... 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 ...
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