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American Military Has Forgotten 9/11, Learned Nothing
May 13, 2012

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has revealed that…

…officers from all four branches of the U.S. Military were instructed at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) in Norfolk, VA, that the “option” of waging total war on civilian populations of the Muslim faith in a manner similar to the “historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki” should be openly embraced and explored.

The tenor of the ideas taught, and the arrogance and utter stupidity of the teachers, and of the military itself in allowing these teachings, can be summed up in this quote from the MRFF article:

“We have now come to understand that there is no such thing as ‘moderate Islam’…This barbaric ideology will no longer be tolerated. Islam must change or we will facilitate its self-destruction.” Such phrases, as uttered by JFSC faculty member Army Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley, constitute openly genocidal hate speech — the likes of which have led to some of the worst horrors in modern history.

Those statements are the ravings of arrogant minds, of minds disconnected from reality, of minds that accept, as Jacob Bronowski noted, no test in reality. These minds are unhinged, are cast loose from the moorings of the real world. And these statements are the core of the education being given to American staff officers, the people who run the military.

The article goes on to note:

Firm countermeasures must be put in place to prevent the further propagation of criminal tactics and military strategies, as exemplified by the hypothetical destruction of Mecca and Medina (the paramount holy cities of the Muslim faith), and the reduction of Islam “to cult status” at the hands of a global “anti-Islamist” coalition bizarrely envisioned by JFSC faculty member Lt. Col. Dooley.

Destroy Mecca and Medina?

That is the statement, hypothetical or not, and one must suspect that it was not a hypothetical but a genuine belief, given the context, that is the statement that tells us that the United States Military has not only forgotten 9/11 but has lost its collective mind.

On 9/11 a handful of religious fanatics (a breed that currently pervades the entire American military command structure, according to the work of the MRFF) destroyed commercial buildings in New York City and part of the Pentagon, and killed, all told, some three thousand people.

The result was that the people of the United States united behind a religiously deluded President and went on a rampage in the Islamic world, a rampage that served no purpose, that destroyed two countries (three if you count the damage the United States has inflicted on itself), and that has done, in final effect, nothing to stem terrorism.

Do the geniuses at the JFSC think that bombing Mecca and Medina, located in the lands of an ally, Saudi Arabia, will bring the Islamic world to its knees? Do they think that inflicting massive civilian casualties (which we have already done in Iraq and Afghanistan, to virtually no avail) will make the Muslim world bow down to us, beg our forgiveness, and offer us free oil for a hundred years? That appears to be what the United States Military thinks and is inculcating in its command staff.

No. The Islamic world will do what the United States did. They will unite behind a leader, or a series of leaders, and there will be no place in the world, including at home, where Americans will be safe from the insanity an attack on Mecca and Medina will unleash. There will be no fleets of Islamic planes and ships attacking the United States, but no American corporation will be able to operate overseas; no American tourist will be safe anywhere in the world; no American politician will be safe walking from his front door to his car in the morning. And it is likely that following such an act against the Islamic world our allies in Europe and Asia will abandon the United States. With good reason: the United States will have become a bastion of madness and terror, a snakepit of delusion and mass hallucination, a genocidal horror loose in the world.

But our military geniuses apparently haven’t a clue. They have allowed the Christian crazies into their ranks and would seem to have bought into the Christian delusion of religious dominance of the world through the use of American military power. Christianity is at best a delusion, but coupled with military and political power it is a disease, a virulent sickness, a  mind-destroying plague that must be stamped out of our military, from top to bottom, without mercy.

And the sooner it is excised as well from our political life the better. America is a diseased nation, and the disease is religion. It leads to national madness, and the virulence infecting the military will feed into the plague infecting the civilian governance. The world, and the nation, will pay a horrible price for such delusional arrogance and madness.

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More MRFF Hate Mail From Fundo White Racist Morons
May 31, 2011

I’ve taken the following, verbatim, from a mailing from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The material was, as stated, emailed to Mike Weinstein, who heads the Foundation.

Weinstein has battled religious bigotry in the military, particularly at the United States Air Force Academy, where Christian bigotry is virulently pernicious and encouraged by the Academy’s leadership. He often receives the sort of ignorant and hateful attacks demonstrated here.

