While Poverty Soars, Trillions Spent On Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan Wasted While The Amerikkkan People Are Lied To

Millions of Americans know poverty only too well and yet there are, presumably, states where poverty is more problematic than others. I am quite sure that many would beg to differ.

15 states where poverty is worse than you might think

Developed in 1963, the official poverty rate is based on pre-tax income thresholds related to the cost of a minimum food diet and the number of individuals who depend on that income.
That is unbelievable! The ‘official poverty’ rate based on pre-tax? What the hell??!!! After deductions is what tells the true story, not some before taxes bullshit. None of my paychecks have ever looked good before or after taxes and other deductions and what was there to show for those taxes? Wars! Wars and more wars!
And so we come to this!

Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

Senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.

“We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan — we didn’t know what we were doing,” Douglas Lute, a three-star Army general who served as the White House’s Afghan war czar during the Bush and Obama administrations, told government interviewers in 2015. He added: “What are we trying to do here? We didn’t have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking.”

What was the pretext for the war in Afghanistan?

The United States invasion of Afghanistan occurred after the September 11 attacks in late 2001, supported by close US allies. The conflict is also known as the US war in Afghanistan. Its public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda, and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power.

Again, America cannot win a war! It does not matter how much military equipment is sent to a warzone, the fact should be clear to ALL by now, that America’s military ain’t shit! And if you don’t believe that, then keep reading.

“If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction . . . 2,400 lives lost,” Lute added, blaming the deaths of U.S. military personnel on bureaucratic breakdowns among Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department. “Who will say this was in vain?”

Since 2001, more than 775,000 U.S. troops have deployed to Afghanistan, many repeatedly. Of those, 2,300 died there and 20,589 were wounded in action, according to Defense Department figures.

“If the American people knew of the magnitude of this dysfunction…2,400 lives lost.” And for what???!!!

The sad part is that Americans are so far removed from wars that we just don’t care. We don’t care that supposedly, healthy specimens of individuals were suited up and sent overseas to fight who or whom and how and why? No one had a clue. And it was most definitely in vain that over 2,400 lost their lives and my guess would be that the numbers are even higher since it is quite obvious that we cannot believe one lying word out of the mouths of our politicians aka warmongers and war hawks and those would include BARACK OBAMA, GEORGE W. BUSH, GEORGE H.W. BUSH and the current reigning lunatic-in-chief, DONALD TRUMP.

Thousands upon thousands of Americans who suited up and who were sent to war zones, made it back and are now wounded and are trying to receive the dubious services of the Veterans Administration and we all know that ANY services received from the Veterans Administration is a joke; just a not so very funny joke since it has been reported that those wounded soldiers who made it back from overseas deployment and who had damn near lost their minds and were suicidal were put on hold by the Veterans Administration when they called seeking help.

“VA Suicide Hotline! Hold Please!”

Some workers handle only one to five calls each day and leave before their shifts end even though phone lines have gotten busier, the emails say. As a result, 35% to 50% of the calls roll over to back-up centers where workers have less training to deal with the emotional problems of former service members.

In February, an Inspector General investigation revealed that some of the in-coming calls early last year had rolled over to back-up centers and gone to voicemail.

And surprise! Surprise! The original article was taken down and cannot be found online. Go figure! Can’t have the dirty secrets bandied about that America couldn’t give two flying turds about those whom we absentmindedly “Thank for their service.” What the hell does that do for someone who supposedly “put their life on the line” for this worthless ass shithole? Can it feed them? Can it house them? Can it give them the medical/psychological care they need? Can it pay their fucking bills?

But to know that it was ALL for nothing is what the troops who were sent over to Afghanistan are saying. There was no plan. There was no blueprint. There was no exit strategy. We were fed bald-faced lies by ALL presidents that had anything to do with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and so that also means that whatever we have been told about Libya, Syria, Yemen are also lies, lies, lies and damn lies! Trump even supposedly dropped the MOAB(Mother of all bombs) in Afghanistan and what the fuck did that do? Not a goddamn thing but kill two Afghan camel herders and take money from social programs that are sorely needed seeing as how we are experiencing poverty that’s worse than what was experienced during the first Great Depression because make no mistake, we are in a Worse Depression what with the emergence of Third World diseases in this so-called ‘First World’ nation whereas abject poverty and opulence sit side by side, where tent cities are right in the midst of new construction for luxury high rise condos in Los Angeles, but over in Las Vegas, the homeless are living in tunnels. Coming into Chicago, all you see are tents lined up; endless rows of tents. The same in Baltimore and in any and every city in Amerikkka.

George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump — and their military commanders have been unable to deliver on their promises to prevail in Afghanistan. U.S. officials acknowledged that their warfighting strategies were fatally flawed and that Washington wasted enormous sums of money trying to remake Afghanistan into a modern nation. 

What? Wanted “to remake Afghanistan into a modern nation?” So that they could what? Open a Starbucks? Open a Walmart? Open a Popeye’s Chicken shack? Open a Target? Are they fucking serious? This shithole is collapsing what with an infrastructure that is so damn old that bridges are collapsing, pipes that run water to homes are in pieces. Sinkholes are swallowing up blocks of cars. Entire cities look like war zones. Just go to damn near every state and you’ll find rows of abandoned, falling down buildings, downtown areas that have been abandoned; just row upon row of dilapidated buildings and those assholes wanted “to remake Afghanistan into a modern nation?” The Amerikkkan people are stupid as hell. There you sit with your dumb, fat ass glued to a chair while staring down at a phone that is your whole life while your paycheck is being deducted for shit because “attempting to remake Afghanistan into a modern nation” is not why we are paying taxes. That is not why we have payroll deductions. And yet, all we hear from so-called politicians is that we have no fucking money to help our own citizens who are sitting all up in tents trying to cure their typhus and hookworm. Seriously??!!! What.the.fuck.

