Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pissing on Corpses, SOPA, and what actually matters.

There is this thing hitting american news lately. The marines pissing on the corpses of some dead insurgents. The common defense it seems is. "You aren't over there you don't know what it is like" "War is hell, it makes monsters out of men." You know all the typical shitty things that happen during war, if you've never been there don't judge.

How about the rest of the world? Can we judge Americans by their actions? All of their actions I mean. You guys go over to their country with unfounded claims of WMDs and ties to terrorism and tear the place to shit then get upset when the locals get bitchy. The rest of the world looks on as Americans go into oil producing countries and kill everything that doesn't help with the Americans' economic agenda. The american war on terror is a self perpetuating war. As long as you keep messing with other peoples lively hood you are breeding more and more terrorists.

Do I blame those kids for pissing on some corpses, no. I blame the American government for sending them into the shitty, unnecessary war in the first place. Before you ask, No I haven't been over there but I also don't live in the bubble of ignorance the rest of the united states lives in.

If you think the wars going on over there are tied to terrorism, true terrorism that is, you should take a look at the facts. Facts like Saudi Arabia donates ridiculous amounts of money to Al Quida, yet the American government won't do shit to them because they have a beneficial trade agreement. Osama Bin Laden was found in Pakistan. Another country that has ties to terrorism. Legit actual documented ties but because of again complex issues, including nuclear warheads. The American government gets stopped from doing anything. So instead they go into these poorer countries without a powerful government and destroy them and set up shop pillaging the oil.

So No, I'm not that upset at the marines pissing on corpses. It is a small crime when compared to what the american people, through their government, have done to these people. Long before some idiots whipped out their dongs, Americans where figuratively pissing on the corpses of these people every single time they reap the savings at the pump.

I pay roughly 1.09$ per liter of gas. This works out to 4.13$ per gallon. If you factor in exchange rate I pay 4.50$ per gallon of gasoline. I work in Oil and Gas. I know how it all works. Americans are spending roughly 3$ per gallon of gas. Give or take. You think that this has to do with the amount of oil you yourselves produce. Fuck no. It has to do with trade agreements you've made with puppet (more often than not) or favorably economical governments all over the world. Canada included in the favorably economical side.

History is filled with puppet governments being set up by American power and money only to have them turn on their supposed masters. Saddam Hussein was one of them. You guys used to be friends. Then you chased him into a hole and then hung him.

Enough about your foreign affairs. Lets look at something that is on just about anyone that uses the internet's mind. SOPA. This isn't even that big of an issue for me because I know that it isn't going to do much but push a lot of companies that are based in the united states out. They will go to other places that don't have censorship laws.

Basically SOPA is going to take your already weakened anal gaping economy that was just horribly sodomized by your banking district and jam another big massive fuck down it's throat. The internet will survive however, just without Americans. It'll be like Cuba.

The next big thing in the news is the Republican GOP race. I have this to say about that.



What my American friends have been missing from their news is an issue that I think should be at the forefront of thought these days. It isn't the wars over seas, it isn't the presidential election, it isn't gay rights. No surprisingly it is the rights of all.

There is a bill on the floor of congress right now called the NDAA. This shouldn't be that surprising. There is one every year. It is basically the military budget. It also includes some of the rules and regulations that the military has to follow. Like the little addition that was made. It gives the military the right to hold and detain without judge, jury or trial, for an indefinite amount of time, anyone that the military deems to be in cahoots with terrorism. Since terrorism is a term that can be thrown at anyone for anything that the government doesn't like.  Oh and this power the military has will now go on as long as war has been declared.

You might turn to me and say now. "Oh, they can't do that to me I'm an American citizen. I have rights." You'd be correct. That is until they made this little addendum.

It's called the Enemy Expatriation Act. Anyone that is deemed to be an enemy of the state, will be stripped of citizenship. Then they can be held indefinitely without trial for as long as the war on terror is still on. Which as I've mentioned before is a self perpetuating war.

Don't be surprised if people start getting disappeared.

This is all happening in the background while you all dance around and look at the crazy religious republicans or the idiotic marines or watching Jersey shore.

There is a Bumper sticker I've seen it  says, "If you aren't pissed off, you aren't paying attention."

13 comments:

  1. I probably shouldn't respond with the mood I'm in, but thanks for lumping all 300+million of us into the same brain-dead idiot stereotype. You say this shit like we don't know it's happening? As though I could have stopped Colin Powell from bringing his little container of talcum powder into the UN? Fuck you, Hero. It's not as simple as that. We can protest, educate and scream at the top of our lungs, but as long as a few people control my government, bad shit is still going to happen. It doesn't mean we don't know it's happening, or that we didn't try to do anything to stop it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Any time you paint with a broad brushstroke and say "all A is B" you make yourself look like a fool.