The text of Mr. Weinstein’s mailing follows. Be advised that the ignorance, the bigotry, the hatred, the sheer ugliness of these so-called Christian humans may spoil your day. These are the same sick, pathetic scum of humanity that lynched blacks, ran pogroms in Russia, burned Jews and gays and Gypsies in the ovens of Nazi concentration camps, burned witches in medieval Europe, and ran inquisitions for the Catholic Church. They pound their chests proudly over these deeds as they proclaim their humanity to the world, but haven’t got the simple courage to sign their names to their hate mail.

We would do well to remember that these creatures live among us, as hidden as if they still rode through the dark of night, hiding behind their white sheets. They are a disease and there is no end of them.

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Mikey Weinstein recently received an emailed copy of the hateful article below, which was originally posted on the White Supremacist blog "White Reference"

 

"…it’s difficult to convince some creatures that their part in God’s plan involves an oven… sometimes only a physical reminder will suffice."

"Spare a Jew from the grave, and he will insult
the military that saved him.
Spare a nigger the whip, and he’ll turn to insult
the man who made the whip.
The lesser need to understand that they’re made that way. We must cultivate enough knowledge in those who are beneath men that their mouths only open to say ‘yes sir!’ in the full bloom of joy that comes with appreciating their role."

"Might as well attack this nutcase too."

"Mikey Weinstein is not only a Jew,
but a virulent Jewish supremacist."

"Can you imagine a military just made up of jews, blacks, mestizos, queers, etc? Hell, that military
couldnt even invade and take over Ontario!
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Influenced By Virulent Jewish Supremacist Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, Veterans Today Website Attacks Christian Prayer Breakfast At U.S. Air Force Academy

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Recently I learned of the existence of the Veterans Today website. On the surface, it appears to be a good resource for U.S. military veterans. They highlight and amplify issues of concern to veterans often underplayed by the mainstream media, in particular fibromyalgia education. Even more noteworthy, Veterans Today also criticizes Israeli supremacism in the Middle East. They acknowledge that the Palestinians are a legitimate people, and thoroughly documented a recent visit to the Occupied Territories by an Australian human rights observer. As an added bonus, one of the contributing staff writers listed on their sidebar is none other than Joe Cortina, the editor of the hard-hitting MyNameIsJoeCortina blog. Cortina’s pro-White credentials are absolutely impeccable.

Thus I was rather surprised when on January 23rd, 2011, Veterans Today published an attack upon an upcoming Prayer Breakfast at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Entitled "United States Air Force Responds in Defense of Christian Dominionists and Proselytizing", Veterans Today joins others in calling upon the Academy to rescind an invitation extended to Clebe McClary to speak at the prayer breakfast scheduled for February 10th, 2011, claiming that McClary will use it as an opportunity to "proselytize". McClary, a leading motivational speaker, was critically wounded on March 3rd, 1968 during his 19th reconnaissance mission in Vietnam, suffering the loss of an eye and an arm. Odd that a veterans’ website would disrespect the service of someone who made such a sacrifice, isn’t it?

One of those "others" joining in the attack is the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). The MRFF claims to be dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. But a visit to their website shows that they have waged frequent campaigns to suppress public expression of faith in the military. Their rhetoric is seasoned with terms like "Christian supremacist" and "Christian dominionist". Such terms tend to be red flags.

But it was the name of the MRFF’s Executive Director, Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, which really stuck out like a sore thumb. Of course, I observe the Alex Linder Rule here — a Jewish-sounding surname doesn’t automatically make one a Jew. But it prompted me to investigate further, and sure enough……Mikey Weinstein is not only a Jew, but a virulent Jewish supremacist. In this April 2007 essay (complete post available on OpEd News), Weinstein, pursuing his vendetta against the U.S. Air Force Academy, wrote "As a Jew I confronted a situation through ears that still hear the cries of my people walking silently into the brick buildings that would reduce them to ash. I cannot stand still and let that happen to my country". In addition, this document reveals that Weinstein, a USAF Academy honor graduate himself, was radicalized after the "bitter" religious harassment his sons, as Jewish cadets, and his now daughter-in-law, a Christian cadet, allegedly faced at the Academy.

