Shit. Pardon the swear word but then again what is a swear word anyway but another fucking human thing.
Like war. A fucking human thing.
I say that because of what I see today. It’s a resigned use of the word shit. Like when you get diagnosed for cancer. Shit. Or when you realize your car is going to crash head on with a tractor trailer on a snowy road. Shit.
I was just reading an article on the incredibly shrinking Daily Kos website by Representative Barbara Lee, titled, “Time to End the War in Afghanistan”.
Now come on man, if you don’t see that and either say “shit” like I did, or “no shit” like Sherlock Holmes would, then I don’t know what to say to ya.
Time to end the war in Afghanistan. One of the most progressive, liberal political reps we have, someone who has been consistently against the Empire’s wars, is asking again that people sign a petition or otherwise help in ending the war in Afghanistan. The longest official war in United States history, a war many of us have been calling for an end to since it started.
But hey, 45 other Representatives have signed up with her! 45 out of what, 435. Ya baby, that’s over 10%. The war is over eleven years old and we now have momentum!
Wait, I know. This is all a joke right? Like the Twilight Zone?
No it isn’t. You see, truth is stranger than fiction. We’ve all heard that and it’s true. There isn’t anything people can think up that hasn't happened, is happening, or won’t happen. If George Orwell were alive today he’d be the first to admit it. In fact, the first thing he’d probably say when seeing this country now would be, “Shit!”.
Afghanistan was the war criminal Bush’s war, the war because of 9/11, the war because of Osama bin Laden who denied he did it. The war perpetuated by keeping bin Laden, who most probably died in December 2001, alive through fake CIA video tapes culminating in his fake Hollywood assassination and burial at sea now being played in theaters near you.
The war that Cheney admitted was for oil. Cheney the energy guy and Bush the oil guy. The war that Obama escalated and now owns lock, stock and empty oil barrel.
I don’t know, it just seems so weird and tragic. There is no challenge to what’s happening. Nothing. No antiwar movement. The Occupy movement, bless their hearts, want to focus on ground up activities like helping cops avoid foreclosure on their homes. The world takes all kinds I guess.
Hey, by the way, another US/Western imperialist/capitalist genocide drive is underway in the Congo. Last time it was over 5 million dead.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to 80 percent of the world’s cobalt, an extremely precious mineral needed to construct many modern technologies, including weaponry, cell phones, and computers. The DRC is possibly the most mineral/resource rich country in the world — overflowing with everything from diamonds to oil — though its people are among the world’s poorest, due to generations of corporate plunder of its wealth.
Imagine fucking that.
Don't you know, that it's true, that for me, and for you, the world is a ghetto..