Friday, 8 May 2009

Toys for the Boys...

The Ministry of Defence has sponsored a set of "HM Armed
Forces" dolls. All are -- for now -- male and white and none
have missing limbs or bear the psychological scars of warfare.
These toys are a part of the government's drive to make war
acceptable and the army something to be emulated, as are the
resurgence of military parades and recruitment campaigns aimed
at teenagers.

The Ministry of Defence said: "These toys showcase our people
and equipment and this commercial recognition proves the high
level support for our forces among the British public."

Unless of course "our forces" are doing something the British public
opposes, such as the 68 per cent who think all British troops
should be withdrawn from Afghanistan.

Thanks to the Stop The War Coalition

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