Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Hurray for San Francisco!
For a place called Babylon-by-the-Bay this sounds incredibly much like the sentiments of true Christianity. It would be refreshing to see this same type of scrutiny applied to the military-industrial indoctrination of our children by other less pagan-like municipalities in the so-called Bible Belt, that I call home, and the mythical Heartland of popular fancy located between the seaboards in what the coastal elites refer to as the "fly 0ver." It is always instructive to ask the folks who inhabit these two morally superior regions "just who exactly would Jesus Christ bomb?"
"We don't want the military ruining our civilian institutions," said Sandra Schwartz of the American Friends Service Committee, an organization actively opposing JROTC nationwide. "In a healthy democracy...you contain the military. You must always contain the military." Hallelujah sister! Can I get a witness???
In light of the ongoing reality of American military aggression it's high time that local governments around the nation begin to withdraw their support and tacit approval of death and destruction as a viable career option for the young and impressionable charges in their educational care. The current situation in the Middle East is not a fight for freedom but a sinister land grab by power mad crooks in DC who have slaughtered mainly poor and impoverished innocents by the hundreds of thousands, as well as maiming and killing tens of thousands of American soldiers while the whole world watches this blood soaked spectacle on flat screen TV.
In today's edition of Lew Rockwell.com writer Shepherd Smith makes this point quite eloquently:
The foreign attack on the United States was not a mortal wound to the Empire. The real fatal blow was how the Empire struck back. Unable or unwilling to attack the perpetrators of the 9/11 crime, the wounded Empire struck viciously against the whole country of Afghanistan. Full of the blood of revenge, it then attacked Iraq on spurious grounds. Mainly innocent people perished in those attacks, as the world watched, aghast and in disbelief and disgust, as the U.S. and a few allies have slaughtered between 400,000 and a million people. Such a stain on the Empire will not be easily forgotten.
So for me the sooner new recruits are discouraged from joining the ranks of this evil killing machine the better. Again I say, let's hear it for San Francisco!