thedailywhat:

Quote of the Day: Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan three years ago and was promptly captured by the Taliban.
Now America’s last prisoner of war, Bergdahl is at the center of sensitive prisoner exchange talks as the conflict winds down. He also is the focus of a story published today in Rolling Stone that asks:Will the Pentagon leave a man behind?
Here is an excerpt from the letter he wrote his parents a couple days before he went missing:

The future is too good to waste on lies… And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be american. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting. …
In the US army you are cut down for being honest… but if you are a conceited brown nosing sh*t bag you will be allowed to do what ever you want, and you will be handed your higher rank… The system is wrong. I am ashamed to be an american. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools. …
I am sorry for everything here… These [Afghan] people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live…. We don’t even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks… We make fun of them in front of their faces, and laugh at them for not understanding we are insulting them. …
I am sorry for everything… The horror that is america is disgusting.

[buzzfeed]

thedailywhat:

Quote of the Day: Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan three years ago and was promptly captured by the Taliban.

Now America’s last prisoner of war, Bergdahl is at the center of sensitive prisoner exchange talks as the conflict winds down. He also is the focus of a story published today in Rolling Stone that asks:Will the Pentagon leave a man behind?

Here is an excerpt from the letter he wrote his parents a couple days before he went missing:

The future is too good to waste on lies… And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be american. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting. …

In the US army you are cut down for being honest… but if you are a conceited brown nosing sh*t bag you will be allowed to do what ever you want, and you will be handed your higher rank… The system is wrong. I am ashamed to be an american. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools. …

I am sorry for everything here… These [Afghan] people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live…. We don’t even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armored trucks… We make fun of them in front of their faces, and laugh at them for not understanding we are insulting them. …

I am sorry for everything… The horror that is america is disgusting.

[buzzfeed]

The world burning and evolving

Makes caring about schoolwork nearly impossible. Because I already know, once I’m done with being a ‘student’ I’ll simply take on more hours at my current job or in a wildly unlikely event get a entry position into my desired career. IT employment is booming, relatively, but is trying to superfluously provide for just myself in this zenith of global paradigm shifting really what my priority should be? I’m lucky enough to be alive at one of the most critical times in the history of my species and somehow all those echoes of authority in my head make me vaguely feel like a failure by choosing to value civilization over a selfish journey to accumulate the most currency possible.

Let’s allow some candor here; Everything I’ve been encouraged to do by  ’the system’ (if you don’t know what I mean please contact me about this) is not in my, or anyone’s, best interest and was simply designed to get me to passively accept a ‘Brave New World’, ‘1984’, whatever you wish to label or envision this overhaul of individual liberty-robbing corporo-governing future as.

I picked up on enough clues to decide to drop out of VCU’s Engineering program, preventing me from being in roughly 3 times the student debt I will be in when all’s said and done. What about you? how many instances of law enforcement brutality against innocent civilians, statistics of failed banking-system being in bed with the federal government (bailing them out for more than either our total GDP and national debt!), information on exactly HOW epic of a wealth disparity there is among industrialized & corporatized nations (riots in london, etc). 

The time of tribe v tribe is over. It’s time for our tribes to unite and become citizens of Earth; We/I’ve had enough of being taught to play into a system of propogating a mentality of separation and selfish competition. Stop listening to those who tell us we are divided, different, or otherwise at odds. 

Wake up. Be the change. Don’t unwittingly put the shackles on yourself. 

theadbear:

We had a good run, and this is how it ends. Props to the guy who made this video, it’s really touching.