“What did we get for this $1 trillion effort? Was it worth $1 trillion?” Jeffrey Eggers, a retired Navy SEAL and White House staffer for Bush and Obama, told government interviewers. He added, “After the killing of Osama bin Laden, I said that Osama was probably laughing in his watery grave considering how much we have spent on Afghanistan.”

Yeah! What did we get for over $1 trillion? And we cannot even believe the bullshit that the U.S. government put out about Osama bin Laden since I read that the man had long since died from kidney failure long before Seal Team 6 arrived on the scene. If Osama bin Laden was deep sixed, then I’ve got a bridge for sale in London.

Keep believing the bullshit! Keep buying the lies and you will continue to look around for somewhere to put up a tent and then find yourself locked up thanks to vagrancy laws being put on the books in every city in this fucking shithole because they got nothing but wars and wars and they don’t even have a clue why the fuck there is a war and what to do in a war or how to exit a war of choice. If veterans cannot even get housed and are dying on the streets, what the hell do you think is going to happen to the rest of us? But go right ahead with your head glued to that phone. I hope your tent comes with a USB port and some electricity. Otherwise, the jail has electricity, but you won’t get to keep your phone while you’re cooling your heels in there after having been swept up in a homeless tent city raid.

Meanwhile, your government has some more lies to tell you about why we are at war in Afghanistan and why U.S. troops are still over in Iraq. By all means, keep believing the shit they spout because you love being lied to.

And so I will leave you with a little poem I wrote for the wannabe soldiers.

War Is Always Such A Blessing!

War is always such a blessing
It never is distressing or depressing.
I know all too well that this is true.
War has been good for me and you.

You proudly give your lives up for the rich.
For us, life never is a bitch.
In a blaze of glory, you go out.
And really, that’s what it’s all about.

The drone operators are so brave
as they send little children to their grave.
Since the world has become our battleground,
the drums of war make a lovely, throbbing sound.

Teach your sons and your daughters about their duty.
And one day, when they are dead, we’ll make a movie.
It will honor their brave and noble deeds.
The wounded, we shall see to all their needs.

Through war, we bring peace unto this earth.
And though you break out in dubious peals of mirth,
the last laugh will always be on you,
for none of what is written is ever true.

When we put a lethal weapon in your hand,
and send you to die in a foreign land,
your life means nothing, you should know,
but you never give pause, you just go.

War is not only just a blessing,
to warmongers, it is also quite refreshing,
that you are so willingly prostituted,
and it’s all because you are just too stupid,
to understand that if it were not for you,
no drone could ever strike on cue!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

I don’t know why I wrote that poem because you useless, brain dead Amerikkkans will NEVER take what I wrote to heart! More’s the pity and I pity the world!

 

“We Thank You For Your Service And Now Here Are Your Deportation Papers! Git!”

I have been saying over and over again to these foreigners who come here, that they are never more than one foot out the door, if and when this government says so. And it matters not if they so-called “served this worthless ass shithole.

Marine combat veteran who served in Iraq deported to El Salvador

“They basically snuck him out in the middle of the night,” one of the lawyers assisting with the case said.

A Marine combat veteran whose supporters were seeking a pardon from the governor of California was suddenly deported to El Salvador this week, according to advocates and immigration authorities.

Jose Segovia Benitez, 38, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1999-2004 and was deployed to Iraq, was deported to El Salvador on Wednesday, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Jose Segovia Benitez had a criminal record and according to him, he only became a criminal AFTER having signed up to kill people over in Iraq who’d done not a goddamn thing to him, personally. You see, his claim is that he suffered from PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) due to having ‘served in the military’ and was stationed in Iraq and that after his stint in the military, he took to alcohol to cope and soon found himself committing felonies, left and right. What he must have failed to realize is that a condition of him remaining a citizen of this fucked up shithole was that he should be a ‘law abiding’ citizen and not a felon. He became a felon and so his citizenship was revoked, pronto, despite his “service to this country” in killing people in foreign lands even though those particular ‘felonies’ were condoned and co-signed by the U.S. government. If he was engaging in felonies that were considered sanctioned by this fucked up ass, hypocritical U.S. government, Benitez would still be sitting over here in this fucking shithole. But that’s not what he was doing. Some of his convictions include corporal injury to a spouse, for which he received an eight-year sentence, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, narcotics possession, conspiracy to commit a crime and driving under the influence. Benitez’s lawyers claim that he is very remorseful over having committed these crimes but that he was “not in his right mind” when he was committing the crimes which caused him to cease to be a law abiding citizen and turned him into a felon who then became eligible for deportation which is what happened; he was deported. His claim is that he would not have become a criminal if it had not been for the fact that he signed on the dotted line to kill people over in Iraq for the United States government and so that right there should be grounds for the dismissal of his deportation papers. All’s well that ends well. Uh…no..not according to the U.S. government. It is on their terms and their terms only and then your ass is grass.

