Henry Rollins – US Military Recruitment
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[Henry Rollins - US Military Recruitment]
[Henry Rollins (February 13, 1961)] Source: LYBIO.net
There’s the invasion and occupation of Iraq and all of a sudden men who have been in the army, they do a couple of rotations in Iraq and they go ‘WOW’, I’m not having very much fun almost getting blow it up everyday. And their time comes up and they do not reenlist and all of a sudden the military experience is what is called shortfall like you’re not getting enough people coming back, or they’re not getting enough people enlisting, because young men and women know exactly where they’re going to go. No matter what the guy the recruiting station says, you’re going to live in Hawaii, you’re going to make it with 16-year old girls, and we’re going to teach you have a break dance, it’s all bullshit. You know you’re going to go to Baghdad, fairly immediately. And so lot of people are — what, no.
And so the army not to show that there is a shortfall, they basically reduced the number of soldiers they said they needed. So they said, well, we’re at almost a quota. No, actually you did that by shrinking the size of the pizza, so the slices look bigger, but you’re not really doing anything, because you’re too afraid to say, there’s a lot of people who are saying no to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
And that is when the army ads, they got some MTV producer in there. And the army ads got really fucking cool after that. And now army ads have some massively hardcore drop D tuning new rock kind of thing.
And you see these guys all fucking, pumped up, they’re fucking ripped, they are being body waxed, they’re jumping out of helicopters, join the motherfucking army, check me out man, we go, we kick fucking ass and nothing happens to us the army and they got the fucking grease paint going – the eye of the tiger, it’s right here. Join the army, we’ll send you a free boonie hat and a DVD.
[Henry Rollins] Source: LYBIO.net
Like that’s going to be the one that tips you over. The army fuck, I’m not joining in the army, free DVD? Fuck it, I’m in, I’m in, you got me with a DVD, and I love the hat.
And so I don’t know what these young men think, they’re doing when they sign up thinking, it’s going to be awesome, I’m going to wear this grease paint, jump out off helicopters and shit, and hold guns and kick some fucking ass and strike some poses.
I just wish that a lot of those guys, who sign up could see what I see. I visited Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, I visited the Bethesda Naval Hospital, and I hangout with young men with their testicles removed from their bodies, with their arms and legs blown off their bodies, with their limbs sewn back on. I visit men who have so many tubes coming out their bodies, so they no longer have internal organs to process food or remove poison and waste from their systems. And they’re going to be hooked up to those machines for their rest of their lives.
I meet adult men who are going to be in diapers for the rest of their lives. And sometimes their crap bucket is right next to the bed, full of their excrement and you have to stand there in that room its like the nine foot spear coming through your uncles head. And you just pretend, you don’t see it and you just smell that guys shit as you talk like, hey men how are you doing? Move the bucket of shit out of the way and lean and go hey, what’s going on. Having a great day? Well.
And the last time I was at Bethesda Naval Medical Hospital a few weeks ago, well, a few months ago, I met a lot of guys who have what’s called TBI, traumatic brain injury. And one guy I met, he had so much of his brain removed that his, and his skull was removed, that the head was deflated like a basketball with no air in it. And the head was physically drooping over his forehead like he was wearing a shappo of his own head.
And he had his – a cup on the side of his head to drain this cerebrospinal fluid, because they’ve been doing operating on the guy. And the doctor told me that eventually, they’re going to put an implant in his head and inflate it, and his head will reinflate and look somewhat normal. And so, he wanted a visit from me. He wrote down his name, or his parents wrote down the kids name on the clipboard, and I was sent to hangout with this guy to five or seven minutes, that’s all they give you.
[Henry Rollins] Source: LYBIO.net
And I walk in and the army guy said, okay sir, please get ready for visual trauma, this man has TBI and a lot of his brain – the skull matter has been removed, are you ready to take on this mission sir? I said yeah, I can go do that. All right, woo and they set me in. And you have to look at what you’re looking at and pretend you’re looking at something else, because what you’re looking at is a 20-year old guy, or 20 something year old guy with an eight-month old daughter, the color Xerox of this beautiful baby girl is taped to the wall next to his bed, and you know he looks at that picture and he does not recognize who that little girl belongs to.
And so I walk up to him, like one eye open, and I said, you know, hey man I’m Henry, you want me to visit you and you know, what, I came to visit you, so how are you doing? And he just kind of looks at me like, are you crazy. Who the fuck are you? He had no idea what was going on, apparently he was medicated. And so I hung out with him for a while and well, okay, good bed. I like the color of your pijamas, okay well, I guess all be going and we had no conversation whatsoever, because he has about this much of his brain left in his head. I don’t see the sexy part of this yet.
The kids with their arms and legs torn off, or one eyeball gone, and their nose gone, I’m not seeing the sex appeal of this yet, someone has to kind of help me find the sexy part of this yet.
And this happens all over the world where we try and make war and all this kind of danger, some kind of fucking turn on.
[Henry Rollins] Source: LYBIO.net
And I think we should start going the other way I think we should start flashing photos of maimed soldiers on the front page of every newspaper until the entire world vomits and get sick. And says wow, it’s 2008, let’s just stop this shit, get into the streets and put on the P-Funk and start partying, because it’s really time to choose something different. And thanks.
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