Friday, July 27, 2007

An American soldier

It's difficult to write about the Tillman story. It's difficult even to think about it without conjuring images of some ancient Mayan priest parading around in the flayed skin of his sacrificial victim. To be sure, it's still murky enough that I'm not sure exactly what happened, but if what I suspect to be true proves to be true and if those responsible for his death are not tried for murder and perhaps treason, there is no longer any reason to have any respect for the United States of America or the filthy, despicable and patriotic brand of religious bigotry it espouses.

Had Tillman not been stuffed full of straw and used as a promotional hero for George Bush and George Bush's wars, it would be no more than another case of an officer fragged by his men, but that's not the case. He became the poster boy for the "they're fighting for our freedom" scam along with Jessica "I'm an American Soldier Too" Lynch. Although Lynch refused to corroborate the manufactured story about heroism and a heroic rescue, the government keeps flying that flag and the morons keep saluting it.

Pat Tillman however has lost his usefulness as a moron magnet as information comes out that not only was he openly opposed to the Iraq invasion and the President who ordered it; not only was he likely to return home and become an outspoken critic of the Holy Neocon Jihad but worst of all, he was not a member of the Standard Government Issue Religion. Atheists are the most feared and disliked group in America, although calling atheists a group is a misuse of language. Polls show that people will vote for a Jew, A Muslim or a Mormon long before they would support a non-believer. Atheists get killed for being atheists and support for Tillman instantly vanished along with the illusion of his religiosity. From hero and icon of military perfection to "He deserved what he got" was a very short trip. He's now being used in the usual illogical way to show just how unpatriotic "Liberals" are in their godless way.

Libby at The Impolitic made me aware of the latest information yesterday and I went looking. Josh Swiller at the Huffington Post considers the possibility that Tillman was not accidentally shot, having taken three hits to the forehead from close range, amongst other facts. Although I sincerely hope I am wrong, I cannot discount the possibility that Pat Tillman was another martyr of Christian supremacy.

2 comments:

Reign of Reason said...

God I hope not...

If our own religious zealots did him in there is truly no difference between us and "them" ...

Capt. Fogg said...

We may never know what happened.