      I'm an American Citizen. Am I happy about things? No. Am I writing my congressmen and trying to put a stop to this shit? Yes.

      Big talk from someone who lives in a country that hasn't been attacked by terrorists. Did we overreact? Absolutely. But if someone smashed your new car to bits tomorrow, wouldn't you be incredibly pissed off and prone to overreact as well?

      Delete
    2. Canada has never been attacked by terrorists because we don't try and police the world. We don't piss people off. No one is going to smash my car because I don't drive it over their sister's corpse.

      Writing your congressman is a start but a letter is pretty easy to ignore.

      Of course I'm going to paint with broad strokes. As long as you are a member of a country that has policies in place that do more harm then good and you aren't openly and actively opposing them you might as well support them. Which is what the majority of the population does.

      I would love to be more active in how America is run but sadly I can't even write a congressman a letter because I'm Canadian. I'm doing what I can by pissing off the informed to insight action and trying to get the word out.

      Delete
    3. lol, I've not been incited to do anything but want to vote for SOPA so you can't check wikipedia to get your facts on the American legal system. ;)

      Delete
  2. People shouldn't be scared of their governments, governments should be scared of their people.

    You're right Natasha, not all Americans are ignorant of what is going on but most of them are. You don't believe me just go search for herpderpedia on twitter.

    In Canada when our government does something stupid they are generally removed from power. We don't wait until our rights and freedoms are being taken away left and right.

    The last western government to pass a law like the American's just did was Nazi Germany. It is a law that allows the government to control it's populace.

    What I'm getting at isn't for the informed to become more informed. It is to inform those that aren't informed and to lead them toward a better future.

    The American people have been oppressed by a government before. They rose up and fought an ugly war with England for independence.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You know what? There's no perfect place on earth. There's no perfect country, region or state that gets it all right.

    Are you truly, TRULY comparing the US gov't to Nazi Germany? Hmmmm. Interesting. Ok, so we've got Guantanamo bay, and now this NDAA shit. I'm not proud of either of those things. But until Canada gets its ballsack kicked by terrorists, it's hard to say what your blessed and wonderful country would do.

    I think when it comes to living our lives, all we can do is stand up, raise our voices at election times, and tell our congresspeople what we think when they do idiotic crap like this. And whether or not they listen, I still have to go to work, pay taxes, raise my kids to be good citizens, and keep the roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, and food on our table. It does neither me nor anyone else absolutely anyhing to call the rest of America idiots. In fact, when you insult people? It makes just about anyone far, FAR less likely to listen to whatever you're trying to say.

    No one ever got insulted into changing their mind, Hero.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Again I'll say this about terrorism and Canada. No body wants to attack Canada because we don't incite them to violence by manipulating their governments, imposing trade embargoes, or anything of the sort.

      Sometimes, raising your voice isn't enough, especially when falling on deaf ears. I don't suppose to tell you how to live your lives. I just want you to be informed as to what is happening. If you're OK with writing a letter to a congressman, even if it won't stop the government from whatever they are going to do anyway, then so be it.

      I believe the only time I mentioned idiot was when referring to the marines peeing on someone.

      Delete
  4. If you get even one legit response to this post that says you helped them see the light and have inspired them to really do something for change, I'll dance topless in the street and send you a picture.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sadly I'm afraid I'm preaching to the choir when it comes to posts like this. People who read blogs tend to be on the informed side.

      Delete
  5. Um, why is everyone getting so pissy? The comments here and ESPECIALLY the twitter stream seem awfully whiny. As someone who lives in the center of the universe, it's rather interesting to hear an outsider's perspective.

    Also, I can't say I disagree with anything said in the post.

    And, I really didn't know about the NDAA/EEA thing. But it really is just an updated version of the Patriot act, which did the same thing. It's like a fun modern-day witch hunt. Point and yell "terrorist" and someone gets taken away. Come to think of it, this would be cheaper than divorce...

    Finally, this post has helped me see the light and inspired me to really do something to change things here.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice try, Max. If you want to see my boobs you know where to find them.

    ReplyDelete
  7. If all politicians around the world had to wear their sponsors logo like an athlete, then the world would make much more sense.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow, I take a day off, and a shitstorm begins to brew.

    ReplyDelete

My frail ego requires validation.