I was so angry on 911, I woulda killed anything.

Full disclosure…

Once they figured out it was Bin Laden, and that he was in Afghanistan, I woulda gave them 48 hours to turn his punk ass over, and if no Bin Laden, leveled the country flat. LEVELED IT.

This is what I thought was gonna happen, but instead nothing happened for a long, long time. And then, um, we attacked Iraq.

?

Bin Laden who?

It wasn’t until ten years later and George W. Bush was gone from the Presidency that the U.S. government decided to kill Bin Laden. He was hanging out in a mansion in Pakistan, which I’m pretty sure we knew all along.

My anger at being attacked, and I was attacked, MY COUNTRY WAS ATTACKED, was very visceral. The only thing right George W. Bush ever did as a president was interpret the attacks on New York City as an act of war. Then he went off on some bullshit tangent and lost me.

Focus, motherfucker!

What the hell happened? Now we got the NSA tracking our every move, while brain-dead dipshits think having a gun equals freedom.

Looking back on it, I am surprised by my anger. I remember immediately after it happened playing Metallica’s For Whom The Bell Tolls over and over again, almost like a mantra.

Yes, I would’ve bombed everything. I would’ve demanded Bin Laden, and, if no Bin Laden, fucking bombed. Everything.

I would’ve leveled every country he was suspected of being in. Without regard for innocent life.

Am I better or worse than George W. Bush?

You tell me, but that’s how I felt about it.

I thought it was war, but it turned out to be fucking chess.

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So we should lob explosives at Assad because he used chemical weapons, right? Is that your bullshit story?

Well, look how morally superior you are! Holy shit!

Chemical weapons are BAD. If only Assad had reorganized the chemicals in such a way that they would’ve exploded, he’d be golden. I think it’s bitching how you’ve decided the appropriate way to slaughter people with chemicals. Really, I simply can’t get over how morally superior you are!

Ask the Boston bombing victims how morally superior their gashes and missing limbs feel and I’d bet they’d say “Very! Good thing those dickless wusses used chemicals appropriately to do this to us!”

You are so morally superior you have enough tact to call blowing up an innocent child with one of your drones “collateral damage”. You are indeed morally superior and completely full of shit.

Assad is a pig and so are you. You are going to lob explosives at him because you say he is not killing people correctly, the way YOU kill people.

But you aren’t going to lob them AT Assad, are you? Oh, no, you are going to lob them at the people who are brainwashed enough to work for him, using people who are brainwashed enough to work for you. You will lob them at his minions and any people who happen to be nearby—and their children. You will bring down buildings and whoever happens to be in them or walking by them or playing next to them. You will kill a bunch of people and say “There, Mr. Assad, THAT is the appropriate way to kill people with chemicals!”

The real reason you are going to do this, though, is because you need to be at war. You need it for the profit it brings to Lockheed Martin and the profit it brings to Raytheon and other such companies that manufacture your appropriate killing chemicals and pay for your political campaigns with the money. You need to be at war so you can erode the freedom of your people with shit like the Patriot Act and universal surveillance of your citizens by the NSA. You need to be at war so that your population can constantly be on-edge and off-balance. Frightened people are much easier to control, after all.

In the book 1984, Big Brother was always at war, too. I bet Mr. Orwell is turning over in his grave knowing he actually wrote a textbook rather than a work of fiction. The poor bastard.

So the next time you look in a mirror to admire how morally superior you are, remember also to go fuck yourself.

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So we should lob explosives at Assad because he used chemical weapons, right? Is that your bullshit story?

Well, look how morally superior you are! Holy shit!

Chemical weapons are BAD. If only Assad had reorganized the chemicals in such a way that they would’ve exploded, he’d be golden. I think it’s bitching how you’ve decided the appropriate way to slaughter people with chemicals. Really, I simply can’t get over how morally superior you are!

Ask the Boston bombing victims how morally superior their gashes and missing limbs feel and I’d bet they’d say “Very! Good thing those dickless wusses used chemicals appropriately to do this to us!”

You are so morally superior you have enough tact to call blowing up an innocent child with one of your drones “collateral damage”. You are indeed morally superior and completely full of shit.

Assad is a pig and so are you. You are going to lob explosives at him because you say he is not killing people correctly, the way YOU kill people.

But you aren’t going to lob them AT Assad, are you? Oh, no, you are going to lob them at the people who are brainwashed enough to work for him, using people who are brainwashed enough to work for you. You will lob them at his minions and any people who happen to be nearby—and their children. You will bring down buildings and whoever happens to be in them or walking by them or playing next to them. You will kill a bunch of people and say “There, Mr. Assad, THAT is the appropriate way to kill people with chemicals!”

The real reason you are going to do this, though, is because you need to be at war. You need it for the profit it brings to Lockheed Martin and the profit it brings to Raytheon and other such companies that manufacture your appropriate killing chemicals and pay for your political campaigns with the money. You need to be at war so you can erode the freedom of your people with shit like the Patriot Act and universal surveillance of your citizens by the NSA. You need to be at war so that your population can constantly be on-edge and off-balance. Frightened people are much easier to control, after all.

In the book 1984, Big Brother was always at war, too. I bet Mr. Orwell is turning over in his grave knowing he actually wrote a textbook rather than a work of fiction. The poor bastard.

So the next time you look in a mirror to admire how morally superior you are, remember also to go fuck yourself.

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"I don’t “support the troops” or any of those other hollow and hypocritical platitudes uttered by Republicans and frightened Democrats. Here’s what I do support: I support them coming home. I support them being treated well. I support peace, and I beg any young person reading this who’s thinking of joining the armed forces to please reconsider. Our war department has done little to show you they won’t recklessly put your young life in harm’s way for a cause that has nothing to do with what you signed up for. They will not help you once they’ve used you and spit you back into society. If you’re a woman, they will not protect you from rapists in their ranks. And because you have a conscience and you know right from wrong, you do not want yourself being used to kill civilians in other countries who never did anything to hurt us. We are currently involved in at least a half-dozen military actions around the world. Don’t become the next statistic so that General Electric can post another record profit — while paying no taxes — taxes that otherwise would be paying for the artificial leg that they’ve kept you waiting for months to receive."

— Michael Moore

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I’m so tired of soldiers being described as ‘war heroes’ or ‘heroes’

poetsblood:

War is not heroic, and I don’t respect you just because you went off to some distant land to enforce ‘democracy’ and Western ideas.

You kill for greedy capitalists, thats it.

What you say is completely true. HOWEVER, an understanding and kindness should transcend politics. These men (and some women), do you think they just decided one day “I’m going to enforce the capitalist agenda of environmental rape and exploitation?” No. By and large, they wanted to go to college. They come home, addled, with PTSD, unable to function like the rest of us. It takes drugs to make them function right. Poor souls. Whoops! It takes drugs to make me function right, too. And I never been to war! I’m sure it’s just me, all broken and shit. It couldn’t be the society I live in. It just couldn’t.

(via troubled-by-insects-deactivated)

"Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die."

— Herbert Hoover

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Soldiers before, during, and after just one year of war. Photos by Claire Felicie. It has gone on for more than a decade now with no end in sight. Next up, Iran?

Soldiers before, during, and after just one year of war. Photos by Claire Felicie. It has gone on for more than a decade now with no end in sight. Next up, Iran?

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"The government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion." —founding father John Adams, stating the obvious.source: Amnesty International

"The government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion." —founding father John Adams, stating the obvious.

source: Amnesty International

"So I march with my fellow veterans, and my body hurts with the effort."

— Matthew Mellina (killingcharlemagne), from Cadence. Go read it.

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