Oy, vey! Oy, ze hate! So a simple invitation to come to Christ is a precursor to the gas and the ovens? You gotta be kidding me! Yes indeed, the Holocaust Card……don’t leave the synagogue without it.

It’s too bad that Veterans Today has decided to ally itself with a virulent Jewish supremacist. It doesn’t make the website worthless, but it does impose known limitations which must be factored in. When their interests parallel ours, we support them. When their interests conflict with ours, we oppose them.

Lessons Learned:

(1). Pro-White websites, particularly those with multiple contributors, can be co-opted by Jewish supremacists.

(2). Attacks on Christianity are frequently facilitated by or originate with Jewish supremacists. ALWAYS take time to peek behind the curtain.


Selected Comments from White Reference:

Wow. Funny how all roads lead to the legendary Holohoax. This wasn’t even an explicit expression of White Identity or anything remotely critical of jews. Just some Christianity. Any mention or expression of anything that offends the chosen ones and you get references to gas chambers, ashes, death camps, etc, from the hysterical hebes.

As for a Vets group condemning one of their own who was wounded in war, well that’s no surprise. The US military is ZOGs tool, hopefully more vets AND current soldiers will figure that out.

When the kikes apply the pressure, those who know whats best bow to it.

Funny how the jews condemn Xtianity in the military. Without the "dumb White goyim soldiers" most of whom are/were from Xtian backgrounds, the jews would never have been able to defeat the "Evil Nazis" in WW2. Or been able to occupy Iraq and Afghanistan for all these years.

Can you imagine a military just made up of jews, blacks, mestizos, queers, etc? Hell, that military couldnt even invade and take over Ontario!

(Anonymous)


You couldn’t watch a show about race cars on the history channel at one time without having to hear about how Jews suffered in WW2. Remember when the jewish astronaught was killed in the last shuttle crash? They couldn’t shut up about WW2 even through that.

(Anonymous)


Quite ironic they through words around like christian supremacist or christian dominionist and yet bow to a known jewish supremacist.Makes you wonder just what is really going on huh

"Irishenforcer"


I’ve seen him and he is making flying saucers to take over the world. Oppss. I’m sorry. I thought this was the article about Bowles. Oh well. Might as well attack this nutcase too. He is worse than Bowles and Rocky.

(Anonymous)


Spare a Jew from the grave, and he will insult the military that saved him.

Spare a nigger the whip, and he’ll turn to insult the man who made the whip.

the lesser need to understand that they’re made that way. We must cultivate enough knowledge in those who are beneath men that their mouths only open to say "yes sir!" in the full bloom of joy that comes with appreciating their role. This requires a firm but caring attitude; without that, they’ll never be led to know that God has a natural hierarchy in which we all play a part.

the problem is, it’s difficult to convince some creatures that their part in God’s plan involves an oven…sometimes only a physical reminder will suffice.

I’m hoping that all jews at the air force academy receive this reminder when McClary thunders truth from the rafters.

The air force always was, and always will be, the vanguard of the Christian front.

(Anonymous)


"Mikey Weinstein,
Jesus-Basher"

Monday, May 30, 2011

by A Concerned American

What kind of wine has Mikey Weinstein been drinking?

As an anti-Christian Jewish supremacist and as the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, he’s doing all he can to create an anti-Jewish backlash and help bring about the predicted endtime Holocaust of Jews that’ll be worse than Hitler’s.

Neither Falwell, Hagee nor any other Christian initiated this prediction. But Weinstein’s ancient Hebrew prophets did.
In the 13th and 14th chapters of his Old Testament book, Zechariah predicted that after Israel’s rebirth ALL nations will eventually be against Israel and that TWO-THIRDS of all Jews will be killed!

Malachi revealed the reasons: "Judah hath dealt treacherously" and "the Lord will cut off the man that doeth this."

Haven’t evangelicals generally been the best friends of Israel and persons perceived to be Jewish? Then please explain the hate-filled back-stabbing by David Letterman (and Sandra Bernhard, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher etc.) against followers of Jesus such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.

Weinstein wouldn’t dare assert that citizens on government property don’t have freedom of speech or press freedom or freedom to assemble or to petition the government.

