David Swanson, War Is A Crime
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(August 13, 2012) If you sat through the two-hour debut of NBC's "Stars Earn Stripes" on Monday, you heard the promotion for next week's show: "They barely survived the first week!" And you thought to yourself: "Uh, no, that was me."
What intolerable filth! In this "reality" show, "celebrities" we've mostly never heard of are paired off with current or former members of the U.S. military to "play" at "missions reminiscent of counterinsurgencies that have taken place all over the world." It's war for fun. This sport has all the excitement of golf, but without the same level of danger. Nobody "barely survived." Nobody killed anybody. Nobody's suffering moral anguish from what they've seen and done. Nobody's lost any limbs. And nobody's a suicide risk, with the possible exception of the producer.
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