In Memory Of Muhammad Ali Who Refused To Shed Someone’s Blood He Did Not Know!

Famous Muhammad Ali quotes

Blood Will Always Flow!

I look down at the weapon that I hold in my own hand,
standing over a lifeless body in a strange and foreign land.

I just took a life and I don’t even care!
But on my daughter’s head, I would not harm a hair.

What difference should it make and how could I ever kill?
And yet I look down at you and in death, you lie so still.

I stand here blaming you for the cause of your own death
and never think that who I kill for are those who hold the wealth.

They say that I am a soldier and that what I do is right.
I just go to the wars they start and then I begin to fight.

What use is there in wondering if it’s me who’s in the wrong.
I know that what I do ain’t right and I’ve known it all along.

But you see, it’s just a job to me, it’s not personal at all.
Remember, I’m just a soldier and your death was not my call.

If I take the fight to you, then you won’t bring it here.
They control us with their lies and say it’s you that we should fear.

You are dead and I’m alive but for how long I do not know.
The war machine continues on and someone’s blood will always flow.

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

Muhammad Ali refused to allow himself to become a tool to be used for rich ‘white’ men to kill for the sake of killing; to be used as a tool for the empire to continuously steal, rape, pillage, plunder and decimate, running roughshod over sovereign nations when he and his people were subjected to the same right here in AmeriKKKa.

He could not even eat in a restaurant. He could only listen to “We don’t serve Negroes in here!” And yet, AmeriKKKa wanted him to fight and DIE for THAT? Seriously? If only those who had allowed themselves to be dragged off to fight no enemy of theirs, if only they too, had stood up to this vicious, evil and corrupt stolen nation, maybe, just maybe…we wouldn’t still be toppling rulers of sovereign nations to this very day.

Barack Obama should have burst into flames upon speaking Muhammad Ali’s name especially since his Administration has launched more wars and drone struck more innocent people AND hospitals since George Bush’s illegal war in Iraq.

Barack Obama had this to say, “His fight outside the ring would cost him his title and his public standing.  It would earn him enemies on the left and the right, make him reviled, and nearly send him to jail.  But Ali stood his ground.  And his victory helped us get used to the America we recognize today.”

Is this clown for real? “And his(Muhammad Ali)victory helped us get used to the America we recognize today.”

The America of today is the reason Libya is on fire. The America of today is the reason Yemen is on fire. The America of today is the reason Iraq is STILL on fire! The America of today is the reason Afghanistan is on fire. The America of today is the reason Syria is on fire and the cold war has re-ignited and American troops are stationed all over the world. American CIA agents trained ‘terrorists’ and let them loose on the Middle East, bringing chaos, pandemonium, bedlam and death to that region. America is responsible for the neo-Nazi mess in Ukraine and Obama wants to ‘drone’ on and on about “And his victory helped us get used to the America we recognize today?” Muhammad Ali was against everything that Barack Insane Obama stands for. That lying piece of hypocritical filth has no right to even whisper Muhammad Ali’s name because Obama would have been attempting to have Ali locked up for refusing to be drafted. Don’t think so? Then why is Chelsea Manning rotting in prison for exposing war crimes? Why is Edward Snowden in exile in Russia for exposing the spying done on a massive scale against innocent American citizens? Because Muhammad Ali’s victory helped us get used to the America we recognize today? Hell if that is so! Because if what Muhammad Ali was about had caught on, we would be looking at an entirely different scenario of what IS the America of today.

Obama couldn’t even care less about Veterans because I just read that “VA Chief likens veteran care wait times to Disney park lines..” This is a disgrace! And yet again, Obama ‘drones’ on and on about how he ‘thanks’ the military for their service even while knowing that many are dying before they can even be seen at a VA hospital or clinic and that the number of suicides of enlisted service men and of veterans is skyrocketing.

This liar-in-chief has the unmitigated gall to weigh in on Muhammad Ali’s contribution to the anti-war effort? Unbelievable!

And apparently, Obama has yet to read this report.

Suicide surpassed war as the military’s leading cause of death

War was the leading cause of death in the military nearly every year between 2004 and 2011 until suicides became the top means of dying for troops in 2012 and 2013, according to a bar chart published this week in a monthly Pentagon medical statistical analysis journal.

For those last two years, suicide outranked war, cancer, heart disease, homicide, transportation accidents and other causes as the leading killer, accounting for about three in 10 military deaths each of those two years.

Muhammad Ali, thank you for being all too human and for looking into your own children’s eyes, knowing that if you could not harm a hair on their head, how could you turn around and harm a hair on the son or daughter of another’s child. Thank you for showing us just what true ‘humanity’ is all about because believe me, too many of us have no clue! Thank you and peace be yours, finally!