But God-hater Weinstein maliciously wants to eliminate from government property the "free exercise" of religion – especially by evangelicals – a freedom found in the same First Amendment. Significantly, this freedom was purposely listed FIRST by America’s founders!

And Weinstein wouldn’t try to foist "separation of church and state" on strongly-Jewish Israel, but he does try to foist this non-Constitution-mentioned phrase on strongly-Christian America.

In light of Weinstein’s Jewish protectionism and violently anti-Christian obsession, Christians in these endtimes should be reminded of Jesus’ warning in Mark 13:9 (see also Luke 21:12) that "in the synagogues ye shall be beaten."

Maybe it’s time for some modern Paul Reveres to saddle up and shout "The Yiddish are Coming!"

PS – Some, like Weinstein, are so treacherously anti-Christian they will even join hands at times with enemies, including Muslims, in order to silence evangelicals. It was Weinstein, BTW, who put pressure on the Pentagon to dis-invite Franklin Graham from speaking there on the National Day of Prayer!

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The people who wrote these letters and comments are your neighbors, your fellow citizens, and in some cases your civic and political and military leaders. They have been with us since the beginning of civilization and they will be there at the end, spewing their ignorance into a dying sky, striking violently at everything they do not understand, at everyone who doesn’t look like them, believe like them, act like them. They don’t think: they scream, they screech, they strike out violently. There is not enough blood in the world to satisfy their lust to be seen as strong and powerful beings. They are a disease enabled by a religion of hatred and bigotry.

They live next door.

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Mikey Weinstein To Speak In Las Vegas February 27
February 24, 2011

Mikey Weinstein, head of the hard-charging Military Religious Freedom Foundation, will be talking about the national security threat posed by the evangelical trends in the military.

He’ll be at the Rio Hotel Sunday in Las Vegas. The talk begins at 2 p.m. Details are at the web site.

The MRFF just won a battle in the continuing war against fundogelical corruption of the military. Read about it at their site.

Sunday’s event is free. If you’re in the neighborhood stop in.

 

Richard Holbrooke, Diplomatic Giant: Not So Much, Not So Much
December 14, 2010

Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and military intelligence officer, doesn’t agree with all the praise being heaped on the freshly dead Richard Holbrooke. He’s got quite another point of view, expressed at the site Consortium News.

A couple of bits:

And, in the curious standards of Official Washington, Holbrooke’s circumspection and silence – even as countless “small” people get wounded and killed – is cause for lionizing him in death.

And…

And the American troops? It is hard to escape the conclusion that Holbrooke shared the view of Henry Kissinger, another devotee of Realpolitik diplomacy who had little regard for the humanity and value of common soldiers.

In the book Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed its Own POWs in Vietnam, Kissinger is quoted as saying: “Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”

Not the hero our politicos and media pretty boys are making him out to be.

Worth reading.

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MRFF Donating Qur’ans To Afghan Army In Place Of The Burned Qur’ans
September 8, 2010

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation will donate one Qur’an for every one burned by the freaky fundo Florida church that’s planning to burn a pile of them on September 11.

They could use some financial help for this project, so if you can and want to, you can donate at their Help Build the Wall page.

 

Army of God? Defenders of The Faith? Yup, The American Military On Crusade (Against Its Own)
September 8, 2010

There’s a good piece over at the Truthout website about U.S. Army soldiers forced to attend a Christian rock concert. Several who refused were locked down and punished.

Christian fundogelicalism is now part of the United States military in a major way, and non-Christian soldiers are suffering under the lash, if you will, of fundogelical military commanders who constantly and consistently violate their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution.

And they are enabled and abetted and encouraged by fundo fools in the Congress:

"General, you have thanked a lot of people today, and I just want to thank you," [Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-Virginia)]said according to the Fort Lee Traveler. "I want to thank you because in a world where it is so easy to back away from one’s faith you have shown not only the courage to train and equip our Army to fight and defend freedom but to stand for faith across America."

Forbes was speaking to Maj Gen James E. Chambers, a born-again Christian, commander of Fort Eustis, where the incident took place and who was responsible for the incident.

