Story Behind Marc Hall aka Marc Watercus: Stop-Loss.
In the beginning there was a good Soldier; but like a lot of good Soldiers and good men events can change a person's perception about truth. And the truth is that evil lurks within all denominational organizations. Sometimes the good pay a heavy price. Some of the highest Perceptions of reality is so heavily embedded within soldiers whom have been deployed to combat areas. A humble mind, body and spirit is knowing deep within your heart that you believe in the Lord.
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Marc Hall is just one of thousands of US soldiers dealing with the anger and frustration of the military’s use of stop-loss. Often referred to as “the back-door draft” by those opposed to it or who have suffered because of it, stop-loss is the involuntary extension of military contracts that forces soldiers to complete additional tours of duty even if their present tour of duty is over. The Department of Defense uses the practice of stop-loss as a means to cover troop commitments during these times of no draft. At the time of his arrest in 2010, there were more than 13,000 troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan under stop-loss. It should be noted that the Army is the only service that is using the stop-loss program while they are engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Barack Obama has now publically promised to phase out the stop-loss program by 2011, but that isn’t helping Marc Hall.
Marc Hall now faces trial in a military prison in Georgia for expressing via hip hop lyrics the opinion he feels is widely held among soldiers who have had to return to duty due to stop-loss. The song culminates in a verse saying, “Still against the war/I grab my M4/Spray and watch all the bodies hit the floor/I bet you’ll never stop-loss nobody no more.” Hall calls those words “a free expression of how people feel about the Army and its stop-loss policy and not a call to actual violence.
In a statement released by IVAW, Hall recalls that he openly talked about the song with his superior explaining that the song was neither a physical threat nor any threat whatsoever to anyone. He says. “I told him it was just hip-hop."
Here's how I will serve you- the people- my Audience- my people's in need of a voice. It's time for some Action. Real Action. Click here to make a complaint about an injustice that you are experiencing and I will rap about it. That's right I will make song about your Protest/Complaint and promote it to the appropriate channel. Your views will get heard and I will push for some action through congress or local oppositions towards your cause.
Is Marc Hall aka Marc Watercus A Shining New Political Artist?
Where common sense is not so common and where being sensible needs to be acted upon; Marc Watercus shines light on the subject. With his smooth water like lyrics and liquid musicals Marc Watercus is by far the man to go to for help. If you feel a sense of injustice or need to get a few things of your mind then come rap with Marc Watercus. He will take you there. Be heard. Be strong. Fight for what you believe in. Don't settle for less then who you are. Be yourself and learn how to respect others, as they are themselves.
He who dwells in the secret place of the most high shell abide under the shadow of the almighty.
I will say of the Lord he is my refuge and my fortress; in him will I trust.
He shall deliver from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover me with his feathers, under His wings shell I trust. His truth shall be my shield and buckler.
I shall not be afraid for the terror by night nor for the arrows that fly by day.
Nor for the pestilence that walk by night nor for the destruction that waste at noon day.
Army Specialist Marc Hall did not undergo a court martial trial once the Army decided ultimately to drop the case. Although Marc avoided criminal charges, he lost all military benefits as a veteran because of his misconduct discharge.
Hear Hall Song: "Stop Loss"