I Am Joining The Army!

Multiple anonymous sources have reportedly come forward to claim that the female candidates for Ranger School, including 1st Lt Griest (pictured) were given extra training and lower standards Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3249690/First-women-pass-Ranger-School-given-extra-training-lowered-benchmarks-general-vowed-one-pass-sources-claim
Multiple anonymous sources have reportedly come forward to claim that the female candidates for Ranger School, including 1st Lt Griest (pictured) were given extra training and lower standards
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3249690/First-women-pass-Ranger-School-given-extra-training-lowered-benchmarks-general-vowed-one-pass-sources-claim

 

 

No need to draft me, I enlist! As a female, I am going to have my head shaved and head to basic training because I am just as strong as a man. I can hoist a man over my shoulder and carry him off the battlefield with no problem at all. I want so many goddamn back surgeries later in life, it don’t even make any sense. I want to become addicted to oxycontin. What’s a little drug addiction since I want it to be known that I am equal to the task that is required of any man who joins the Army? I am the Feminist Movement goddamn it and before they revoke my membership, I will prove once and for all that women can do the same job as men and even though my body will be forever broken because of it, it’s all for a good cause ; the cause of showing those he-man types that women are equal to the task; that their strength is our strength and vice versa.

So, hand me a supply of tampons and sanitary pads because I don’t want to bleed all over the place and be mistaken for having been shot and the medics are checking me out when my comrades who really do need medical attention are bleeding from the ass because I mistakenly shot ’em in it while fumbling for my tampons while hoisting yet another of my comrades on my shoulders and these goddamn boots are just killing my feet. If only they came in high heels, I would not have a problem. I fucking miss my little black dress, but hey! This is all for a good cause. I am woman, hear me roar!

Also, do you mind if I bring my perfume along with me? I’ll only dab a little behind my ears and on my wrists. Everyone should smell good after a nice, hot clean shower! What? I can’t take a shower today? Are you kidding me? Why, that’s just unsanitary! And what is this muck on a tray? Food? I’m not eating that! There is going to have to be some changes in this here Army if you expect me to ‘tough’ it out. I have some demands. First up, I insist on private showers. Secondly, I am really tired of toting around that really, really heavy weapon. I’ve got bruises, simply everywhere! Third, I refuse to eat this garbage. I am a vegetarian and I insist on fresh fruits and vegetables as that is what I am used to. Fourth, my nails are fucked up and can you imagine how much a manicure is going to cost me? And just when the hell am I ever going to get leave so that I can get my nails done? Fifth, the heat and the flies are just terrible! I cannot believe that I left my nice, cool, comfortable office job for this! I’m patriotic and everything, but goddamn! This is the absolute end of enough! What is expected of us is just too damn much, that’s what it is!

I don’t use this kind of soap! Where is the luxurious bath foaming gel? I use a special moisturizer for my face and I can’t even squeeze it into my backpack which is already too heavy, by the way! And I am still seething that all my lovely hair is lying on some nasty floor somewhere. Why must we all be shaven? Of course, some don’t seem to mind, but I do! I guess I am supposed to look as much like a man as possible so you men don’t look at me with lust and the next thing I know, you’re crawling all over me and I’m running to my commanding officer screaming that I have been raped. I heard that Susie was raped last night and I just figured she was trying to get out of the Army, but she may have been. I see the way you guys look at us even with our shaved heads because you know what’s underneath this bulky ass uniform. And then, I am supposed to tote your ass out of harms way when the enemy attacks us? HA! That’ll be the day! I’ll leave your ass lying there for the buzzards to pick, bone clean!

But seriously, women in combat roles in the Army? Do we really need to prove something? Women are the givers of life. We are not the takers of life. If we turn ourselves into killing machines, what does that say for the ‘human’ race as a species? We are already handing our precious sons over to rich shits that wouldn’t spit on them if they were on fire to put it out. We gladly send our loved ones off to fight rich shits wars and now, we want to go and shoot up people who have done us no harm? I understand that there is a gender problem in this country and all around the world, but signing on the dotted line for combat duty is not the answer. Having someone turn you into a killing machine is not the way to go about proving a damn thing. And I do know that women receive less pay than men for doing the same job, but we have got to draw the line somewhere. Yes, we have battles that we need to fight, but must they be with a gun, a missile and a drone? How can we give birth and then get up and kill another mother’s child and then claim that we are doing this to prove that we are equal to any man?

