Kevin Sites: “Question the Dominant Powers”
From Kevin Sites Blog, an amazingly pompous, open declaration of non-sympathy for American soldiers:
So in some ways, embedded in this unit, I begin to feel I’ve betrayed the people that depend on me to be skeptical; to question the dominant powers and institutions of my nation and the actions it undertakes in the name of its citizens. I am not a military or American cheerleader, not a mouthpiece signed on to some institutional agenda whether I believe in it or not. I am here to ask the hard questions of the people who make the hardest decisions; ones that result in people dying or people being killed. I must remember as one journalist advised, “write in your notepad every day ‘I am not one of them.’”
One of Sites’ employers, CNN, told him to shut down this blog—possibly because they were worried their agenda would be discovered if Sites kept writing things like this.