Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Even MORE U.S. atrocities? I'm tired of defending Jesus

For years now I've defended Jesus against this wave and onslaught of sadistic bastards who have been killing and maiming in a swath across the planet -- and doing it in the name of Jesus.

It's beyond hypocrisy: It's like Attila the Hun claiming to be a good Christian.

Shock and Awe? Haiti? Palestine? Israel? Afghanistan? Africa? Columbia? Those were bad enough. But the latest slaughters in Fallugah by America's so-called "Christians" have really gotten to me.

Jesus is a big boy. He can take care of Himself. And when He does, the un-Godly heathens who call themselves "Christians" will finally get a chance to see the awesome power of Love -- not hate -- in action. And when Mankind finally reaches its full spiritual potential, hopefully these slimy psychopathic bastards will have the good sense to be ashamed of themselves.


Published in the June, 2004 issue of The Progressive
What Do We Do Now?
by Howard Zinn

It seems very hard for some people--especially those in high places,
but also those striving for high places--to grasp a simple truth:
The United States does not belong in Iraq. It is not our country.
Our presence is causing death, suffering, destruction, and so large
sections of the population are rising against us. Our military is
then reacting with indiscriminate force, bombing and shooting and
rounding up people simply on "suspicion."

Amnesty International, a year after the invasion, reported: "Scores
of unarmed people have been killed due to excessive or unnecessary
use of lethal force by coalition forces during public
demonstrations, at checkpoints, and in house raids. Thousands of
people have been detained [estimates range from 8,500 to 15,000],
often under harsh conditions, and subjected to prolonged and often
unacknowledged detention. Many have been tortured or ill-treated,
and some have died in custody."

The recent battles in Fallujah brought this report from Amnesty
International: "Half of at least 600 people who died in the recent
fighting between Coalition forces and insurgents in Fallujah are
said to have been civilians, many of them women and children."

In light of this, any discussion of "What do we do now?" must start
with the understanding that the present U.S. military occupation is
morally unacceptable.