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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Already against the next war

Now I’m not sure where it’ll be, what the justification for it will be, or who’s going to be involved. All I know for certain is that I’m against it.

There will be another war. There always is. That doesn’t mean I have to participate. I won’t. I refuse. They will receive no support from me at all.

Maybe WWII was justified. That was before my time. I grew up with Vietnam on the television -napalm, agent orange, and body counts on the 6 O’clock news. In the end, we see the hippies protesting in the streets were right.

As for Afghanistan and Iraq, there wasn’t anything there worthy of the life of one US Marine. Even the survivors leave a bit of themselves on foreign soil. Sometimes they leave a limb; sometimes they leave a part of their soul.

The people have been lied to (remember weapons of mass destruction?), young men and women have bled, and CEOs made a lot of money.

I am not a pacifist. I’m willing to fight against threats -threats to me and mine. Not to some “allies” that just happen to have good lobbyists. Not for some politician’s reelection. Not for some company’s bottom line. Not for the stock market.

Not as a distraction from real problems.

-Sixbears

6 comments:

  1. Amen, Brother..!
    Check out the old 1932 book "War is a Racket" by General Smedley Butler.
    Great post...thanks
    Bigfoot in TX

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  2. I agree, very good point. Of course I would fight to protect my family, but may also fight against injustice to others.

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  3. You are so right about leaving things behind. I still have nightmares about being in Persian Gulf. I have to remind myself where I am when I wake up.

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  4. Well said. It irritates me that if you tell some one your against the war they asume your un patriotic and belittleing soldiers that have died.I respect all members of our armed service they do as ordered. Its the polititions that chose the wars and its been lives for profit not security.Its a shame but the threats to U.S.A. are not hiding in the deserts and mountains of the middle east but in our own seats of goverment.I agree bring them home.

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  5. I couldn't have said it better. Tomorrow is Veteran's Day and I'll think of all the lives wasted so others could line their pockets and keep the money machine going.

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  6. Rich man's war, Poor man's fight.

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