Also, Mr. Benitez was so patriotic, that he had tattooed on his rib cage a huge depiction of the Statue of Liberty and across one arm, there was a tattoo; “USMC,” which he says will make him a target for gangs in El Salvador. What Mr Benitez failed to understand is that this shithole that granted him citizenship couldn’t give a rat’s ass for what happened to his ass after he left the military and certainly no one is moaning and wailing and gnashing their teeth at the Pentagon over the potential plight of Mr. Benitez in El Salvador. As far as they are concerned, any dealings they had with Mr. Benitez ended when he received his military discharge papers.

Those south of the border, who come here, promptly think that they are just as white and with just as many rights as the whites have given themselves in this shithole, but when they step out-of-line, they find out, quick, fast and in a goddamn hurry that their ass ain’t so fucking white because back to El Salvador, Columbia, Honduras, Mexico and Guatemala, your ass will go! You don’t have any fucking rights either, Latinos, Hispanics or whatever the hell you call yourselves. And American descendants of slaves are sitting somewhere wondering why you debased shits shut the fuck up and pretend that you are deaf mutes when you come over here and don’t take up for our Black asses. It is because you know that you are here on sufferance. If the whites look in your direction, you damn near jump out of your skin in fear that they will deport your asses back from whence you came. You would no more speak out against the shit that’s being visited on American descendants of slaves than you would cut off your right arm.

The whites have every damn body over here on lock down and don’t we all fucking know this. Just you ask Jose Segovia Benitez. Oh, that’s right. You can’t. He was deported back to El Salvador, was imprisoned there for a short time and then released. What he is doing now, who the fuck knows and who really gives a shit? As far as the U.S. government via the military is concerned, Mr Benitez is no disabled veteran who is qualified to seek the dubious services of the Veterans Administration. Mr. Benitez is just another worthless, deported felon who was here, illegally and who got what he deserved because he should have been able to deal with the consequences of a military deployment to a war zone. And so now, along with having been deployed, Mr. Benitez has been deported. Deployed? Deported? Shit happens. But that shit has consequences depending on whether it was a military deployment or deportation. I wonder, in hindsight, would Mr. Benitez still have gone and gotten himself deployed to a war zone since his claim is that that deployment is what caused him to lose his mind and subsequently ‘forced’ him to engage in criminal conduct which led to his deportation? We may never know and I don’t even care because it is my belief that Mr. Benitez got what he deserved. Nothing good ever comes from war. And I am quite sure that Mr. Benitez does not think that getting himself deported back to El Salvador with a huge depiction of the Statue of Liberty on his torso and ‘USMC’ tattooed on one arm was a good thing, especially when he encounters gang members who absolutely hate and detest everything that this shithole stands for and with good reason.

Warmonger John McCain, Dead At 81, So Why Mourn?

 

And so another one bites the dust! But as usual, when a member of congress sticks his spoon in the wall, fake platitudes abound and it certainly speaks volumes when two other stomp down, flaming warmongers are to give McCain’s eulogy; George W. Bush and Barack Obama. And since the ICC (International Criminal Court) will know exactly where two warmongers will be, the court should send representatives to arrest both Bush and Obama for committing crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Both are guilty as hell of ALL of the aforementioned and since I am quite sure that McCain’s bitch, Lindsey (suck ass) Graham will be in attendance at warmonger, John McCain’s funeral, the ICC may as well swipe his ass up in the raid along with Bush and Obama. Get a 3-4-1 special.

I initiated a search on John McCain and here are some examples of what popped up:

Jimmy Carter: McCain a ‘warmonger’ | TheHill

John McCain, Rothschild Puppet, Zionist Warmonger

Warmonger Senator John McCain dies | 5Pillars

John McCain Dead At 81 — He Was A Globalist Warmonger …

8 Facts That Prove John McCain is an Unhinged Warmonger …

John McCain, warmonger | Fellowship of the Minds

Perennial Warmonger, Regime Change Operative John McCain …

John McCain, Warmonger – LewRockwell

Rand Paul: John McCain Is A Warmongering Killer

John McCain has finally gone to Hell – ANC Report

The Stains of John McCain: A Front Page Confidential

Seemorerocks: Warmonger, John McCain dies

Do NOT Let Them Make A Saint Of This Asshole – Caitlin

McCain Has Blood On His Hands | Zero Hedge

There are many more where those came from, but the point is that it is a well known fact that despite McCain having been a prisoner-of-war, it did not quench his thirst for war. In fact, it seems to have led to an unquenchable thirst for war especially since McCain advocated for war in Bosnia, Kosovo, Georgia, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, and Mali.

The Paris attacks, for which the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility, have changed the willingness of many Americans to support more US troops going to Iraq and Syria, Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona argued Wednesday morning.

Senator McCain and his GOP colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have called for 20,000 additional US troops to be sent – 10,000 to Iraq and 10,000 to Syria – to help wage war against IS.

“Before Paris, I’d probably think that we can’t get the numbers,” in terms of both support from the American people and subsequent votes by Congress, McCain said.

Of course, McCain’s sidekick and bitch, Lindsey Graham was never opposed to more troop deployment in regions the U.S. military had no logical reasons to set foot in which leads some to believe that many incidents of bombing in Paris and London and Mali and other places were false flag ops meant to stir up public opinion for more war against terrorists who were ‘vetted’ by John McCain and Co. against those ‘other’ terrorists, whomever they may be. You see, according to John McCain, there were moderate terrorists who could be ‘controlled’ and so America used those ‘gentleman’ terrorists to fuck up the terrorists that John McCain deemed, ‘extreme’. In his arrogance, he got to pick and choose which terrorists deserved the support and tax dollars of the American people.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) pressed for increasing aid to moderate rebel groups after meeting Syrian opposition leaders in Turkey Wednesday, warning that delays would “fuel the growing danger” to U.S. security.

