I was originally going to include this in my previous Christmas blog, but have, instead, chosen to do an entirely separate posting.
This is something that gets said at this time of year. Indeed, from Remembrance Day onwards we are supposed to “Spare a thought for our armed forces.”
This is mere glorification of murder. Nothing more, nothing less. We’re supposed to feel like these selfless, sacrificial individuals are doing us a great service and we should be thankful for them at Christmas. Thankful!? THANKFUL!? FOR WHAT!? I’m not celebrating the achievements of any fucking murderer thank you very much. I’ll spare a thought for all those who return from duty enclosed in caskets having died for nothing, and that thought will be “Should have thought about that when you signed up!” Let’s get things straight here, there is no draft. No one forces these individuals to join the armed forces, they do so through choice, either through ignorance and a blind, patriotic and misguided belief that they are doing something ‘right’ - Or, and don’t even think twice to pose this to some soldiers, because they are bloodthirsty bastards who just like the rush of killing.
There is no honour, or nobility in being a soldier in this day and age, so cut the crap. They’re fucking murderers and that is all. They perpetuate the cycle of war with their own misguided reasons for signing up to the armed forces. And they did so under their own steam. These people chose to take a job that involves killing people, so do they have my sympathy FUCK NO! To be a soldier today is to be a brutal and archaic mercenary in the hands of a global war machine that uses lives to make money. How fucking stupid do you have to be to think that terrorising families in the Middle East, killing innocent people along with some bullshit manufactured ‘enemy’ is in some way protecting Britain’s shores!? Christ on a bike, if you’re that stupid you fucking deserve to get shot. “But Mercer, they have lives and families and…” Yeah, and they chose to abandon them to go off killing! What the fuck do you expect sympathy from me!? No, people who get my sympathy are those who are oppressed in their non-violent work for peace. Not those who get killed in their pursuit of war!
Even the Queen usually references them in her speech, and to be fair, that’s not a surprise since I’m certain she makes a fair whack of cash from the global, imperial war machine. Fucking bitch trying to make me feel sympathy for the murderous lapdogs who kill in her name!? In the name of some inbred elitist cunt, if those soldiers want to do something honourable, put the fucking gun to her head and see how many global problems fade away once the bitch is gone. *cue arrest for treason*.
You can tell me I’m heartless all you like for this opinion, I don’t particularly give a fuck, because I don’t believe some young lad in fatigues can be considered the moral high ground when he has blood on his hands. My thoughts are with those brave men and women who, having been indoctrinated as savage murderers in the name of the state, have become disillusioned with it, left the forces and take up new arms, via medium of banners, signs and placards, in the name of peace. They have my sympathy because they have to live with the guilt of their grotesque pasts every day. Not the unsympathetic, murderous bastards still out in the field. They chose to be there. No one made them. They are victims of nothing but their own ignorance, and they deserve no praise, no thought and no sympathy. Put down the gun, come home, non-violently strive for peace and then you shall have my respect.
If you see a lovely picture at this time of year, within the media, of a weeping member of the armed forces embracing his or her children; don’t be fooled. That individual is a sick, murderous cog in the machinations of the military industrial complex who abandons those children to go off murdering. Don’t even bring the “fighting for their future…” bullshit, if you want your children to have a peaceful future it’s simple, stop fighting and campaign for peace. True peace, not the fucking NATO sanctioned “If you want peace you must prepare for war” kind. What a terrible phrase that is.
So, to all those Armed Forces out there fighting this Christmas, you reap what you sow. I hope your Christmas is miserable, oppressive and violent, because that is what you fight for.
*cue controversy, hate and support for murderers*