If no one else is going to say, I will say it. I would like to extend
my thanks and praise to those Oregon anarchists that burned
the flag and a soldier in effigy. If anything, this act exposes the
moral shallowness of Americans coast to coast who find no limit to the mud they
can cast on this handful of brave voices while remaining silent about the
American bloodbath of Iraqi and Afghani blood. Americans will denounce
those who do nothing more than burn cloth while pretended not to notice their
own troops murdering the innocent thousands of miles away. Even
guttersnipe and liar O'Reilly showed your protest on his quasi-governmental news show
today. If only his shock would have brought him to cardiac arrest!
To those of you that denounce this brave act by anarchists claiming that we
should honor these soldiers, I have this to ask. What freedom did these
soldiers fighting in Iraq today preserved for us? Did Iraqis invade the
United States and threaten to subjugate us to Saddam's rule? Did these
soldiers lift a finger to defend our freedoms as the American Government stole
them away, passing one unconstitutional law after another, and denying detainees
their rights? Did these soldiers live up to their oath to "protect
and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign
and domestic?" The answer to these questions is a resounding
Were these soldiers serving today in Iraq conscripted into service against
their will? Do they have no choice when they aim their guns, pull the
trigger, and kill their fellow man and woman? Are they compelled by some
external force to rape detainees, humiliate them, and pose for pictures over
their corpses after murdering them? Are they compelled by others to rape
young women in Iraq and then murder their families? No, they are not, but
they do so none the less.
These soldiers volunteer to be part of the military service. Yes, some
do this because they are economically oppressed, but even these do make a
choice. They agree, when they join, to murder other human beings upon
orders for nothing more than an economic break, a chance to "move up"
in the capitalist shitocracy. Even if they believe that they will never be
called to murder, they still join knowing that they may be wrong. So long
as they commit crimes against humanity, so long as they choose to wage an
illegal war rather than be imprisoned for disobeying, so long as they butcher
and humiliate their fellow men and women, why should we support them?
Finally, under this regime, the
US Military has been spying on Americans for no reason other than their
peaceful exercise of the right to dissent. American soldiers have been
waging COINTELPRO like operations against Americans on their own soil. In
doing this, they show themselves as enemies of the American people. Why we
should be surprised? After all, is it not the National Guard that is
called into cities to put down civil unrest when the conditions of American life
reach a boiling point and signs of rebellion emerge? Is it not the
American soldier who will oppose the next American revolution should one
come? If Americans took to arms to reclaim their rights, wouldn't these
soldiers shoot us down in the streets?
So long as the above is true, I see nothing wrong with what our anarchist
brothers in Portland have done.