Saturday, May 20, 2006


America in reality..

Charley explores the main reason why people sign up for the military. What People Believe by Charley Reese.
...The trick is to remember to make the distinction between America in the abstract and America in reality. The America in the abstract is made up of all our experiences, memories, stories, legends and myths. The America in reality consists of what exists right at this moment.

And what exists right at this moment is a corrupt federal government with a foolish man in the White House. What exists at this moment is a military-industrial complex with a vested interest in war and conflict. What exists at this moment are unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. What exists at this moment is a government solicitous of corporate welfare, but one that doesn't give a hoot about the individual American...
One that doesn't really give a hoot about anyone but the rich, it seems. Those locals in Afghanistan and Iraq shouldn't be there, huh. They should have known better than to live in the countries that we want to control. The admin probably also thinks we should be happy that they've managed to gainfully employ so many people, even if the troops do have to dodge bullets.

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