Why I kill
Here is an email I received in response to one of my essays.
Why I Kill : Christopher McMullen : firstname.lastname@example.org : 2008-03-24
Iraqi boy loses leg to American attack
Hi Mr Green, Hopefully you take time to read this, i
came across your site and had some questions and a few opinions, First off keep in mind i
am a very open minded person and you are obviously a highly intelligent person. I think
you make some very valid points and the graphic pictures show me how fucked up the
country is and how pointless this war is, that stuff really opened my eyes, so thank you.
Now im goin to say that not all people
in the military are sadistic evil child killers, that you say, im 21 and in the army national guard, i
didnt join to kill people, i got into
law trouble and my family was sick me getting into trouble, so i joined because i wanted to make my dad proud and
to get fines payed off via sign on bonus and to get some discipline, i could never dream of taking a persons life and
most jobs in the army arnt even infantry, there are cooks,
engineers, mechanics, etc etc, not
everyone is a child killer, but yes there are some that join to be able to kill a
innocent civi, i think you are very one
sided in that respect, but you have made very valid points, im
going to iraq in two months and i might
see some bad things useless killing, but maybe i can make a
difference, but anyways feel free to write back i like to hear
different points of view thanks.
|Iraqi boy loses leg to American attack|
You are one the most naïve
folk who has ever written me. Perhaps I should make some allowance. Retarded people are
often acquitted of crimes on the grounds of insanity, where the law defines insanity as
the inability to distinguish right from wrong.
When you sign up for the military, they have your ass. You have to do
whatever they tell you or they can put you in jail or under some circumstances kill you.
In other words, when you sign up, you sign up potentially to kill kids because
that’s what the military has been doing a lot of lately.
If you help bank robber by driving the car, you still go to jail the
same as the guys to go into the bank. If any of them kill someone, you are guilty of
murder too. Similarly, if you participate in an aggressive war, in any
way whatsoever, that is a capital crime. Read up on Nuremberg and the charges used to
condemn the Nazis to death at the end of WWII (World War II),
exactly the same international war crime you are planning to commit by going to
You and your father are both brain damaged. You think that killing
people, even the so-called terrorists, who are no threat to you, your family or your
country will make you feed proud. You are both sick. To make your father proud is the
lamest excuse I have ever heard for killing, (or helping to kill), innocent people. I
hope you get your fool head blown off the first day in Iraq thereby removing your
defective genes from the pool.
Why I Kill, part II : Christopher McMullen : email@example.com : 2008-03-25
well then you didnt have to insult
my dad, by calling him brain damaged, lol im only 21 and
i have more maturity than you, looks like the military did do
something for me, were you ever in iraq, have you ever been
there, have you seen personally seen whats goin on, unless you have been there you have not a fuckin clue about whats goin on, yea the war is fucked up but still, i
joined for reasons other than killing people all your site talks about is very over
exaggerated points of view and talks about only the bad, what about the good.
im sure you are probably about age 50-60 grows his own pot and
sits in the coffee shop everyday bitching about how bad everything is but not doing a
damn thing about it.
I am quite sure I know thousands of times more about the Iraq war than
you do for six reasons.
- You were in diapers during the Gulf War. I was watching it blow by blow. I have
been following the events in Iraq day by day for many years. I lived through the Viet
Nam war years. I have seen these same stupidities repeated over and over.
- I have read scores of books on the war and the Bush administration. I doubt you
have read even one judging from your pathetic command of grammar and spelling.
- I have talked to Iraqi expatriates about their experiences in Iraq, ditto for
Afghans and Iranians.
- I hung out in Muslim mosques to learn about Islam and Arabic culture.
- I have spend many hours each day reading news from all over the world and watching
documentaries, including ones from China, Europe and the Arab world.
- You expressed abysmal ignorance about the contract you signed with the military. If
you know so little about something that will affect you so deeply, you likely are
highly uncurious about the rest of the world too.
Even if your speculations about me were correct, I don’t go
killing people for no reason. You do. That makes you a royal asshole, not exceptionally
mature. There is no good side to
killing, maiming and torturing kids, you idiot! Do you also write the newspapers
demanding they find something good to say about serial murderers like yourself, but who
select their victims in the USA? What you are doing is equivalent joining the Mafia to
keep the family tradition of crime alive. May you lose a leg, lose your genitals and
suffer a head injury that makes you drool for the rest of your life, while your dad feeds
you with a spoon.
If patriotism is 'the last refuge of a scoundrel,' it is not merely because
evil deeds may be performed in the name of patriotism, but because patriotic fervor can
obliterate moral distinctions altogether.
~ Ralph B. Perry (born:1876-07-03 died:1957-01-22 at age:80)