posted on Jan, 25 2017 @ 03:50 PM
I was out having drinks at a friends house with him and another friend who were both football jocks in hs (this was around 2003-2004, just 5 years or
less after graduation) and not very politically aware at all, and we got to discussing the Iraq War, and I spoke out against it, because of innocent
people getting killed, like women and children. I wasnt' all that informed about it either, but I knew enough to know I was against it.
These two friends were of the mind that,
a) it's unpatriotic, nay, TREASONOUS, to Ever be against the US military "kickin ass" Anywhere in the world, for Any reason,
b) "they" killed our innocent women and children, so F them! (apparently, since the 911 hijackers were "Arabs", you can just roll the dice and pick an
arab nation at random and begin bombing the sh* out of it, and that's good old justified revenge and we should feel good about "punishing the bad
guys". Nevermind almost all of the Alleged "bad guys" were Saudi Arabian. I don't think a single one was Iraqi...
c)if you care about the lives of women and children in the MidEastern region, that's basically just the same as saying that you worship Osama Bin
Anyway, it got late, I went into a spare room and made a makeshift bed on the floor and passed out. I have no idea how much time had passed, but, I
was woken up by these two drunken maniacs bursting in the door, shouting, and kicking me while I was lying down on the floor, barely awake, and
calling me names like, I don't remember exactly but it was stuff like "terrorist!" "blah blah blah respect the Troops" etc... Of course, I never once
said anything at all, good or bad, about the goodamned motherfreakin TROOPS... All I basically said was "we shouldn't be there" and my reason was
"innocent people, like women and children being killed". It was a drunken discussion. I could have came up with better reasons.
So, they continued this beatdown for about a minute or so before leaving, feeling satisfied that they "did their duty to God, King and Country". It
was such a weak beatdown, that I just got up and shut the door and went back to sleep.