-by Kid Bucket-
A new disturbing video has surfaced on youtube, a video of something that should never have happened, that only serves to make us look worse in the eyes of the world.
No, I’m not talking about a new Rebecca Black music video.
I’m talking about a video of four Marines pissing on the corpses of recently killed Taliban soldiers.
Before you say, “Well war is hell and the fog of war was clouding their judgment and they didn’t know what they were doing and…” all I can say is bullshit. The video makes it painfully obvious that they knew exactly what they were doing. They thought it was funny and stupidly decided to record it, like the video of the Marine throwing the puppy off the cliff. The people that do these things do not deserve to wear the uniform and should be made examples of.
But honestly, are we surprised at all?
When we turn war into a video game, we take the humanity out of war. When you aren’t sitting in a cockpit in a plane flying over a country, you probably feel differently than when you blow up a building full of children. At least I would hope so.
I understand that in some way you have to take some of the humanity out of the enemy, it’s something that has to be done, but we can’t also forget that they are people as well. Would you want someone to desecrate YOUR body? Fuck no you wouldn’t, so why do some think it’s okay?
Because we have taken the humanity out of EVERYONE who doesn’t agree with us. Look at the current state of political punditry and see how they treat the people on their shows that don’t agree; they are treated as sub-human almost right out of the gate. We use words like “republitards” and “demoncRATS” to describe each other. The other side is trying to destroy America as we know it, killing grandma in the process.
American Exeptionalism is a thing of the past, and those who don’t think it is are going down swinging. But in their last moments they are making things worse. They think that what made us great was the way we used our military and our economy, but they also think that the discrimination from that time has to go with it as well. So that’s what they try to do—pass legislation to make sure we regress even further.
Enemies of all varieties are people who don’t deserve anything and should be eradicated by any means necessary. No matter who we have to kill.
Or piss on.