Move Over Thanksgiving Day!

shopping

I thought that I would be sad,
when I lost all that I had.
But I’m not shopping mad,
and for that I’m so damn glad.

Look at all those gifts we give.
For material things, that’s why we live.
We say we hate, but we forgive,
every corporate executive.

When is capitalism a crime
if I’m down to my last dime?
My credit gives me time,
but out of debt, will I ever climb?

Move over Thanksgiving Day!
Get it past and out of the way!
I need a shopping holiday.
‘Cause “giving thanks” is an old cliché.

Those Indians, what did they know?
Not one was a shopping pro.
That’s why they had to go.
They delivered to capitalism, quite a blow.

Just how thankful should we be,
such as an Iraqi refugee?
Oh, they love you and they love me,
since we came and made them flee.

Those in Ukraine are thankful too.
They’ve got Nazis with a swastika tattoo.
Thanks to that ever so helpful coup,
arranged by the good ole red, white and blue.

Americans are stupid and that’s for sure.
Their hearts don’t beat and their souls ain’t pure.
Compassion and selflessness will never endure.
They can’t be found in a Macy’s brochure.

So, hit the malls and department stores.
They’re selling their wares like strung-out whores.
When the gates open, feet pound the floors.
It never ends, those shopping wars.

You got hacked and now you’re back.
We assure you, we’ve stopped the attack.
Buy everything that’s on this rack.
This time next week, we’re shooting for Black!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Iraq:Round III

...and a child says, "Get the hell out!"

…and a child says, “Get the hell out!”

Wow! We’ve been fucking up Iraq since the Gulf War

(2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991),
for operations leading to the build up of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

Thanks to George H. W. Bush, and coalition forces, we swept through and got shit done right and proper like. We fucking knew there’d be no need to EVER go back to Iraq ’cause it was just too easy the first time. But wait! What the fuck happened? Were we too cocky? Did Iraq attack the U.S. over Operation Desert Storm? Did we fucking go back and strike Iraq for legitimate reasons? What the hell happened? I thought Iraq was soundly defeated and sanctioned to pieces.

“The UN Security Council imposed comprehensive economic sanctions against Iraq on August 6, 1990, just after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. When the coalition war had ousted Iraq from Kuwait the following year, the Council did not lift the sanctions, keeping them in place as leverage to press for Iraqi disarmament and other goals. The sanctions remained in place thereafter, despite a harsh impact on innocent Iraqi civilians and an evident lack of pressure on Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. A UN “Oil-for-Food Programme,” started in late 1997, offered some relief to Iraqis, but the humanitarian crisis continued.

The US and UK governments always made it clear that they would block any lifting or serious reforming of sanctions as long as Hussein remained in power. After more than twelve years of sanctions had passed, the US and the UK made war on Iraq again in March, 2003, sweeping away Hussein’s government. Soon after, Washington called for and obtained the lifting of sanctions, a step that gave the US occupation authority full control over Iraq’s oil sales and oil industry. This section covers a wide range of sanction issues, including the humanitarian impact, the Oil-for-Food Programme, criticisms of the sanctions and the debate that took place about their termination.”

Seriously? And we are supposed to be the ‘good guys’. I fucking find that hard to believe! The Americans and the British knew who would be adversely impacted by the sanctions. Both knew that sanctions would have a devastating impact on innocent Iraqis, especially children and they didn’t bat a goddamn eye over imposing them. We are worse than some filthy, foul ass shits. The deepest pit of hell would be considered a 5-star resort to the evil motherfuckers that initiated such a horror on innocent people! And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Iraq has to get attacked again over some bullshit! Operation Iraqi Freedom, now ain’t that a bitch!

Bush said he invaded Iraq “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.” And I say, “Bullshit!!”

“Defense of the American people is primary among the goals and objectives of U.S. actions in Iraq,” Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said. Again, I say, “Bullshit!!”

