Some say I'm interesting.
This is a Haiku.
In June 2003 a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that about 1 in 4 Americans (incorrectly) believed Iraq had used weapons of mass destruction during the recent war with the United States.  A separate poll in the same month found that 34% of Americans believed the United States had already found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  In September another poll found that 69% of Americans believed Saddam Hussein was personally involved in 9-11.  Even the Bush administration has been forced to admit that these claims are not true. These misconceptions are the outcome of a system of thought control called ideological hegemony. Hegemony operates through many mechanisms including the media, education system, newspeak and others with the primary function of maintaining support for the dominant socio-economic system in the United States.
In all class societies, the ruling class can maintain control through violence and/or ideology. If the majority can be persuaded that the rule of the ruling class is legitimate then it can be maintained with less violence. Examples of ideologies that serve this function include the divine right of kings, social Darwinism and Marxism-Leninism. All of them acted to legitimize the rule of specific elites in certain societies and helped those elites maintain power. Some hierarchical societies rely more on violence, others rely more on ideology. The United States relies more on ideology, although a certain degree of force is used.
Kenneth Necochea Sr.: What makes are soldiers Heroes? They enter into combat knowing the price they might pay, and choosing to enter into it anyway
Braille Man: First of all: our*. Secondly, so I suppose people who like playing Russian Roulette are heroes too?
Kenneth Necochea Sr.: *Our* sons and daughters died so that you can voice your arrogance and disrespect, freely, without someone going to your house in the middle of the night and making you eat your selfishness and stupidity. Do something in life instead of maligning what is sacred and earned, something I'm sure you are devoid of
Braille Man: I'd have a discussion with you about this, but unfortunately it's impossible to contact you via your profile. So I'll just say on here that I don't think them dying in other countries does much to protect me. Sorry, but you have to provide evidence to support that claim.
Kay Hall: The EVIDENCE is the very fact that you can come on here and say such a stupid immature statement without being drug out of your house and thrown in a dark hole for daring to say it, or just simply having your head cut off and displayed on you-tube
Braille Man: Kay... I ask this question very sincerely, I am not trying to be offensive but am asking out of genuine curiosity: Were you inebriated when you typed that out? What I did was ask for evidence that supports that my state of limited freedom is a result of the troops' efforts to keep those freedoms and myself safe and then you come along and say that the evidence is that I am safe in the first place. NO! Fuck off. If I were to tell you that I defend your freedom and that without me you would be long dead for the vile act of supporting the troops and you asked me for evidence to support such a claim would you allow me to get away with saying "Well look, you're allowed to say those things now and you aren't dead so it must be because I defended you". Next time you go sit by the computer and press your fingers against the keyboard do me a favour and use your brain before you allow your fingers to proceed with their clicks and clacks along the keyboard.
The leaves are changing colors, falling down
The air is thick with memories, taking people back
While the news is fresh with blood-stained headlines
The U.S. troops just launched a new offensive in Iraq
Some sensors are talking about the border
Plotting the plans for a 2,000 mile wall
Developers are scheming in New Orleans
Wondering how they can turn some profits from it all
And it’s such a sad time to be living
Though everytime before seems just as sad as this
It reminds me to be positive and constant
To fight not just for what does but for what could exist
There’s always gonna be someone planning wars for profit
The ideal society is one that can refuse
And though there’s power in the the gun and in the bullet
There’s more power in the hands of those who build the things we use
And the power held by greed is based on trust
As you can only be as powerful as people let you be
And the world that they create is always shifting
Cuz there’s only so many tricks that you can cram into one sleeve
Yeah it’s such a sensitive situation
And everything is fragile, and we’re always on the brink
It seems to me it’s all held up by weak strings
And it seems to me we’re closer than we think
Every war’s been met by opposition
And every culture based on greed has suffered from the same
Our history is littered with destruction
But we hold our heads up high for those who fought before we came
We’re following the steps of many people
And no one knows just how long it’ll take
And it’s a long, long road that we are walking
And we are building it together, with every move we make
And we know that every end’s a new beginning
And we keep on for the hope there’ll be some answers we will find
And it’s sad and it is strange, but it’s relieving
Because it’s better than just sitting back and watching worlds collide
Just give it time.