It has been Nineteen Years since the US invaded Afghanistan.
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The American is a single-issue voter: their vote goes to whomever will promise to never speak about the US’s endless wars in the Middle East and Africa ever again.
Despite the hundreds of thousands of innocent children who have died at the hands of US foreign policy over the past nineteen years, my fellow citizens feel it much more urgent and necessary to agonize over the yearly death toll of less than ten non-white individuals in 2019 at the hands of our domestic police.
It is rather shameful that we, as a nation, would prioritize what is happening to a few of our own citizenry, instead of the massive clusterfuck of death, misery, and violence that we spread overseas. Not one of the cultural, spiritual, or political leaders responsible for facilitating 2020’s tensions in the US have mentioned the starving and cholera-stricken kids of Yemen, nor the ailing peoples of Afghanistan. They refuse to read about how the OPCW falsified reports to force Obama to strike targets in Syria. We remain in the country to this day, giving aid and even fighting alongside Al Qaeda with the goal of overthrowing the Assad government.
Even those protesting against no-knock raids seem doomed to misunderstand the full breadth of the situation. These SWAT raids bear a striking resemblance to the kind of coordinated shakedowns of Iraqi citizens performed by the US military throughout that country’s occupation.
It’s almost as if our tragic foreign policy leads to similar kinds of destruction here at home.
This piece of music is intended to awaken the anti-war spirit of the American citizenry. I trust that my fellow Americans are not cruel, awful, or vicious people - they are just carelessly, tragically, and ruthlessly uninformed. I hope, for our own sake, that we do not remain this way for much longer. How long can a country be occupied?
How long can an occupier occupy?
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|TITLE||PERFORMER||INSTRUMENT||CATEGORY||DATE||Reflection, No. 4||Garrett Semmelink||violin & percussion||Reflection||Sep 18, 20||Perspectrum||Tyler Dinner||guitar||Live Score||Sep 04, 20||Head in the Clouds||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Live Score||Sep 04, 20||CMYK||Tyler Dinner||guitar||Live Score||Sep 04, 20||Artifices||Tyler Dinner||guitar||Live Score||Sep 04, 20||Nineteen Years||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Aug 26, 20||People Over Platforms, 2020||Tyler Dinner||guitar||Album||Aug 25, 20||PSEUDO||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Aug 23, 20||Upward Fall||Garrett Semmelink / Tyler Dinner / Max Pena||violin / guitar / guitar||Album||Aug 14, 20||Birthday Cake Chest Wound||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Feb 14, 20||Rococo Slaughter||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jan 31, 20||Adrift||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jan 17, 20||A Deep Sense of Responsibility||Garrett Semmelink||violin & percussion||Composition||Dec 18, 19||FIREROOM||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Dec 04, 19||Reflection No. 3||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Reflection||Nov 02, 19||Music Ain't For Airports||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Oct 17, 19||Injection Time Lapse||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Oct 12, 19||Solfatara||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Nov 04, 18||Animals (Fucking)||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Aug 08, 15||Infatuated||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Aug 01, 15||Reflection No. 2||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Reflection||Jun 13, 15||Mojo||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Apr 30, 15||Splatter||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Apr 23, 15||Luxury Prism||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Apr 23, 15||Prelude to Titan||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Mar 06, 15||Reflection No. 1||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Reflection||Feb 27, 15||Theia||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Feb 25, 15||Electric Chair||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jan 14, 15||Titan||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jan 09, 15||Labor||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Dec 17, 14||Miasma||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Dec 12, 14||Inertia||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Oct 26, 14||Vasoconstriction||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Oct 23, 14||LEK4_AND||Garrett Semmelink||steel violin||Composition||Oct 19, 12||Untitled||Cosmo D||cello||Composition||Jul 06, 12||MAN QUA MAN||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||May 30, 12||Maine||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Feb 10, 12||Drowned||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Feb 10, 12||Schadenfreude||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jul 11, 11||Freiburg||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jul 28, 10|