The NYT And Me
The New York Times is running one of their wonderfully patriotic and fat-headed series, this one on our military heroes who are such brave youth and who just incidentally, you understand, have signed up to slaughter other human beings. I commented:
What is it, in particular, these hired killers are fighting for? Not to protect our country; Afghanistan has never been a threat to this country. Not "our freedoms"; our freedoms have been eroding for years. Not "our way of life," whatever in the world that could possibly mean.
Hey, I've got it: They're fighting to ensure that the politicians and generals who start the wars can continue to advance their careers. They're fighting so the weapons manufacturers can keep amassing their fortunes. The men, women, and children they're slaughtering? The comrades who come home in body bags? The gutted wrecks of the countries they invaded? The collapse of the American economy as more and more resources are diverted to war? Just too insignificant to mention.
Mark these words: There will be a reckoning. And it won't be pretty.
I haven't read the rest of the comments yet, but was gratified to see that 30 people recommended my comment. Hope that means there are at least thirty people in this benighted country who don't care for the blood bath. Would there were 30 million.
Labels: Comment On--What Else?--War