The World stared blankly at the morning news this week as it shovelled mouthfuls of rice crispies down its gullet and absentmindedly scratched sleep from its eye. The news item flickering across the screen was fourth in line after other, more media-attention-worthy sound bites; a tagged on post script of sorts, barely mumbled by a catatonic newsreader simply going through the motions as they read the sterile teleprompter. Subconsciously the World was aware that it should be feeling something, some kind of emotional response to the news that the last of the United States Marines, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, on trial for his part in the murder of 24 unarmed civilian men, women and children in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005 had walked free, with not one person being held accountable for the atrocity.
Above: Not a picture of a beaming Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich
Instead, the World is finding it hard to muster up the strength to feel anything other than abject despair and apathy. An acknowledgement of sorts that no matter what happens the United States of America will never be held accountable for all the pain, misery and suffering that it has spread throughout the world with its imperialistic, xenophobic foreign policies.
The World knows that this is wrong, so very, very wrong, but that whole Iraq war thing was so Noughties wasn’t it? Sure, the World had reacted with horror and disgust in 2003 as the United States and its Coalition invaded a sovereign country based on a web of lies and doublespeak, waged an illegal war and directly caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians in the process, all in the name of what it labelled Freedom©. But that was then, before the Recession, you know? Back then the World had the luxury of being able to care, to flex its social conscience; but now? Now the World has this economic meltdown to deal with and well, it’s really time to look out for Numero Uno isn’t it?
Above: Another picture not
of Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich
The World needs to get behind the banks and the politicians and profess unwavering loyalty to the Great Leaders who will lead the World away from this Great Depression and on to greater things.
The World knows that it has to look forward and not dwell on the past, because only silliness and non-productive finger pointing comes from examining history.
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