In Defense of Soft Targets

(Propaganda jargon and civil engineering)

Another “puff” piece of hypocritical “justification” appeared in the Portuguese daily O Publico (24 March 2017) p. 5. It is the kind of standard issue article (Mockingbird-like) that appears in all the mainstream media to reiterate the official line that State-funded and managed mercenary operations are independent and that armed propaganda is motivated by foreign religious doctrines.  

Indians had no cannon

Algerians, Kenyans, Koreans,

Congolese, all Africans,

not to mention a few Chinese

For centuries past,

in century present

with aims sincere

could no gentle

(white) man


Where are those

Western values


at whose hands

whole peoples perished?

Where is that order

here maintained

closing hospitals and schools

profits to maintain?

Who feeds their armies

to starve the poor

Whose mouths

with stolen wealth

are fed

Whose bombs

destroy Syrian hospital beds?

Whose wolf

alone in Benghazi breeds?

Who owns the pack,

Who sows the seeds?

For centuries past

in century present

white gentlemen

defend their fellows

slaying soft targets

black, brown or yellow.

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