McCain said pro-Western Syrian forces were fighting a “two-front war” against both Syrian strongman Bashar Assad and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Sunni militant group that has captured huge swaths of both countries.

So, I guess in other words, there are ‘good’ terrorists and ‘bad’ terrorists and our ever so honest and above board politicians can always figure out which is which. Seriously? One thing I do know is that there is no honest politician. Have you read the latest on Donald Trump? Shining example. But I digress.

John McCain is being called a ‘patriot’, who had guts, was a maverick, was the last lion in the senate, was courageous, was a man of deep conviction, was never afraid to break the mold, a skilled, tough politician and that we should all thank God that men such as these have lived. Oh, this is just so nauseating especially if you read what follows.

GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona admitted Friday that the Iraq War was a mistake.

“The principal reason for invading Iraq, that Saddam had WMD, was wrong,” McCain wrote in his new book. “The war, with its cost in lives and treasure and security, can’t be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very serious one, and I have to accept my share of the blame for it.”

McCain was one of the biggest supporters of the initial surge into Iraq in 2003 and was actually one of the first Republicans to get behind it.

“McCain was one of the first Republicans to get behind” U.S. troops being sent into Iraq; second only to Lindsey ‘suck ass’ Graham, I am sure!

So, there you have it; a tale of two McCains. One, a stalwart, defiant patriot of deep conviction and the other a flaming warmonger of the first degree who is collectively responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people. He has their blood on his cold, dead, lifeless hands, but we are to forgive and forget because he suffered from a terminal illness and finally succumbed to it. That just wipes the slate clean, if you believe the lies of all the other warmongers who are decrying the end of an era, John McCain. The sad fact is that there are more just like McCain and they are just as blood thirsty, cruel and depraved as John McCain was. They are warmongers, just as he was a warmonger and no, I will not be a hypocrite and hope that this warmonger, who sent innocent millions to their death, turned many into refugees, rests in peace.

McCain does not get a free pass just because he passed. Some people do indeed, get whats coming to them and that is exactly what happened to McCain. He was no war hero. Hell! Other POWs called him “Songbird McCain” because he sang like a bird in order to get special treatment and McCain even admitted that he signed over information to the so-called enemy, much of which has been sealed. Go figure! And even after all that went down in Vietnam, McCain was still eager for America’s poor to continue to be sent over there because McCain was so sure that America could win in Vietnam. Too many had already died in vain and many of them were not even considered ‘human’ by America’s whites. But they died for this country and they were still viewed with repugnance because of their skin tone.

There was only one McCain; a warmonger who should have been convicted as such! And how he went, so too shall all the other warmongers who have the blood of the innocent on their hands.

“John McCain, may the flames of hell welcome you and may the maggots enjoy your pale, putrid, rotting flesh until there is nothing left but faint traces of the pungent odor of char!”

We Celebrate Memorial Day!

We celebrate Memorial Day in honor of blood spilled.
And we stand silently by and watch those coffins, filled
with the bodies of dead soldiers who once knew joy
but then lined up as though they were a tin soldier toy.

We take this day to solemnly give thanks and praise
to those who willingly reduced on this earth, their numbered days.
What a wonder it is to be alive and to show our gratitude
while those who served this country lie in glorious solitude.

As we head to the store to buy flags made in Vietnam
to bestow upon the grave of the sacrificial lamb,
we honor the memory of every unknown soldier
by giving him a neighbor to lie beside him, shoulder to shoulder.

Why should we cease to inscribe names on yet another wall,
since it is so easy to produce another soldier to heed war’s call?
No, we must never truly show our gratitude for our war weary dead,
and to those whose body lives while their mind died instead.

So, eat your hotdogs and your apple pie and wave your flag
while another soldier is soon to be placed in a body bag.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

And here we go again! Taking a day to honor our war dead while still at war and so what have we learned? Not a goddamn thing! Monday, Trump’s depraved ass will solemnly place a wreath at the tomb of ‘The Unknown’ soldier; ‘The Unknowns’. And just which soldier did he know? What soldier did Obama or Bush know, either Bush, for that matter? Trump, after having just recently dropped the Mother Of All Bombs on Afghanistan and declared that more soldiers are necessary to fight some bogeymen that the U.S. trained and/or caused to be unleashed on the Middle East by way of the CIA will ‘borrow’ some dignity from somewhere just long enough to get through the hypocritical ceremony of the placing of the wreath. And then, it’s off to golfing and ordering some Big Macs.

Oh, how we really mean it when we “Thank a service man/woman for their service to this country” while we continue to add to their numbers because hardly any of us know a soldier who got him/herself killed in the line of ‘duty’ because it has always been some poor schmuck who was too dumb to understand that he’s still poor after having signed his life away and for what? Not a goddamn thing! Food stamps, a gun, a backpack and a flag to drape over his coffin. Yeah! Now, go eat your hot dog! Celebrate!

War, The Birth Of Death!

I was born old with the sounds of war
roaring through my head
and of scenes depicting
the fact that I am dead.

I am as old as war,
never to know peace
only sorrow, pain
and a cease fire that will not cease.

