Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Day After Memorial Day

Rather than raise my flag on Memorial Day and risk the wrath of the entire internet, I motion we use the Day After Memorial Day as an official holiday for thinking people.

There has been and continues to be no reason for good Americans to lose their lives.  Think about it for a moment: the brave folks over in Afghanistan are not fighting for `our rights'.  We have people in way too many countries all over the earth who are not fighting for our rights.

The people who lost their lives or sanity in Iraq were not fighting for our rights.  Same for Vietnam.  In fact, if people want to fight for our rights, the place to do it is at the ballot box, one the phone, and in email.  A nasty little insurgent force in Afghanistan does not want to limit our rights: DC does.

We have lots hundreds of thousands of brave people in wars for other interests; be it oil, land grabs, or whatever else.  We are losing basic rights in our own country, not to mention our economy.  And guess what: it's not directly our fault.  We have, however, allowed it to happen.

So let's take today, the Day After Memorial Day, to think on the real reasons for our wars.  To think of the delusion that makes honorable people stand up and `serve'.

Wouldn't it be nice to see the arms industry begging for a handout instead of continuing the lunacy?


Record 45% of Iraq and Afghanistan vets have filed for disability.

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't have said it better myself. Why is nearly everyone else, with a few exceptions, blind to this?