Dear America, You’re The Baddies

Armored chickens have come home to roost
4 min readJul 20, 2020
“They’ve got skulls on them… are we the baddies?” Kevin “Dauber” Lacz, American murderer

Americans don’t like being occupied by their own military. How do you think everyone else feels about it? This is just armored chickens coming home to roost. They’ve been shitting bullets on the rest of the world for decades.

It’s galling to hear people complain that Portland looks like Afghanistan, as if that isn’t real places with real humans in it. As if it’s somehow OK to export oppression all over the globe, but terrible if it returns to sender. Have you considered that no place should look like this? That America’s war machine is terrible wherever it goes?

So you do not like being occupied by the American military. Go further. Consider that no one likes being occupied by the American military. Have you found that these thugs are brutally, structurally racist? Have you considered they they might be murderously so against the brown people they occupy?

This is just the Golden Rule — occupy onto Ramadi as you would onto Portland. Don’t fucking occupy people. Nobody wants your jackbooted thugs around.

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at, or just email me at