In case you haven’t seen, The Ralph Retort found a video that was made by Jonathan McIntosh in which he implies some pretty awful things about our brave men and women in uniform.
Check the video out for yourself:
Mr. McIntosh describes the work as: “A Political Remix Video critical of the US army’s TV recruiting campaign. Think of it as a bit of Identity Correction. This remix video is a critical satirical transformative work and constitutes a “fair-use” in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.”
It is interesting that Mr. McIntosh uses US law to justify his free speech rights, seeing as how he recently engaged in victim blaming of the dead Charlie Hebdo writers and cartoonists:
Why does any of this matter? Well, Mr. McIntosh has a long history of saying some very offensive things. For example, look at how aggrieved Mr. McIntosh was when Osama bin Laden died and how unconcerned he was when Christopher Hitchens died:
What kind of terrible human being feels more grief at the death of Osama bin Laden than a man like Christopher Hitchens, who spent his whole life fighting totalitarianism and Orwellian garbage?
Jonathan McIntosh, that’s who. No one would care about what this terrible human being thinks aside from the fact that he and Ms. Sarkeesian have brainwashed people into obeying their radical feminist orders. (And for profit. The two of them are living pretty well, considering what little they’ve done for society.)
As reported by Breitbart and others, processor giant Intel teamed with Mr. McIntosh and Ms. Sarkeesian to create a $300 million diversity initiative. An initiative that seems somewhat unnecessary, considering that women and minorities already have the right to go into the tech field and already do so.
It is curious as to why Intel would partner with someone like Mr. McIntosh. Let’s take a look at the rhetorical intent of his video. It’s a pretty standard concept; he took the audio of an Army recruitment commercial and juxtaposed images that change the original meaning of the work.
Let’s go in-depth and see what Mr. McIntosh thinks of our military:
VOICEOVER: Ever wondered what it’s really like to be a soldier? Put yourself in the picture with this free video.
Mr. McIntosh seems to be saying that if you’re “in the picture” of the Army, you’ll be setting people on fire.
VOICEOVER: You’ll see over 200 great jobs in the Army. And over 180 in the Army Reserve.
Hmm…so Mr. McIntosh thinks you’ll be stacking the bodies of the people you’ve dispatched. Including those of children:
And more people you’ve set on fire:
Let’s keep going, unless you’re already vomiting at how terrible Mr. McIntosh is:
VOICEOVER: You’ll also see what skills you’ll learn, how you can earn money for college
In addition to rolling down a hill, Mr. McIntosh thinks you’ll earn money for college by working at McDonald’s? I’m not really sure where he’s going with this one. Mr. McIntosh isn’t the world’s clearest rhetorician.
VOICEOVER: even what soldiers do in their free time.
He thinks that our brave soldiers, our men and women in uniform, are stupid jackasses who chase birds around the park in their underwear. Classy, JM. Classy.
VOICEOVER: Put yourself in the picture
That’s right, a repeat of the claim that our members of the military, those who defend the right Mr. McIntosh has to say such terrible things, implies that Army soldiers spend their days turning people into corpses.
VOICEOVER: and see what it’s really like to become an Army of One.
Again, he’s saying that our soldiers are buffoons who wear heart-studded boxers and who really enjoyed killing the children and adults they just killed.
You’re as disgusted as I am, right?
Let’s not be too mad at Intel just yet. They have been under a lot of pressure to do the bidding of inequality feminists. Intel CLAIMS to care about the military a great deal. Look at the awards they’ve won:
I don’t know…maybe Intel would like to hear what you think about their new business partner Jonathan McIntosh.
Rob Polston manages Intel’s Veteran Recruiting Program:
Maybe you send Mr. Polston a polite e-mail in which you alert him with regard to his company’s new partner.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has seemingly been working closely with Mr. McIntosh; why not tweet him or send him a letter to demonstrate you’re not very happy that Intel is such a big fan of someone who says such terrible things about our military?
Here’s Intel’s corporate address:
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1549
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