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War Profiteers

phyxeld (558628) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 9

Do you know your war profiteers? No? Maybe a card deck will help.

Do you know your war profiteers? No? Maybe a card deck will help.

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*sniff* (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 11 years ago | (#5968578)

I love you phyxeld... Sometimes I feel alone crusading against Georgie and his followers...
Too bad there isn't a "best friend" option in slashdot....

Re:*sniff* (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 11 years ago | (#5970030)

Wow, get a room or I might have to open up a hose on you two.

Re:*sniff* (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 11 years ago | (#5971612)

Hehe, good joke...
Come on, I was just laughing hard with that link. I found it very entertaining.

Re:*sniff* (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 11 years ago | (#5971827)

Did milk come out your nose?

WTO as Ace of Spades? (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 11 years ago | (#5968788)

This thing lost credibility right here. [warprofiteers.com] Sorry, the idea was good, but you might as well print "Free Mumia" on the back.

and whats wrong with holding the wto as ace? (1)

themusicgod1 (241799) | more than 11 years ago | (#6016579)

they hold masses of power unparalelled in human history, and are using it for, at best, to increase and entrench their influence...crushing human beings like ants...
...did i miss something?

Gunner did it (1)

ConsumedByTV (243497) | more than 11 years ago | (#5996687)

Thanks ruckus.org!

When is living ok? (1)

lateralus (582425) | more than 11 years ago | (#5997429)

Anywhere you live you are profiting from the war against that lands indigenous peoples. If you are an American you profit from the wars against half the world.

If you are Israeli (like me) you are profiting from the war against the peoples that lived in Palestine before the massive Jewish immigration.

If you are British you are profiting from centuries of the empire's wars against countless peoples around the globe who lived under the British empire.

The list goes on and on for the bloody length of human history...

I see three choices:

One. Live in a house built out of human bone and drive a car that is fed by foreign blood and try to sway the politicians away from war. Sinful but repentant. This is what I do. I serve in the Israeli army and try to be the one who holds his fire (very difficult).

Two. Live in a house built out of human bone and drive a car that is fed by foreign blood and believe that it is your god given right to live while others die. Eat while others starve. That somehow you have been chosen to enjoy 90 percent of the world's wealth and leave 90 percent of the population to share the rest. Most people do this not even realizing how they live and bitch about how life is hard. I'd love more than anything to take them with me the next time I'm called for reserve duty and give them a tour of the Gaza strip. One taste of the sewage that passes for water there will stop them complaining about the quality and price of mineral water at the supermarket.

Three. Live in a tent with no electricity. Go live in the Palestinian territories and stand in front of bulldozers. You won't get much done this way. Palestinian never get invited to the white house and never get heard of unless they blow up a shopping mall. Palestinian get as much attention and say as any other dirt poor peoples around the world: None. The only time they get to talk to someone with any money or influence in the rich world is when they ask me to let them pass at a checkpoint. Even though you won't get much done this way this is the only option of the three that allows you to live without guilt and blood on your hands.

ANY other way of life involves living day and night with the realization that you are eating, drinking and living on the backs of a billion impoverished humans.

I think that most of Slashdot live somewhere between option one and two.

Re:When is living ok? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6002168)

Out of curiosity, are you part of the massive jewish immigration, or were you born there?

Anywhere you live you are profiting from the war against that lands indigenous peoples. If you are an American you profit from the wars against half the world.
I'm a poor-to-middle-class American, and I drive a gas-powered vehicle. I don't think I'm profiting from the war, so much as I'm contributing to it. I know this, and it pains me. Many of the people and organizations named on those cards are literally making millions of dollars in profit off of our perpetual war, and I think thats a little different than my crime, which pretty much breaks down to buying gas.

As for your three options, I don't think I fall under any of them. Those options are really all Israel-Specific, and I'd say that any peaceful Jew in Israel should take option number 5 and get the hell out of Palestine. Of course, thats just the opinion of an American-raised athiest who doesn't even remotely comprehend your reasons for being there. Please, can you help me understand? I've bookmarked this thread and would like to discuss this with you further if you're willing.

-jd
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