Originally posted by Nihilarian
We are being raped, our livelihoods are being stolen and our children's futures are being robbed. That said, until we no longer have organized
sports, cable television, alcohol, cigarettes and coffee we will never be motivated as a people to do something about it. The fact is we are
pathetic, apathetic cowards who wont stick out necks out for fear of losing our simple comforts passed on to us by the slave owners. If anyone feels
they can argue this I'd love to hear it.
You sound like a friend of mine, you must be a friend of mine.
No arguments here. But, if I can add to your comment I would simply add the people who don't live in "comfort." The less fortunate. What they fear
is not losing what they have because trust me I have known some and they do some risky things to get what little they have. Instead what they fear is
their slave drivers whip and rifle.
A budddy of mine attempted to grow dreads two summers ago. He enjoyed time with mary jane (if you know what I mean
), got along with most people, and
was a generally happy kid. But, he didnt have money to afford school, his mom was going thru a second divorce, he had a hard time holding a job, and
was finding it difficult to afford living (which could be a whole nother rant which I wont get into. Just ask yourselves this who the **** invented
affording life????? BLOWS MY MIND). So he did what most 21 year old guys do when they are feeling like they don't have many choices: he joined the
I saw him after 6 months of basic and then more specialized training and everything seemed "normal." We out with a few friends to the bar and by the
end of the night we were all pretty smashed having a good time like old times. Then my buddy asks me to step outside for a smoke and so I figured I
would take the time to ask him how it was going on a real level because as I told you earlier he was a real chill kid before who talked about real
issues and had not been into war. Well I guess he had been waiting to talk about because the flood gates opened. He began to rant off a some # that
bugged me out. I would go into detail, but again we were drunk and some of the things he was saying I couldn't tell if it was him talking or not. But
one thing he mentioned which really bugged me was that he can't get killing off of his mind. He said he felt the NEED to kill. He said he wanted to
kill his family and friends because we were here enjoying the fruits of his labor. While he was about to do a tour in afghanistan.
Whats the point of this story? Its to point out a specific event in which only 6 months of "training" will completly change a person. And more
deeply this war is not just a physical one but its a war of our minds.
Without our minds we are just cannon fodder, making no decisions for ourselves. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PEOPLE TO FREE THE PEOPLE FROM THE
TYRANNY OF THOSE WHO SEEK CONTROL THE PEOPLE. If the people do not stand up and take resposibilty of where this ship has taken us then consider
yourselves just as lost as Jack Sparrow at the Worlds End.
Do you understand? DO YOU?