I think I have found a law I can get behind. This in fact is one I would lobby for and fully support. We must pass a law stating each senator, politician, state employee and voter is mandated to attend every funeral for every victim of our military and police. Each one of us should stand and see the lives taken and those mourning our violence.
Furthermore each one should be mandated to stand at the bedside and nurse the casualties of our wars back to health. They should stand there and wipe the sweat off of the brow of each human being scorched and mutilated by the weapons we bought and paid others to use against them. Each person should see just what they stand for. Each and every one should see the reality they avoid in their sheltered fantasy world where the murder they stand behind is white washed by a flag and some ignorant concept of patriotism.
Each one should hold the hand of the migrant as they sit in their cell and as they embark on their journey to a country we have forced them into. Each individual should see the whole person they have condemned with their hatred and bigotry.
No more hiding behind the convenient veil of media and state rhetoric that masques the deeds they promote and commit. No more looking the other way pretending that their slaughter and abuse of human beings is somehow virtuous. We need a law that not only shows reality through that facade of bullshit we swim in. We need that law that brings us to see the truth once and for all.
It is easy to ignore the truth when it is so conveniently hidden from us. It is easy to embrace murder hidden and shrouded in lies and deception. Just how easy will it be to continue on with the empire when we each must see the truth of what it is?
We do not count our victims. Maybe if we did keep record of the death we brought to the world someone may listen. Maybe if we not only kept record but saw first hand what atrocities we commit around the world some of you might not be so comfortably hiding in your safe secure suburban lives able to ignore the truth as you currently are. May God have mercy on your souls.