1.20.2012

matthis chiroux: urination video "synonymous with our experiences within a military at war"

Matthis Chiroux, veteran and war resister, on the "urination video" and similar war porn:
To some, mostly the weavers and backers of war policy, it seems again that ‘a few bad apples’ have acted on their own within the military, and will be brought to justice in accordance with domestic military law.

To others, such as myself and the majority of veterans I associate with, the barbarity of these images is synonymous with our experiences within a military at war. No crime our brothers and sisters commit really surprises us anymore, but confirms to us our nation’s brutal history, of which for a time we became a part, and offers us a reminder that nothing’s really changed.
Read it here: Is US Military Addicted to War Porn?

2 comments:

allan said...

Pissing on dead bodies causes an uproar, but turning innocent human beings into corpses is little more than low background noise in the American consciousness.

laura k said...

You're right, of course. But/and this does deserve an uproar. It reveals the US military for what it is, how it operates.