Those murdering bastards lied through their teeth and many of us knew it but we were considered to be unpatriotic for denouncing outright murder against innocent people who had suffered enough but who were about to get the hell that only America can unleash on them, unleashed. The people of Iraq were dirt poor, but the country was oil rich and we fucking need that goddamn oil, fucking oil gluts that we are! So, bring on the lies and the propaganda and the hype of freeing the Iraqi people from their evil dictator. They’ll thank us, they will. They want OUR brand of democracy shoved down their throats and it don’t really matter what the hell they want. They want what we want them to want and that’s the fucking way it’s gonna be. We’ll see to that. Come hell or high water. We’ll get those Iraqi people in line with OUR way of thinking. Now give ’em hell and they won’t know what hit ’em. It’s Operation Iraqi Freedom time! The American people are sheep, so fucking easily led, just shove patriotism down their oh so willing throats and we can get away with murder and make money, hand over fist while doing it. Of course, we’ll have those American sheeple in debt up past their eyeballs once we’ve thrown a trillion dollars in Iraq, all unfunded of course. Why, we’ll just print some more money. Who the fuck’ll notice and meanwhile Bush’s cronies and Dick Cheney’s cronies made billions. And the American sheeple? Those suckers ate up the lies and ran with them, just like the swine told them to do. Fucking stupid, clueless, useless motherfuckers that they are!

But goddamn, I digress! American forces and British forces and a couple of Australians said, “bombs away in Iraq! Bomb them into freedom! They want democracy and goddamn it that’s what they’re gonna get if we have to kill over a million Iraqis to get it done. It’ll all be worth it in the end!”

So, Iraq was bombed to smithereens, Saddam Hussein was captured and killed. American contractors saturated Iraq and began making billions. U.S. soldiers were used to train Iraqi security forces because somebody had better be protecting that goddamn oil, Black Gold, Iraq’s Prime. And so now we come to this, “Iraq appears on the brink of a violent ethno-sectarian divide between Sunnis, Shi’ite and Kurds that poses the greatest security risk that the country, and the region, has seen since the U.S. invaded in 2003.”

“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, whose name alone indicates the breadth of its goals, has gained control of an estimated 10 percent of Iraq’s territory since its lightning strike on the northern city of Mosul earlier this week. The group’s leaders indicate that they want nothing less than complete domination of Iraq and the eradication of its Shi’ite majority, which they deem apostates. In a direct threat to Shi’ites, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohamad al-Adnani urged his fighters in a radio address on Thursday to march on the “filth-ridden” Shi’ite-city of Karbala and on “Najaf, the city of polytheism” — and home to Shi’ism’s major center of learning.”

Did the U.S. really think that it could stop centuries of hate between the different sectarian groups that has now spiralled out of control and since there is no dictator there to squash one group’s attempts to eradicate another, this violence will escalate to an all out civil war?

What is going down in Iraq is not much different from what went down in America. America erupted into civil war, pitting one group against another, states seceded from the union. One group squashed the other, the slaves were supposedly freed only to have one form of slavery exchanged for another. This group, that group, the other group. A group over here, a group over there, what the fuck? So, how then can we invade another country and then proceed to attempt to show them the way, the truth and the light towards a better tomorrow for everyone when they’ve got a group here, a group there, everywhere a group, group and each group wants to dominate the other? Hypocrisy becomes no one and most definitely NOT an entire nation, but America is synonymous with hypocrisy, always has been and always will be.

So now, we’re back in Iraq. Why? What could we possibly accomplish now that we’ve thus far been unable to accomplish? Every single time the U.S. has by way of military intervention, invaded Iraq; only death, destruction, corruption, hatred, blame and terrorism has been the outcome. The so-called militant groups that have taken over key cities have the use of weapons and vehicles because the U.S. left them behind for the Iraqi security forces to use to enforce stability in Iraq. Gotta take care of that goddamn oil! And capitalism needs expansion. We have armed the ‘rebels’ and made a bad situation, worse. American tax dollars are funding the chaos that is now ongoing in Iraq. Once again, we have the blood of an entire country on our hands and everywhere you turn, veterans are bemoaning their sacrifice, wondering why the hell they were ever there. You enlisted, now get over it. You contributed to that shit and now it’s not about you. You made a choice to enlist and get shipped out so don’t now turn around and wail and whine about your “in vain sacrifice.” It just doesn’t cut any ice now. Shut up about it and go seek help at the VA or better yet, call Obama so that he can tell you to “go fuck yourself!” And remember,

