Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” – Henry Kissinger
(Note: It was pointed out to me that the name of Barbara Sumner-Burnstyn appeared a the bottom of the post. This was a copy and paste error on my part. I don’t know her and most certainly would not have her post on my blog. My apologies for the confusion)
I want to dedicate this post to a very worried father and his daughter who is in the NZ army like Jacinda Baker to study medicines.
The gentleman I’m referring too is anti-war and anti John Key but his daughter would have to accept a debt burden beyond being able to pay it back in order to become a doctor. In talking with him I understood the many shades of grey as to why people enlist.
I also accept that people choose to enlist because they are seduced by the combination of adventure and moral superiority you are imbued with once you enter.
Such is the nature of of armies and war. To get something you desire you have to give something. In the case of the three soldiers who died last week it was their lives. The people who want war know this and they prey on the poor and the honourable who have no inkling of the true nature of evil they serve.
Let’s hope the much loved daughter of her father will not meet the same fate as Jacinda. Let’s hope we can stop these criminal wars of Aggression before more people die and are being called the Brave Children of the God of War” by the very powers that be who gain the most from having other peoples children die in wars they start for profit.
As was predictable the three unfortunate young people killed in Afghanistan were used to the full extend possible for the Propaganda for the war machine they could be used for.
Nationalism is at an all time high and to speak against the wars is to speak against the soldiers serving in them.
No, I’m not referring to the stupid and ignorant way in which an otherwise seemingly sensible Barbara Sumner-Burstyn worded her anger. She could not have served the Propaganda machine better if she wanted!
With her angry personal attack on Jacinda Baker, a girl she did not know and whose motivation to serve she has no knowledge of, she did more damage to all of us who want the illegal, criminal wars to end than anything before since the wars started in the aftermath of 9/11.
For that she deserves our scorn and rejection and while I abhor violence and threats she could have known that speaking so ill of the dead would be just grist on the mill of the Propaganda machine that is our main stream media of which by the way she is a part and if it wasn’t for the price she and her family have to pay for this outburst I would almost accuse her of being a shill.
I’m speaking of the people who while showing no disrespect to the people serving in the army fight to end the illegal wars of Aggression our government (both Labour and National) have gotten us in to.
I’m speaking of the speeches and the warmongering quotes of “Taliban” spokes people whom we have authenticated (whatever that means) conversations with all of a sudden advising us to arm up or else.
People enlisted to the NZ army all of a sudden are no longer peaceful rebuilders of a war torn Afghan province but the “Brave Children of the God of War” in a ratcheting up of the war rhetoric.
Dying in Afghanistan is now something we do in the “Name of Justice” and we are promised their deaths won’t be in vain as we are fighting the darkies for their own good.
It’s as if the Pentagon has taken a seat on John Key’s speech writers table and we are so dumb we are taking it lying down.
What I predict is that people like John Minto and those of whom with the guts to stand up against the illegal wars out on the streets will get the full hatred of the stupid and the gullible that make up the average NZ populace poured out at them and that any protest will now be portrayed as betrayal of our men and women in Afghanistan or any other God forsaken place they will be send to as it will become clearer and clearer that NZ soldiers have become what Henry Kissinger said once upon a time: Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy!
I implore all of you to educate yourselves and don’t let the 1% make you into dumb stupid animals as they prepare to send your children to the next war and the next war so they can conquer and loot the earth’s resources.
I implore all of you to educate yourselves on what lead up to this. The events of 9/11, the laws that changed to take your freedom away and to look at those who are responsible for the millions of dead Iraqis, thousands of dead Afghanis and to understand that while up to now, your children or you if you served in the army, gave away blankets and helped the locals you were stationed amongst, our allies the US and NATO were blasting villages with rockets and drones.
You can not be part of a war effort if your partners in that war commit war crimes and terrorism even if you give away blankets and food without becoming part of the enemy to the people whose country you are in. Your very presence gives the war criminals the moral cover they need to commit their crimes. They know that and so should you!