I'm So Mad I Can't Xe Straight
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. – Plato
Back in 2008, I often referenced the quote above to describe just how it was Bush and his evil administration duped the American public into handin’ over their civil liberties on a silver platter. Sure wish it didn’t seem so awfully fittin’ today too.
But what else can I think when I hear of Xe, formerly Blackwater, bein’ awarded an all new whoppin’ $120 million dollar contract to “protect US consulates” in Afghanistan? That same darn “protectin'” that led to tyranny not only in the Middle East, but also right back here at home.
Don't y'all forget, it was that horrific excuse for “protectin'” that led to the death of 17 innocent people in Iraq. Not to mention the countless more we all know were brutally executed daily because they happened to be Brown people.
But of course, it didn’t stop there.
Why stop at mercilessly firin’ at Brown people overseas when you can openly intimidate and tyrannize Black people right here in your own backyard?? I mean, what’s a natural disaster like Katrina good for except steppin’ all over the already downtrodden?
You’d think that in this great nation, we could find another corporation to do business with, if for no other reason than to prove we’re better than this crap… right??
Wrong as tits on a fish.
Instead, we only further insult our own marvelous military and imply that this job is too big for them. As if our lowly-paid, over-worked, under-appreciated soldiers couldn’t possibly “protect US consulates”.
Do people really think these privately-controlled tyrannical organizations could even exist if the government contracts weren’t there to support them? Really? ‘Cause I’d sure think that a lot of those trigger-happy hired Guns would still want to be “out on the battle field” if they weren’t raking in the $100 thousand plus per year. The fact is- a killer will always be a killer.
As I shake my head, I just can’t help but wonder… why exactly it is I keep hearin’ “at least it’s not Bush?”