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The FBI Just Released a Video Game to Propagandize Children — It’s Both Orwellian and Terrible


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is expanding its counter-terrorism efforts by launching a propaganda site for children, complete with a comically primitive video game that no kid would want to play.

The stated purpose of the FBI’s new program, called “Don’t Be A Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremism,” is to “keep young people…from embracing violent extremist ideologies in the first place.”

While it is laudable to discourage young people from engaging in violence, the campaign reeks of hypocrisy. As Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, the U.S. government is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.

That’s why it’s hard to tell to who we should be thinking of when reading the FBI’s website.

“More and more, violent extremists are trying to radicalize and recruit our nation’s youth, especially through the Internet and social media.

This website…uses a series of interactive materials to educate teens on the destructive nature of violent extremism and to encourage them to think critically about its messages and goals.

The site emphasizes that by blindly accepting radical ideologies, teens are essentially becoming the “puppets” of violent extremists who simply want them to carry out their destructive mission—which often includes targeting or killing innocent people.”

These characterizations are certainly true of groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram, but they could also describe elected officials who whip the citizenry into supporting wars of aggression such as Vietnam and Iraq.

Radicalizing and recruiting youth into the “us vs. them” mindset, blindly accepting ideologies such as “pre-emptive war,” and accepting that the killing of innocent people is necessary for the cause, are all goals of puppet masters to recruit soldiers for military aggression.

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Those are strategies of our own violent extremists such as Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama and all the other politicians who spouted lies and propaganda to gain acceptance and to prevent critical thinking about their messages and goals.

The free video game on the FBI website, called “The Slippery Slope to Violent Extremism,” involves a running goat that you maneuver with the left/right arrow keys to avoid hitting blocks. If you hit a block (which represents a violent extremist) too many times then you lose the game.

Upon losing, you’ll see a screen saying:


Our group is under attack.

The enemy is responsible for this injustice.

We must defend our traditions.

The use of violence is the only way to defend our beliefs.

Our violent actions will result in a better future.”

These catechisms could summarize the propaganda of U.S. politicians and MSM cheerleaders who revel in the false notion of American exceptionalism and the wicked might of the military-industrial complex.

They could be a summary of the Statement of Principles laid out by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a think tank run by well-known war mongers that had long advocated for the invasion of Iraq and any country that stood in the way of American hegemony.

PNAC was active in the 1990s, finally achieving their goal of invading and occupying Iraq as part of an overarching strategy to gain military control of the region and geostrategic positioning. The founders of this disreputable group included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol and others who worship at the altar of big government and military might.

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Yes, let’s discourage kids from engaging in all forms of violent extremism, from foreign terrorist groups to the war-mongering of our own politicians.

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  • Maria Suarez

    Go home America, you’re drunk.

  • Corey Mondello

    I can’t play the ham on my iPad 🙁


  • Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. – Vince Lombardi

  • The US educational system is a propaganda machine. If you send your kids to public school it’s already too late.

  • Another idea stolen from North Korea LOL. Because your kids need more freedom?

  • Haha. Anyone actually go to the site?

    “Why Do People Become Violent Extremists?
    No single reason explains why people become violent extremists, but it often happens when someone is trying to fill a deep personal need. For example, a person may feel alone or lack meaning and purpose in life. Those who are emotionally upset after a stressful event also may be vulnerable to recruitment. Some people also become violent extremists because they disagree with government policy, hate certain types of people, don’t feel valued or appreciated by society, or think they have limited chances to succeed.”

    • Or they become violent extremists when you blow the hell out of their country based on lies and then they want to do the same favor back at yah , yes sir violent extremists !!

    • Yea that or cuz the asshole Americans blew up the hospital down the block with remote control airplanes

  • Hopefully it’ll stop a few people from being cops, congressman, and senators

  • Would you like to know more?

  • You really think that’s anything new?

  • Who is paying for the program and why?

  • If they want the youth of America not to fall for this extremism then maybe they should stand down the ausalt that there waging on the American public ..from the cops the prosecutors and judges with ridiculous jail times for deals that your not going away for ten years because you spit on the side walk ..but don’t worry.. They will cut you a deal for.3 years probation and 2500 dollars in fines and cost.. But don’t forget those drug test there extorting from you and sticking you in jail for months because you have weed in your system Laywer fees on and on…to the beating And killing of humans and are animals.. Those kids watch the news.. Those kids listesten to there families and friends talk about how the local state and fed system is treating and torcheriing and killing .. Mybe you the government.. especially the D.O.J.. Should set the example to are children how to leave each other alone..stop taking advantage of the poor and middle class..this would Give the parents time to teach there kids morals and common since..

  • Weird i was just watching “My Bloody Valentine” last night

  • Oh, Call of Duty?

  • as long as it teaches about Christian extremism and not just anti-Islam it’s fine by me.

  • …Hmmm. Call of Duty or Running Goat?

  • To defend the traditions of the nation-state is to uphold a violent, bloody and murderous tradition.

  • My guess is that a high school drop-out stoner would design the perfect gaming response. Maybe something called “2016, The New American Revolution: I Have Seen The Enemy, And He Is US”. (Note that it is “US”, not “Us”.)

  • I fixed it for you, you are welcome fbi.

  • I mean isnt that what regular video games are lets be real here

  • “trying”??? where the fuck are you living? Peru?

  • Please watch and monitor the “games” your children are playing!

  • Don’t forget Jeb Bush on the PNAC list!


  • Yes discourage children from violence… unless they want to become cops!

  • Alex Chalmers

  • I read the website, nothing that bad, it seems they’re genuinely worried about people joining cults.

  • got that right thought it was just ohio that did that.

  • What’s the game called plz anyone? Thanks????

  • They would not be so easily corrupted, if they didn’t witness an American society that’s full of hate, greed, racism and corruption.

  • This aint new theyve been pumping lies into himanity for thousands of years

  • Interestingly enough, it is the American Puppet Masters teaching the lesson.

  • Fernesque Golan

    America’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. The country with the biggest terrorist organization, the country that trains killers to travel thousands of miles to kill people they do not know is preaching (brainwashing) to the most vulnerable minds.

    In yet another hypocritical move, Obama is going to visit Cuba here he stated he was going the lecture the Cuban government on “human rights.” This from the winner of a “peace prize” who approves of drone strikes on innocent civilians. You can’t make this stuff up.

  • so lame-_-

  • The onll violent extremists I see out there are THE COPS.

  • This is the biggest double double I’ve ever read. So much so my comment doesn’t even fucking make sense.

  • …………..this means anyone with a badge………….