On traveling across Texas this weekend, there were many lessons I learned from noticing the vehicles around me. One of the popular sentiments on trucks was that of “Supporting our troops because they are fighting for our liberty” sentiment. Such expressions sound good and can often get people to rally around the flag. What bothered me was that I know what the politicos say we are fighting for in Afghanistan and it it NOT liberty. It is NOT to protect America. When the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells Afghan women, “We will not abandon you.” She is promising to use our troops to defend Afghan women. Even the Washington Post recognizes that the empire is fighting for the women of Afghanistan, NOT American liberty.
Let me guess, you thought that the troops were fighting for the American way of life? That is NOT what they are being sent into harm’s way to accomplish. In the sixties, Country Joe posed the question “What are we fightin’ for?” This is still an important question. What you assume that your sons, daughters, brothers and sisters are fighting for is not what the politicians say we are fighting for. The empire wants you to believe that your sacrifice is for “America” and for liberty, chicken fried steak, and other things such as that, yet the reality is far from that.
I wonder if all those people who put stickers on their cars proclaiming that they “Support our troops which are fighting for our freedoms” if they knew the real mission defined by the empire is that of protecting the women of that region from the practice of religious beliefs that the hold firm to. Sending our sons and daughters to protect a people from themselves is NOT about protecting our homeland.
Instead of sending troops on asinine missions, we need to protect our own borders and liberties from those who want to take them away.
Liberty for Texas!
J MurrahCurrent Affairs