- Mar 24, 2012
Today we all have the benefit of hindsight. But how fair is it to base criticism on hindsight?
I am also a US Citizen and a tax payer. I was in the US both during 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq that followed. Sources that were pointing to the false pretenses of the war were plenty, from Ron Paul on the right to Noam Chomsky on the left. All one had to do was look for it. But anyone who raised questions was called a "terrorist appeaser" or worst. I know because I was called that many times, and even told to "go back to where the hell I came from" if I did not agree with the war drums. The reality is that America at the time did not want to hear a different narrative. The world was simple: We were the good guys and the a-rabs were the bad guys. Bomb the shit out of them, no ifs, ands or buts. You were either with us or against us.
And that sad truth is that that has not changed much.
Adam Kokesh is a former US Marine veteran who fought in Iraq. He has become one of the more vocal veterans against US involvement in the middle east. In this video he recorded with people after they watched American Sniper, he cleverly uses the socratic method with his audience who demonstrate who brainwashed Americans are about this whole war narrative. If you can watch it. It gets really good after the first few minutes.