I mean, think about it. If you are reading this you’re probably already aware that the mass media’s job is not to tell you what is happening in the world. The mass media’s job is to tell you that the country that is invading sovereign nations and dropping bombs on civilians are the good guys, while selling you Mountain Dew.
Actually, they do this while selling us guns, not just Mountain Dew. The exact same companies that profit from war also profit from the sale of tens of millions of guns and approximately 12 billion rounds of ammunition to Americans every year. Go figure they would have no problem normalizing violence.
In that sense, the military is also a form of advertisement on top of being a customer. Not only do they get to sell the military armaments at an outrageous markup borne of corrupt deals inked in the offices of our elected officials, but they get to use the posturing of heroism pushed by the armed forces as a gigantic advertising campaign for their products, to sell them to civilians as well.