Coming Home to Roost: Amerikan Militarism, War Kulture, and Police Brutality

Moorbey'z Blog

by Colin Jenkins

“President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon…”

– Malcolm X, December 1, 1963

“Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle… you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight!” The thundering voice rang out from the large box speakers situated across the damp, cement floor. ” Americans love a winner! Americans will not tolerate a loser! Americans despise cowards! Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American! ” The words surged violently from the mesh screens, ostensibly louder by the second. A quick glance across the concrete quad produced…

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