Saturday, September 28, 2013

Attention Whore

The Internet has taken an interest in the story of my Iraq Deployment, and I'm grateful. I've since had the pleasure and privilege of appearing on TWO Secular/Atheist Internet Shows: The Herd Mentality Podcast produced by Adam Reakes of Sydney, Australia & Atheist Hangouts produced by Gamma Atheist of Florida: Wow, guys, thank you so very much for giving me an outlet for which to make my situation known to those who NEED TO KNOW!

So in return for their generosity, and to throw a few more boulders into the cyber-pond, I'm going to share the broadcasts that I've recently participated in.

For the Military/Veteran themed episode of The Herd Mentality (Episode 17) check it out HERE, for iTunes go HERE.

To see the entire "Atheists In Foxholes" episode of Atheist Hangouts, you can catch it on YouTube.

Thank you again guys, I mean it. If you can help prevent this from happening to another Soldier/Marine/Airman/Sailor, then you've done wonderful good.

And for further information about stopping Military Rape and Sexual Harassment, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't forget to got to check out Not Invisible, the project responsible for the award winning movie "The Invisible War"

Please enjoy the material provided, please hear and consider my own experience, and remember that IT'S NEVER OKAY TO RAPE.

Thank you, all of you ^_^

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Not The Same"



Imagine every day is new, and you,
Grown men with guns walk amongst you.
And you with them same gun, all run.
Imagine the middle-wastern sun.

You don't want to be there, but you are.

There is much work to be done,
but not for you, no, you're not the one.
You can't handle this kind of work,
so you have to stay behind,
while the boys go get to have their fun,
We don't need you on this run.

But I, too, have the gun:
It's exactly the same as yours.

I am trained to fight the same as you,
I wear the flag on my right shoulder, too.
I signed the same conract, assumed the same risk,
but I am not the same, or so I'm told.

All I'll do is just hold my team back.

There's no room for me in this plan.
I am the same, but I am somehow 'less than'
I serve THIS FLAG, the same as yours, 
But I am not capable, or so I'm told.

I am not a Soldier, I am not a man.

I can't 'Be All That I Can Be'
If only they would just let me!
But for some Senator who DOES NOT KNOW ME
I'm only here because I have to be,

Because I signed a contract, the same as yours.

but we can't let you actually TRY.
That's not allowed.
I have to keep my voice down while I'm in,
because if my buddy's wife sees me, hears me,
she'll get upset with him
BECAUSE I'M THERE
But I don't want to be

And when I've been harmed, wronged...
"assaulted"
They want me to report it,
so they can sit back,
file paperwork,
then ignore it.
I am, afterall, the little whore.
They all are, like the ones before.

Couldn't wait to get those ACUs off, could you (SLUT)?

I should have seen it coming, see.
All those Soldiers, supposedly the same as me,
Well, they've been away from home a while, too.
So they think they deserve THEIR SHARE (of me)
So while they get to sate their appetites,
Not I, with my own needs.
I HAVE NO RIGHT.

But I AM NOT the ones before, I'm ME.
the few, the proud, 
the women in uniform, the same as me.
The "sluts" and "whores" who carry guns
But WE have to be pure as nuns!

While they joke about sodomizing us behind closed doors.
We carry our guns, serve the flag, but we're still whores?

But alas, and this is my fault, I'm not a man.
Therefore I can't POSSIBLY understand
The yellow ribbons and marching bands
are not for me, I didn't earn them the same way,
I should have played the game that 
I'm NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY

She talked, she told the truth,
the bitch has to pay

And believe you, me: I have
Plus tax.
And EXTRA shipping,

and EXTRA "handling"

I AM NOT the ones before,
Less-than, the fuck-up, the whore,
the "Double-standard" I DIDN'T FUCKING ASK FOR
I am the same as you


MY SILENCE ENDS

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Obligatory 9-11 Post

It would seem one of my Tweets has some of my friends rather upset with me, and I can't quite say that I blame them either. False patriotism and "respect for the flag" is disingenuous, counter productive and exhausting. But before I continue, let me show you the Tweet in question:



Sure, I can very easily see why this might make some people mad. But allow me to further explain my sentiments in more than 140 characters.

Do I remember that day with images of burning steel and concrete turning into clouds of death? Of course I do. Do I recognize the horrible tragedy that is was with thousands of people dying suddenly in an inescapable and brutal act of terrorism, to the day THE WORST terrorist attack carried out on American soil? No one is disputing that, and it would be insane and outright cruel of me to say reflect on that day and just shrug my shoulders.

I also remember the days following when my fellow Americans sat back and did nothing when John Ashcroft, Dick Cheney and their buddies gang-raped our justice system and imprisoned our public thought processes by declaring "You're either with us or you're a fucking terrorist." 

Even more angering yet, it would seem my recent tweet has bumped me into that camp because after 12 years of Bush-Era intellectual zero-brain-activity domestic spying and punishment of dissenters, now I'm "A snobbish cunt."

Oh. Hell. No.

See, this is exactly the problem and 12 years later NO ONE HAS LEARNED THEIR DAMN LESSON! If you just want to wax patriotic and flag-fap then I won't stop you, there are as many ways to grieve and memorialize as there are people in the world. But I AM NOT going to be shoved into the same crate as the very dick-bags responsible for the attack because I expressed an unfavorable feeling: I can compare, in some circles, present-day feelings attached to "Patriot Day" (as Bush Jr himself dubbed this day exactly ONE YEAR after the attack) to the same or eerily similar emotional reaction, false or genuine, to George Orwell's "Minute of Hate" referenced in 1984: It's there to keep you busy enough not to notice how badly YOU'RE BEING FUCKED.

You want to express outrage at my "snobbish cuntiness?" Where was that outrage when Habeas Corpus was being dissolved and American citizens were being dragged off to secret prisons and TORTURED (it happened back then, it's still happening now) Where was that outrage when Bush Jr defied Congress & the UN and full-bore invaded Iraq because his imaginary friend told him too? 

So if you have outrage in abundance to call me names and say I'm Un-American because I'm sick of flag-fapping New-Idolatry, but you sat there and did nothing while "Freedom" began disappearing, you're a damn hypocrite.

You have every right to your opinions, and so do I.

I have no idea who's going to be in charge after Obama is out of office, so I'm going to express mine as loudly and as obviously as I can WHILE I CAN.

No, I'm not turning into a Republican, I'm just expressing an opinion based on 12 years of observation.