Sunday, December 4, 2016

With God on Our Side

With God on Our Side

by Nothin'

December 4th, 2016

Oh my name it is nothin’
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I’s taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that the land that I live in
Has God on its side

On this day in 1980 in San Salvador four women were raped, mutilated, and murdered by Reservist of the El Salvador Army. Three of the victims were nuns, and one was a lay worker.  Their names of the nuns, and lay worker which have long been forgotten by most Americans were Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Dorothy Kazel, and the lay person was Jean Donovan.

The military of El Salvador was trained as were many militaries of the countries of Central and South America by the School of Americas, which was located at Ft. Benning, Georgia.  The training included methods of torture, intimidation, neutralization, murder, Psyops, etc...  The objective of the training was to keep the masses of any and all Central and South America countries in fear, and under control.

Yet when listening to the radio or watching TV I was subjected to a constant harangue of joy at the recent death of “that brutal dictator” Fidel Castro.  I do not know, but some where I read that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.  We here in the US surely live in a glass house, and the glass is very thin.

I was involved in the Haiti Solidarity Movement, when Aristede was in exile. I saw the oppression of the people, and saw the most backward impoverished nation in the Western Hemisphere.  Where might makes right, where torture, murder, rape and mutilation ran rampant.  Yet the rulers, first Papa Doc, and then his son Baby Doc were favorite sons of the US Government.  They were the brutal dictators, and the five families of Petionville ruled, plundered, and pillaged the masses.  The Tonton Macoutes were their enforcers.  They were the law makers, as anything goes.  There was no rule of law, but of might, and brutality.   Yet Castro was a “brutal dictator”.

I believe that Rafael Correa’s farewell to Fidel speaks mountains of the difference that Fidel made for the people of Cuba.  Please go to the link

This nation, as the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. had said, is the greatest exporter of violence that the world has ever known.  He uttered these profound words on April 4th 1967, in NYC when he came out against the War on Vietnam. (The entire speech may be heard at this link  He paid for those words one year later, and he paid for it with his life.  The speech was entitled “Breaking the Silence”.  It is time that the vast masses of sleeping Americans wake up, and open their eyes to break their silence.  For it has been too long that the good men of America have done nothing, and evil is succeeding to the point that it is being visited upon us.

 Vietnam was a nation that never did anything to us, and yet we killed over 2,000,000.  Many more were wounded, maimed, and condemned to live in a nation contaminated with Agent Orange.  Many of those born after the war have been affected by Agent Orange are damaged from birth to death.

We in America have been fed the fallacy of US “Exceptionalism”.  We have fallen for the myth that our coups, guns, bullets, bombs, gases, depleted uranium, drones, drone strikes bring “democracy” to these wayward people.  Yes one only has to look at Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Ukraine.  One only has to see the tension in the World today that the US and George Soros’s Open Society  has sown across the World, but today it has been and still is being sown right here in America.

We are told that anyone who is the leader of a country that does not toe the American line is brutal, and that we the American people need to force regime change in that nation.   There is money to be made in making war, and booty to be gained while our soldiers come back in body bags, stretchers, or psychologically damaged. 

How many men, women, and children did the embargo on Iraq cost?  How many to this day have died due to our bringing democracy to Iraq?  Yet Fidel is labeled a “ ruthless dictator”.

We currently have a President that meets every Tuesday, and decides who to kill and when.  He wages death and destruction, yet he is concerned that Americans with guns are dangerous.  Dangerous to who?  Yet it is Castro that gets the label that he is a “brutal dictator”.

Guantanamo continues, with interment, torture and extrajudicial killing go on.  There are black sites in the US where local police do the same.  Yet the Americans are told that this if to “keep them safe”, when it is the School of America’s coming home to roost.

We have more people in prison that any other country, and yet we believe that we live in a free country.  You are only free if you do as you are told, or if you are not considered a threat to the establishment.   They tell us that Castro imprisoned his enemies, yet we have done the same.  Let there be freedom for out political prisoners.  What about Leonard Peltier, and Mumia Abu Jamal?  They have denied Mumia Hepatitis C treatment, which is condemning him to death.  Yet Castro is labeled “brutal”.

When will the nuns be raped, mutilated and murdered here in the US or has it happened already?  Oh, it happens in the jails.

They tell us that Castro suppressed the Cuban people, but turn a blind eye to the brutal suppression of the Water Protectors in the Dakotas.

Through many dark hour
I’ve been thinkin’ about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can’t think for you
You’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side

So now as I’m leavin’
I’m weary as Hell
The confusion I’m feelin’
Ain’t no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God’s on our side
He’ll stop the next war*

So you will have to decide who is the brutal dictator?

Taken from Bob Dylan’s song “With God on Our Side”

Maybe reposted with source.