In the wake of the horrendous Boston Marathon Bombings, the world has been treated to the spectacle of U.S. citizens showing the “compassion” for which the United States is so UNJUSTLY renowned. Candlelight vigils of crowds of US workers singing hymns; public displays of mourning for the victims; piles of stuffed animals and handmade notes and posters of sympathy for the victims; tributes to the victims at every sporting event in the land… it’s all so very touching.
And it’s all a lot of bullshit!
U.S. citizens do all this not to make the families of the victims feel good; it’s to make these faux-mourners feel good about themselves that they put on this hypocritical display of so-called “American compassion”. No sooner do they step away from the many memorials to the dead and maimed U.S. victims of these twin bombings than they immediately go into a nationalistic fury at the “foreign Muslims” who allegedly committed the sadistic acts of terror. Waving U.S. flags, chanting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”, fawning over the ridiculously unheroic actions of the kill-crazed members of the U.S. Police State; this is showing compassion? Calling for the “suspects” to be lynched in a thousand ways on every news media website and blog in the nation, they scream for the blood of a 19-year-old man – who has only today been formally charged with the crimes – and the “compassionate” U.S. citizenry howls for his head on a platter – literally! Vast numbers of U.S. citizens have completely internalized the brutal, racist attitudes of the U.S. capitalist class and their police state and the REAL mass-murderers: the U.S.’ blood-soaked military and “intelligence” agencies.
The basic bleating cry of the “compassionate” American is: “Why do they hate us? Why do they attack us? What have we done to the Chechens?” As if there is no reason in the world for young Muslims to hate the United States Government, its military and its PEOPLE for electing and re-electing a long, long line of vicious Wall St. puppets that have murdered tens of millions of workers around the world in the past 120 years – choosing for their victims mainly those in oil-rich Muslim countries for the past 30 years. Like the Japanese, Koreans and Vietnamese before them, the (mostly) brown-skinned Muslim workers are considered by the so-called “compassionate” American capitalist class to be “sub-human”; no act of violence is too savage to be brought to bear against the Muslim “enemy”! The U.S. working class has completely accepted their capitalist masters’ racist attitude towards any Muslim who would dare to defend his fellow Muslims against the kind of savagery being aimed at anyone who so much as knows a so-called “radical Islamist”. Any Muslim who fires a weapon at a U.S. soldier in defense of his home country, family and neighbors is considered to be a “terrorist” and therefore subhuman; the U.S. working class howls for his murder!
For just how long do you, the workers of the United States – you who make up less than 5% of the world’s population – think that the other 95% of the planet’s inhabitants are going to give you a pass while “your” ELECTED government’s military goes around shooting, bombing, torturing and assassinating anyone who dares to stand up to U.S. Imperialism? If you will stand and cheer the U.S. soldiers who have been busy raping, pillaging and murdering your fellow workers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iraq and throughout the Middle East – what are the workers in the other 95% of the world supposed to think about you? Was it your “innate compassion” that caused “your” sons and daughters in the U.S. military to commit torture at Abu Ghraib? Was it your love of your fellow human beings that created the mass-murder in Fallujah? Was it your kindness and moral superiority that allowed you to applaud as 1.5 million Iraqis were slaughtered so that the U.S. capitalist class could seize the oil fields of Iraq? Was it your love of freedom and democracy that led you to support the War in Afghanistan, against the poorest nation on Earth, in which tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children have been butchered by U.S. warplanes and soldiers? Where were your memorials, where was your public outpouring of “compassion” when all these innocent workers were slaughtered, allegedly in defense of your ‘freedoms” and in your name, by your sons and daughters?
The 95% of the world are beginning to understand that decades of appeals they have addressed to the “compassionate” American working class are falling on deaf ears and cold, hardened hearts of human beings completely brainwashed by the propaganda spread by the U.S. capitalist class’ into supporting every barbaric war the U.S. has ever waged. Literally millions of selfless, heroic human beings – far superior in every respect to the selfish, cowardly U.S. working class – have been slaughtered in cold blood by U.S. imperialist forces and their puppets in Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine… just to name a few! And all this time, the 95% of the world’s population has, for the most part, refrained from “bringing the war home” to the U.S. working class.
But that is starting to change.
If the U.S. workers continue to support their capitalist masters as they go around “making the world safe for U.S. business interests”; if the U.S. working class continues to send their sons and daughters out to kill and maim millions of their fellow workers all over the globe on behalf of their capitalist masters; if the U.S. working class continues to not give a shit about how many of their workers are slaughtered by U.S. imperialism’s troops – now operating in well over 150 countries! – and continue to support the U.S. Government by voting for it or by refusing to oppose it; then the chickens are going to continue to come home to roost, and there will be many more terrorist attacks like the World Trade Center and Boston Marathon bombings. You can be sure of it.
“Why do they hate you”? Because you don’t give a shit when the U.S. government slaughters their sons, daughters, mothers and fathers in pursuit of the profits of the U.S. capitalist class, that’s why! The 95% are starting to wake up and realize that the United States Government has got to go. The rest of the world will not stand around and get beaten to death while you pretend to be “oh, so compassionate” only when American blood is spilled! They will come after you and they will destroy the U.S. Government in the same way that the Nazi regime was wiped off the face of the Earth in 1945! It’s just a matter of time.
If you think that your shitty middle-class existence is going to be endlessly propped up by “your” military carpet-bombing the rest of the planet, think again oh “compassionate” ones! You are bequeathing to your sons and daughters the very same comeuppance that the Nazis received at the end of World War Two. The 93% of the world doesn’t want to have to do it; but if you continue to support blood-soaked U.S. imperialism, they will have no other choice. Either overthrow the vicious, imperialist U.S. Government yourselves, or the rest of the world will do it for you.
Keep supporting the U.S. capitalist class’ twin parties of U.S. imperialism – the Democrats and Republicans – and your fate will be sealed.
It’s up to you, the U.S. working class, what your future – and the future of your children and grandchildren – will be like. You’d better start giving a shit right now!