Ever since the Golf War started (1990-91) I’ve lost a lot of respect for the US Military. On the other hand, I respect the economically conscripted soldiers and sailors and airmen. When I lived in Wiesbaden, I thoroughly enjoyed US military company that allowed me to stay in touch with my beloved & missed #Americant. Heck, I even respect some of the higher-ups, the ones that made über careers out of their economic or cultural conscription. But it must not be forgotten that since 1990 the US has waged war NOT in the name of freedom or even national security. No. Instead, the US military has become nothing more than a tool for Empire. And to make things worse: in order to actually fight a “war” you need an enemy with a fcuking army. But I digress.
While listening to one of many news podcasts, a higher-up in the US military caught my attention. This cat has actually stuck his neck out there and has taken a stand–the right stand–against President Stupid, HIS President Stupid! Well all-right then. That’s how you do it. You write an op-ed at a pay-wall news site–which means I had to go through other sources to find what he actually said (see links below)–and you hope the world, or at least the US, can rise above this/the President Stupid nightmare. Whether or not that happens is a whole ‘nother worst-post.
Here my fav excerpts of what this bad-ass military tool wrote:
“A good leader tries to embody the best qualities of his or her organization. A good leader sets the example for others to follow. A good leader always puts the welfare of others before himself or herself. …
“Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation. …
“If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken. …
“Like most Americans, I had hoped that when you became president, you would rise to the occasion and become the leader this great nation needs. …”
-Ret. Admiral William McRaven
Good luck suckers.
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