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Forum Post: You want justice? You want freedom? Demand we STOP our occupations of foreign countries!

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 27, 2011, 12:53 p.m. EST by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD
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I consider myself to be a patriotic American and a strong supporter of OWS. I also consider myself to be very fortunate, because we remain a relatively wealthy and free country.

However, I submit that every member of OWS is a HYPOCRITE who does not call for ending these wars and illegal occupations in the middle east and Africa.

How can you demand freedom, equity, equality, honesty, justice at home when we as citizens are funding and complicit with killing, bombing, droning, imprisoning, torturing innocent civilians in 7 (or 8?) other countries?

In a way, it makes us look like a bunch of privileged spoiled brats - we are not whining about getting killed or having deformed babies from depleted uranium bombs. We are protesting not having enough high-paying jobs anymore and having a criminal government and banking system. I'm not saying what Wall Street and the government has done is not bad, I'm saying that what we're allowing them to do to others in other countries is FAR WORSE.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- "Letter from Birmingham Jail," 16 April 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr

STOP THE WARS NOW. This is the MOST important moral demand of justice we can make. DEMAND our leaders stop the killing and aggression. The same weapons we use on others over there are coming home to be used on us, our friends, and our families. It is only a matter of time.

A song for OWS by Jordan Page: The War Machine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyjLnb0AXWw

Here's a song of Liberty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bitxwy6okn4

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 years ago

I heard a San Diego representative remark that bring the troops home would solve the budget crisis

[-] 1 points by gestopomilly (497) 5 years ago

its about time some one realized this. I saw it in 2002. and its only progressed

[-] 1 points by GeorgeMichaelBluth (402) from Arlington, VA 5 years ago

I'm with you. The war machine is being turned on US citizens now too. Spoiled brats not much longer.....

[-] 1 points by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD 5 years ago

Sadly, I agree with you. The increased militarization of our police and the advent of VIPR checkpoints with the "See something, Say something campaign" makes one feel like we are living in Nazi Germany.

[-] 1 points by GeorgeMichaelBluth (402) from Arlington, VA 5 years ago

Killing alwalaki was a precedent, sure it was a Muslim with a beard, but what happens when those drones turn on people like us? Scary times

[-] 1 points by seeker (242) 5 years ago

Warcrime coverup must stop..Corporate media and war profiteers must be accountable..

Lies must be exposed..The truth must be out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcMNJBvY2cU

Alcaida backed revolution we supported must be known

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wvjb2LKTD4

Please i urge any one to find the evidence that Gaddafi killed unarmed peaceful protesters. and share.

[-] 1 points by CHANTER (33) 5 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cbUAwCE7JVY#t=48s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxmtreWQoVs&feature=player_profilepage

This is a rather anonymous SONG-CHANT-RANT offering, that will hopefully unify our message on the streets. Imparting some basic historical information that has lead to the continued debasing of free forms of Government. Where a select group of power seekers never seem to have enough of anything, including us.This is a very serious time for the FREE Global Community, our only weapon is Martin Luther King's legacy. They further try to discredit us with accusations of not having a coherent message when their only endgame is to further in-slave us! Abusing others until there is only two classes the Haves and Have-Not's. we’ just not gonna’ take it no more we’ just not gonna’ take it no more we’ just not gonna’ take it no more

nothing’s been the same since jfk eisenhower warned us it would get this way a vast military-industrial-complex a vast military-industrial-complex

were out here to show the one percentors we’ just not gonna’ take it no more we’ just not gonna’ take it no more

oly norquist pledged most congress (oly’ = satire oliver north)
to his power lil’ oly’ norquist pledged most congress (piglet)
to his power

we’ know who you are were’ tired of our voices not counting

we’ just not gonna’ take it no more we’ just not gonna’ take it no more we’ just not gonna’ take it no more

were out on the streets to get our “countries” back

until foreign trade benefits---the 99%

were out on the streets to get our “countries” back

until foreign trade benefits---the 99%

were’ just not gonna’ take it no more were’ just not gonna’ take it no more were’ just not gonna’ take it no more

so, your’ spreadin’ democracy all over --the world your’ spreadin’ democracy all over --the world

it’s gotten’ so corrupt even we---don’t understand it!

so, your’ spreadin’ democracy all over --the world spreadin’ your’ democracy all over --the world

it’s gotten’ so corrupt even we---don’t understand it!

bring back our soldiers’s your cor-poor-et wars are all over bring back our soldiers’s your cor-poor-et wars are all over

were out here to show the one percentors we’ just not gonna’ take it no more we’ just not gonna’ take it no more

it’s too bad we hav-at spell it out but liars never listen they just -run their mouths

a thousand point of light all over the world

a new world order the bil-dah-burgers can go to hell

were’ just not gonna’ take it no more were’ just not gonna’ take it no more were’ just not gonna’ take it no more------

were’ just not gonna’ take it no more!

[-] 1 points by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD 5 years ago

I agree, no president has been a champion of the American people since JFK. I've seen Eisenhower's farewell speech - the scary part is, he was talking about today when he gave it. We have a military-industrial government that has the most technologically fearsome weapons arsenal in human history.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 years ago

great songs

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 years ago

Posted Oct. 23, 2011, 8:31 a.m. EST (2 hours ago) by shrubs

We sell the most weapons in the world. We make the most weapons in the world. We spend 6 times more than the next 3 countries combined for war. We have over 1000 military bases around the world. Our military is involved in over 100 countries around the world.

Just like the human body exists to keep the brain alive, the USA exists to make money to feed the military budget.

Democrats and republicans act as one to make cuts everywhere and hollow out America but not cut military activities or spending. No other country in the world can conquer us. Use diplomacy instead of guns. Rebuild America instead of blowing up the world.

[-] 1 points by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD 5 years ago

Matt, found this article/video this morning: The war profiteers are the 0.01% of the elite - the ones who are making the real big bucks:

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/10/war-profiteering-cancer-upon-america.html#more