March 10, 2017 | During our current President’s speech to the joint session of paid-for lackeys, idiots and low dollar whores for Wall Street there was a particularly horrible, predictable American moment. A fresh widow created by our intrusion into another country in the mid-East to ferret out, that is, murder, some evil-doers was trotted out for all the nation to see. It was epic television; a hearty round of applause drowning out her deep throated gasps of mourning. She was trying her best to stand tall with the very people who decided her husband must go on another raid for the good of our country. It was a typically cathartic moment.
One that America embraces, with proper amounts of solemnity, to bolster our national pride and the righteous sense of ourselves and our sacrificial military combatants. As the fictitious Colonel Jessup said, “You need brave men on that wall.” You could almost sense those faded yellow ribbons on America’s cars brightening themselves in the moonlight. Poignant, powerful, sad, and serious, it was a spectacle we’ve long become too accustomed to, reenacting on a massive platform. In short, it was a very high and sinister level of war porn. To say this is to violate one of our biggest taboos. And it certainly remains one of the biggest problems with us, the American people.
Michael Landis is a retired Sergeant in the US Army and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom-3.
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