What Freedom?

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So, you want to fight FOR your country. Why? You want to fight for your country because you’re protecting freedom. Isn’t that right? You want to fight for your country because your country will take care of you and your family while you fight for your country. Isn’t that how it goes? You can’t find a job and so you don a military uniform, grab a weapon and defend America against what, an enemy that is threatening the freedom of Americans? Let me clue you in on something, Americans have never known what freedom is.

First of all, have you taken a good look around lately at what America is descending into? America is descending into a military state. Americans no longer have any rights, much less a goddamn hint of freedom. What you claim to be defending by fighting for never existed. You’re fighting and you don’t even know why. To those who start the wars and conflicts that you are sent into to fight, you are nothing. You are expendable. You are cannon fodder and even you don’t have any rights. You don’t even have the right to see war crimes committed and speak out against them because if you do, you’ll be imprisoned, just ask Chelsea Manning about rights and freedom. Is this the America that you are fighting for, an America that claims to stand for freedom? That shit has always been bullshit and we ALL know that. When the founding fathers sat down and penned the Declaration of Independence, there was no freedom for all. There was no “we hold these truths to be self-evident that ALL men are created equal…endowed with certain unalienable rights.” Many of the founding fathers owned slaves and even though American history has been whitewashed and fucked with, we ALL know that the slaves were not included in any ‘freedom for all’ bullshit. We know that hypocrites stole this country from the original inhabitants, the indigenous peoples. The Indians were also excluded from that ‘freedom for all’, bullshit and don’t you know it!

Now, fast forward to today and tell me, what has changed? The game is still the same, only the names of the hypocrites have changed. You are fighting for a country that never intended to stand for freedom for all. That is just a mere word to give you a false sense of patriotism and to get you to fight for some ‘freedom’ bullshit that never was and never will be. You are fighting for a cause that NEVER WAS. There was never any intention of America standing for freedom for all, just a select few. And guess what? You’re not included in that select few, just as I’m not. But the difference is that I’ve always known this and you have been fooled into believing that you were one of the chosen, the few, the proud, the military. Oh, didn’t that just make you feel so damn good? When you stepped out in that uniform, you didn’t see it, but I did. Your uniform had ‘SUCKER!’ written all over it and I bet you also failed to see the ‘bull’s-eye’ that was located right in the center of your forehead. You are nothing more than a hired gun and a poorly paid hired gun at that. It’s just a ‘job’ to you. It’s not personal. But there, you are wrong because it is extremely personal when you kill someone who has done not a goddamn thing to you. It is extremely personal to that man, woman and child that you murdered in THEIR country, not YOURS. You didn’t even have a right to be there. What about their freedom? Freedom ain’t meant just for you. They were fighting you because you were infringing on THEIR freedom by your very unwelcome presence in their country. You did not have a reason to shoot not one single person in Iraq. You had no goddamn reason to shoot one single person in Afghanistan and guess what? That’s on YOU! You chose to don that uniform, pick up that weapon and simply do as you’re told without question. Even if you knew it was wrong and you did know, you still went right ahead and pointed your weapon and fired and people who had done not a goddamn thing to you, died.

So let’s say that somehow, you make it back to America and what happens? Your family is grateful to have you home, the only thing is, you’re not all of a piece. You’re missing a limb and if you’re not missing a limb, your brain is fucked up. You can’t seem to function and the family is complaining that there ain’t enough food to eat and so what do you do? You sign up for public assistance and when that ain’t enough, the next thing you know, you’re all homeless. Now, you’re not worth shit to anyone, not to your country, not to your family and not to yourself. And you begin to ask yourself, “what was it all for?” And the answer ain’t pretty because the answer is that it was all for nothing. You killed someone, not for freedom, not for democracy, not for justice, not for human rights. You killed someone because the elite warmonger fucks just wanted to continue to line their pockets and the pockets of those who sent you into foreign lands to kill or be killed and they didn’t give a damn about you and they damn sure didn’t give a damn about your family or what happens to you if you can no longer perform. You’re a ‘has been’. You’re like a horse with a broken leg. They’d rather ‘put you down’ then continue to feed and house and clothe you because the warmongers only want you when you’re able to carry out your ‘duty’ of killing and when you’re no longer up to the job because your limbs are missing or your mind is fucked up beyond hope from witnessing some horrifying shit, you’re a liability. You’re no longer an asset, so then, you must get ta steppin’ and they don’t hardly care where you step nor whether you’ve got a leg left to stand on.

