…and despite all the lip service the US and its police state have given
to the horrors of “muslim,” and other suicide bombers, America is chock full of police and soldier personalities, willing to die in–but especially to kill in–wars that America brings to countries thousands and thousands of miles away from America. They even justify it on religious grounds, just like the fanatics they claim to protect us against.
and the full power of the FEDS is on the lookout today for the worstest of evil-doers–fake war heroes!
Still, our military and our police are even complicit in the deaths of Americas peace heroes.
However, Memorial Day is as good a day as any to barbeque burgers, and to fill your head with memories of baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet’s. It also a holiday that was likely started by the wives and mothers of the failed American Confederacy.
And if that doesn’t murder your instinct to think things through, or to pacify your oral fixations, try a few patriotic poems. They are mind numbingly bad, and virtually guaranteed to make you not proud at all to be an American.
Here is one that is chock full of bullshit that tells us that if it weren’t for America’s hired killers—our military—we wouldn’t ha
ve no freedumb.
The Ultimate Sacrifice:
A Memorial Day Poem
We set aside Memorial Day
Each and every year
To honor those who gave their lives
Defending what we hold dear.
In all the dark and deadly wars,
Their graves prove and remind us,
Our brave Americans gave their all
To put danger far behind us.
They made the ultimate sacrifice
Fighting for the American way;
We admire them and respect them
On every Memorial Day.
By Joanna Fuchs
I don’t have time to analyze the multiple layers of deep bullshit contained in such patriotic drivel, but I can tell you that the guys who go overseas and bomb Iraqi( Colombian; Nicaraguan, El Salvadoran, Chilean, Viet Namese, Cambodian, Laotian, Chinese, Phillipine, Afghani, –etc.) babies aren’t working for me.
My contribution to helping numb your mind is a calendar for you to use every year, when it comes time to honor the war-makers, and the war-mongers who died because America is not creative enough to come up with an economic structure that does not put murder before mental endeavors to make money. http://www.usmemorialday.org/calendar.htm
Those same guys who claim heroism by importing violence overseas, missed the boat here at home—they would “kick my ass” for impugning their bogus sense of patriotism.
Why? For having a different opinion, or for promoting peace? Or for resisting the social programming that demands I go to war “for America,” or in the very least uphold its “honor,” by complicit silence?
No: they would kick my ass in part because their mental profile includes latent homosexuality that has formed a reaction formation that makes their desire translate into urges to touch other men violently.
Oh, that and the fact that Americas entire MKULTRA created “social program” trains its children to be killing machines, and encourages violence, particularly in males. They did that throughout the 1980’s until today with vdeo games full of war, and Ritalin. They did it with MKULTRA. http://www.theblackvault.com/
These warlike males and females adulate and idealize a mindset of violence and power, at the cost of sacrificing individual impulses and sublimating those impulses so they can “serve” their countries masses—at the actual expense of those masses . Their libidinal human impulses are replaced with impulses of idealized and ritualized violence directed at others, for the sake of power alone.
They are the physical representation of Americas dysfunctional social repression, and proof of the effectiveness of a class based and commercialized rewards system.
They are walking proof that America’s power grab after World War 2 was a grab at wider social control,( today we see a repression of rights here, while the media blabs which was implemented in mind control programs like MKULTRA, and MONARCH and MK Delta that went way beyond paperwork, ‘conspiracy,’ or ‘isolated victims’ of CIA plans and schemes.
[if you are unfamiliar with these CIA programs that were used against American citizens, with the FBI’s full approval, here is a synopsis of these programs which are very much in effect today, and here are some of the very few documents that remain http://michael-robinett.com/declass/c000.htm after the CIA shredded virtually all of the evidence of what they were doing ]
These programs transcended mere patriotic songs, and slogans, and translated ideas of a commonality in individual people into a mass mentality sans individuality, that could be controlled by the CIA and the FBI. Local police acted for them as agents to identify non-conformers, and to pro-actively label dissenters.
Our formerly draft based military is now a civilian mercenary force that goes not where freedom from repression is required—they never did ( the Congo, Haiti, Rwanda during the genocide) –but rather sells themselves collectively to whoever can pay in oil dollars for their time.
Our military are zombies, who sold themselves into an ideological program of mass social control; one that and posits that there are only two kinds of people in the world: good guys, and bad guys; evil and not evil people; for “US” and against “US”.
Real heroes die waging peace.
Gandhi died at the hands of his own bodyguards. Martin Luther King died under the surveillance, and under the watchful eyes of the Memphis police; John F. Kennedy died while surrounded by the Secret Service.
[For right wingers, conservatives, and cops—or others with mediocre intellects, and laten/repressive/oppressive tendencies, here is the cartoon version of events of how the CIA and the FBI tracked and likely assassinated Lennon, http://www.mackwhite.com/lennon.html
These modern American heroes—adrenaline charged bullies, really—make claims to risk their lives for mine.
In case there is no mistake: I never did, and never will give you my permission to make such false and self serving claims as that you are fighting for my freedom, and withdraw the implied consent of any truly freedom loving Americans for you to parade around in our names as heroes..
You flag waving heroes are not working for the good of America, but rather you work for the consumer society—whose heyday is coming to its twilight.
You are working for your own personalized and co-opted sense of freedumb, and getting a paycheck to do it.
And most importantly, you hired killers, if you actually gave a shit about freedom, you would create, and then spit upon the graves of those who have should fall,
One persons’ fetish of idealization for “sacrifice” is another persons realization or awareness that nature weeds out the violent and the stupid; but also that these same will kill you for non-conformity.
And, American society pays them off so that they don’t do harass, harm, or murder truly peace loving sentient beings here at home, unless directed by some mindless order to do so.
For my part, I am staying home: all those patriots out there are just looking for some excuse to be heroes, hunting the arch enemy of dead soldiers everywhere–like people who claim false heroism–instead of looking at the enemy in their own pathological personalities.
All that beer and cop-hot-dogging makes them overly brave.
So I am thinking of peace today, or in other words, those of http://www.democraticunderground.com/
“I’ll be spending this Memorial Day meditating on the despicable rulers named Bush Cheney Rumsfeld Rice Bolton Abrams Rove etc., truly a rogues’ gallery, who are stealing the precious lives of the un-named (if Sinclair stations black out this year’s Ted Koppel reading of their names) working and poorer classes to pursue the unconscionable agenda of America’s monied[sic] “elite.http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=103×128691
- Fraud Hunters: Memorial Day ‘Like Christmas’ For Fake War Heroes (mediaite.com)
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