Michael David Rosenberg of Passenger, from the CD Whispers . . .
We should stare at the stars and not just the screens,
You should hear what I'm saying and know what it means,
To sing, sing at the top of your voice,
and love without fear in your heart.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — When I chose to disclose classified information in 2010, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others. I’m now serving a sentence of 35 years in prison for these unauthorized disclosures . . . the concerns that motivated me have not been resolved. As Iraq erupts in civil war and America again contemplates intervention, that unfinished business should give new urgency to the question of how the United States military controlled the media coverage of its long involvement there and in Afghanistan. I believe that the current limits on press freedom and excessive government secrecy make it impossible for Americans to grasp fully what is happening in the wars we finance.
Bowe Bergdahl grasps fully what is happening in the wars we finance:
The future is too good to waste on lies. And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting.
In the US Army you are cut down for being honest, but if you are a conceited brown-nosing shit bag you will be allowed to do what ever you want, and you will be handed your higher rank.
In the military, conceited brown-nosing shit bags are elevated in rank and the honest are cut down; in the corporate system conceited brown-nosing shit bags become CEOs and the honest are cut down; in the political system conceited brown-nosing shit bags are rewarded with higher office and the honest are cut down. Conceited brown-nosing shit bags control our banks and corporations, they control the federal government, the state governments, the courts and the police, they write our "laws," they "report" the "news." They have no interest in the truth, it has no meaning to them, it has no relevance, no importance at all. They have no conscience, no remorse for the damage they keep inflicting on this country. They're confident they will never be held accountable for it.
But they will be. They will be held accountable for all of it.