Recently by Becky Akers: The Tenth and the TSA
"Dear Fellow American," the junk-mail that has sullied my home begins. "Will you please take one minute – right now – to help bring some cooling relief to an American Service Member serving in Iraq and Afghanistan next month?"
Yes, some morons are so benighted they actually worry about killers' comfort.
"Most of us cannot imagine the oppressive heat our Troops must endure," this particular moron continues. "A u2018cooler day' in Iraq reaches about 100 degrees."
Yuck. Throw in 70 or 80% humidity, and you'd have July and August in New York City. I loathe summer: the sweat I work up merely reading, the way-too-revealing fashions (toes ought to hide inside shoes, not hang out of sandals for all the world to ogle. They're just not that attractive. Ditto for umbilici and any type of cleavage: keep u2018em outa sight unless you're hoping to entice customers), the lethargy, the flies and mosquitoes. So the possibility that some idiot at the Pentagon could shuttle me off to an incinerator like Iraq is enough to keep me from rushing the recruiter – let alone the atrocities said idiot would then expect me both to commit and to suffer.
This is common sense, not genius. But apparently it isn't common after all since a frightening number of our "Fellow Americans" lack it: between "active" and "reserve personnel," the Amerikan Empire's "armed forces" now number almost 3 million.
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And our moron feels their pain: "Worst of all, our Troops must wear all their heavy battle gear along with their uniforms… THAT'S BRUTAL."
Naw. That's simply a foretaste of what awaits in the next life for hired murderers mindlessly obeying politicians in this one. Nor can these mercenaries claim the devil – or Leviathan: same difference – made them do it: no draft has kidnapped Americans since the 1970's. Hard as it may be to believe, anyone currently killing villagers does so entirely by choice. Pretty terrifying when you think about Judgment Day and the account every man must render to his Creator.
Of course, Leviathan preys on poverty and desperation (it's no accident that when politicians destroy the economy, their bullies enjoy a surge of recruits), greed ("One nice thing about [the] military is it’s relatively secure, has good benefits, and a pretty solid career choice,” a recruit mused), ignorance, and gullibility. And if none of those work, there's always the indoctrination of government's schools and the corporate media, which equate killing and plundering with patriotism, not pathology.
So kids finally free of education's gulag, struggling mightily to find their first job after 70 years of Keynesian malfeasance, and stuffed with poppycock about "serving their country" [sic for "serving politicians and such special interests as Halliburton"] are easy pickings for Leviathan. But what about their parents? Their older siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles? Or the Sunday School teacher and pastor, for pity's sake: couldn't they take a break from praying God's blessing on killers to set their erring little brother or sister straight?
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Instead, these folks almost always moan the same nonsense our moron does. "…our brave men and women continuing to serve [sic for u2018kill and plunder'] in Iraq and Afghanistan … [face] constant dangers" – and inflict u2018em, too, but there's nary a drop of concern for that. "[You can] help our Troops feel more comfortable in the intense heat and help improve their quality of life at a time when they need support so badly."
Yo, Moron: I already did, however unwillingly. It's called taxes. And a "whopping" $20.2 billion per year of the loot the IRS steals from us evaporates on "keeping troops in Iraq and Afghanistan cool." Oh, goody: we wouldn't want thugs to perspire while destroying lives and homes, now, would we?
Those chilling breezes blowback here. "Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen recently discussed surgically implanting an explosive device under the skin of a suicide bomber to get past airport detectors and blow up a U.S.-bound passenger plane, a U.S. official said…" As usual, "there is no indication of an immediate plot," and the "official … spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information [sic for u2018because that way we can't hold him accountable for falsehoods and exaggerations, plus rumors are scarier when we neither know nor can judge their source'], but no matter: the sociopaths in office will exploit the excuse to molest us further. "…the government has … stepped up security at U.S. airports … Nicholas Kimball, a Transportation Security Administration [TSA} spokesman … said[,] u2018Measures may include interaction with passengers [sic for u2018grossly unconstitutional detainment and interrogation'] in addition to the use of other screening methods such as pat-downs [sic for u2018sexual assault'] and the use of enhanced tools and technologies [sic for u2018carcinogenic porno-scanners'].'” Why do I sense the words "cavity searches" and "VIPR teams at the mall and supermarket" lurking between the lies here?
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But there's good news, too: taxpayers are wising up. They're tired of Our Rulers' constant, absurd, and hysterical scaremongering – and they're especially tired of the TSA's capitalizing on that scaremongering to abuse us. "Homeland Security made up this situation to justify the TSA," comments one astute reader. "Everyone is getting sick of their grandparents and children being molested by these monsters" – yes! – "so this little ‘belly bomb’ scenario is a perfect excuse for them to keep putting their hands all over you. Quit being so naïve." Yeehaw!
Another cries, "THIS IS TOO MUCH EVERYONE! WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!! WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY NOT VICE VERSA! I WOULD RATHER BE BLOWN UP THAN HAVE MY RIGHTS TAKEN FROM ME!" And here you feared you alone loved liberty this much!
"DON’T BELIEVE THIS!" advises a third. "…The TSA thrives off scared Americans. Keep in mind, there is absolutely NO evidence to support this. Read the article again… u2018…groups are BELIEVED to be experimenting with explosives that COULD be implanted…' Who believes? Why do they believe this? Is it realistically possible? Without answering these questions and backing up those answers with facts, this is pure garbage." He adds in a later post, "The TSA is the worst of all government organizations. … [it] is evil!"
Yep, as evil as the army that murders folks overseas. But this one's here at home, warring on us.
July 9, 2011