This is a comment left on my Comment Policy page that I’m bumping up for you all to read. I can’t verify the veracity, but it reads like the truth to me and I have no reason to doubt Jude. I’ve heard similar stories so I tend to trust his words. Thank you, Jude for sharing this with us.
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I am one of few African American Defense Contractors working in the Middle East with the US Military. I have found over the past year that the US Service men and women are very anti- Obama. I feel that this is in part to the fact that there is a 52″ television in every indoor facility here where (AFN) Armed Forces Network controls the broadcast. It is obvious that 99% of the shows being shown are FOX Network shows. Everytime I walk into a building I have to listen to the rhetoric of Bill O’Reillly, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and all of the other ignorant Fox commentators. I’m not one for conspiracies but it seems to me that this is a method of brain washing our young service men and women. I have complained about the programing but I only get treated as if I’m unpatriotic.
I think that this Republican/Teahadist (Tea Party) thing has gotten out of control. I saw a labor contractor in Mosul wearing a t-shirt on a US base that read Obama Bin Laden and showed a caricature of President Obama wearing a turban. It seemed as if no one cared that he was wearing it. He walked past several non commissioned and commissioned Army officers until I’d had enough. I saw an African American Air Force Captained and told him. As we approached the location of the subject, we saw that another Air Force Officer had detained the subject and had him sitting outside. I left these two officers to do their job but couldn’t believe what I’d just seen on a US military base. It ain’t the same military I belonged to.
I’ve noticed that when I talk to these military kids about politics, they have no idea why they support the republican party. All they know is what they’ve heard on AFN. Our military wants to keep our service men/women stupid. This is the only way they can be controlled. I remember fighting in “Operation Just Cause” and thinking that I was protecting my country. All because the military told me so. With all of what came out of that invasion and the Iran Contra issues. George Bush Sr. and Ronald Reagan should have spent the last days of their lives in a federal prison. However, they are celebrated as American heroes, primarily because of false republican propaganda.
I served my country and served it well. Hell, even as a contractor I still continue to serve. It’s hard for me to sit back and listen to our service me/women tell soldiers from other countries of how screwed up our country and our president is. I never hear soldiers from other countries say how screwed up their country is, even when it truly is screwed up.
Liberals must start now in taking charge. We have seen what’s in store for us with this newly elected congress. The days of slavery for those on the left are near. The poor will remain poor and the rich will become richer. It’s a sad day when the leading proposed candidate to run for president is Donald (5 time bankruptcy) Trump. Whose bigotry is already dividing the country. Why is it that American media is now wanting to disseminate his every word but they downplay Marilyn Davenport’s racist emails toward our nations president. What has our country become?