Posted by Andrew Dilks
If you’re intent on bringing about a police state marked by an increasing level of authoritarianism while carrying out crimes against humanity in faraway lands, it’s important that you have the support of your citizens. After all, as Aldous Huxley once said, “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”
Of course, if you leave it until it’s too late the citizens might develop unsavoury traits such as questioning authority and employing critical thinking, so it’s vital that the State ideology is drilled into them while they’re young. What better way to do this than with a series of exciting toys?
As Barack Obama continues his killing spree via Predator drones in the Middle East, killing innocent children in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere even as the UN launches a major investigation into civilian deaths, American kids can get in on the action as well, with Maisto’s UAV Predator drone toy.
Chances are American kids will soon be seeing plenty of real life Predator drones flying over their back yards – the US Department of Homeland Security has been busy increasing lending of drones to local police.
When freedom-loving parents grow bored of indoctrinating their children in the nuances of imperialistic aggression abroad, what better way to introduce them to the ins and outs of domestic servility than Playmobil’s checkpoint toys. For travel closer to home there’s the police checkpoint, ideal for preparing them for the inevitable encounter with a random DUI checkpoint, where officers are likely to plant drugs in their car or taze them without provocation.