let us not forget what woke many of us the hell up! Let us not forget Pfc. Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning who gave up her freedom so that the world would know what our government is capable of. Let us not forget that there are those who have sacrificed themselves because they knew that ‘without information we cannot make informed decisions’. Pfc. Manning sits in a lonely prison cell this very minute because she exposed what the puppets who serve their masters did not want exposed. She informed the world of the most heinous of atrocities and cover-ups.
The world was made known of our torturing of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Did we cease the practice of torture? Hell no! Are we going to cease the practice of torture? Hell no! We have used chemical weapons and we are still using chemical weapons. Are we going to stop? Hell no! Do not give our government a free pass on its hypocrisy when the U.S. government claims that it is going to bomb a country because of the use of chemical weapons, if that were the case, why hasn’t the U.S. bombed itself? We’re certainly guilty of using chemical weapons. We have no moral high ground on which to stand. We never have and we never will. But we must continue to put the pressure on our government so that they get the message that just because the U.S. government condones atrocities and torture, we do not! Just because the mainstream media looks the other way and refuses to report on the atrocities perpetrated on innocent civilians and citizens by this government, we will not! The U.S. government is under the auspice of a global group that is controlling and dictating and initiating world events to suit their purpose. This is just a game to them. We are all expendable. Make no mistake, the threat to our very existence is real. Just look up from your smartphone and glance across the street. What do you see? There is suffering. There is hardship. There is hunger. There is unmitigated sickness. There is homelessness. There is poverty. There is fear. There is hopelessness. There is loss and there is so much of it that it is an epidemic. We are told that there is no money for seniors, there is no money for head start programs for children, there is no money to shelter the homeless, there is no money to feed the hungry, there is no money to fund the programs that were intended to keep people from falling between the cracks. We are broke, they tell us and yet there IS money to bomb a country in the Middle East that has not threatened us with war. We have the money to send missiles across the seas to kill innocent mothers and fathers and children.
You see, those who pull the strings of the puppets they put in power will not stop until all the world’s people are starving, sick, homeless, broke and hopeless. It will not end if we bomb Syria, it will continue. We must be ever vigilant and aware. We must constantly question what our government says and not take their word as law. They lie! This has been proven, time and time again, they lie! So, to those of you who think that we no longer need to keep shouting and protesting and marching and calling our representatives, think again! We cannot stop because that will mean that we have been lulled into a false sense of ‘all is well’. All is not well and all will not be well if we continue to let this government mislead us, lie to us and continue to lead us down the primrose path. We know what this government is capable of. Remember Pfc. Manning and what she exposed. That was just the tip of the iceberg. Never stop questioning. Never accept at face value what your president and your representatives tell you. Do your own thinking. Don’t let others think for you. Remember, they have an agenda and it most definitely will not coincide with yours if peace is what you seek.
And so, I will re-post a poem that I think is extremely important and appropriate and I will include it from now on in every blog post.
We Are The Terrorists
What rights do we have left? We have watched them fade to black.
There are those who tried to warn us. They’re on the torture rack.
They dared expose the truth; shed light on all the lies.
So many people dead, so many lost their lives.
The West destroyed the East; just look what we have done.
We always cross an ocean to take from everyone.
Wherever we have gone, the people always lose.
There is something that they have; there is something we can use.
We must control the world and all who live there in.
And every place we go, the killing will begin.
Not many we let live, our bloodlust’s never sated.
We will never stop, we’re loathed and we’re hated.
The innocent are the guilty. You’re so easy to deceive.
The truth is hard to take and so you won’t believe.
Do you understand how expendable you are?
Just ask Chelsea Manning, she was a rising star.
She exposed our depravity, let the world know where we stand.
Liberty and justice and freedom have been banned.
Look at what we’ve done to her; we’d do the same to you.
Never doubt it for a minute. Our course is tried and true.
The dead did see it coming; they could not avoid attack.
Children cry for their mothers who are buried in Iraq.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2013 Shelby I. Courtland