Memorial Day is that embarrassing day of the year where we celebrate America’s soldiers but don’t stop for even a moment of silence for all the innocent men, women, and children we’ve killed in our “war on terror”. Ask the civilians in the Middle East and SE Asia, who have had their houses destroyed, who have buried their parents and their children, who have been fired on during their weddings or their daily prayers- ask them who the real terrorist is.
- CNN Reporter: "You were quite rude to the President"
- Medea Benjamin: "I think killing innocent people with drones is rude."
They will inevitable become morally bankrupt, spiritually inept, and wholly blind to patriotism’s true aims of domination & murder. Thereby, they will create yet another generation of the same. Jesus Christ said “blessed are the peacemakers (Matthew 5:9).
No peace was ever wrought with an automatic machine gun under direct orders from someone else who is under direct orders, etc etc. No peach was ever created by raping and murdering children"
One in five suicides per day in the United States are veterans. That’s 18 veteran suicides a day. 19,000 (mostly) female military members are RAPED or sexually assaulted every year. Over 60K veterans are homeless on the streets right now. Almost 13K of those are Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. Bankers foreclose on soldier’s homes who are serving overseas, and evict their families.
Tell me again how amurrika supporting the troops?
You know how you can support the troops? STOP THE FUCKING WARS, all half-dozen of them that the U.S. is involved in.
What is done & taught to children, they will do to society. The chain isn’t broken yet.
Someone recently posted a picture on Facebook that had an amurrika flag. The overlay text said, “IF YOU DON’T LIKE AMERICA, THEN GET OUT! SHARE IF YOU AGREE!” I see it at least once a week from any particular amurrikan on Facebook or otherwise.
Let’s talk about that. First off, America is a continent, not a country. Canada is America. The United States is America. Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, etc - all America. But let’s assume those speaking out are speaking about the United States.
Next - I would venture to bet that the Indians told the white man to get out if they didn’t like the way things were run, yet look how that turned out. A whole race of people were pillaged, raped, robbed, and murdered for their knowledge, tools, and industry, all while being labeled as the “savage” ones. Ironic, to say the least.
Actually the Indians were a very peaceful people, for the most part. They had no real forms of government (although they did have governing bodies, it wasn’t quite the same as you’d know today), they embraced community, they had no prisons or jails filled with people who had committed some minor infraction against another. (Some tribes & sects differed.) They helped travelers that passed through, they fed the ones without food, and sheltered those in the elements. They only became “savage” when others started to take their land, their homes, and their history, and shit on it oh-so-grandly. They’re still scoffed at and laughed at today as less-than.
“Status quo” is Latin, which literally means “state in which”, but in a broader sense means “the existing state or condition”. People that have changed the world chose not to accept the status quo, or their condition. Their convictions, their interests, and their beliefs prompted them to do something to change existing state of being. Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech was longer, and certain encompassed his convictions for freedom, and his stance of God over state, and anti-war. Those seven words have not only changed history, but unfortunately have been taken out of context and used for patriotic men wishing to kill others. Mr. Henry is surely rolling in his grave.
It’s cowardly and immoral to tell anyone to “get out” if they don’t like it. The land is everyone’s. The country belongs to anyone and everyone that chooses to move here and live here and etch out a life for themselves, whether they live in the swamps of Mississippi, or in a high rise in Chicago; whether up in the purple mountains, or where the wind comes sweeping down the plains. Telling someone to “like it or get out” is to say “forget everything you are, and fit in regardless of consequence”. That is deadly speech, and profits only those who blindly salute violence, ignorantly endorse force, and unapologetic cheers on murder in the name of freedom. The status quo, under any government at any time, is wholly and completely unacceptable. God save the cowards who promote conformity.
In closing, if someone disliked it that much, maybe they would move. Others, however, choose to stay, and choose to do something - anything - to change the world around them. Without change, blacks would still be slaves, women would still be unable to own property or a home - of course without government humanity might not have faced any of those struggles to being with.
Maybe one day, humanity can understand all that, and save itself from certain death. Maybe, just maybe, if you don’t like change, you should be the one leaving, as change is inevitable to happen like the wind blowing.
— (via disobey)