Monday, May 21, 2007

From KILL KILL KILL! to Protect and Serve

Casey Lee Cobb Öþêñ ¥ðµr MïñЧ È¥ê May 20th 2007
How does one adjust from absolute unlimited power, and authority, to limited law enforcement? Soldiers in Iraq are given a license to kill, almost indiscriminately. Upon return to America the closest occupation is as a peace officer. Yet nowadays peace officer is an oxymoron, in most instances someone involved in law enforcement is not as interested in peace, and more concerned with the application of force.This is not true in all cases, yet old habits die hard. I’ve seen so many videos where troops enjoy, rejoice, and revel in killing. They bathe is some sort of maniacal bliss associated with taking the life of the perceived enemy. It is that type of person whom has failed to question the very nature of the occupation.Soldiers are trained not to question, and if you cannot question an order then why even give it any thought to begin with, eventually the only thing to cling to is raw emotion and how it feels to kill, or exercise power over another, this power becomes addictive, and is therefore sought out, upon return home. Mind you, I am not saying this is true in all cases, yet it is simple to understand how it is true in many cases.