Brought forth in death
by man’s insatiable desire
to kill for profit and for pain
and war is my sire.

Though I may not have lines
or wrinkles on my forehead
nevertheless, I am old,
too old to live and so I die, instead.

War, the birth of death;
 for youth is drained and tired
but must fight to die;
as war’s bitter taste is acquired.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

And so it goes, our children are born but why? They are born, dead for their bodies are mere pawns in wars, moved here and there on the chessboard of war, driven to war by war hawks and warmongers whose children grow rich and fat off the sacrifices of our children who are bred for their wars. We willingly give our children to be adopted by the warmongers and then we host parades praising them for taking our children and making them dead and/or old beyond their years. The voices in their heads, never leaving them even if they leave the battlefield and if they come back to us, it is in name only, for they are already dead since war is the birth of death.

Trump’s Immigration Ban And Why I’m Loving It!

These Muslims became terrorists to thank us for our tax dollars! Oh yes, they did! Three Minnesota Men Found Guilty Of Plotting To Join ISIS! Yeah, that's thanking U.S.

These Muslims became terrorists to thank us for our tax dollars! Oh yes, they did!
Three Minnesota Men Found Guilty Of Plotting To Join ISIS!
Yeah, that’s thanking U.S.

 

 

According to the website listed below, there is help for American Muslims who are afraid of Trump’s immigration policies.

Are you an American Muslim?

If you are bullied, discriminated against or attacked for being a Muslim, there are people in Washington State to help you: Please contact CAIR-WA for help or with questions at info@cairseattle.org or 206.367.4081.

In Washington State

Fact Check about Islam in America: http://www.islamfactcheck.org/#
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Now then, I’ve done my part to help send American Muslims to freedom via the Underground Muslim Railroad. This is rich!

Before Trump was inaugurated, where were the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ for descendants of slaves? Where were the shout-outs to us asking if we were being “bullied, discriminated against or attacked for being Black?” Where were the people in ANY state seeking to help us with telephone numbers and websites? But now that Trump is doing what he said he would do, it is now time to protect Muslim immigrants and yet again, overlook the people who have had their asses handed to them every single day in this shithole since slavery. The hypocrisy of the ‘whites’ will never cease to amaze me and for the life of me I don’t know why I continue to be amazed over their blatant and outrageous selective empathy and amnesia.

The ‘whites’ get all empathetic over every other group so long as it is not those of us who have a permanent, dark skin tone and who descended from slaves. They also get amnesia because they just cannot remember what they do to us every single day but will instead, look far and wide to find some cause to support; some stand to take but only if it will not make our lives any easier. “Get those Muslims some help! They are being persecuted and that shit is just not right! We have got to do something about their horrible plight! I call on you one and all to help me get it done!”

But there is only a deafening silence when they view descendants of slaves getting the life choked out of them. There is a deafening silence when they view descendants of slaves getting shot down in every city in this hellhole. There are no shout-outs to these people to make them aware that there is a number to call where they can get assistance in escaping police brutality, racism, bigotry, mass incarceration, a school-to-prison pipeline, gentrification and the list is endless. Oh no! There will be no urgent cries for the Black man, woman and child to head to the nearest Underground Railroad for descendants of slaves because you see, there is no necessity for that to be re-started. There is however, an urgent necessity to start up the Muslim Underground Railroad because they are being attacked from all sides. I hope Trump sends every single Muslim immigrant back to wherever the hell they came from. I hope that he calls for a ban on all immigration to this country because I am sick to pieces of my tax dollars supporting non-English speaking immigrants from every country. I am tired of hearing goddamn accents that I cannot make heads or tails of wherever I go and every single damn time I place a telephone call.

This is the only country that will give a new immigrant, a free interpreter. This is the only country I know that prints applications for everything from welfare sign-up to driver’s licenses in at least twenty different languages and still provides an interpreter. I cannot take my ass to Germany and receive this. I cannot take my ass to Syria and receive this. I cannot take my ass to Iran and receive this.

When I lived in Minnesota, I was so damn tired of seeing my tax dollars going to support Muslim refugees from Somalia, I verbally made that fact extremely well known. I did not turn those people into refugees. I never bombed a damn thing in their country; likewise in Syria, Yemen, Iraq or anywhere else. And yet, the Somalis come here, supposedly with nothing and yet somehow they open Somali businesses by the hundreds. Like I don’t fucking know how! My tax dollars are paying for those businesses. While descendants of slaves who were born here and who paid taxes here are now homeless thanks to getting pink slips due to a dwindling manufacturing base, my tax dollars are not going to fund needed retraining programs for them, my tax dollars are going to house, feed and provide free medical care for Somalis, who by the way, opened up their own health care facilities. My tax dollars are going for other refugees who have come here. My tax dollars were paying for Somalis to open up and operate two Somali malls in Minneapolis, MN which are nothing more than ISIS recruitment centers while the descendants of slaves and the Indians are seeking shelter in homeless warehouses. Meanwhile, again, the Somalis in Minnesota were busily attempting to join ISIS. How the hell is this fair? Those ungrateful ingrates come over here and are given free housing and free every damn thing else and then turn right around and become terrorists just attempting to send a bomb up our ass in gratitude. That’ll show us!

How in the world do we overlook the needs of those who have paid into the system and instead will put our tax dollars to work to build up and support those who have not paid one thin dime in taxes, and yet were given grants to open up businesses that cater to Somalis and only to Somalis…AND…who are also hell bent on joining terrorist groups? And don’t even bother trying to contradict me because I have seen this with my very own eyes since I just recently moved from Minnesota.

