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Critical

From: Dennis Serdel (Vietnam 1967-68 (one tour) Light Infantry, Americal Div. 11th Brigade, purple heart, Veterans For Peace 50 Michigan, Vietnam Veterans Against The War, United Auto Workers GM Retiree, in Perry, Michigan)

To: Military Resistance Newsletter

Sent: October 27, 2011

Critical

It’s really hard, real hard
to be nonviolent when the pigs
that’s what we called them
back in the sixties
when the pigs are spraying
pepper gas into the faces
using concussion flash bang
bombs shooting gas canisters
hitting a Veteran in the head
putting him in a comma
after he spent two tours
in Iraq without getting wounded
It’s really hard, real hard
to be nonviolent
when the pigs in Boston
go after the protesters
and Veterans For Peace
try to protect them,
then they are beaten
while they shout
“We Are Veterans”
It’s really hard, real hard
to be nonviolent
when the pigs attack other
Occupation Movement Cities
MLK would screen his people
to find out who would
fight back, then they could
Not go to the protest.
The government could call back
the National Guard
from Afghanistan and Iraq
find out if the Soldiers could kill
their own people
even if some of the 99%
are Veterans
it’s really hard, real hard
when you are given orders.

__________

Taken from Military Resistance (formerly GI Special), which is, according to political analyst William Bowles, ‘ by far the best (and most consistent) daily roundup of news and information on the situation on US wars around the planet (shades of War Report for those of you who remember the paper put out by a bunch of Brit journalists fed-up with ‘news’ coverage of the 1990-2003 Gulf War)…’

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