Tuesday, June 19, 2007

There Were No Prophylactic Stations When I Served

Redwood Lounge
Originally uploaded by bridgeportseasoning.

I wished I could find this old Army Training film on YouTube or Joost. But I'll have to settle for watching it at the Smoking Gun.

The film, "Easy to Get", is a twenty minute film on venereal disease prevention for soldiers. It gets pretty graphic at times, like the close-up of the man with syphilis who "washed his rod with whiskey."

It's also racist as hell. All the men who catch VD in this video are black. The moral of the film is that all women are filthy and diseased on the inside, and all black men like to sleep with them. This training film is probably the "Birth of a Nation" of Army training films.

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