Although I do not quite feel like making the explicit kind of statement that Whiskeyfire and The Beast did today I can certainly see their point. Perhaps it is just the fact that I was one of those kids forty-seven years ago, who was convinced that I was going to protect our great country (which was not yet referred to as our Homeland, at least not outside of a small group of fascists here and there) from the red menace. Just as they are now convinced that they are protecting the Homeland from the Muslim menace today. Some of us got educated, most didn't.
Now I know that no American service person has died since 1945 to protect our precious freedoms. Hell I'd go so far as to say that no American service person has died to protect any body's freedoms in that period of time. In fact just the opposite; they have died to prevent those freedoms from being gained or exercised by the swarthy brown masses. And of course it seems that what we fight for and against overseas eventually we accept as good and right right here at Home[land].
So we fight a perpetual war as Gore Vidal calls it and what our Perpetual War is is a perpetual colonial war. Not it turns out a colonial war for the greater glory of our Homeland and for the riches for the state that those wars always promise, but a colonial war for various corporations many of which (I'm looking at you B.P.) are not even American corporations and the riches that those wars deliver to the power elite that rule us all.
|Ok, so we've been doing it for quite a while.|