Black youth say NO to Iraq
Cross-posted at the Brave New Films blog.
Black people have come up with a surefire way to end the occupation in Iraq [and Afghanistan, and pretty much everywhere that America has no business being]: stop enlisting! I am glad to see that so many brothers and sisters are seeing through the trumped-up incentives, increasd military advertising (why the hell does the military even have an ad budget???), and huge enlistment bonuses and understanding that there are other ways to achieve their goals [especially when the president's George W. Bush].
Often accused of being disengaged, this shows that, at least subconsciously, young Black people understand that they have a say in their choices, and that they are becoming resistant to political propaganda. I can only think that going forward, these people who did not enlist in the four branches of the U.S. military will be soldiers for truth, justice, and freedom in their communities at home.
It's funny how not doing something sends a clear message that something different needs to be done. Maybe Congress should take note and not send more money to fund the illegal occupation any longer.