Sunday, January 22, 2006

CIA: Homepage For Kids


In commerce to hook future consumers, you start educating children to your product. Only in America, the clandestine arm of government has a page for children from Kindergarden to 5th grade.

Your kids are invited to visit the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia with Ginger, which is short for Virginia. Children can play the code breaking game called Cold Warriors. Decipher words as Berlin Wall, courage and George Bush.

Learn about the CIA canine corps, with characters Dallas, Tiwoz, Gerro, Whisper, Maggie, Zoltan, Nikky or Orry, and the twins Harry (named after Truman)and Aerial, and their minature cameras.

Conspicuous by their absence was; The Valerie Plame Blame Game, The Overthrow A Government for United Fruit Game, or Assasin's Target Game.

See: DIRELAND, Open Democracy and CIA's Homepage for Kids. RENEGADE EYE

20 comments:

Tina said...

Holy MI-5... as if brainwashing our lil ones isn't bad enough, we have this worst case scenario to consider: Some disgruntled brat who despises being disciplined considers reporting their parents to Big Brother... *voila*... here's the directions.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Get 'em young.

What's happening over at NOFTA? It's been invaded by asshats.

Unsane said...

Woah advertorial arms of government. What next? Military ads on TV?

Jae said...

This is some sick shit.

San Nakji said...

I have to be honest and say if I were a kid I would love that kind of stuff! But, I can see where you are coming from...

Fahd Mirza said...

I think if I were a kid, I would just tried and stole a document or too.

DesertPeace said...

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Pete's Blog said...

The CIA must have a very bloated budget if they can spend money on this racket.

I can imagine the CIA has a Directorate for Preschool Propaganda presided over by a General Intelligence Officer (Nanny) Grade 1.

Pete

Scottage said...

Great Blog, Renegade, and great post. Very big brother-ish, isn't it? Watch out for your kids, they're spying for the government. Anyway, great blog again, I'll be reading it often.

--Scottage

Chairman eDog said...

Damn that was a dissapointment! I was kinda hoping for a Kim Possible tie-in, or maybe a covert-ops type of video game. I mean, don't get me wrong, I think a CIA website for kids is a far better use of CIA resources then, say, gathering intelligence on al Qaeda. I just wish it was a little more fun.

roman said...

I really don't see the problem. The CIA is vilified daily as some dastardly and evil group by the MSM to such an extent that the term itself brings to mind only negative responses from average people. This program is just the way any organization would try to improve their image.
Take the large oil companies for example. They spend tons of money on advertising for the express intent of promoting themselves as being "green on the environment". In fact, they are anything but. These types of well funded promotions are so common in the mega-corporate culture that it has become somewhat ubiquitous. The CIA should have the same rights to promote themselves as any other institution or organization.

Renegade Eye said...

It is not an issue, the CIA's right to have such a website. It's a taste matter.

Sangroncito said...

Start the brain washing early....sad, sad, sad.

Chairman eDog said...

Very good point, Roman. Britain's MI6 enjoys far more popularity due to it's association with James Bond. His counterpart in the CIA, Felix, was never more than a supporting player. Britain also wasn't involved in Vietnam, so their spies didn't become a proxy for proto-fascism.

Really, anyone who doubts the pervasiveness of leftism in popular culture and media need only look at the fact that so many corporations that ultimately serve the common good are vilified--and, even better, see which corporations and governmen t agencies get a pass. Take Wal Mart. In spite of the fact that Wal Mart provides thousands of products at prices that poorer families can afford, they're considered evil incarnate because it's a big box store owned by Americans. Ikea, on the other hand, is also an ugly, big box store that sells cheap and flimsy shit, yet those same leftist who rage against Wal Mart would beg Ikea to tear down 500 acres of virgin forests to have a store in their town. Ikea gets a pass because it caters to yuppies and hipsters, and because it's not an American chain.

Another good example: the NSA vs. the IRS. The left is able to vilify the former for minor invasions of privacy involving the monitoring of international communications between al Qaeda and their american contacts. You'd think, by the left's reaction to it, that this is some great new leap towards totalitarianism in America, while actually the government has been doing this sort of thing since colonial times. What is far more recent, and far more intrusive for every american is the work of the IRS. They keep track of where you live, what you do for a living, how much money you make, how and when you spend it, how your business is run, even how churches and charities operate. Yet, tell the left that we'd be better off with a national sales tax instead and you see the lefties shit themselves instantly and start whailing about fairness and those evil rich.

It's not about good and evil, it's about envy and hatred.

Renegade Eye said...

I'm beginning to believe, that the right argues a point politically, they use the same tactic, my ex-wife used to argue with me. It was using "gotcha" points. The argument was like this; not only did you do this, you did this, this, and this as well.

The CIA got its image, from its activities from Guatamala to Valerie Plame. The contempt was earned. The CIA has traditionally not been run by conservatives, rather liberals.

My brain is exploding, having to deal with; Ikea, Walmart, IRS, NSA etc etc.

beatroot said...

Maybe the CIA could throw kids' parties and organize special games. They could play a special version of Treasure Hunt, where the children have to run around and find hidden WMD.

The first kid to find some wins a life time's employment in the CIA. If the kids don't find any then they all win... a life time's employment in the CIA. It's a win-win type of game.

Renegade Eye said...

Again beatroot comes through.

Chairman eDog said...

I'm beginning to believe, that the right argues a point politically, they use the same tactic, my ex-wife used to argue with me. It was using "gotcha" points.

Everyone uses "gotcha" tactics. And everyone tries to point out his opponent's hypocrisy whenever he can. Gotcha! And don't forget what happens after gotcha: clubbing over the head, and then skinning alive.

latour said...

I wouldn't say the MI6 is perfect either, they did participate in the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadeq in order to keep control of their colonial interests. But dam, I can't wait to play "Lets sell weapons to the Iranians and use the money to support a proxy army trying to overthrow the soverign democratically elected government of Nicaragua." Too bad Oliver North has the high score...

This looks like a job for Super Marx!

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