Mike Hastie Reflections

This page is where I am archiving

Mike Hasties pictures and writings.

This page was formed on March 2 2010

 

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U.S. Government PayPal
  
” It is fascinating to see the tentacles
of the American elite. In some ways,
seeing the reaction is as important
as the material we have released.”
Julian Assange
WikiLeaks
December 7, 2010
  
Photograph by Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic Vietnam
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington, D.C. 1986
58,000 American soldiers
died in Vietnam from the
lies of the American elite.
Two million Vietnamese people 
were removed from the face of
the earth by the U$A.
 
 

Behind Closed Doors
  
 
What does a sniper and a Washington
politician have in common?
They are both trained to kill.
 
Mike Hastie
Vietnam Veteran
October 17, 2010

” Just A Song Before I GO “
  
Travelling twice the speed of sound
it’s easy to get burned.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
58,000 American soldiers were killed in Vietnam.
Their average age was 19.
From the senior prom to Vietnam.
 
Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic
Vietnam 1970-71
October 17, 2010
The worst thing I experienced
in Vietnam was the lie.

 

 

Disneyland

Happy Hour

 

America is so unfathomably self-centered,
that it can’t see its own narcissism.
That is like a medical doctor not being able
to diagnose his patient with alcoholism when
the patient’s drinking history parallels his own.
The United States Government suffers from
inebriated violence.
The guy with the gun is in a blackout.
 
Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic
Vietnam 1970-71
October 17, 2010

 

Stopping The Madness

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Vietnam veteran works relentlessly

 
in the anti-war movement to stop the wars 
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He does this,
because he cannot not do this.
He knows the lies of these wars,
because he knows that America
is a Global Imperialist Empire that will stop
at nothing.
Over 50,000 Vietnam veterans have
committed suicide because of these lies.
Three of my best friends did not die in Vietnam,
but as a result of being there.
The last one hung himself in a motel room three
years ago.
In America,
there is no such thing as
The Fog of War.
There is only The Fog of Memory.
I did not serve in Vietnam for the cause of freedom.
I served Big Business in America for the cause of profit.
This Vietnam veteran holds a picture that was taken in Iraq.
It is the same picture that tens of thousands of other 
Vietnam veterans hold in their memories.
Day in and day out,
we will never forget that
Lying Is The Most Powerful Weapon In War.
 
Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic
Vietnam 1970-71
October 16, 2010
 
 
 
In memory of Sean Daley.
When you take your last breath,
Your eyes open to a new world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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                                                                                              My Lai Drone Push button insanity.
Mental hospital warfare.
America,
you will reap what you sow.
Mike HastieVietnam VeteranMarch 13, 2010 My Toy Soldiers Didn’t Kill Civilians   
 
 

 

 This is the great conflict of so many soldiers when they find out the truth about war.The killing of civilians are military targets.This strategy has been used throughout the history of war going back to ancient times.In the age of modern warfare,the killing of civilians is unprecedented.Over 50 million people were killed during World War II, and the vast majorityof them were innocent civilians.During the Vietnam War,to include Laos and Cambodia,between 3 and 4 million people were killed.90% of those killed were civilians.And most of those people were killed with bombs, and artillery.Southeast Asia is the most bombed area in the world.The U.S. dropped three times as many bombs on Southeast Asia as they didin all of World War II.The American War in Vietnam,was all about, ” Total War.”You drain the swamp to kill all the fish.You carpet bomb to kill everyone.The final death toll of the wars in theMiddle East will be unfathomable.These are resource wars.These are oil and water wars.What we will eventually come to see,is that there are only so many chairsaround a dinner table.And the rich countries in the world willdictate who will get served.A lot has changed since I played with toy soldiers in my childhood.I never realized that a boy some where ina Third World country would die because of something I thought was true.My toy soldiers didn’t kill civilians was a moral code I believed in.I never realized that children and other civilians died because of corporate greed,inflicted by a powerful military force that I once thought was on my side.Lying is the most powerful weapon in war.When I became a man,I put away childish things. Mike HastieU.S. Army MedicVietnam 1970-71March 12, 2010

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

March 13, 2010 by mike hastie

A Trip Down Memory Lane


During the dozen years of U.S. sanctions on Iraq,
bombs were being dropped on Iraq almost daily,
while the sanctions continued a long campaign of
human rights violations. The U.N.’s humanitarian
aid chief, Dennis Halliday, resigned in protest, as
did his successor, Hans von Sponeck. Together,
they wrote that:
The death of some 5-6000 children a month is
due to contaminated water, lack of medicines,
and malnutrition. The US and UK governments’
delayed clearance of equipment and materials
is responsible for this tragedy, not Baghdad.
The above information was taken from the article:
Why America Should Apologize
By Connor Boyack
March 12, 2010”
You do not bring the enemy to the peace table
by just killing military combatants. You ultimately
bring the enemy to the peace table by killing in-
nocent civilians. They are military targets. The
primary goal of the aggressor nation is to break
the spirit of the people, and their ability to defend
their homeland. This strategy is as old as warfare
itself.”
Photo and Writing By
Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic
Vietnam 1970-71Photograph by Mike Hastie
Taken at Barnes and Noble
bookstore in Portland, Oregon
this was recieved by joe anybody and posted here on 3.12.10
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Vietnam--A Beautiful Country and Beautiful People Written by: Mike Hastie
We Americans who served in Vietnam, never knew anything about Vietnam's history, 
nor anything about the Vietnamese people. 
The American people back home knew even less. 
Far less. By the time the United States Government left Vietnam, 
we had turned an ancient culture into an environmental wasteland. 
We had contaminated the country with mega death. 
Our government was a non-stop killing machine. 
Over three million people killed, and millions wounded. 
Southeast Asia is the most bombed area in the world. 
So Mike, why do you keep bringing this horrible history up? 
You seem very repetitious in your writing. 
You're like a parrot with the same bad news. Jesus Christ, give it a break for awhile. 
Enough with the shame. 
I'm sure most of the people who are currently reading this stuff already know it. 
You're preaching to the choir.
 
I finally realized, it is not to my peer group who I am writing to. 
It is really to my eight-year-old granddaughter's generation who I am writing to. 
I have to leave a trace of truth for her. 
She does not realize that Vietnam is happening all over again in the Middle East. 
This is happening in her lifetime. The survivor's message is like a loud mantra. 
Over and over and over again. 
It's like being trapped under a collapsed building after an earthquake. 
You keep crying out, until they find you. 
You have to tell them that the building did not collapse because of the earthquake. 
It collapsed because there was never a foundation to support the structure against deceit. 
It was built on a foundation of lies. 
They do not realize that they are not prepared to face their future. 
They do not realize that the U.S. economy is built over the bodies of millions of people. 
The survivor is obsessed with bearing witness. 
The truth has to be told to an audience, even if most believe he is crazy. 
The survivor is committed until he takes his last breath. 
His worst torment is not to be able to speak. 
When he finally steps up on the witness stand, 
he often speaks with the artless skill of a 
severely abused child who has just blurted out some blatant fact of honesty. 
The survivor's testimony can be so compelling, 
that it reveals the ultimate evidence--that Lying Is The Most Powerful Weapon In War. 
Vietnam--A beautiful country, and beautiful people. A people the Americans never knew. 
Like the teenage girl in this picture. 
That's why we killed her. 
Written by: Mike Hastie  
Photo by: Mike Hastie U.S. 
Army Medic Vietnam 
1970-71 February 24, 2010  

 

 

 

In memory of Bobby Drew.

In memory of Willie Hemphill.

 

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