As my stomach burned like a m*tha f*cka yesterday, my Mother expounded the facts regarding Obama's new $447 billion legislative package to stimulate job creation. Due to the fact that I was in such discomfort, I couldn't care less about any political rants, today (without a sore belly), I STILL don't care. Why?
It doesn't matter who is voted into any given office. It's all the same: Campaign speeches are slathered in promises just so that the politician can get voted in...and then...NOTHING! In some instances, I think there are actual desires to fulfill what was promised, but there are constituents who make it difficult, if not impossible, for these politicians to have these promises come to fruition. These individuals, lobbyists, etc., would rather see their opposition fail rather than do what's right for the country just to gain political status for themselves and/or their party.
It's all the same. A good person thinks they can change the world, just to leave office as tainted as the person who previously occupied that seat. At the end of their term, they end up looking like Nadine in Stephen King's "The Stand" after she sold her soul to the devil. Yes, it's all the same: Nothing changes.
To me, politics cause great discourse, and to a certain point, I could do without the political process. We need to have some sense of order which government provides, but it's high time that we work as a people to accomplish goals for the betterment of society as a whole, and not just serve individual's selfish needs and desires.
And since that day will never come, I sometimes find myself just checking boxes on my election ballot. It doesn't matter...
*disclaimer When I searched for images of "young girls with soldiers," most of them were pornographic. Go figure!
Yesterday while watching the news, there was a story regarding several enlisted men who are accused of raping two teenagers. The young girls were seen at a Portland area hospital, and stated they were taken to a hotel and assaulted by several men. Two soldiers are under arrest for the alleged crime. The fact that they are in jail proves at the very least there was some sexual contact.
My questions are these:
1. How in the hell did these girls get to be in the company of MEN?!
2. Are men cruising malls for young girls to have sex with?
3. Are these girls being monitored by their parents, or left to their own devices?
4. What is the allure of picking up what appears to be underage sex partners?
5. Wouldn't it be easier for these guys to pay for sex, rather than risk incarceration?
This isn't the first time such stories have circulated in our area concerning military personnel taking advantage of little girls. There was a news story a few months ago involving young girls being snuck into the barracks, getting high, and being raped. One teenager died after overdosing on a narcotic. I wonder if the military has been aware of such exploits in the past, but preferred to cover them up?
Now the biggest questions regard who is to blame? These girls for going with these obviously horny dudes? The parents for not supervising their children? The soldiers who probably knew from jumpstreet that these "ladies" were just months from playing with Barbie dolls? Or the military for not locking up these men?