Daily Archives: April 8, 2016
I am an Iraq war veteran. I came back with a case of PTSD and a biploar flareup. I subsequently went crazy in 2011. I made it to nine years, and am currently permanently disabled from service-connected injury.
One of the weird things you say to me is “thanks for your service”.
The Army, as it happens, was the first straight gig I ever had. I was a failure at life until I joined. I became a soldier out of necessity. Do not thank me for stopping the trainwreck that I called a life by joining.
You also call me a hero who defended your freedom. No. I defended Halliburton’s rights to Iraqi oil. You did not gain an increase in freedom from me and my cohorts as we tore Iraq apart.
It was 13 years ago. Let it lie. What we’re really all about and what you are all about can be found in a great article here.
In our little war on terror, the United States engendered some of the worst torture ever seen by a first world country in decades. The idea was: if you leave marks, then you are torturing. But there’s dozens of ways to torture without obvious physical harm.
We tore up the rulebook and devised our own insane tactics, some of which I don’t want to think about because it depresses me.
Guess who else likes to torture?
Israel. The have a way of torturing Palestinians in “a chair” by binding their arms to their ankles. Your airways are restricted and you can piss all over yourself if the torturer really wants to make a point.
Our interrogators learned that horrid shit from the Jews.
This era is still full of barbarism. That much is obvious. But modern nations should know better.
The evangelist, Pentecostal movement that is growing in America needs to do one thing, if they do anything:
Save souls. It’s a little confusing. They have personal relationships with Jesus, but they need to tell other people about it.
Every non-Christian and Catholic knows how annoying this is, except for the few that get scared of eternal punishment and profess fealty to Christ during a “witnessing”. They’re just as pesky as Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses, without the door knocking. Now, it’s your dad or your mom who has found Jesus by going to a charismatic church and dancing and flailing about because the Holy Spirit moved them. Then they learn how to say very long prayers when you are hungry. All of it is a pain in the ass.
So, to show you just how far this “witnessing” goes, see here:
A 14-year-veteran of the Indiana State Police was fired Thursday for allegedly proselytizing to people he stopped for traffic violations.
The lawsuit claims Hamilton gave Pyle a warning ticket for speeding, then asked her what church she attended and whether she was saved.
She says she did not feel free to leave while the questions were being asked. She filed a formal complaint about the stop.
Well, it’s good to know that someone thinks this is not OK. It’s not religious freedom. It’s harassment, if you want to boil it down. Your intentions are good, officer. But shut up anyway.