The Rutherford Institute :: Merchants of Death: America’s Toxic Cult of Violence Turns Deadly

February 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This is how you sell war to a populace that may have grown weary of endless wars: sanitize the war coverage of anything graphic or discomfiting (present a clean war), gloss over the actual numbers of soldiers and civilians killed (human cost), cast the business of killing humans in a more abstract, palatable fashion (such as a hunt), demonize one’s opponents, and make the weapons of war a source of wonder and delight.

“This obsession with weapons of war has a name: technofetishism,” explains Stahl. “Weapons appear to take on a magical aura. They become centerpieces in a cult of worship.”

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: Merchants of Death: America’s Toxic Cult of Violence Turns Deadly

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