These people seem to have forgotten that the military in this country does not ‘stand for faith’, that religious faith has no business as part of the military structure and is purely a private matter, and that coercing soldiers, or anyone for that matter, to attend religious services is completely anti-American, violating the very basic foundations of American Constitutional and legal structure.

Apparently the practice is relatively common in the service as a growing element of the command structure views it as their duty to enforce Christian beliefs and force those beliefs on the soldiers.

Read the article at the Truthout site and take a look at a primary fighter against this travesty of law at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

If this continues, then we can count on the day coming when a Jeebus Warrior in an Army uniform will pound on your door demanding to know what religious faith you practice. And he’ll be armed.

And remember that your taxes, in this instance $23,000, paid for the concert and for this disgusting practice of fundogelicals forcing their superstitions on soldiers.

A Selection of Vile Anti-Christian Hate Mail From The Files Of The MRFF
August 14, 2010

What follows is a random selection of anti-Christian hate mail from the files of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The complete file in pdf form can be found at this link. It’s truly amazing how much the writers hate Christianity. Most of them seem to be utterly ignorant of the religion, and none too bright besides.

The emails are generally directed at Mikey Weinstein, who founded and runs the MRFF.

Herewith some of the most vile anti-Christian material you’re going to find anywhere. Each paragraph is a separate email.

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So, sacrificed any Christian babies lately? Or are you one of those secular humanist jews?

you f*****g piece of shit jew and your stinking jew woman and inbred jew childrun and jewlover traiter daughterinlaw deserve to torture die you filth jew liberil america hating jesus hating basterd Lord willing none of us will have to wait long america is too good for dirty jew scum of your family and your commie foundasion"

My money’s on we gas you fucks first, and this time get it right. Cheers!

I want to send my help to your organization, by volunteering to help you burn down churches. Especially nigger chruches. You are a fucking idiot!! The only reason that we have been so blessed by GOD is because we were founded on christian principles!!! I CURSE you to fail and die a VERY severe death mikeyweinstein!!!!! I hope all your kids turn out gay as hell, take it in the ass, and get aids and die!!!!! Die Fag

To MRFF you bunch of egg sucking dogs have no business sticking your fucking nose in religious beliefs. Join with the egg sucking CAIR and fight against Graham. We will not be safe until Cair and people like you are eradicated like cockroaches from the land of the USA. Islam and everyone supporting Islam is evil. Accept it. You are trying to take over the USA. Not without a fight. we have had it.

Mike, you are so off base. YOU want all Christians DEAD? I read your comments. YOU are what is wrong with this country. Are you closet Muslim? Do you hate our country so much? There was NEVER anything that said there was to be a separation of church and state!!!!!!! Just freedom to practice any religion. You want to force your evil views on all people. Yes Christians believe the Bible and for your information, you and your 7 organization are helping fulfill prophecy by condemning Christ and His followers. But, whether you believe or not, YOU are still going to burn in Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish all you people would leave my country, (I am a native American, so I have every right to this country, YOU have zero rights to this land) People like you are ushering in Islam for everyone. I bet you voted for the pretender and chief, Obama the liar. Congratulations, you are anti-American, pro-evil, anti-Semitic, anti- Christian and just plain stupid. May God forgive you, for you know not what you do I will stand for Jesus and lay my life down for His word, me and 38 million other fanatics

Victories?! LOL…you are too little too late. Its so easy to bypass your pathetic totalitarian organization, the irony is that we learned a lot from you devils, we replicate and improved all the techniques you use to conquer society. Army is ours, Navy is ours, Air Force is ours (including the big firecrackers) the only thing that isnt ours is the Marines because they are 11 mostly a bunch of butch-faggots just like the Greeks were (i heard Kissinger loves his Marines if you know what i mean…) You think we were going to let you do to us what you did to the Russians? Those FEMA camps are going to be used…the problem for you is that instead of commies being the guards its going to be Christians.

This link in your "newsletter" is all the evidence white Christians need that your loyalty is with world jewry, israel, and the talmud. Notice that even the yid who wrote this says the US Army "retaliated" against the beating of your whiney little jew. The Christian, white US army. And you claim some kind of victory? Now he gets a rabbi and kosher food. What about separation of state and religion? Being a jew isn’t about religion, my mistake. It’s about changing the world to your liking. Keep it up, big man. Many of us are not just sitting idle.

