They are fighting for your freedom

 

“They’re fighting for your freedom.” That is what one gets told when he says ; “I am not really a fan of the wars in the Middle East.” People attempt to brow beat you, call you unpatriotic and tell you “If you don’t like why don’t you fuck off over there then?”

 

In the UK on the Armistice it’s traditional to remember the fallen in wars past and present. How we do that in the UK is to wear a paper and plastic facsimile of a poppy. It is a great taboo not to. We get told : You must wear one. You have to remember the dead of all wars. If it wasn’t for the sacrifice made, you would be speaking German by now. And a few other clichés thrown in for good measure.

 

The irony of it is ; we go to war for freedom and peace, to bring democracy to countries who don’t have it , if they want or not. But what freedom? War now is a profit making exercise. From the arms companies lobbying government , newspapers telling the exploits of war and all the wonderful corporations in the country who have juicy M.O.D contracts. If we really want to show our support for “our brave boys” shouldn’t buy shares in the companies? And instead of a poppy wear our dividend on our coats?

 

The First and Second world war were a mixed bag of conscripts and people who volunteered. Now days the wars we fight are made-up by people who sign-up for it. But we must support them after all “They’re fighting for your freedom”

 

They are not fighting for your freedom. They are fighting for profits and millionaires. They might have joined the military for noble reasons. But the government(s) who send them to war, they are not fighting a noble cause. Sent to war by government(s) who have spent more time eroding your freedom than ; Iraq of Afghanistan ever have.

 

No one is fighting for your freedom. Don’t allow the tabloid press and the chest beaters argue any different. I leave you with this : In the middle east when they had an uprising it was dubbed “The Arab spring” when we had mass riots in the UK it was called “Mindless thugs causing trouble” If they was fighting for freedom why do people get arrested over silly tweets and facebook status updates?

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The death sentance

In one of my other posts , I explained that I am :

 

Pro-choice

Pro-right to die

Anti death penalty

 

Although the other two may seem diametrically opposed to the last. It is not. The first to allows the individual to make a choice. The last one allows the state to decide over life. I was having a debate on Facebook about death the sentence, and all the arguments where there ; save it for child molesters , murderers and rapist. My counter to this was : What if we get the wrong person? The counter to my question was.. “We would have to be 100% certain”. But in the UK we had many miscaragies of justice , wrongful convictions , evidence being tampered with and people just lying on the witness stand.

 

 

There is a type who call for the death penalty in the UK ; tabloid reading , working class , Jeremy Kyle watching white van drivers. Who save up coupons from the aforementioned tabloid newspapers and go on £9.50 holidays to be surrounded by more of their ilk. Who all seem to be the Klan lite nowadays. I’ve read tabloids , am working class and have watched Jeremy Kyle too. Maybe I am a class traitor.

 

But I digress as soon as the government starts killing its population for : X,Y,Z crime , Where do we stop? Do they add crime W to the list? Then do we allow people who commit rape, murder and child abuse who are mentally ill to get away with it? Or do with execute them too? Do we create a two tier justice system? Even more so than the one we have now?

 

The problem is that if we execute one person who is not guilty of the crime. Just one , it is void as a deterrent. Once it’s void what’s the point in having it? In that United States , states that have the death sentence there is still : murders , rapes and child molesters , so how is this a deterrent? Penn Jillet said of America “The day will execute the wrong person, then we as a country are all guilty of murder” and Mr Jillet makes a good point. For if the whole country are guilty of murder, do we execute every one in the country ?

 

I will leave you a link to a video. Ian Hisslop discussing the issue with a Conservative MP.