"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has his foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Tell me again why the United States has engaged in pre-emptive immoral wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Viet Nam?
Tell my again why we honor the troops who engage in these immoral activities at the behest of the military/industrial complex which has recruited and manipulated them with dreams of glory and patriotism?
Tell me again why we put yellow ribbons on our cars and flags on our roof top luggage carriers and proclaim that we are the greatest nation on earth while we literally kill hundreds of thousands of people, occupy their lands, and tell them they better like our brand of democracy because we are imposing it on them whether they want it or not?
Tell me again why we pay taxes to support the oppression even though we politely demur when asked for our participation in the militaristic cheerleading.
The elephant is standing the the tail of the mouse, and the mouse doesn't appreciate our acquiescence.