WARNING THIS CONTAINS THINGS YOU DON’T WANNA HEAR BUT FUCKIT IMMA SAY THEM ANYWAY.
So as many may have already read on the internets some guy shot up Ft. Hood killed some people. I have some commentary on the situation:
Major Malik Nadal Hasan (the shooter) was about too be deployed overseas for some stupid war for some stupid presidents, generals and corporations who couldn’t give one shit about the troops. From what it looked like he like many soldiers were extremely troubled by this and wanted out. According to news articles, in the past he had spoken out against the war and he was hoping like many people that Jesus aka Barack Obama was going to pull the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now I am not saying his shooting was right because it wasn’t he should have gone after the generals and the war mongers not the regular soldier. But more too the point it was up too the generals and war mongers to end the war and the killings. Instead they go on…
Obama called the shooting and I quote “a horrific outburst of violence” . Now you have too wonder is the war against Iraq and Afghanistan not a horrific outburst of violence and even worse it is for profit or does the fact it is for profit and power make it OK? When the military is slaughtering civilians in the middle east trumpets are heard but when someone is going after the military it is time to attack their actions while you are doing the same thing just magnified and killing way more civilians. Plus when you add on all the other horrific outbursts of violence the U.S. Government commits on a daily basis right here in America it is really fucking sad that this is the big news story and not people being thrown out of their homes or being thrown into prison or like Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah getting shot by the FBI (and they also brought a dog and as one commentator said “it was like Abu Grahib”) for being Muslim. We could also mention the past like Oscar Grant or Cornelius Maurice Warren or Sean Bell or Ronald Hughes or Deonte Rawlings (too name a few, all of them happen to be people of color) all unarmed all shot by POLICE in the US. Deonte who was 14 was shot by two off duty cops who thought the kid had stolen a toy minibike. The actual stolen minibike was found 16 miles away with no fingerprints of Deonte on it and no gun was found on Deonte nor any traces of him having a gun like Officers James Haskel and Anthony Clay claimed he had when they shot him in the back. They were some how found not guilty even with the overwhelming evidence showing they killed an innocent kid , just like all the other shootings the cops do.
You would think Mr. Hope and Change would hopefully change something but NO, cops are still murders the wars are still going on the corporations are still getting bailed out and the news is not about how many innocent people that the U.S. government has killed but about one soldier, who was worried and pissed off about the war that Obama said he would end, who finally flipped and killed 12 people and wounded 31 while the U.S. Military has killed between 92,489 and 1,003,000 (using the lowest estimate I saw too the highest) in Iraq and looking back too when the U.S. government dropped Atomic bombs on entire cities (Hiroshima and Nagasaki which had lasting effects) about 200,000 had died. Now again I am not supporting the shooting at Ft. Hood and I want to make that extremely clear but when you compare it too what the government has done and is doing it doesn’t even pale in comparison.
So in essence I am not happy that people died (it sucks big time) but the wars and violence the government commits on a daily basis is millions of times worse and yet nobody really gives a shit. I give a shit and I hope you will too. Now obviously I cannot give you ways in which too stop the war or put a hamper on it because they would not be wholly legal. However you are smart enough (hopefully) to go out and explore your possibilities.
If you are looking for a decent above ground more legal demonstration, the Port Militarization Resistance are the way too go because the right wing hates ’em and some people in the anti war bowel movement also hate them meaning they cannot be all bad when the right wingers and liberal whinos hate your actions
One last point if you see a soldier who wants help befriend them (don’t patronize them or be a jackass) and help them out. You can give them this site and number (877) 447-4487 (GI rights hotline) Or in any case if you see someone who wants or needs help try and help them don’t just ignore them till they go off and kill people. It’s the same shit from Cho Seung Hu at VA Tech everyone ignored him till he shot some people then they all said “oh I never talked to him he had problems” and then condemned his actions when they refused to see why he did what he did and refused to help him out or at least try and befriend him.
Eat yer veggies and smash the state,