Director Michael Bay on set at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
It is true that the military works with Hollywood to fulfill their objectives. The depth to which such military objectives reach is much deeper than most would imagine. It is my contention that films such as Transformers are being made to not only ramp up military recruitment, but also to get people's minds in tune with certain ideas. One major theme in Transformers is the interaction between humans and artificial intelligence machines. The propagation of this theme is actually part of a massive propaganda campaign. It is well known by military officials that artificial intelligence machines will be used more and more, and that they may also advance in complexity far sooner than most believe. When it comes to UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), these are being promoted explicitly by the new Air Force Recruitment campaign.
The new slogan itself is a direct reference to Hollywood fiction. In this case we can see the similarity to the film Transformers, as the Air Force plane appears to transform toward the end of the commercial. As we already know, the Air Force actually worked on the Transformers films. By tying in their recruitment ad with their Hollywood film, they appeal to all of those young minds that loved the movie. In Transformers we see U.S. military personnel working side by side with the transformer machines. The new Air Force commercial provides a promise; that by enlisting with the Air Force you can actually make that fantasy come true.
A very disturbing theme pops up in this particular commercial. One that is now seen (but not often noticed) constantly in mass media. That is the theme of a disaster/ end of the world scenario. In this commercial we see the world literally crumbling beneath everyone's feet. The poor helpless citizenry need someone to save them. The role of the protector is played by the Air Force/ armed forces. In terms of recruitment, this is highly enticing. Everyone wants to be a hero. But this ad is not only serving the purpose of military recruitment, it is propagating the actual concept of disaster/ civil unrest/ the end of the world. In this ad we see another form of predictive programming that works on everyone who happens to watch it. It is giving people a glimpse of a possible future. Through the constant presentation of disaster scenarios in films, television, and ads the mass mind is actually being lead to the belief that such scenarios are bound to happen in real life.
"It's not science fiction..."
Take a moment to think about how many films, television shows, and advertisements you have seen that depict the end of the world. Many of these pieces present the "end times" as though they are a forgone conclusion. We are all being convinced that a horrible disaster is about to strike. Our minds are actually being lead forward by fiction. This is how fiction can be literally manifested in the real world. The bizarre truth of the matter is that someone is trying to convince you that the end of the world, the rise of AI machines, and a militarized police state are your future. Do you want to live out this science fiction fantasy, or would you rather take control of your own reality?