And the award for best melodrama in the last 20 minutes goes to…

Above chart from Wikipedia

If you listen really hard. Really open your ears. Really stick your neck as far as you can out and up … you can hear the sounds of TVs across America tuned to FoxNews and OAN with viewers bathing in their flicker screaming at the TV how much they hate Joe Biden for what he’s doing in Afghanistan … how dare we lose a dozen American soldiers under his botched hard stop to our presence there!?!

And while war is literally war. One death in any war, be it this one, or the war on Covid, is too many. Same for abortion. The people screaming about death on any front are worth listening, too.

And to think there’s ways to avoid all war, unless you’re the USA who has been at war all but 17 years of its existence. Aborting babies can be avoided to almost almost zero if people put in the time and energy to educate themselves, others and men, yes, men, got their heads out of their dicks and stopped with their bullshit impregnating women who don’t want to be impregnated (fucking assholes).

But the war in Afghanistan and the screams from conservatives is the biggest hypocrisy since 1/6.

Well how about these apples:

2001: 7 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2002: 30 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2003: 33 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan <– “Mission Accomplished”
2004: 49 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2005: 93 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2006: 88 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2007: 111 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2008: 153 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2009: 310 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2010: 496 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2011: 412 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan <– Osama bin Laden killed
2012: 301 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2013: 120 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2014: 54 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2015: 22 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2016: 14 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2017: 17 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2018: 15 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2019: 22 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2020: 9 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan (as of that August)
2021: 13 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan <– Conservative’s caring about killed soldiers begins here

Not one republican gave a rat’s ass when Trump bailed on Syria and our Kurdish allies. But Joe Biden gets ramrodded over carrying out the previous administrations timeline for leaving Afghanistan.

Let’s just stop with the fake horror. It’s unbecoming.

“You don’t see Satan in the world around us?”

I’m currently having a conversation about faith with a friend over text. It’s prompting me to re-think through some of my current status as a deconstructed Christian or exvangelical. And while it’s distracting me from a shit-ton of work, it’s also a cathartic exercise. But it charged up my mind as well, and I’m having trouble sleeping already, but this is making it worse.

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