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

So, fucking pray to God to shed his grace on thee; oh hero, oh patriot, oh liberator! Thanks to America, ain’t every goddamn body feeling free from sea to fucked up sea??!!! Like hell!

sources:
http://time.com/2865877/iraq-on-the-brink-of-fracture/
http://www.usa-flag-site.org/song-lyrics/america.shtml
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17850.htm
http://www.globalpolicy.org/previous-issues-and-debate-on-iraq/sanctions-against-iraq.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/iraq-turmoil/iraqs-biggest-oil-refinery-shut-wake-militant-attacks-n132956
http://news.msn.com/world/us-forces-move-into-iraq-with-security-mission

Update: The sectarian violence might not be real. It may indeed be a fabrication, another lie. According to one of my readers, the different sects have been getting along in Iraq for centuries unlike what has been stated by me in this essay. So hell! I don’t fucking know what’s real anymore. I’m going to have to pinch my own ass to make sure its real and not a hologram, goddamn! Shall we read between the lies and propaganda especially since we already know that big lies have been spread about Iraq before and they certainly have no problem continuing down that road. But whatever is going down in Iraq, the U.S. has no fucking business there and doing nothing but contributing to the problem if not outright causing it, much like the situation in Ukraine. We ALL know who’s behind that shit stirring and it ain’t as if we’ve got all roses and sunshine in this shithole called, America. We just can’t mind our own goddamn business much to the detriment of whose business it is we are minding at the moment. The people of Iraq, AGAIN, have my sincere sympathy because it seems that America ain’t hardly finished fucking with Iraq. The only thing America wants to do is to liberate Iraq from its oil supplies and shove capitalism down its throat! And if Iraq is shoving back against that shit, I say, “more power to them!”

A World Of Debt

ball-and-chain 2

 

I have turned purple and I have turned blue.

And still, I cannot get through to you.

What more is left for me to say?

Nothing changes from day to day.

 

The time for action will pass us by.

I wring my hands but my eyes are dry.

Face set in stone, teeth are clenched.

Throat muscles tight; nostrils are pinched.

 

For the day of reckoning, I am prepared.

With nothing to lose; why should I be scared?

Our freedoms are gone and justice is dead.

Liberty resides in a padlocked shed.

 

Take my hand; do not let it go.

Together we stand against our foe.

We will not lean and we will not fall.

We have heard the cry; we must heed the call.

 

How did we get so much in debt?

Those who would own us will soon collect.

Do you really want to become their slave?

Whose debt has a banker ever forgave?

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

 

 

 

America, Poetically Speaking

no negroesAmerica-indian perspective
We want to build a nation on this here land.
No, that was not a question, it was a demand!

What’s that you say? You refuse to comply?
If that’s your answer, then you must die!

Kill the buffalo, destroy their food,
that’ll teach em. Now they’re screwed.

Damn! Not enough laborers, what do we do?
We’ll cross the ocean and enslave a few.

England, we don’t want taxation without representation.
We’re now Americans and this is our nation.

Lincoln, you can’t dictate to us.
We’re keeping our slaves, now enough of your fuss.

The Civil War is over and the slaves are free.
Yeah, let them think that, they’ll soon see.

You don’t like Jim Crow?
Then head back to Africa, or it’s to prison you go!

“What about the Statue of Liberty,?” you say?
To hell with that, only certain people get to stay!

No, the Indians didn’t demand green cards
and now many of them are in graveyards.

You think you’re going to get ahead?
Not if your skin is black, brown or red.

Capitalism is the name of our game.
We take what we want and we have no shame.

You have no health insurance? That’s your affair.
You think we’re concerned? You think we care?

We’re millionaires, billionaires, we don’t give a damn!
You’ve worked your eight hours, here’s 3 dollars, now scram!

Don’t think your vote will make a difference.
Politicians in office are just for appearance.

We’re a select group and we rule this planet.
Our will is strong and forged in granite.

Bow down to us and if you do not,
we’ll crush you with everything we’ve got!

Never forget, we’re the world’s police.
But do you really think what we want is world peace?

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland