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