Donald Duck, conflict simulations and the military-entertainment complex

Today, the BBC Asia-Pacific website features an article about “manga-style comics” published by the US military “to teach Japanese children about the two countries’ security alliance”.

US military propaganda (2010)

As a conscientious objector, I cannot help but find the all thing  disturbing. Especially because I’m sure the Japanese public has not yet digested this other fine example of American comics, pre-dating the US/Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security: (more…)