"I love this country and I'm willing to defend it!"
Yep. That's the average line from the fully-programmable American soldier (available at a third-world city near you, especially if you have lots of
stuff we want). But what I want to do here is break it down...let's have a look at it. Don't worry, this is a brief rant. ...On second thought, the
whole thing irks me so much, I'm gonna go full-out tirade on the redundant idiocy that is our military, and possibly our national pride. On to the
"I love this country."
Sweet. Which part? The inflation, the lack of proper representation, the bypass procedure that allows bills to fly like superman over the heads of
every American it concerns, the lobbying that forces politicians to cater to corporations instead of the people they serve, the educational boards
that spend more time figuring out ways to graduate students on time than they do adjusting the curriculum to accommodate the fact that in 100 or so
years, we will no longer have time to teach both the entire 500 years worth of world history AND the current events in the same classroom, or maybe
the landfills and industrial pollution, or possibly the additives and chemicals that are literally poisoning us in the BOTTLED WATER that we are told
is HEALTHIER THAN TAP WATER.
Which part of that do you love so much? I bet it's the fact that you get paid craploads because you're stupid enough to walk out into the battlefield
armed with a blazing red target on your front because you were "told to". I'm sorry, which country was that again? Iraq? Awesome...and is there a rule
in the Iraqi handbook stating that if someone who is armed and NOT an Iraqi official walking on their soil, they are to surrender?
That sounds completely sane, doesn't it? And that brings me to the second half of my rant:
"I'm willing to defend it."
Remember, we're talking about America here. Okay, willing to defend America. Ever since the TSA decided to start doing everything short of wearing
eyepatches when it comes to keeping us safe. Like any terrorist coming through wants to get groped in every orifice that isn't bulging with fat, you
have to pretend there's a threat outside of our borders as well.
And all the time you're talking about illegal immigrants not having the right to vote in our country, it's suddenly not only our right, but actually
MANDATORY, to storm into someone else's country, full armed and ready to shoot anyone, and just camp for over 5 years getting absolutely nowhere.
You know, if I saw that happening down the street, I too would rig myself with some homemade explosive and throw myself into the passenger seat. "Say
cheese!" BOOM! And yet, when they do it, you're less than pleased. Hmm, wonder why? You kicked down their front door, walked in armed to the teeth,
and demanded that you be given control and free reign or anyone who "resists" will be disciplined.
Yep. That's democracy. At least 90% of those people were innocent. And they still died...protecting their country. But they're still rebels, right?
Yeah, you're a dog on a chain, complete property of the U.S. government, being paid lots of good money because you shoot first and ask questions
later. You're a good dog. Maybe, when you get to heaven, you'll have a bowl with a bunch of bullet holes in the name of "Fido"...and then you'll find
out it used to belong to a dog that your troop shot while raiding a town off the offskirts of an even more obscure city in God-knows-where.
If this is your version of "the American dream", I think I'll have the nightmares. And as for your American pride...how the hell can you be proud if
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