Gee….what a surprise….a jew wants to ban Christianity…they tried that 2,000 years ago…look what happened from that effort…so, ban ahead!…it only makes the followers of the one true faith, Christianity, stronger…

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See, you can’t get much more anti-Christian than this bunch of clowns. Makes one wonder what kind of homes they came from that would teach them to spew such vile hatred; and what kind of religion they practice that teaches this sort of filth and encourages them to vomit it forth. Really, what religion do they belong to? Does anyone know? Some obscure sect of some unknown violent religion that caters to brain-damaged sociopaths, perhaps? Some drug-addled Satanic sect, maybe?

Very strange, very strange indeed.

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American Military Infested With Christian Crazies At All Levels: Mikey Weinstein, The Scourge Of Reason, Battles Them
August 12, 2010

From Alternet comes the story of Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and his all-out deadly battle against Christian extremists corrupting the military and sabotaging the military’s laws and its mission.

He’s not fighting some polite battle of wits with intellectual Christians. He’s fighting some of the worst vermin of the religious right, people who want to use the military to further their insane beliefs and force them on not only foreign countries but on America itself.

These people make the Islamic jihadis look like little old ladies. Weinstein and his family have had to turn their home into a fort defended by guard dogs and sometimes by professional security teams. He and his wife, who has multiple sclerosis, are always armed, having had to get concealed carry permits for their own safety.

But he fights on, despite the tremendous toll the battle has taken on him and his family.

Within the military the influence of these sick, pathetic, and dangerous phony Christians is pervasive, and threatens to undermine and destroy democracy in America. Imagine a fanatically religious military in America. An American military. There is nothing they would not do to impose their foul and evil beliefs on the country. Their arrogance is as boundless as their hatred.

And right now one of the very few people fighting them is Mikey Weinstein. Read the article by Matt Harwood at Alternet. It’s long, but well written and goddam scary. Then go to the MRFF site and help them however you can.

[And thanks to Shorty for the tip.]

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ROTC Returns To Campus For Wrong Reasons
April 26, 2010

Today’s Globe carries a piece by reporter Bryan Bender about the thaw in relations between the nation’s elite colleges and the Reserve Officer Training Corps, which was thrown out of most colleges during the Vietnam War’s spate of anti-draft foment.

(The Lion notes that while the entire Vietnam controversy was painted as anti-war, it was driven by college anti-draft sentiment, evidenced by the collapse of the large anti-war public movement following the end of the draft. Hence, anti-draft foment. Which is not to impugn those who were truly anti-war, merely those who were merely anti-drafters in sheepish clothing.)

Much is made in the Bender article of the significance of the recent loosening of the anti-gay elements of military policy as the reason for the warming in relations between college administrations, faculty, and students, and the ROTC apparatus.

But more telling is this bit:

Many professors, students, and administrators say the more welcoming climate is a result of growing support for the military since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

That is not a good reason to welcome the military back to campus. It’s dead wrong. It ignores the last nine years of history.

The military, albeit following the orders of a corrupt civilian bureaucracy, has wasted lives and money for nine years pursuing unattainable goals.

Almost a trillion dollars has drained into two useless wars that have claimed thousands of American lives, helped cripple the economy at home, destroyed two countries, one of which had nothing to do with the September 11 attacks, the other guilty of no more than hosting a terrorist organization but not supporting or engaging in the attacks.

Hundreds of thousands of innocent people are dead due to United States military policy. Millions have been made homeless, indeed, stateless. Tens of thousands have been wrongly imprisoned. Hundreds, if not thousands, have been tortured, and many of them murdered under torture by United States troops and intelligence operatives.

The actions of the military and the civilian government have brought disgrace and shame upon the United States, and nothing legitimate has been gained. The government of Iraq is a shambles, and is no more a democracy than a collection of squabbling religious and political factions clawing for a piece of the pie. In Afghanistan the Taliban, who were never the enemy, who are essentially a group of religious thugs out of the fifteenth century, continue to prove the impotence of the American military, which insists on empowering the Taliban by supporting a blatantly corrupt government in Kabul and by killing civilians at will, often, it would seem, for sport.

