Is this photoshopped or did this photographic perfection actually take place?
This is probably photoshopped, or else this guy would’ve gotten his ass whipped when this picture was published. 🙂 Either way, it’s a pretty good reflection of what the UN actually does. Each time I hear ‘UN Peace Keepers’ being mentioned, I have flashbacks of news reports from Bosnia. That’s what happens when you trust the defence of your rights in the hands of those that have no vested interest in your survival. It’s just a job for them. At the end of the day, they still get paid.
The numbers speak for themselves. There’s no point in sharing any observations around this because anyone with a thinking brain can see the disproportion between what is stated in the media and emphasised in studied history relative to the facts.
It’s a simple chart indicating the death toll of the various responsible ‘civilisations’ since the beginning of the Gregorian calendar, through war, or other means other than violent personal crime.
I’ve seen a ton on the Facebooks about ‘thanking veterans for their service’. As a veteran, let me just be very straightforward and honest with you: We didn’t ‘serve our country’; we don’t actually serve our brothers/sisters or our neighbors. We serve the interests of capital. We never risked our lives or spent months on deployment away from our family and friends so they can have this abstract concept called ‘freedom’. We served big oil, big coal, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, Brown and Root, and all the other big Capital interests who don’t know a fucking thing about sacrifice. These people will never have to deal with the loss of a loved one or the physical and/or psychological scars that those who ‘serve’ and their families have to deal with for the rest of their lives. The most patriotic thing someone can do is to tell truth to power and dedicate yourself to building power to overthrow these sociopathic assholes. I served with some of the most real and genuine people I’ve ever met. You’ll never see solidarity like the kind of solidarity you experience when your life depends on the person next to you. But most of us didn’t join for that; we joined because we were fucking poor and didn’t have many other options.