Dave Anthony, a former writer and director of the video game "Call of Duty," recently advocated placing U.S. soldiers in schools and brainwashing Americans to accept the militarization whether they like it or not.
During an event entitled "The Future of Unknown Conflict" hosted by the Atlantic Council, Anthony said, “Imagine the concept of something like a ‘school marshal.' Now these guys are U.S. soldiers who are in plainclothes, whose job and part of their responsibility is to protect schools.”
According to BusinessWeek.com, Anthony had a solution for any objection by the American public (video below).
“The public won’t like it, they’ll think it’s a police state,” added Anthony. “All of these are solvable problems. When we have a new product that has elements that we’re not sure how people will respond to, what do we do as a corporation?
"We market it, and we market it as much as we can, so that whether people like it or not, we do all the things we can to essentially brainwash people into liking it before it actually comes out,” claimed Anthony.
He then went on to compare real life to video games.
“I look at the U.S. military and government, ironically, as having some of the very same problems as what the 'Call of Duty' franchise has,” stated Anthony. “We are both on top of our game. We are both the best in the world at what we do. We both have enemies who are trying to take us down at any possible opportunity, but the difference is, we know how to react to that.”
According to the BBC, Abu Sumayyah Al-Britani, a British member of the terrorist group ISIS said that terrorism in Iraq and Syria was "better than that game 'Call of Duty.'" Al-Britani reportedly made the remark back in June.
ForeignPolicy.com notes that Anthony has never served in the military himself, but consulted with a member of SEAL Team 6 and Oliver North, the infamous planner of the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s, to create "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," which made $1 billion in its first 15 days of release in 2012.