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Why Do I Do It?

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Why do I write against the system? Why do I oppose the state? It was late one night in twentynine palms I heard screaming. It was like that of a formation  but not. It was different. I looked outside to the courtyard between the barracks where I saw some boots fresh from infantry training school. They were being forced to …

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Fear And Loathing In the U.S.M.C. Two Pictures

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When I was in the Marine Corps I learned quickly that media, images and information would be tightly controlled. I worked in a U.S.M.C. Public Affairs office as well as the “Combat Visual Information Center”. There were images and footage that was not to be seen by the general public because they would make the U.S.M.C. look bad. I first …

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Fear and Loathing in the U.S.M.C. Life in a Whiskey Locker

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Sometimes I remember things as if it didn’t even happen. It’s strange. They make me scared to think about. I don’t know what to think half the time. I remember the whiskey lockers. They were just closets in the squad bays on Parris Island. I remember being told they don’t hit or abuse recruits. I was told it through boot …

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Veterans Day

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I made it through veterans day and the Marine Corps Birthday with more bumps and bruises than I expected. Every ‘thank you’ brought me back. It took me back to the ‘thank you’ I was uncomfortable getting while I was in. I made it known that I did not like the Corps while I was in and now that I …

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Eat the Apple Fuck the Corps 235 Years of Murder Don’t Wish Me a Happy Birthday

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Eat the Apple Fuck the Corps – A phrase used by Marines to express their displeasure with the Marine Corps. Usually mouthed by someone about to leave the Corps or by a Marine who has endured a perceived injustice. Today marks 235 years of legalized murder by one of the most deadly gangs on the earth. I was once a …

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Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier (1972)

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No brown skins. (Hispanic Americans and the 1986 Immigration Reform Act) The Economist (US) February 3, 1990 No brown skins SAN FRANCISCO HISPANIC Americans were against the 1986 Immigration Reform Act; they feared it would give employers an excuse not to hire people who looked or sounded Hispanic. They were right, it seems. The California Fair Employment and Housing Commission …

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Warfare is the central hubris of the state

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This article was originally posted here. Warfare is the central hubris of the state. I recently wrote an article that invoked much anger and appreciation: Fear and Loathing in the U.S.M.C. For God & Country. As I watched the reactions to the article and discussions around the internet I noticed something. Those who were most angry with the article defended …

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Punk Johnny Cash « Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton and Charles Goyette

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Our site was recently discussed on Anti-War Radio. Punk Johnny Cash went on to talk about the Fear And Loathing In The U.S.M.C. series of articles. You can listen here. “Punk Johnny Cash,” veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and blogger at the GonzoTimes.com, discusses movie portrayals of the marines, how basic training changes one forever, the modern epidemics of …

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Fear and Loathing In the U.S.M.C. Part 2 | Brainwashed in the Corps

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“FIVE! FOUR! TWO! ONE! STOP! You’re done! Get your nasty hands off!” The drill instructor belted out in his guttural scratchy faux voice. “I said you’re done!” He screamed as he got into a recruits face. Everyone was frozen. “Get On Line!” The recruits left their ALICE packs lay and jumped to attention on the little yellow lines painted on …

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History of Iran

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NEWS & NOTES : YOUNG VIEWERS CHOOSE WINNERS IN ANNUAL NICKELODEON AWARDS.(L.A. LIFE) in our site keenan and kel Daily News (Los Angeles, CA) March 7, 1997 Byline: Keith Marder Daily News Television Writer Fresh off his Grammy win for Best Rap Solo Performance, rapper/actor LL Cool J was the only star to receive two nominations in Nickelodeon’s 10th annual …

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Fear and Loathing in the Mojave Part 1

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I was on a hiatus from the Marine Corps.  Most civilians would call it AWOL (absent without leave), in the Marines it is a U.A. (unauthorized absence).  I was frustrated and irritated with the powers that be and the imposition on my person so I decided that instead of showing up for formation the next morning I would go off …

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