Pissing In the Wind

Back when Christ was a corporal, dirt was new and Trelvix’s A.K.A.was Stinkbait Boucher 1, WNBTv penned a small piece on the futility of ‘war’ and America’s myriad contributions to the genre.

In point of fact we dis’d every ‘war’ the U.S. has participated in since The Big One.

The post was masterfully written, included 2 pages of cites and proper footnotes 2, its logic a concrete barricade that repelled the shuffling zombies of American exceptionalism.

In short, had it been published in the New York Times it would have received multiple awards, perhaps have even been shortlisted for a Pulitzer. WNBTv would have also incurred the ire of the Dark Lord (Pah! – we spit in the general direction of his golem pig heart.) and yet been the toast of the town, feted by politician and starlet alike. 3

As it was published on the ‘netz, it drew a dozen comments and was quickly forgotten.

However recent events have brought to our attention that the article was not as comprehensive as we might have wished. It did not, to be specific, deal with pissing.

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There are some aspects of ‘war’ that go unmentioned.

The general chaos of armed men diligently trying to kill one another has little public voice save fiction. Yet fiction does not easily access the passionate savagery that is blood lust; pale shadows of necessity are all war novels. Even, dear reader, the ones that shocked you. Because the dirty little secret, the skunk in the woodpile, the fucking humongous elephant shitting in the drawing room is that many men enjoy killing.

Given license -and no possibility of legal comeback- some men take to murder like vultures to fresh road-kill.

Killing is the ultimate power. Power is…well, power; accept no substitute.

Not only is it common to enjoy killing, some men find great sexual satisfaction in the act. And, no, I’m not simply talking about serial killers and other defectives: many of those in uniform, whether it be desert camo or woodland patterned complete with orange vests and caps, sport iron bar boners when killing.

Some will talk about it, most will not.

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But pissing? On corpses?

Well, why not? If you had truly ‘respected’ the inanimate pile of meat at your feet, you wouldn’t have put a NATO round through its brain-pan, would you? And if you need to piss, so what? It’s not like the dead guy minds.

What amuses us no end is the government/media promulgated notion that U.S. soldiers don’t behave that way. Which is of course utter bullshit – many soldiers in all armies behave that way. And worse: looting, pillaging, rapine et al are not just for breakfast any more – they’re for whenever one can get away with it.

But here in America we tend to believe our own bullshit propaganda. Mostly because we so seldom see evidence to the contrary – it isn’t by accident that Shrub and The Dark Lord banned photos of the dead, or carefully vetted and then ’embedded’ hand-picked news crews to report on their experiment in American Exceptionalism. Nor is it by some bureaucratic slip on Obama’s part that you see no grisly pics. It’s all part of the same grand design.

Most nations have a love-hate relationship with their standing armies. Americans have honed that to a high art; our servicemen are ‘the best and the brightest’; ‘the few, the proud, the Marines’. They are America’s backbone, Peace Corps volunteers with an attitude and an M16.

Support The Troops!

We send ‘our boys’ to kill people of different color when those unlucky bastards have something we want 4 or are acting, you know, as though their wants, needs and desires 5 are more important than ours.

Our troops are always ‘fighting for our freedoms’. 6

Our troops are expected to be ‘better’ than other countries’ forces, more upright and moral.

As though there were anything moral in murder.

Yet Americans need their troops to be better. Though we don’t need the slightest twinge of guilt when piloting a massive SUV around – bad enough the pig only gets 18 MPG. We don’t want to picture the type of man who enjoys killing (and more!) securing our oil.

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Personally? I’m glad troops are pissing on the dead. Or are taking booty or ‘souvenirs’. 7

You can keep your idealized warrior-hero, the 50’s archetype who can do no wrong. Give me a human every time.

Because if our government ever finds a way to field an army of robots (and that’s what we’re talking about; men with absolutely no compunction or emotions), it won’t be long before you see them on American soil, mopping up after the drones.

Piss on the whole embroglio, I say. There are far worse things.

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Show 7 footnotes

  1. March of 2008, to be exact.
  2. As opposed, say, to these random items, to which we have an incomprehensible and unwarranted affectation…oops! We meant affection.
  3. Well…hopefully not too much alike.
  4. Oil.
  5. Self determination, sovereignty and/or access to their own oil.
  6. What a particularly odious construct.
  7. I understand fingertips are popular with this generation; more portable.

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