Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank you

... to Laurence Vance for articulating how a true patriot should feel about the U.S. military.

He does not understand why people thank the military for committing atrocities in wars that were unconstitutionally started. He calls it a national "fetish."

Contrary to an all-too-popular belief, our military are not defending freedom. They are (usually) fighting wars of aggression to protect moneyed interests. As I have stated many times before, the only reason we have a "war on terror" is because we are interfering with their goals in their part of the world.

Don't get me wrong. I have no feeling against individuals in the military, and there are a couple of grandchildren of a church member we are happy to send "care packages" to support -- but I find them to be victims of a brainwashing campaign to fool them into thinking that what we have in America today is "freedom". They are pawns in a struggle to waste our resources to enrich a few contractors by waging perpetual war. It doesn't matter whether or not they kill people, just use stuff up so the rest of us don't get to be too well off. Otherwise, we might get wise ...

Virtual buckeye to DumpDC


Harold Thomas said...

I thought this comment by Fred in Before It's News was worth sharing:

Eventually, the truth will be understood by many people.

It's the consequenses of speaking the truth that is holding many of us back.

However, there are brave people like yourself that are not afraid.

I am a Vietnam Veteran and if I knew then what was really going on, I'd find another way to serve our country.

Harold Thomas said...

Another comment in Before It's News, this one anonymous, is well worth sharing:

"Soldiers are no more brainwashed than the common citizen is. MSM handlers, directly & indirectly shape and re-enforce positive and negative reality, in order to sway the hive in one direction or another.

"It's the consequences of speaking the truth that is holding many of us back." - (UCMJ) Uniform Code of Military Justice applicable to all military members worldwide.

Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct."

Note that the penalty is open-ended.