US Army Comercials




 
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Boots
 
April 20th, 2004  
Spyfly
 

Topic: US Army Comercials


I haven't seen that many us army comercials but the ones i have seen make me laugh. They show how great it is to be in the army. all those happy people with guns. I understand that it might be fun to play with guns and many people like to do some hard muscle work, but why don't they ever show the war? I guess that wouldn't encourage people to join but i would like to see a comercial once with all the suffering that is done by the war. Think of that: You see granades flying and you hear the shots. Than you see pieces of body just flying around or people that just got their neck shot and blood all over.
April 20th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I believe you know the answer to your question. So what is your point?
April 20th, 2004  
Spyfly
 

Topic: us army comercials


I guess my point is that if they show the fun about being in the army they should show the bad stuff as well, i mean some people might take it seriously and sign up thinking that it will be just fun and they will get money for it. People shouldn't be brainwashed like this. I guess it would be best to just take the comercial off the tv afterall everybody knows that army exists and they are always willing to train new troops.
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Boots
April 20th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
These commercials are NOT "brainwashing" (unless you have an excedingly weak mind, and then anything is brainwashing). They are RECRUITING ads to get people to go to the recruiting office and find out more about the military, it is not like a soda commercial, where you can just walk into a store, say "hey I done seen this on the TV" and get one, there is a rather lengthy process to actually getting into the Army or any of her sister services.
The purpose of the commercials is to create interest in the Army/Marines/Navy/Air Force (have yet to see a Coastie commercial), which may then be followed up by the prospective recruit. And believe me, nobody is going to hide the fact that you may indeed die from you, one of the first documents you fill out is your life insurance form. If someone is not intelligent enough to realize the risks of being in the service, chances are they are not intelligent enough to be let into the service in the first place.
April 20th, 2004  
Spyfly
 

Topic: us army comercials


My point is that those comercials should show people the dangerous part of the army. They never mention anything about life risking. I think that the "weak minded" ones are in the army as well, you just have to pass few tests, i have never taken any of those but i assume that your iq level doesen't need to be very high to join the army (I am thinking about the lowest rank here). I know that it takes time to get into the army but it's just about passing a few tests. If you are willing i would like to hear how hard are the tests (i mean the ones for your mental help) or perhaps just give me a link were i can get an idea about it.
April 20th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I really do not understand why you think there should be a full discussion of everything that goes on in the military in a 30 second TV spot, I have, I believe, sufficiently explained the purpose of these commercials, which is definitely NOT to provide the viewer with all of the information neccesary to make a decision about joining the military (an impossible task given the time restraints). There is at the end of each of these commercials a plug of that service's website and instructions "to find out more," not "to get on down here and put pen to paper."

And there are very few "weak minded" individuals who are capable of making it through training, I am not saying that every servicemember is a genius, but none of them are so unintelligent as to not realize the risks involved in their jobs, and if perhaps one was that naive, they would be well-informed of their mistaken concept of the military by their DSs, DIs, TIs, and whatever the Navy has .

I also do not understand what "tests" you are referring to, do you mean training in general, or just paper tests?
April 20th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Re: us army comercials


Quote:
Originally Posted by Spyfly
My point is that those comercials should show people the dangerous part of the army.
I think people can see that everyday on CNN, BBC, NBC, ABC, CDE, FGH, AAA, KKK etc. etc... every day...
Those ads shows people that there are other sides to the military as well..
It can actually be real fun sometimes too. BIG GUNS, and stuff that goes BOOOM, Muhahahaha!
But I can agree that some of the ads can be a tiny bit too glorifying....
April 20th, 2004  
panzer
 
 
But it is a business they are trying to fill slots, and no one wants to show the bad stuff never.
April 21st, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
Its called cardstacking. Show all of the good and none of the bad the army has to offer. Besides would u join anything if it has faults?
April 21st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkmb101
Its called cardstacking.
No it ain't.
I'm not seeing where the difficulty in seeing this as a pure and simple recruiting technique (as opposed to a trick) is coming from.