Welcome to the offices of Economic and Manpower Analyses here at our historic and sprawling West Point Academy campus! My name is Mindy! It is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to a loving father of three (and a champion of the sanctioned use of armed force in pursuit of policy objectives). Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the project director of our newest recruitment strategy; our mission to staff future combat systems through current technologies. Without any further ado, I give to you Colonel Casey Wardynski!

(warm applause)

Thank you! Let me begin with some sentimental appeals to our national myths; assorted clichés coined by the state; the ideological shorthand meant to sweep your private doubts [away] of this virtual training course. This portal; this Trojan Horse that you living idiots paid for and actually rolled into your own kids’ rooms.

(stunned silence)

Oops, did I just say that out loud? Oh, well, it’s not like it’s something new. It’s just the logical extension of the decades of bilge water that you’ve let us pump into your homes. The pink noise that hums away in the background while you run the gauntlet we force on you everyday. The billowing candy floss that helps to soften the blow. Deep down you’ve always known that your children already belong to us, so why don’t you cut the outraged parent routine, shut your mouth and get back in your seat. Your children already belong to us. What are you? You will pass on. And they won’t know a fucking thing but this 'community,' this real life Ender’s Game. Forget what you think you know.

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America’s Army™ (Die Jugend Marschiert) song meanings
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    General CommentThis band is, hands-down, the greatest band to ever emerge from the underground punk scene! So, as follows, here is what I believe the entire song to be:

    I agree with everyone who said it's about "America's Army", created by the US Military to get kids involved with a video game depicting the 'glory' of war. However, under the surface, this is anything but true!

    Colonel Casey Wardynski is the director of the U.S. Army’s OEMA (Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis) at the United States Military Academy. He was the project originator/coordinator/founder. He basically created this war machine/tool that is now being used to hook/line/sinker the future generation of children into loving war and sticking it in their heads that in real life, they will get to do exactly what they are doing in the game. Exploiting children early gains them their confidence in the future. If the military can be cool enough to make us this game they must rock!

    Moving right along through the song, after COL. dick-head is introduced, he surprises the audience by outrageous, Freudian slips. At first, he announces everything in a manner that is pleasing, like all political propaganda, to hear. However, towards the end of the mainstream speech part, he slips and lets everyone know that they've actually help support the war agenda by being so stupid they couldn't see this game for what it really was: a trojan horse to allow the US Military to enter their children's lives. And not only that, the people actually paid for their stupidity outright.

    Pink is a soft, non-threatening color, so naturally they've chosen it as their prime directive for "background-noise", because on the surface, it's soothing, but underneath it's another trojan horse.

    So now, everyone is outraged, but it's too fucking late, so the COL. tells them all to, basically, shut the fuck up and just sit back down, because soon they'll all be dead and their children will belong to him. And in the end, the children will only know the glorious propaganda-influenced military community, rather than their relationship to nature and the power of human liberty.

    zmodemon August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the shit, I always thought this game was fucking crazy for parents to let their kids play.
    indigion April 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHa, this song is also challenging all war games that glorify and brainwash kids and young adults.
    redpatcheron June 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe songs meaning aside counterstrike doesnt really glorify war in an apparent way to me other then trivialising it

    so if people take things to that level then surely any video game depicting violence is gloryfying it
    AnRKon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbut take grand theft auto for example, the game that gets the most shit from the media, politicians etc. GTA mocks gang warfare, police bruitality, drug dealing, the arms trade, war and all forms of violence if you take the time to pay attention to the storyline behind it (which is funny as fuck by the way)

    AA is shite though and propagandhi have a very good point
    AnRKon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentinteresting to note that its trying to get me to to join the british army at the bottom of the screen...
    AnRKon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is important to note the song "Die Jugend Marschiert" at the start of the song and understand what the song actually talks about. It's lyrics are pretty damn disturbing, and the song makes a point of equating the ideology of national and ideological superiority of the neo cons' economic imperialism and the NSDAP's chauvinistic foreign policy.

    "Die Jugend marschiert mit frohem Gesang
    bei Sonnenschein und Regen;
    die Jugend marschiert mit sieghaftem Drang
    dem großen Ziel entgegen.
    Wir stürmen die Welt, geh'n fest unser'n Schritt
    wer jung ist der fügt sich freilich mit,
    die Jugend marschiert, kein Pfad ist zu steil,
    dem Siege entgegen zu eil'n.
    Sieg Heil!"

    which with a bit of quick translation work roughly means

    "The Youth are marching with cheerful song in the sun and rain.
    The Youth are marching with victorious purpose towards the big objective.
    We'll take over World, going steady in our steps
    Whoever is young gives themselves up [to Hitler Youth] freely
    The Youth are marching, no path is too steep
    to slow down the way to victory.
    Sieg, as they say, Heil"
    billsheppardon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment“When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”

    Adolf Hitler
    StratoStreakon October 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAbout Ameri(kkk)a's Army, a video game which glories the Army, and the recent Army recruiting campain.
    Damn, I love this band.
    And I'm getting a U.S. Army add at the top of the screen, ironcally.
    tykavon November 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpretty good lyric
    Xremoon January 20, 2009   Link

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