Capitalist Propaganda: “Tokyo Woes”

Posted on June 12, 2009 7:00 am

From 1945, one of a very-little-known series produced for the Navy featuring Mr. Hook, “Tokyo Woes”:


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Lessons to take from this:

Part of fighting a war is mocking, belittling, and dehumanizing your enemy. Then you kill him. Assuming, of course, your goal is victory.

Someone who spreads enemy propaganda to Americans during a time of war is not a friend, even if they mix in peppy dance music with their lies.

Purchasing government debt (i.e. War Bonds) is ok if the money will be spent on killing people who threaten to destroy our nation.

Cash, fancy clothes and a spiffy new car are GOOD things to have, and not something to be cursed as the vices of a greedy, materialistic society.

Oh, and pretty girls have curves.

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9 Responses to “Capitalist Propaganda: “Tokyo Woes””

  1. Corona says:

    Heh, this toon has Bob Clampett written all over it, never seen it before. I liked it when the dude was accidentally given boobs. And it’s comforting to know those animators spent their pay on booze, the track and loose women.

  2. Plentyobailouts says:

    Wow Corona, your right they accidentally gave him boobs, just like the idiots that voted in Nov. of 2008.

  3. Jimmy says:

    That part with Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny) cracked me up. Thanks Harvey.

  4. IH8Socialist says:

    I liked it when they gave the guy boobs. That was just too funny.

  5. Stevend says:

    Tokyo Rose was kept behind the “honorable asbestos”

    hehehehehe

  6. DesertElephant says:

    Mocking the enemy mercilessly is the cornerstone of our patriotic duty. When engaged in a conflict that requires the enemy assume room temperature, it’s very important to think of them as targets of opportunity and not people. And, given our current enemy and the haste with which they murder their own children, they really aren’t human anyway.

    Man, I was born 45 years too late.

  7. Darrencardinal says:

    Was that Jessica Rabbit there at the end?

    Great toon.

  8. Autumn People » Blog Archive » Cartoon Propoganda, the good old days links:

    […] Capitalist Propoganda: this post has a good roundup of what we learn from this cartoon. Part of fighting a war is mocking, belittling, and dehumanizing your enemy. Then you kill him. Assuming, of course, your goal is victory. […]

  9. Anthony C. says:

    Lmao-caricatures aside..that’s f***ing great…as if he wasn’t wild enough, this seems to be Bob Clampett completely set free…I love the animation on the “Tokyo Rose”

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