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For a week straight I've had a picture of Aaron Bushnell ingrained in my head. It's not a picture from his protest for Palestine where he self-immolated in a desperate cry to end a genocide. It's his Air Force recruitment picture which has circulated online. The picture feels like a sick joke.

It's a picture of a kid with a smile so full of life, wearing a t-shirt with the logo of an institution that exists to snuff out life on a grand scale. It's sick that this happens, that so many kids join such a vicious institution. It's sick that the military, which is currently aiding a genocide, preyed on this kid with a giant smile and filled him with so much despair and guilt that he felt his only option was to livestream himself burning to death, to remind people that's what the U.S. military does and is currently doing to Palestinians by aiding Israel.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 3rd, 2024 at 07:36:05 PM EST

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