Military-Grade Propaganda

Mateo R
Jun 20, 2020

John Gretton “Jocko” Willink, Jr. looks like a jock, if a jock joined the Navy Seals, fought in Iraq, and still couldn’t figure out his role in the military’s billion dollar propaganda machine. Below you’ll see ten tweets where I quote a Jocko (“JW”) interview with Tim Ferriss and explain exactly where JW fails. Read from left to right, and give the page a few extra seconds to fully display the photos.


I’ll end with a cautionary quote from Vietnam veteran Paul Coates: “When you’re in the military, the only thing coming at you is military information. It’s just like being in America: You are totally brainwashed. Everything around me supported the war in Vietnam, so I bought into it.”

And so it goes.



Mateo R

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