Debating When the Downfall of American Began

The following debate originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, and fellow Autistic Self-Advocate, Jason Ross…

Jason R.: I am horrified now! Please wake me up from this nightmare since January 20, 2017, the day Obama had a leave, and the USA started disintegrating 🙁

Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/politics/anthony-kennedy-retires/index.html

Bill P.: America will recover from Tump, we can never give up

Rayn: Trump’s a child-killing war criminal. Obama was a child-killing war criminal. Bush was a child-killing war criminal… And, in 2020, the majority of the minority of Americans who still engage the violence of voting will dutifully install another child-killing war criminal. The cycle will continue until the vast majority of Americans reach their limits, and finally withdraw consent to being “governed” by morally-bankrupt control-freaks.

“If you worship at the altar of the State, don’t be mad when they sacrifice you”
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Being Libertarian“)

Virtue-Signaling Isn’t About Moral Consistency

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Laura and George Bush with Michelle and Barack Obama

Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No “Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed” by Their Husbands’ Wars?:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/22/ralph-nader-asks-former-first-ladies-why-no-heartfelt-concern-tens-thousands

(Andrea Germanos) Noted consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader on Friday offered a sharp retort to Laura Bush and Michelle Obama in response to the former first ladies levied criticism at the Trump administration’s cruel immigration policy that separated immigrant children from their families.

“Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere,” he tweeted.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Because virtue signaling isn’t about moral consistency, or justice… It’s about public displays of manufactured outrage.

When Voting for War-Criminals…

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It:
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/trumps-military-drops-a-bomb-every-12-minutes-and-no-one-is-talking-about-it/

(Lee Camp) We live in a state of perpetual war, and we never feel it. While you get your gelato at the hip place where they put those cute little mint leaves on the side, someone is being bombed in your name. While you argue with the 17-year-old at the movie theater who gave you a small popcorn when you paid for a large, someone is being obliterated in your name. While we sleep and eat and make love and shield our eyes on a sunny day, someone’s home, family, life and body are being blown into a thousand pieces in our names.

Once every 12 minutes.

The United States military drops an explosive with a strength you can hardly comprehend once every 12 minutes. And that’s odd, because we’re technically at war with—let me think—zero countries. So that should mean zero bombs are being dropped, right?

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Bush, Obama, Trump… All straight-up war criminals, and front men for the military industrial complex. Most Americans have allowed the faulty dilemma of team red versus team blue to completely separate them from any semblance of moral consistency… But, just keep voting harder! Everything will be okay…

Virtue-Signaling Concern for Effects of American Foreign Policy on Children

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “The Art of Not Being Governed,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“I’d never separate you from your parents”

My Commentary: If you suddenly claim to care about innocent children, but have never spoken out against the American government’s bipartisan policy of drone-bombing innocent children, for fifteen years, straight, and counting… you’re a coward and a hypocrite. Please reevaluate your so-called morality. Thanks.

Got Priorities?

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following status update here, posted by Voluntaryist, Robert Higgs, and originally shared it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Robert Higgs: On any given day, the U.S. government murders innocent men, women, and children in various parts of the world or gives direct aid and comfort to those who do. From the American public comes barely a timid chirp of protest.

But let some nincompoop actress make a racist tweet, and all hell breaks loose. I hope no one is so dense as to imagine that I am defending the tweet, but I cannot help but notice how telling this event is in regard to the misplaced ideological priorities of the American public and the media who cater to it. Really, amigos, is a stupid comment on Twitter more important than your blessed state’s endless mass murder?

My Commentary: Got priorities?