warrior president

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Here, have some nostalgia!
Pixel Perfect, Zenon Girl of the 21st Century, Sky High
I’ve Got a Date With the President’s Daughter, Boy Meets World, Read It and Weep
Stuck in the Suburbs, Smart House, Life Size
Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior, Cow Belles, Now You See It…
Seventeen Again, Phil of the Future, Cadet Kelly
Twitches, Life With Derek, Naturally Sadie

The Muslim Ban

Let’s compare these nations to some data. I’ll highlight the corresponding nations between the charts.

The 10 countries with the most muslims

  • Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt, *Iran* Turkey, Algeria, Morocco

-90 day temporary travel suspensions by Trump

  • Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, *Iran*

If Trump was trying to ban muslims with this, his accuracy is as terrible as the people who think this was a ban muslims (I do want to note this about Iran, it was kind of a big deal)

-90 day temporary travel suspensions by Trump

  • *Libya*, *Somalia*, *Yemen*, *Syria*, *Iraq*, Sudan, Iran

-Nations bombed by Obama

  • *Libya*, *Somalia*, *Yemen*, *Syria*, *Iraq*, Afghanistan, Pakistan

“According to Article II, Section 2, Clause I of the Constitution, the President of the United States is commander in chief of the United States Armed Forces.“

Originally posted by giphygiff

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The following is an excerpt of my words on a similar post. They remain as true now as they did then, perhaps more so. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you General James “Mad Dog” Mattis for President of these United States of America!

Ladies and Gentlemen please take note, he is practical. “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”

Hes confident. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”

Hes smart. “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”

And he would keep us out of pointless conflicts. “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”

Hes a Patriot. “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”

Hes against violence to women. “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway…”

Hes a peaceful man who will kill you if you make him. “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

General James “Mad Dog” Mattis have my vote, my loyalty, and my life anytime he needs it.

Modern Myths- Kemetic edition

Aset, mother to those who have none, who’s orphanage overflows with love and care for every one of her beautiful children. She meets with Hera for coffee once a week.

Taweret, a midwife, who ensures mothers have the safest experience possible, who tirelessly cares for and watches over the newborns with a big, beautiful smile. None cry when she is there.

Bast and Anup, racing through the streets at night, feeding abandoned strays, giving them love, something to live for. Their no-kill shelter has the highest adoption rate in the world.

Wepwawet, opening the doors to new jobs, new love, new opportunities for all those down on their luck.

Hetheru, watching over young couples, protecting all from domestic violence, the doors to her women and children’ shelter are always open.

Sobek, Sekhmet, fighting illegal animal trade, poaching, and saving endangered habitats all over the world.

Wesir, eyes heavily lined with kohl, protects kids at their first raves, their first metal concerts. They have fun, and they are safe, and that’s all that matters to him. The kids love the old man with too many rings, because the sparkle in his eyes never goes out.

Heru-wer, a comedian who gives free shows at homeless shelters, and for returning veterans with PTSD. They can’t remember the last time they laughed so hard.

Heru-Sa-Aset, once a young warrior himself, graduated class president, served in the armed forces, and then returned as a young politician, eager to help his family with their various missions.

Geb, a grounded farmer, who’s booming laugh seems to make the sun shine brighter. All of his farm hands are criminals, looking to make a new, honest life for themselves. As they plough the land, new, fertile soil is turned in their hearts, and new life begins to grow.

Hapi, world’s first and foremost expert on hydrology and converting water currents into clean, sustainable energy. Oceans and rivers have never been cleaner under his watchful eyes.

Wenut, the swift, caring for tired old race horses and greyhounds. Her pastures are ever green, and the horses and dogs play all day, every day, as she watches with a smile.

Please, add more! There are so many wonderful Netjeru that I didn’t add!

Seymourse Prediction

In Year 2070. The Pontifical Crown Will Be Worn By A Grey Zetan. And The President Of USA, Will Be A Dog (Honored Warrior-President Oscar)

A friend of mine is talking about trans veterans at a national anthropology conference.

He asked me to write a statement in response to the result of the 2016 election. This is it:

An open letter:

De Oppresso Liber.  To free the oppressed.  Nous Defions.  We defy.  Liberty and justice for all.  My country has long claimed to be THE symbol of freedom and democracy across the globe. We have always espoused these lofty ideals.

And yet.  

Here we are.  

I was never a patriotic “true believer” but gods I thought we were better than this.  In spite of losing the popular vote our electoral system is poised to emplace a man who campaigned on the promise to restrict the human rights, civil liberties, and bodily autonomy of black people, Muslims, immigrants, and queer people of all stripes.  We have elected a man who is staffing his cabinet with openly white nationalist figures like Stephen Bannon.

David Duke, the KKK, and the actual American Nazi Party are holding victory parades and celebrations for our new president elect.

I want to say I don’t recognize my country.  But I do.  The thing is, when I was a child I did believe that we were the good guys.  We were the greatest country in the world—freedom was what made us different from every nation across the globe.  Then again, in those days I was a male-assigned child who went to church 5 times a week and only ever got into trouble for bringing my bible to school and preaching to my classmates.  To say I was naïve is an understatement.  The scales fell from my eyes very quickly.  

When one of the faithful raped me for 5 of my first 10 years of life, it was somehow MY shame to bear rather than his.  My father convinced me not to press charges because once people knew I had been raped, he said, I could never take that back.  

I learned that words and actions rarely aligned.  The church sign always said “All are welcome” but the church bylaws, which were updated in the 1990’s by the way, still forbid members of the church from even being party to interracial weddings.  My dad “didn’t approve of black people” as if they somehow chose their race and threatened to disown me if I ever brought home a black girl.  My family fears that gays will “convert” good little Christian children.  

My country kills unarmed black children but takes white mass murderers into custody and buys them cheeseburgers.  In my country a man with a gun can harass, stalk, and kill a child and claim he feared for his life, but a black trans woman who accidentally kills her meth-addled neo-nazi attacker with a pair of scissors from her fashion design class will go to prison.

No, I absolutely recognize my country.  All straight cisgender white Christian men are created equal.  The rest of us are to be dominated, subjugated, incarcerated, or deported.  Or otherwise “protected” from choice and bodily autonomy.  The toxicity of whiteness and Christianity and masculinity is a swift current that swept me into the teeth of a war I never believed in.  I did terrible things for a nation that refuses to acknowledge my basic humanity, and I will never be able to wash that blood off my hands.  In special forces our motto was De Oppresso Liber—most often paraphrased as “to free the oppressed”.  Our direct action teams appropriated the motto Nous Defions—We Defy—from the French resistance in World War II.  To me they are more than just buzzwords. I took them to heart.  I recognize that America is an oppressor to people of color, women, queers, and the disabled.  My transgender status and my womanhood do not negate my status as a warrior, and I recognize president-elect Trump and those who back him as the same dark forces my grandfather battled in the 1940’s.  I recognize my country for what it is—an empire built by slaves on the bones of natives—but I still believe in what it could be.  I know what side of history I will be on.  My America is diverse, without the divisions encouraged by those who would put so-called state’s rights before human rights or federal protections for them.  My America has skin that is red and black and brown, not just white.  My America is queer and fat and femme.  My America is Atheist and Jewish and Muslim.  My people are disabled and incarcerated and undergoing “reparative therapy”.  I still believe in one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  For ALL.  And I say to Trump and Pence and Bannon:  We defy you.  WE DEFY.  Nous Defions.  


Alana McLaughlin, former staff sergeant, United States Army

De Oppresso Liber.