Pissing Bullshit

January 13, 2012

Some of the righteous posturing:

“…utterly deplorable…”  — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
“…wholly inconsistent with the high standards of conduct and warrior ethos that we have demonstrated throughout our history…”  — Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos
“…deplorable, reprehensible and unacceptable…”  — White House spokesman Jay Carney
“…absolutely inconsistent with American values…”  — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

(Illustration found here).

Of course, these clowns were commenting on a video splayed online this week of some US Marines apparently in Afghanistan taking a piss on some dead Taliban, but all these high-sounding forms of indignation are in reality just a mule-shit-pile of hypocrisy.
All this comes on the 10th anniversary of Gitmo opening — the US has its own Gulag and its own horror despite a so-called 200 years of freedom and piety.
The US the last decade has done absolutely nothing but piss on the entire planet.

From Gawker:

War is horrible.
War is sickening.
Wars started for supremely righteous causes are just as horrible and sickening in their consequences as wars started for less than righteous causes.
Politicians who sit in office chairs and start wars and wave flags as young men and women go off to kill and die and be psychologically and emotionally damaged for life are the most sickening of all.
Politicians start wars and are rewarded with an appearance on weekend talk shows and Very Respectable Discussions with Very Respectable media figures and jokes at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner and appearances on Leno and ghostwritten self-glorifying memoirs and lavishly catered fundraising parties with corporate executives.
They should be rewarded with outrage.
They should be rewarded with scorn.
Starting a war is a monstrous, monstrous crime against humanity, as we know when it begins that no matter how cleanly it is conducted it will result in thousands upon thousands of bullets smashing men’s skulls and arms and legs blown off by shrapnel and mothers and children incinerated by high explosives.
And every extra day that a war is perpetuated unnecessarily is a crime anew.

The most-eloquent comes from the always-eloquent Arthur Silber, who touches upon the truth that will almost never be spoken:

The ruling class of the United States pisses on the entire world, just as it pisses on every human being who is not favored by privilege and power.

Rank these items in terms of the disgust you think they merit:
-The systematic destruction of a series of nations and their peoples over a period of many decades.
-The murder of more than a million innocent people in a criminal war.
-The ongoing murders of people who do not (and most commonly could not) threaten the U.S., in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and on and on and on — in 120 countries around the globe.
-The claim that the U.S. Government has the “right” to murder anyone in the world for whatever reason it chooses — a “right,” I remind you, which the U.S. Government has actualized.
-Pissing on three dead bodies.

Read Sibler’s entire post, most-emotional.
And this is true — the pissing comes from the top.

From the LA Times and the power-elite in 2006 having a good chuckle at the good life:

Instead, concerns about a housing bust were largely dismissed by most officials, according to meeting transcripts released Thursday.
“We believe that, absent some large, negative shock to perceptions about employment and earned income, the effects of the expected cooling in housing prices are going to be modest,” said Timothy F. Geithner, the current Treasury secretary, who then was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
When Geithner was finished, Bernanke asked, to a round of laughter, “Anything to report on co-op prices in Manhattan?”
“As in many cases, I am not sure what you can take from the anecdote, but I guess some people say that you see a little of the froth dissipating,” Geithner replied.
“But I don’t think the adjustment is acute.
“If you see hiring at the New York Fed go up substantially in the market, that will be a good leading indicator of housing prices reverting somewhat,” he said, prompting more laughter.

A year later, the financial shit hits the fan — millions of jobs, homes, lives lost as the greatest economic meltdown since the Great Depression slapped 99 percent of the world’s peoples right up side the face.

Pissed off yet?

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