I don’t know whether to file this under light relief or dark humor! Either way, this is what the US congress will turn into once Joe The Cabbage takes office. Well, except for the funny bits…
Not being Germaine Greer I am not keen on pissing on corpses while they are still warm(do a search for Germaine Greer + Steve Irwin + Diana Spencer if you don’t get that reference), but by now Rigby is about as cold as he’s gonna get so here is the news – the real news, not the BS propaganda being spouted by every MSM outlet including the supposedly left wing ones.
The British and other coalition armies are merely mercenaries working for the Amerikans as they try to expand their empire. That’s right, our armies are the villains now, not the heroes. They are not working to stop some genocidal, one-nutted maniac from taking over the world, they are working to help his modern equivalents achieve the same end. Under these circumstances it is sheer delusion to think of Lee Rigby as some sort of innocent victim. He was a willing member of an invasion force that killed thousands of civilians who were just sitting there mining their own business. Whether he killed anyone with his own hands is neither here nor there – at the very least, as a member of the Fire Support Group Division,he provided material support to those doing the killing.
Fact is, we are the villains in this war, hence Lee Rigby was a villain in this war. Westerners lamenting his passing is like the Germans lamenting the passing of one of their soldiers during WWII. Most Germans didn’t have the sense to realize they were the villains in WWII and most Brits, Yanks and Australians don’t seem to have the sense to realize who is wearing the black hats this time round. Look at it this way. Imagine that some group is receiving support from the UK government. Imagine that this group blows up some buildings in, for example, Russia. Imagine that the Russian government retaliates with an invasion that kills not just members of the UK government and the group it is harboring but also thousands of the country’s civilians. Meanwhile, Messrs Smith and Jones, who work for some UK company in Moscow, decide that the way to get back at the Russians is to find a Russian soldier – let’s call him Ivan – who was part of the invasion force and to kill him in a public and gruesome manner while shouting “God save the Queen.” Now, if Rigby’s supporters can tell me that “Ivan” was a hero and that Smith and Jones are scumbags, they can feel free to do the same with Rigby and his killers. If they can’t tell me that, then they should shut the fuck up, think about what is really going on, and then stop giving moral aid to the 21st century’s equivalent of the Nazi war machine.
Like everyone else with a brain rather than sawdust in their head, my reaction to Obama being given the Nobel Peace Prize at a time when he was not ending war but actually escalating it was “What the Fuck!?!?!”
After all, the prize is meant to be awarded to people who have…
“done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
Which sounds nothing like what Obama has done in the last four years, nor anything that he did in the lead-up to being given this shiny but apparently worthless trinket. Now, someone has finally set up a petition asking the Nobel folks to take back the prize. I would be surprised if the Nobel committee did as petitioned, but at least it’s another opportunity to let them know how stupid and corrupt they are. Hell, if – more like when – Obama decides to slaughter thousands of Iranians in order to steal their property, the Nobel bastards will probably give him another Peace Prize – and throw in the one for physics as a reward for having figured out how to use the light switch.
Because this guy…
…does not belong on the same page of history as this guy…
At one time, the American war hero was best epitomized by clean cut, fresh faced Audie Murphy. Now, if recent media reaction is anything to go by, the American war hero is best exemplified by Chris Kyle, someone not too far removed from the kind of man that Murphy spent two years of WWII fighting.
Best remembered today for his acting career, Murphy was one of the most decorated soldiers of World War Two. Barely into his adulthood, Murphy went overseas and risked his life to help stop a madman taking over the world. The people he killed were soldiers serving the imperialist power of the time – Nazi Germany. In one famous incident, Murphy stood on a burning tank destroyer and used its machine gun to mow down German soldiers swarming at him from three sides. During a firefight lasting over an hour, Murphy killed so many members of the German infantry that the German tanks were forced to back off for lack of infantry support. Then he went back to his men and organized a counter attack that forced the invaders to go into a full retreat. But that was long ago and far away.
Today’s epitome of the American war hero is Chris Kyle, a shark-eyed predator who preferred fighting on behalf of an imperialist power to fighting against it. A cold blooded killer, Kyle took great pride in slaughtering Iraqis who were trying to defend their homeland from the modern equivalent of Nazi Germany – the American Empire. Unlike Murphy, Kyle wasn’t killing the villains of the piece, and he wasn’t even killing people who were trying to do the same to him. No, like the serial killers whose body counts pale beside his, Kyle hid in the shadows and struck without warning. Instead of standing in harm’s way and firing back at someone trying to kill him, Kyle hid 100s of meters away and killed civillians without giving them even the smallest chance of fighting back. And while Murphy was modest about his undeniably heroic actions and respectful towards those he killed, Kyle used his fame to not only brag of his exploits but to describe his victims as “savages,” “non-humans,” and “twisted souls.”
Is there a more striking illustration of how far from grace America has fallen than the difference between these two men? One, a brave and selfless hero who served a righteous cause. The other, a mass murderer who avoided a lethal injection by putting his violence to work in a way that is rewarded instead of punished – in the service of empire building. Looking at these two men, these two polar opposites, the old model and the new model, it is impossible to escape the conclusion that America has truly – and perhaps irreversibly – lost its way, its moral compass, and, indeed, even its very sense of decency.