By all means, keep pretending that you are fighting for a country that stands for freedom for all and because you think that if you fight for your country, your country will fight for you. If that were the case, then why are so many veterans, homeless? How is your ‘freedom loving’ America fighting for your ass? Why are so many people incarcerated in America? How is ‘freedom’ working out for them when we incarcerate more people than all other developed countries, combined?

If America stands for freedom for all then why the need to kill to obtain that when no country has attacked America since the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941? If Americans are so free, then why must Americans get radiated in order to board an airplane? If Americans are so free, why are Americans spied on every single day by America’s NSA program? Are we all terrorists? If Americans are so free, why are people being detained without due process? If America is all about freedom, then why are innocent people killed by drone strikes all over the world? If America is all about freedom for all then why are military bases all over the world, to ensure freedom for everyone? You know better than that. How can you not fail to understand that the very threat to freedom is coming from you? Yeah, you….the one who is wielding the weapon that is meant to kill an enemy you never had. That is why that at the end of the day, when all is said and done, you will either go insane because you will finally understand that what you have been doing goes against the very idea of freedom and how freedom is born because freedom can never be propagated by using military force or you will become that which is what the warmongers champion, an empty, evil shell that may have once housed a human, but whose humanity has now, fled the building. You will have become freedom’s mortal enemy.

Put down your weapon and let the warmongers fight their own battles. See how many wars they start then. And remember this sad little fact; there are no homeless elite warmonger fucks, just homeless veterans, both male and female. There are no hungry elite warmonger fucks, but there are plenty of hungry veterans lining up at soup kitchens every single day. Remember that when you’re told that the only way to bring freedom to the world is by picking up a weapon. America doesn’t even know what freedom means because America never stood for freedom and it never will and when it comes to fighting for you, when you are no longer any use to the warmongers, you’re on your own.

5 thoughts on “What Freedom?

  1. As your post elegantly points out, successful indoctrination requires total corruption of language. George Orwell illustrated this in 1984 when his fictional totalitarian government promoted slogans such as FREEDOM IS SLAVERY and WAR IS PEACE.

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    • Thank you Dr. Bramhall! You’ve said a mouthful. But many just will not see that they are living a lie. They are committing atrocities all over a lie and what’s in it for them, not a goddamn thing but loss of limb, loss of mind and loss of life and still they keep signing up to wreak havoc on innocent people all over the world in the name of ‘freedom’. So much goddamn bullshit and yet people buy it. Sad, really. Again, I thank you.

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    • Thank you Prince and yet people will say that they don’t blame the grunts who do the bidding of the warmongers. They insist that the generals and warmongers are to blame. That is not true because if there were no bodies to direct the drones, if there were no bodies to launch the missiles, if there were no bodies to ship to Iraq and Afghanistan and where ever else to fight the wars started by heartless warmongering fucks, who would fight their goddamn wars for them? They’d have to lug their filthy, vile ass up and get it done and there ain’t hardly enough of them to get it done. But as long as they can pay some poor schmuck $18,000 a year and give ’em a handful of supplementary food stamps, then the schmuck will grab a weapon and commence to firing on someone who has done no wrong to them. Seriously? No, that shit is on the schmucks who do the dirty work for the warmongers. I cannot blame someone else for my actions. I must take responsibility for MY actions.

      Some people claim that the military schmucks or grunts are simply doing what they need to do to make ends meet. And I say to that, work two goddamn jobs if need be, I have done and would do it again if I had to, but I would never pick up a weapon and shoot no enemy of mine. That shit will never be on me, hell no!

      ..and I most sincerely thank you for the ‘thumbs up’ on this one. Again, much appreciated!

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