Punk Politics #17

A tale of 2 Americas followed by a new dumpster fire in the middle east. I recall when we assisnated Qadifi in Libya and Hillary going on her talk show tour cackling about. I remember every damned right wing talking head screaming about how tasteless that was and a few talking about the problems of interventionist policies. I agreed and even talked about this at length. But if they believed that, why are they stroking such a way hard on about Trump doing the same thing and actually committing and even bigger war crim and interventionist overreach? I suppose that stroking self rightiousness didn’t do enough for them. At least Libya was having a revolution and America was able to satisfy its urge for killing brown people beneath the guise of giving an assist. This Iran thing is highly problematic. Let’s unpack this shit show. So we extrajudicialy executed a foreign national on another nation’s soil that we did not have such agreement with. Basically commiting an act of war while forcing a 3rd party to become accessory to it. And now congress is proposing changes to the war powers act. Fuckin really? A great many of us have been saying this since Bush. And as they lined up to kiss Obama’s ring as he furthered the war powers overreach many said “at some point he won’t be president and you’re not gonna like it.” Well it sure looks like we’ve arrived. And now Iraq intends to expel us from their country. It’s about fuckin time someone stood up to the playground bully our government has become. Granted Trump in his sociopathic way is threatening Iraq if they expel us. Wait, what the fuck? Yes our Republican (the party that gets all worked up over national sovereignty) if refusing to accept another nation’s right to not have an occupying force there any longer. Also he has threatened to further attack Iran for the war crime we’ve committed by targeting 52 sites of cultural significance if they retaliate. For those just tuning to world affairs, attacking cultural sites is a fuckin war crime as agreed by the entire world. Here’s a song for the 2020 season of Murica.

– C Fish

Punk Politics #11

So the latest in what fucking reality do we live in? Well we have sent 3000 troops, an air expeditionary wing (logistics & maintenance), PATRIOT batteries, 1 THAAD (Terminal Altitude Air Defense) and a fighter squadron to Saudi Arabia who’s actually footing the bill for all this. Wait, stop the tape! Did you just read that a foreign power is paying for American military intervention? Yes, you did. So to unpack this. Trump has actually sold military resources to include actual personnel to a foreign power as though they’re a private security force or mercenaries to a nation that is known for funding terrorism to include 9/11 and numerous crimes against humanity. The bought and sold American muscle will be protecting oil and likely drawn into an illegal war with Iran. So now the reality is that our military is no longer beholden to the Constitution or any ideas of America but actually the highest bidder. This isa frightening and bleak time we occupy. We can change this and we must! #punkvoter #bethemovement

– C Fish

America the foolish

So I am quite sure there’s numerous Republicans frothing at the mouth, whooping, cheering and whatever else at Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Let’s unpack this one. The deal was made by John Kerry who is a slimy creature and it didn’t help the state of things. Trump is a complete fool who’s doing this for political reasons with no true forethought. Instead of putting together a different and possibly better deal he’s just imposing sanctions. Has anyone else considered the idea that the “terrorism” from the middle east is a result of us and Russia continuously carrying out acts of neo-imperialism to get at natural resources? Most notably opium and oil. Afghanistan and UBL had a problem with us because we played them as our pawn during the cold war. We screamed about a war on terror though we didn’t attack Saudi Arabia where the 9/11 terrorists and their funding came from because we have a strategically located base. America doesn’t want to fight terror. It wants to send young under privileged Americans to the meat grinder to continue mucking up a place we have no business in.

-C Fish