Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This Ain’t Your Confederate Pa-Paw’s Army

Many young Southern men and (alas) women are still willing to swell the ranks of the American Empire’s war machine, thinking they are undertaking a noble endeavor in some way.  But this is not the Confederate Army, led by honorable Christian generals who were guided by high principles.  Since the days of Lincoln’s War, it has been an army bent on robbery, rape, and wrack.  The South tasted first of this cup, then the North American Indians, the Philippines, Europe in WWI and WWII, and now Libya, Iraq, and elsewhere in the so-called ‘War on Terror’ (War OF Terror, as someone said well of it).  American actions in the Philippines may help dispel some of the propaganda surrounding the Messiah Nation’s efforts to be a ‘force for good’ all over the globe:

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It was the islands Washington coveted as an outpost for the projection of military power into Asia. The Filipinos were an encumbrance.

"We do not want the Filipinos," declared the San Francisco Argonaut in 1898. "We want the Philippines. The islands are enormously rich, but unfortunately they are infested with Filipinos. There are many millions there and, it is to be feared, their extinction will be slow."

Fortunately, the Filipinos are not extinct, despite the U.S. Government’s devoted efforts. In a 41-month period from 1898 to1902, roughly 20,000 Filipino guerrillas were killed. At least ten times that number of civilians were slaughtered as well. Some chroniclers estimate that more than two million Filipinos were liberated of their mortal cares during America’s lethal application of muscular Christianity in the islands.

“The United States later fought World War II over a period of fifty-six months with approximately four hundred thousand American deaths,” observes Bradley, who has written two acclaimed books about the Pacific War (Flags of our Fathers and Flyboys). “So Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo, with their mechanized weaponry, killed about the same per month — seventy-two hundred — as American civilizers did in the Philippines.”

Among the benefits of Christian culture the American Army shared with the Filipinos was the ancient ritual called the “water cure.”

During World War II, American P.O.W.s were subjected to waterboarding by Japanese interrogators who, as convicted war criminals, experienced the long drop to the end of a hangman’s rope.

Decades earlier, American soldiers sent to “pacify” and “civilize” the archipelago — "We come as ministering angels, not as despots," warbled Senator Knute Nelson in praise of that noble venture — would chant a marching cadence called “The Water Cure” in happy anticipation of their ministry:

Hurray, hurrah. We bring the Jubilee. Hurray, Hurrah. The flag that makes him free. Shove in the nozzle deep and let him taste of liberty. Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

We’ve come across the bounding main to kindly spread around Sweet liberty whenever there are rebels to be found. So hurry with the syringe boys. We’ve got him down and bound. Shouting the battle cry of freedom!…

Oh pump it up in him till he swells like a toy balloon. The fool pretends that liberty is not a precious boon. But we’ll contrive to make him see the beauty of it soon. Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

Grover Flint, a first lieutenant in the 35th Infantry who served in the Philippines for a year and a half, later described how America’s Ministering Angels used the “water cure” to fill Filipinos to the brim with liquid liberty:

“He [the victim] is simply held down, and then water is poured into his face, down his throat and nose from a jar, and that is kept up until the man gives some sign of giving in or becoming unconscious, and when he becomes unconscious he is simply rolled aside and he is allowed to come to…. His suffering must be that of a man who is drowning, but he can not drown.”

Such treatment was appropriate, insisted Gen. Frederick Funston, whose troops — with his knowledge and support — executed helpless POWs, tortured civilians, massacred non-combatants, and raped countless women.

The Filipinos, explained this exponent of pagan barbarism, are “an illiterate, semi-savage people, who are waging war, not against tyranny, but against Anglo-Saxon order and decency.”

The “decency” of which Funston spoke so piously was famously displayed in a village called LaNog, the entire population of which was murdered on the orders of Captain Fred McDonald — except for a single comely mestizo woman who was gang-raped by McDonald’s officers and then turned over to the enlisted men for similar treatment.

A particularly vigorous display of “Anglo-Saxon decency” took place in March 1906, when the Army mowed down roughly 1,000 Muslim men, women, and children who had taken refuge in the crater of an inert volcano.

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Source:  William Grigg, ‘Shadows and Foreshadowing at Nagasaki’, https://www.lewrockwell.com/2010/08/william-norman-grigg/frying-children-women-old-people/, posted 9 Aug. 2010, accessed 12 Jan. 2016

Given this history, the latest revelation should surprise no one:  Sexual abuse of children has been ongoing at at least one American base in Afghanistan (which, if only one, is still one too many):

KABUL, Afghanistan — In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

The policy of instructing soldiers to ignore child sexual abuse by their Afghan allies is coming under new scrutiny, particularly as it emerges that service members like Captain Quinn have faced discipline, even career ruin, for disobeying it.

– From the New York Times article: U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

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Source:  Michael Krieger, ‘Fighting for Pedophilia’, Liberty Blitzkrieg, http://www.infowars.com/fighting-for-pedophilia-its-official-u-s-government-policy-to-allow-afghan-allies-to-rape-little-boys/, posted 23 Sept. 2015, accessed 12 Jan. 2016.

We ask all of our Southern brothers and sisters who are considering joining this demonic horde:  Find another outlet for your desire to defend your fatherland.  If at all possible, find a way to band together to protect the Souð from her foemen.  For you will not find anyone like the great Lee in the neo-Puritan Army of Washington City today, who wrote to his soldiers before entering Yankee territory,

"The commanding general considers that no greater disgrace could befall the army, and through it our whole people, than the perpetration of the barbarous outrages upon the unarmed, and defenseless and the wanton destruction of private property that have marked the course of the enemy in our own country. ... It must be remembered that we make war only upon armed men, and that we cannot take vengeance for the wrongs our people have suffered without lowering ourselves in the eyes of all whose abhorrence has been excited by the atrocities of our enemies, and offending against Him to whom vengeance belongeth, without whose favor and support our efforts must all prove in vain."

Source:  Paul Greenburg, ‘The Unchanging Lee: On the General’s Birthday, 2015’, http://townhall.com/columnists/paulgreenberg/2015/01/16/the-unchanging-lee-on-the-generals-birthday-2015-n1944150/page/full, posted 16 Jan. 2015, accessed 12 Jan. 2016

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