of regime change interventionism. This has been happening because people have been propagandized. Nothing will change until we find a way to help human minds unplug from the narrative control matrix and awaken to what’s really going on.

Article by Caitlin Johnstone and originally published here

Ceribalius

Ceribalius

Ceribalius is a pseudonym used by one of our writers, he/she is a digtial nomad and dedicated fighter of freedom and liberty. If there is something that needs saying which no one else is, he/she is the one to do it.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CDC Latest Data Puts Covid-19 Fatality Rate at 0.4%

If ever there was a reason to end this pandemic fiasco, now is it. While studies[1] have been pointing towards a fatality rate of under 0.5%...

Scientists Warn Virus Cases Disappearing to Fast For Meaningful Vaccine Studies

Scientists working at the Oxford based Jenner institute in the UK are racing against the clock to try to create a coronavirus Vaccine before...

Netanyahu Faces Corruption Charges at the Jerusalem Court

Benjamin Netanyahu is the first Israeli leader to face trial. He is being accused of fraud, corruption and bribery. He denies all accusations...

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Had 20% Serious Injury Rate in High Dosage Group

The World initially fell to their knee's in relief as the first press release on Moderna's Covid-19 Vaccine clinical trials was released...

UK Scientists ’50 days on, 30 Days Off’ Lockdown Until 2022 Might be the Only Way Forward

If you were wondering whether the Science coming out of the UK could get anymore ridiculous, then the answer is yes, it certainly can! A...

Coronavirus – Confused? You Are Supposed to Be!

A vaccine could be with us in just a few months, but a vaccine will probably take 18 months to two years before it comes available. The current...

‘Deaths of Despair’ Pandemic Could Match Severity of Coronavirus Pandemic

As the current wave of Coronavirus infections begins to ease, or at least the highly manipulated statistics being published begin to subside; a...

Spanish Official Apologizes For Trying to Disinfect Beach With Bleach

So you have a virus that dies in sunlight, dies in water, dies even quicker in salt water and doesn't like temperatures above 16 degrees. So of...

Coronavirus – Social Distancing or Social Conditioning?

With the pandemics numbers beginning to head down the other side of the peak, many countries are now beginning to reopen their schools. France...

Tracing Apps and 5G – A Match Made in Heaven (Hell?)

5G has gained a lot of attention during this coronavirus pandemic, mainly because of what is described by the corporate mainstream news as the...

Featured Networks

LBRY

Brave Browser

Featured Networks

LBRY

Brave Browser

Stay Connected and Subscribe

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and research material direct to your email. You can opt out at any time.

Thank you for subscribing!

Pin It on Pinterest