We are women for a reason. We can do so many things that men cannot do and we must understand and realize that there are things that men can do that we cannot and or should not do and turning ourselves into killing machines is something that we should not do! Life should be precious to us because we are the givers of life. Our bodies were made to nurture life. That is a wonder in itself! No man can lay claim to having the ability to do that. We all know that men want to control every aspect of our lives but ultimately, it is up to us as to whether or not we allow them to take that control away from us and by signing up to kill, you allow them to control you. Your zeal for a perception of ‘equality’ is overshadowing your humanity and you should take a step back and think about just what it is you are doing. Do you really have to kill to prove that you are equal to a man?

The Draft Is Being Reinstituted On January 1, 2016!

the draft

Update: March 2, 2017, Sweden Brings Back The Military Draft!

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39140100

The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce military conscription – a move backed by the country’s MPs.

Conscription is being brought back due to the Russian Illegal Annexation of Crimea, the conflict in Ukraine and the increased military activity in our neighborhood.

Thirteen thousand men and women will undergo military tests and will be treated equally.

Russian menace pushes Sweden towards NATO

Norway breaks tradition to host US troops

Baltic warning of Russian test for NATO

Poland to sign up 45,000 paramilitaries

 

June 15, 2016 Update: Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft! June 15, 2016 Update: Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft!

WASHINGTON — In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18.

On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties.

“The fact is,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, “every single leader in this country, both men and women, members of the military leadership, believe that it’s fair since we opened up all aspects of the military to women that they would also be registering for Selective Services.”

Still think the U.S. is not gearing up for war? Call that war hawk, John McCain and ask him if his ‘service’ to this country was so great, then why did he have his POW records sealed? But he is sure gung ho about women registering for the Draft.

Veterans voice their disgust for John “Songbird” McCain who spilled his guts to get out of being tortured. There is evidence that McCain received ‘special’ medical treatment from a Soviet physician and other ‘considerations’ to avoid being tortured just so he could come home. 

Yeah! Thank that namby-pamby shit his pants ‘war hero’ for his service of singing like a bird in order to avoid torture. But he has no problem sending America’s daughters into war when there is the potential for them to be captured and tortured. But in all actuality, we should not have a problem getting tortured if we get captured seeing as how we have no problem torturing captives. Just ask those who were tortured in Abu Ghraib by U.S. soldiers and those who are still being tortured in Guantanamo.  You could just consider it to be a case of “what comes around, goes around.”

Again, still think the U.S. is not gearing up for war? Still think this is a joke? Russia has warned the U.S. and NATO, (and NATO takes its orders from the U.S.), to not continue to ignore their warnings and so has China but those warnings fall on deaf ears. The Russians have war weapons that the U.S. cannot even detect until it is too late. Because you see, it does not matter how much we spend on our military, what matters is the technology that is used by the U.S. military and that technology is not up to par.

How to Build a $400 Billion F-35 That Doesn’t Fly

The Pentagon’s embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to be plagued with so many problems that it can’t even pass the most basic requirements needed to fly in combat, despite soaring roughly $170 billion over budget. 

Yeah! We’re SO ready for war, they’ve spent $400 Billion of our tax dollars on F-35s that cannot even get off the ground! I guess we are supposed to sit in the cockpit and look tough! That’ll stop the Russians and the Chinese! Right! Ha! Prepare to have your ass handed to you by the Russians and the Chinese and hell! If Bangladesh hears about this, they’ll probably want in on the action seeing as how the U.S. military will be sitting ducks. This is rich!

“EVERY AMERICAN WHO’S PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT!Update: Army and Marine Corps chiefs say, “It’s time for women to register for the draft!”  Not only that, but they’ve gone on to say that “EVERY AMERICAN WHO’S PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT! This is to include ALL refugees! So, to all the women out there, it’s time to put up or shut up. You’re all for equal rights, now you’ve gotten your wish! You can equally get a grenade up your ass same as your husband, brother, boyfriend, father or uncle. The generals have spoken and now it is not just members of congress on board calling for a reinstating of the draft, but also top military brass.

We are headed for war and soon everybody’s ass will be on the line and in line training for combat duty. And this is also why refugees are welcome in America because the refugees are needed to fight alongside the Americans because if we go to war against China, we are going to need every able bodied or half-ass bodied person available seeing as how America only has 300 million people to pick from and China has 1.357 BILLION people and America has the nerve to tell China to get out of the South China Sea? Yes, war is inevitable. Enjoy yourselves while you still can!

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, both said they were in favor of the change during an occasionally contentious Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the forthcoming full integration of women in the military. They offered their opinions in response to a question from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who said that she also is in favor of the change.

“Senator, it’s my personal view that, based on this lifting of restrictions… every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft,” Neller said.

Due to America’s ongoing war with every other nation and country on the planet, legislation has been introduced by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and co-sponsored by Diane Feinstein of California that would reinstitute the draft on January 1, 2016. Although the bill is in its early stages, support for the bill is rapidly gaining traction and sponsors. The only difference from previous drafts is that the Selective Service System will begin on August 1, 2015 to require all men and women between the ages of 18-75 to register so that the draft can be reinstituted on January 1, 2016.

