Look What "Your Country"
Did To You
By Adam Engel
10 March, 2007
the web for the usual rants by Mainstream Americans about "what
went wrong with their beloved homeland" and "how it can be
fixed," I came across an article by one of my favorite web writers,
Mickey Z, "All That's Wrong With America," which address the
stuff I've been thinking about recently with a bit more acuity, a bit
more venom, than your average "let's agree to disagree" sloshy
Besides having the same resentment
of cars -- I get especially pissed when I'm walking my dog; if Boobus
Americanus kills my dog, Bella, I'll take him out for the good of the
planet -- I just read a story in a "liberal" (i.e. watered
down left) "webzine" about "flag waving" families
who lost sons and daughters in Iraq only to be screwed outta hundreds
of thousands, such as the one whose daughter stepped on a land mine,
leaving behind a kid with someone previous to her current marriage.
By "law" the husband/wife gets the $100,000 death pay-off
plus $400,000 life insurance (the only time you're worth anything in
America is when yer dead).
So the "liberal"
Zine is whining about these poor grandparents who end up having to take
care of grandchildren with no money cause it all went to the spouse.
First of all, you fuckers SENT your kids to murder strangers for no
goddamn reason, now you're forced to live almost as precariously as
the black and brown people have lived in your very own beloved USA for
the past 40 years (never mind the apartheid state BEFORE the "great
SECOND, what does that say
about the great "American Unity?" You inherit half a million
dollars cause your wife get's blown apart in Iraq and you can't spare
half of it for her only kid? Not even $100,000? Fuck these monsters
who, if Ares hadn't snagged the occasional Yankee, would be sleeping
tight -- have been sleeping tight since 1991 -- in the blissful, willful
ignorance that this "thing" they're now "unwillingly"
a part of has claimed at least 600,000 Iraqis by 1996 when Albright
admitted the destruction of babies in hospitals was "worth it,"
not to mention the half a million MURDERED since 2003. Also, grandma
had two other children serve in the Navy. Hence, her family's energies
had been projected toward the destruction of strangers half a world
a way for over a decade until fate caught up with them and the spouse
of their only daughter is too much of an AMERICAN to even give his wife's
only child and the parents who'll spend their old age raising her a
fraction of the jackpot he won off his wife's death in Yahweh's arid
Have I mentioned the spirits
of 30 million slain Native Americans reaching through the TV sets to
choke Boobus Americanus on his livingroom sofa? Or the ghosts of 100
million-plus African slaves tearing down the buildings they were forced
to erect -- antiques now, worth a bundle -- then ones that is, that
weren't destroyed during the Civil War that errupted because the Federal
government couldn't bear to let States assert their right to leave the
Union and it's growing need for wage slaves and tax-payers to replace
the antiquated, inefficient slave system?
Just what, exactly, has America
ever done FOR me, besides tax, terrorize, and survey me? Just what,
exactly, has any Iraqi anywhere, ever done TO me? Don't ask what "your
country" can do for you, or what you can do for your country; just
look at the facts.
Adam Engel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org