And while Trump is at it, I hope he does build that wall between the states and Mexico and send those Mexicans packing because when I moved to where I live now, I was told by a Comcast representative that if I was Hispanic, I would have received a discount on my services because businesses are now catering to the Hispanics. Black folks are not getting a discount. ‘White’ folks, you don’t need a discount but if you did, you’re not getting one because it’s only for Hispanics. Sweet, ain’t it?

Anything that can crawl, slither and wash up on the shores of America is met with open arms while those who have struggled all their lives to live decently and to take care of their families are being shut out because America welcomes and opens her arms for those who have not paid their dues but are rewarded with our tax dollars while we languish in homeless shelters, underneath bridges, in tunnels and in boxes. Those of us who have paid our dues are paying higher prices for internet, cable and telephone services so that those who come here and who cannot even speak the language can receive a discount and who also get free interpreter services.

So, do not expect me to gather with those who are the target of Trump’s immigration policies and initiate a group hug because it is never going to happen. I am to this day, fighting for funding to assist disabled people out of shelters and into homes. I am fighting to re-open stores that once catered to low-income people but were shuttered thanks to gentrification and I don’t have a phone number or a web address to contact to get assistance with doing this because those who I am attempting to help are not Muslim refugees! As far as I am concerned, they can just cry me a river and head back from whence they came and don’t even bother suggesting that I do likewise because goddamn it, I was born here and I speak English, albeit colorfully, but extremely well! And what Trump is doing, I am loving it!

The Killings Will Not Cease!

pulse nightclub shooting

The Pulse beats no more.
Music died and faggots too.
What makes some happy.
Makes others blue.

He saw two men kissing.
And it drove him quite insane.
He took a gun, went to the club.
Oh, look at that big blood stain.

I’m not making fun of this,
for that would not be right
Although, I cannot help but think,
this really ain’t my fight!

They say this was a bloody day;
the bloodiest one in history.
Tell that to the dead in Iraq
since we brought them so much misery.

Oh America hates to reap what she sows.
And the killings will not cease.
You cannot spread hate, worldwide
and expect a reward of peace.

Steeped in Indian blood,
and the blood of slaves too.
A legacy born of hatred;
murder in AmeriKKKa is nothing new!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

I did not see this coming! This IS AmeriKKKa and since hate is fostered every single day, get used to this. AmeriKKKans are not better than the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Gaza, Libya and any other place that is being bombed thanks to our apathy and complacency towards people that have done us no wrong. AmeriKKKan ‘exceptionalism’ does not stop a bullet!

We have had how many mass shootings in just the last two years alone? And the Newtown CT folks are sending their thoughts and prayers to the relatives and friends of those who got shot up at the Pulse Nightclub. What for? What use are prayers? Apparently, those people at the club had not a prayer of a chance, even with SWAT on the scene.

And from what I understand, the situation was so tense, the police let people bleed out even with sophisticated equipment that is supposed to allow them to see through walls and find a suspect with a gun, but yet, hours went by while the perp was on the phone kicking the bobo. “Yeah, homey, what’s up with that shooting going on in there? Your boyfriend mad atcha or what?” Right! As soon as I put this donut down, I’ll get to dealing with you but for now, the hostages are on their own.”

Of course, once again, the champion of the ‘gay rights’ agenda has ordered that flags be lowered to half staff. Obama to the rescue! YAAAAAY! Black folks, did Obama order the flags to be lowered at half staff for those nine innocent Black people that got themselves shot up in church by an avowed white supremacist? Uh..nooooo! But those Newtown angels got the flag lowered and now those that went clubbing and got shot up, in their honor, the flags have been lowered to half staff. I sure hope, Black folks, that your AmeriKKKan flag is flying in the breeze today on flag day and be sure that it is at half staff. Obama insists!

I am certainly not adding worthless condolences or hypocritical words of sympathy because they are useless. Actions speak louder than words and sitting on our asses expressing tripe sentiments won’t stop this, nor will it bring the dead back. Ask the dead.

This was ‘just another fucking day in paradise’!

The Face Of Freedom Is Not A Soldier!

Master Sgt. Darryl Sterling, 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron equipment manager, tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit, March 10. The 332 ELRS has a central collection point that can be used by service members and Department of Defense civilians; unserviceable uniform items are burned. Sergeant Sterling is deployed from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

The face of freedom is not a soldier.
Freedom cannot be found inside a voting booth.
It is not about saluting the stars and stripes.
And we’ll never gain it by giving to war, our youth.

The price of war is way too high.
And I’m not speaking of missiles and drones
or Blackwater thugs on Halliburton’s payroll
but about what lies beneath the tomb of the unknowns.

Democracy can never be spread by war hawks and warmongers.
The children born to woman are sent to an early grave.
And men, though you play a role in the conception of a child,
many of you are too far gone and you have no soul to save.

Tell me, how many wars will it take to get to peace?
When will you learn that the end to wars begins with you?
How many times were you dropped on your head to get so stupid?
I wonder because it couldn’t have been just a few.

I hear tell that many are concerned about ‘burn pits’ in Iraq.
Why were you even there and why were you not concerned over those you killed?
You talk of karma and how it comes back to bite you on the ass.
Now that you have cancer and the VA said, “It’s you who’s getting billed,”
you want sympathy from me and you’re not going to get it
 because you chose to go to Iraq and satisfy your thirst for killing.
Pardon me while I spit on your grave because you are no loss.
And I wouldn’t pay a goddam penny for your care; not one shilling!