Although a public outcry is expected, this action is necessary to keep America safe from the terrorists that have gained a major foothold in the Middle East. Also Ukraine is in need of boots on the ground and as NATO is stretched thin in Ukraine and Libya, there really was no choice. A spokesman for Ted Cruz had this to say, “I know that what Ted is proposing will not be popular among the upper echelons of society. We deem it necessary to take such measures to ensure that the U.S. is fully protected. Since the age requirements have been changed, we do not expect that those over the age of 65 will actually see combat. Their job will be to cook and bathe the forehead of the wounded. Those who are 66-75 will clean the weapons that will be used in battle. They will also transport necessary supplies to those who are engaged in combat. There will be no religious, college or first child deferments. No one between the ages of 18-75 will be exempt. A special provision will be attached that will make it legal for all past and present day presidents to take part in the draft if they are within the stated age bracket. Of course, there will be a special detail assigned to all presidents that are forced to take their place on the battlefield. This new provision has been put forward and has backing thanks in part to Diane Feinstein since it was her suggestion that if presidents are so willing to send others into battle that they should also be prepared to take up weapons in defense of America.”

I cannot believe this is happening because was it only yesterday that I was exchanging comments with a fellow blogger on the need to reinstitute the draft and it was like they read our minds. See the conversation below:

I am aiming for reinstituting of the draft and see as you put it, ALL HELL BREAK LOOSE! Wouldn’t that be something? And no excuses for the children of that shit in congress. And since women are now very much in the military picture, let’s see if Obama doesn’t mind his daughter who will be 18 in two years get conscripted. He is fine with sending other peoples children to war, let’s see if he’s ready to send his own.

And quite honestly, presidents shouldn’t be exempt. Obama looks able-bodied, he can go and so can McCain. If he’s got enough spunk to be a war hawk then he can have his ass dragged on over and participate in what he starts. There will be NO deferments for religion or college since religion be damned and who the hell is learning anything? The only thing college students are doing is waiting tables after having amassed a shitload of student loan debt and moved back in with their parents.

So, yes indeed, reinstitute the draft and see how many changes take place. You don’t see no anti-war protesters out in force now, but goddamn it, when the children of the ‘upper crust’ are lying dead and bloodied alongside the abject poverty stricken who see no way out of poverty other than to join the military, well things would change quick, fast and in a goddamn hurry. As long as the poor are the ones that are getting blown to bits and who are coming back all fucked up, nobody gives a goddamn, but let’s up the ante and make war, equal opportunity, yes indeed. None of this bullshit about “my back is bothering me and I can’t go!” Put a goddamn back brace on and get out there on the battlefield. No more “I can’t fight a war because I need to preach some Mormon bullshit in France!” Fuck that! Preach some Mormon bullshit to your fellow comrades while you’re running with a grenade launcher in hand and if your motherfucking ass stumble and fall at least the last thing you did was fucking pray, so you good than a motherfucker. That was for Mitt Romney that never did see a minute of fighting in Vietnam because he claimed to be much needed in France preaching Mormon bullshit to the French, all holed up in le château.

And Dick Cheney sought five draft deferments during the Vietnam War, four was for going to college and one was because someone actually allowed his nasty ass to hump them and produce a baby and so he claimed, ‘new father’ deferment. He fucking bent over backwards to not go and fight in a war but yet he and Bush both lied and got over a million people killed in the Iraq war all over a lie! And people can’t see the hypocrisy of these cowardly assholes? They can’t see that Dick Cheney is a mealy mouthed liar and lower than a snake’s belly when he can speak of torturing people and yet his namby-pamby ass was scared too shitless to don a military uniform and get in the fray? For the love of …..!!!!

If people can’t find jobs, it is because the government is deliberately making sure along with corporations that there are no jobs available for everyone that wants to work and therefore, they make people have to think about signing up for the military when there would be plenty of work for all if America would concentrate on the neglected shit that’s been neglected for decades and actually fix up this shithole. That would put millions of people to work but no, we are more interested in starting wars in foreign lands and sign on the dotted line and here’s your military gear, now head the fuck out! I’d rather clean toilets and bend over fields of strawberries and green peppers than pick up a weapon and have some innocent person’s death on my hands. I understand poverty, hunger and not having medical insurance, all too well. I have been there but never did I think of joining the military as a way out of my situation. There are just some things that I am not willing to do and being a hired killer, prostituting myself to the warmongers, ain’t something that I’m prepared to live with on my conscience or die for.

And now, I expect that the pissing and moaning over all of this will begin!