afghanistan is a very religious country, with around 99% of the people who live there identifying themselves as muslims. apparently some US soldiers stationed there threw a bunch of korans in an incinerator. holy book-burning during an occupation halfway around the world. i did a bit of looking around online and decided to use alabama as an example; down there, 80% of the people identify themselves as christians, and 58% attend church regularly. something like that. so just take a second to imagine that there’s an extremely strong military presence from this entirely foreign country over in alabama, and pretend people are WAY more religious than they already are now, less educated, and far more impoverished, hungry, and anti-imperialistic. so in this situation, after years and years of hearing about this foreign military force killing innocent civilians, and even doing so for fun, they start hearing about these soldiers BURNING BIBLES. throwing them in a fucking furnace. no shit there’s going to be violence as a repercussion….would anyone be surprised? you don’t think racists in eastern oregon, nearby bible belt states, and all over the country are going to salute these alabaman ‘freedom fighters’ or whatever they might get labeled as, as heroes, martyrs, and examples of the self-dignity and respect that the rest of the country should show in these circumstances??
my point is, when i watch videos of republican debates, and these fucking assholes, these fucking blindly ignorant, self-absorbed, kool aid-drinking dickheads, they boo ron paul for saying things like ‘anti-american sentiment in iran and other middle eastern countries is our own doing and we need to make a change’…seriously, you people are the scum of the earth. there are pitiless, thrill-seeking soldiers killing children and old people, and burning so-called holy books on land that these people have populated for like 5000 years! and it’s not like we’re at war against afghanistan, this is all under the guise of ‘creating better lives’ and ‘fostering a more benevolent government for the people’ and ‘making americans safer by eradicating terror’ and shit like that. what could possibly be more antagonistic?? information is readily available in the US — how are there nationalist idiots that are THAT far in denial, that oblivious to the perspective of other people??
my dad informed me via text while i was working tonight that the registration ends at 9am tomorrow. i’m 25 now and people with jewish parents can go to israel for free until they’re 26. i desperately want to go overseas, though israel is nowhere near my top 5, for a variety of reasons that i don’t feel like getting into right now. i’m really fucking tired at the moment because it’s past 5 in the morning and i was in work mode today from 2:30 until 1:30. that application took an hour or two. anyway, i guess it’s pretty sweet that i might be able to fly halfway across the world without spending any money and party in the motherland or fatherland or a distant geographic region or whatever. and as soon as someone starts throwing me some pro-military zionist propaganda, i’m gonna hop in the dead sea and blissfully float away for a while. maybe. so apparently i might get to sleep in a bedouin tent and ride a camel and check out jazz shows in tel aviv and whatnot this july.