Well, ladies of America, here’s what your husbands, sons, fathers, and boyfriends are suffering and dying for in Afghanistan. And lest it be forgotten, it’s what some of you are dying for over there too.
Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands’ sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.
The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.
“It also effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying ‘blood money’ to a girl who was injured when he raped her,” the US charity Human Rights Watch said.
Try to remember that the next time you’re out there cheering for the dumbass war the United States is carrying on over there.
And while you’re at it, take another look at Iraq, another phony democracy where freedom of the press is trampled at the whim of their latest tinhorn dictator, Nouri al Maliki.
Do some digging, do some research before you let out a cheer and raise your arm in salute. Remember it when you visit the graves in Arlington or down the road.
The wars have been nothing but a dog-and-pony show to satisfy the adolescent egos of politicians in Washington, and across the country, and the teenaged gamer mentality of the military establishment, as well as the financial greed that drives the defense industry to bloodlust – as long as it’s your kin and friends doing the bleeding.
And if you think it’s coming to an end, you aren’t listening to the big boys in Washington who want to keep playing with their toys while they toy with your lives.
There is no patriotism to be found in supporting these wars. The wars, the adolescent minds behind them, and the military and defense corporations are bleeding you, your family, and the country dry for no good reason. To think otherwise is not to think, but is simply to engage in mindless agreement with propaganda, lies, and wishful thinking.
Welcome to idiot America.