So while there may be reasonable reasons for bringing ROTC back to the elite college campus, supporting the military for its actions since September 11 should not be among them.

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Corrective Rape: The Best People Do It
April 8, 2010

The United States Department of State reports in today’s Globe, in an AP article, that gays in the broken and destitute nation of Zimbabwe ‘face widespread harassment’.  Homosexual acts are illegal in Zimbabwe.

Not only has Zimbabwe stepped back into medieval ignorance and brutality on just about every front imaginable, it has sunk to new depths of stupidity too.

Gay men were forced into heterosexual acts and lesbian women were raped, sometimes by male relatives, to teach them to change their ways, said Amanda Porter, political officer at the US Embassy in Harare and compiler of the report.

“Some families reportedly subjected men and women to corrective rape and forced marriages to encourage heterosexual conduct,’’ she [State Department political officer Amanda Porter in Harare] said Tuesday.

Corrective rape. Think about that for a minute. Let it work around your consciousness for a while. Corrective rape.

If someone doesn’t agree with your rules, your style of living, well, rape them. Brutalize them, and that will turn them into good little conformists, that will bring them around to your way of thinking.

Corrective rape.

But what can you expect from a country driven back into primitive times by a psychotic dictator who is no better than a common thug informed by witch doctors?

Right?

One could argue that the best people, the best governments, do the same thing. The United States did it in Iraq, and Afghanistan. Iraq didn’t fit into George W. Bush and his bunch of neocon witch doctors’ world view, so that country had to be correctively raped. Of course, the gays in Zimbabwe are real gays, and the stuff Bush used to justify raping Iraq had to be made up, but rape is rape. Iraq now stands corrected. If we listen hard we can hear explosions of joy almost every day now in Iraq.

And Afghanistan continues to receive its therapy of corrective rape, begun under Bush and continuing under Obama, who is apparently under the spell of Democratic witch doctors. The Taliban, who never attacked the United States, and who are out of power, or would be if the United States wasn’t supporting a corrupt and apparently addled fellow who may or may not be in control of Kabul, the Taliban are the current recipients of corrective rape as applied by Obama and the United States government and the United States military.

The Taliban are not, of course, the nicest people, and they disagree with the United States and do not want to follow the dictates of the United States. So they should be raped. Correctively. By bombs. By rockets fired from anonymous drones. By American soldiers eager to prove their own ignorance and brutality by killing as many women and children as possible, knowing that the military brass will brush off such murder as ‘collateral damage’. The difference between ‘collateral damage’ and corrective rape? None if you’re the one taking the damage, the one getting raped.

So, the difference between the putatively most technologically advanced nation on earth and one of the most backward nations on earth? None, really.

And Obama and his political shamans brought that home with even more force with the recent revelation that he had ordered the killing of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, a loudmouth jihadi born in New Mexico, operating overseas, linked to the Fort Hood killings and the Christmas airline bomb plot.  Like it or not, the man is an American citizen, entitled to the protections of the Constitution and laws. That means dragging him into court and proving the case against him and then sentencing him to death if warranted. Like it or not, the United States claims to be a nation of laws. There is no middle ground. You cannot be a nation of laws sometimes, and not at other times when it may be inconvenient or may not suit the particular neurosis of the crew in power.

If an American President can order the murder of this American citizen, then he, or the next one, or the one after that, can order the killing of any American who disagrees with the crew in power. There is no middle ground.

And given the actions of the United States government under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, it has become apparent that the United States is no longer a nation of laws, but has become a nation that justifies the application of corrective rape not only to nations that disagree with it, but to its own citizens.

The virulent right will cheer the application of corrective rape, whether in the United States or overseas. The left will cluck-cluck powerlessly. The middle will continue on in ignorance, letting it happen while they worry about bills and jobs and school bullying, not understanding the significance of the matter because for the most part they understand nothing about the republic in which they live. The ironic thing is that all of them, no matter their persuasion, can now be considered suitable, by some crew in power, for corrective rape.

Not quite what the Founders had in mind, though they were well aware of the difficulty. As Ben Franklin said, “[We’ve given you] a Republic, if you can keep it.” Apparently, the Republic has been correctively raped by its people and its government. Old Ben must be rolling about in his grave with both hands over his ass.

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