“Wounded Warrior Project (TM)” is an Abomination!

“Soldiers partaking in wars that seek nothing but to protect corporate [ruling class] interests by illegally attacking countries that pose no threat to us do not have a noble purpose and are by default not heroic.” – The Greanville Post

Even imperial soldiers in a volunteer army should be treated of their wounds, but the Wounded Warrior Project™ is an abomination. This is another private charity taking over what should be a role played by the state. So, if you buy the right brand of tortilla chips or ice cream, or a multitude of other consumer brands, a portion of the proceeds will benefit this most horribly reactionary charity. It’s mission is not to see to it that soldiers are not wounded in the first place in wars of imperialist aggression that only really benefit a minority of the population, but rather to see that these soldiers are able to “readjust” to society and begin to heal or at least cope with their physical and/or psychological wounds.

I hope all Prole Center readers in the United $tates will avoid the brands that give monetary support to this abomination that is the Wounded Warrior Project™. How depressingly appropriate it is that the zombie denizens of this country should be encouraged to funnel monetary support to wounded soldiers (or any other cause) through for-profit corporations; “market solutions” that further enrich the already obscenely wealthy ruling class of investors and business executives.

We proletarians should only give support to the mutinous soldier and castigate and revile the obedient, murdering slave. If being a massive dupe is heroic, then this group of cannon fodder have surely cornered the market, as the saying goes. Soldiers, it is time to grow up and face the truth, and your real enemy, like a man.

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3 Responses to “Wounded Warrior Project (TM)” is an Abomination!

  1. beetleypete says:

    We don’t have anything like that here; at least I have never heard of it, if we do! Sounds awful.
    Regards from England, Pete.

  2. Prole Center says:

    It must be nice to walk into the supermarket and not see a bag of crisps with a camouflage pattern on it, and then stroll over to pick up a pack of hot dogs only to find the “wounded warrior” logo on it (a silhouette of a soldier carrying another slung over his shoulder) also sporting slogans exhorting customers to “Support the Troops!” or to “Believe in Heroes®.” That last slogan actually is a registered trademark.

  3. beetleypete says:

    We do have a charity called ‘Help For Heroes’, and it is very popular. I think it is the closest thing to what you report. However, it does not have branded products. People do sponsored walks, events etc for it, with the money going to support rehabilitation centres for disabled soldiers. Not a hundred miles away from your setup, admittedly, but decidedly less commercial, and not as tasteless.
    Regards from England, Pete.

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