This is SO true, it ain’t even funny!
The Powers That Be, I don’t think will try and enact the draft because they know what would happen and that is why wages are kept so low as to make it beneficial for the poor to enlist, and they do. The poor are doing the job of killing and dying for warmongers to profit from stock in companies that produce bombs and drones and missiles and tanks and other necessities for war while we simply look the other way until we are told to ‘honor’ them on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day…oh…and to, belatedly, “Thank them for their service.”
So should I give a rat’s ass about Syria or Iraq?
You damn right I should and so should you! But you won’t! More’s the damn pity!
Its New Years and a time for reflection. I posted this in 2015 under the title “Should I Care?” – and it is still relevant.
Yesterday while browsing the “news” between college football games I saw the Huffpo headline: “Afghanistan Falling to Taliban!”
Seems the Taliban had taken the Afghan “city” of Kunduz and was immediately attacked by government forces trying to push them out. Apparently the U.S. joined in with air attacks against the “terrorists” – bombing and destroying a Doctors Without Borders hospital and killing doctors and patients indiscriminately.
Big help indeed.
We are in our 14th year in Afghanistan – a god-forsaken place if there ever was one.
I mulled over the headline and then said to myself – “Do I care?”
Should I care?
What does it matter to me if the Taliban returns to power in Afghanistan and bans listening to music? Did we…
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