They said that you were a completely healthy specimen when you went to war.
I beg to differ. You were just a sick and twisted mercenary killing machine.
And now that you are six feet under thanks to being a warmonger’s whore,
on your tombstone, useless words tell the lie; “Here lies a brave marine!”

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

A former half-marathoner who once jogged along the irrigation canals near his Albuquerque home, Sgt. Jessey Baca, a member of the New Mexico Air National Guard, no longer has the energy to wash his truck or tend his garden. He’s created a bucket list. His days, he said, “are numbered.”

But five times weekly, Baca dons his Air Force uniform and drives to Kirtland Air Force Base. That duty preserves his cherished link to national service. The diagnosis has forced him into light duty -– computer work. And that change, he admits, is “hard to accept” for a man who once lived “at 100 miles per hour.” Some mornings, he must will himself out of bed.

Like dozens of recent war veterans, Baca blames his fading body on combat time spent working, eating and sleeping near a huge, open-air “burn pit.” The U.S. military used such trenches throughout Iraq and Afghanistan to incinerate mounds of battle trash: Humvees, unexploded ordnance, rocket launchers, bloody gauze, body parts and more.

Ahhhhhhh, ain’t that a shame, what a goddamn shame that is! Sgt. Baca feels so damn ill that he has ‘created a bucket list’ and all because he was a sick and twisted mercenary killing machine who signed on the dotted line to kill or be killed and now that the so-called ‘burn pits’ are killing his ass, he is now real upset. He is not taking responsibility for what he set in motion; oh no, never that! He is going to lay the blame on some open-air ‘burn pits’ in Iraq and Afghanistan because it’s not like he was over there to kill people, he was there on vacation and those awful ‘burn pits’ were just a stinking up the place and causing biohazard situations and how is that on him? No! He was not on vacation, he was a hired killer; prostituting himself to the warmongers and his medical issues are indeed, on him. They are all on him, but Americans never accept responsibility for their actions. They can suit up and get shipped out to kill people, but when the shit hits the fan and comes back to bite them in the goddamn ass, it is so unfair; it is all so tragic and horrible and get the black crepe out and the violins to play a mournful tune because an American life is worth so much more than those that Americans kill. Well, let me disabuse you of that notion. Americans are some stinking ass useless, stupid shits filled, not with ‘exceptionalism’, but with an unquenchable thirst for blood; you’re nothing but a vicious pack of inhuman, barbaric and savage rejects from hell!

This shameless bastard has said not one goddamn word about the innocent people that he killed in Iraq, all over a lie; no that’s no problem. He is now sick and that is THE problem of the year! Hear ye! Hear ye! Sgt. Baca put his life on the line for the warmongers to grow ever more richer and we are to feel sorry for him because he killed, ate and slept near ‘a huge, open-air burn pit’ that was just spewing toxins into the atmosphere and that was just so goddamn wrong, it ain’t even funny. Hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi men, women and children were brutally tortured and murdered thanks in part to Sgt. Baca’s thirst for killing, but we are not to focus on the innocent Iraqi people and the people of Afghanistan who were needlessly killed, we are to feel so bad for Sgt. Baca because he can no longer drive his Humvee and launch his rockets against innocent people. He can no longer jog, wash his truck and tend his garden and getting out of bed is a drag. Well, ain’t that a bitch? That bitch is called ‘karma’ and is well deserved. And I bet that before this killer expires, he will never even think of the real reason why. He will never consider in a million years that it was his goddamn choice to go to Iraq and Afghanistan and whore himself out to the likes of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Barack Obama, the corporate bigwigs at Lockheed Martin, Boeing and all the other makers of war machines; the war profiteers. He will never admit to himself that he made the choice to kill or be killed and that the blood of the innocent that he killed is on his filthy guilty hands. The blood of the innocent cries out for retribution and  it shall be delivered unto them, for no man can kill the innocent and not rue the day he did so.

Rest in peace, innocent people of Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and Syria and Yemen because the worthless, twisted military whores that killed you are finally coming into their own; the chickens are coming home to roost and that ole karma is eating them from the inside out!

The Entertainment Never Ends!

the entertainment never ends

I have been strangely quiet
for want of anything to say
because everything’s been said
and I hit the button and replay.

Football season is over.
The Super Bowl is in the past.
We say we hate capitalism
but that hate don’t ever last.

We say we love this planet.
It is our home, for better or for worse.
And yet we fuck it up relentlessly
until they put us in a hearse.

Oh what hypocrites we are
when we scream our hatred for war.
And yet, we groom the next generation
to heed the call for more!

We say we hate our politicians.
We despise them one and all.
They don’t represent our interests.
And yet, we vote for them each fall.

We point fingers at another
and we claim that they are wrong
when in fact, we’re all depraved,
it’s why we cannot get along.

Oh yes I have been extremely quiet,
just watching shit hit the fan.
What need have I to point out
that the foulest seed is man?

There is endless war in Syria
 and Libya is filled with rebels.
All of this chaos was put into play
by American and NATO devils.

Poor Iraq, we hear nothing about
as if those folks are doing fine.
I doubt if they’re eating caviar
or drinking expensive wine.

But here in the land of the ‘exceptional’
the entertainment never ends.
We just gorged on wings and pizza
with our loud and drunken friends.

