posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 06:21 PM
a reply to: FyreByrd
So my question is would you fight back? Or would you move? And why?
This actually touches a nerve for me personally.
2004: It was already determined that the "WMD Existential Threat to the U.S." was hyped B.S. designed to fear the U.S. populace into supporting the
unprovoked voluntary U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
My sisters had talked to me on the phone in 2003 and they asked me if there was a threat posed by Iraq. I told them no, that's just a propaganda. Just
wait, as soon as the invasion starts the PR will shift to "liberating the poor repressed Iraqis".
2004, a family re-union: my sisters say "You were totally right. That's exactly what happened."
My dad on the other hand was all "On my way here I saw protestors on an overpass. I felt like getting out and protesting against them."
I didn't feel like arguing with him, just walked away, thinking "Protesters protest because things are not going the way they think they should be.
You, on the other hand, who think Iraq should be butchered are getting exactly what you want. You've got nothing to protest."
Then later, my dad's like, "I wish I was in a tank in the middle of that square blowing terrorists away".
I'd had it by then, so rather than walk away, I said, "If I lived in that town, I would do everything in my power to kill you, because you would be
the terrorist in my town."
Anyway, my dad and I had a falling out after that, I did not have anything to do with him again until he was dying and I visited him in the hospital.