The stakes are high in this gambler’s den
of vice and greed and corruption.
And when Wall Street flounders again,
they’ll blame the poor for their destruction.

The bailouts will commence
and the players will play on.
While the huddled masses yearn
for jobs already gone.

At the risk of repeating myself, I repeat myself.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

1,400 people learn their jobs are moving to Mexico

A crowd of Carrier manufacturing workers erupted into anger Wednesday as they learned their plant was being relocated to Monterrey, Mexico.

Carrier, an Indianapolis-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning company owned by United Technologies, announced in a statement on Wednesday that the plant would undergo a three-year transition to Mexico starting in 2017.

Carrier is one of two United Technologies plants to announce a move to Mexico — the corporation announced on the same day it would also be moving a plant in Huntington, Indiana. The closing will eliminate about 700 jobs from the city in northeastern Indiana.

And now with the signing of the TPPA, is this situation going to get any better? But they tell us that the unemployment figures are so low as to be negligible. The lies just keep coming. Who in hell believes that the REAL unemployment rate is 4.9%? Seriously? Sears and Kmart stores are closing, left and right. The only stores that are doing a booming business are Dollar Tree, Dig-A-Dollar, Collar-A-Dollar and Holla-For-A-Dolla! This past holiday sales figures were dismal and that is an understatement. Target just closed up shop in Canada. Wal-Mart just announced the closure of all Express Wal-Mart stores. JC Penny is gasping to stay alive and even Macy’s is choking and the unemployment rate is 4.9%?!!! Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit!

“Hark The Hypocrites Do Sing!”

hark the hypocrites

 

– sing to the tune of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”

Hark the hypocrites do sing!
Glory to the news they bring
Bombs on earth and missiles too
Aimed at me and aimed at you
Peace on earth is but a dream
Can’t you hear the people scream?
Watch the bombs light up the skies
Listen to the children’s cries
And the Christians doth proclaim
Christ was born and that’s so lame
There they sit with pants unzipped
I don’t want to see them stripped
Lambs aren’t in the manger fold
They are waiting to be sold
Lamb chops on the menu here
Wash them down with ice cold beer
Kiss your mother who is drunk
Daddy dear is in a funk
He didn’t get a penis pump
Where’s a cliff for him to jump?
Uncle Jack is in rehab
His herpes has formed a scab

Hark the hypocrites do sing
Glory to the new crack wing!
You will overdose again
When you do, just say, “Amen!”
We so love the holidays,
refugees are in a daze
Drones have struck the innocent
Brag about the cash you’ve spent
Christmas comes but once a year
Hark the hypocrites, you hear!
Glory to the bottom line.
Now throw out this dead ole pine
Bring me whiskey on the rocks
Time to ride some big ole cocks
Hark the hypocrites do sing!
Glory to your fake ass king!

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

And if you didn’t know, I’ll be more than happy to clue you in. Your fake ass king is M-O-N-E-Y!

I am SO in the Christmas spirit this year, I just cannot help myself. Bombs are being dropped in distant lands. Drones are killing innocent people. But for one day, we will put all of that aside. We will, for one day, express our love for our family and friends and associates. We will gift them all that credit cards can buy. This is how we show our devotion and love; with gifts. We don’t show our love by worrying about the conditions of third-world sweatshops and the people who ‘slave’ in them. We don’t care that people are suffering so bad, that they would rather commit suicide than continue on. We carelessly head to the mall and shop until we drop; shoving that piece of plastic across the counter and out the door, we go. But we are so thoughtful and kind and decent. We then head to the supermarket and thoughtlessly pick the choicest piece of butchered cow or pig or lamb and we get someone to cook that up for us; rare, medium rare or well done. Stock the liquor cabinet. Are all the mixers shelved and ready? Oh look at the beautiful tree. It was beautiful when it was in its natural state, but now, it has been chopped and kept ‘green’ by some polluted ass faucet water; that is until this is all over and then, “Throw it away!”

In all actuality, this planet should “Throw us away!” I wish to hell it would. With our fake ass moaning over climate change; we cut down more trees to have signs printed calling for climate change reform when we are instrumental in the death of this planet by the cutting down of more and more trees for those very signs. Sigh! The ‘human’ race is a disgrace to this planet and to the innocent animals that occupy it and who are at the mercy of the merciless. How can we claim to be merciful when we are shedding tears because our father or brother or sister is overseas, suited up in military gear ready to kill someone they don’t even know and for what? Room and board? Some food stamps? Glory? Honor? One thing I can say is that we cannot lose honor because we never had any to begin with. Now, we’re all just meaningless filth; pretending to be do-gooders and concerned creatures. Shove it! Your so-called ‘loved one’ would not be in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria if we did not have that killer instinct that drives us. Love does not drive us for if it did, we would not condone the killing of others and claim that it is honorable. What the fuck are YOU celebrating this Christmas? Especially those of you who go on and on about ‘climate change’. Those of you who go on and on about the untold miseries that other people are dealing with while you go on and on about how wonderful and kind you are that you hashtagged some solidarity with the ‘unfortunates’. You did your part when you displayed some colors in a flag over your Facebook photo. Oh wow! Now shit yourself because you did GOOD!

Maybe I am Miss goddamn humbug! But at least, I am honest about the fact that I am just another worthless so-called ‘human’. But one thing about me, I’m NO hypocrite! So, enjoy your ‘holiday’. And I sincerely hope that that pig you’ll eat, deposits itself on your ass!