Memorial Day

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We’re fools to make war on our brothers in arms……..

I sometimes think of WWII as the last time we engaged in a “moral” war. We didn’t start that one, but it was a good act to stop it.

Then I think not. We dropped two atomic bombs on people. WE became the master scary alien race with the weapons of mass destruction. WE were no longer just men behind the curtain, we were the great Oz and our will be done.

Every war since that time has been completely immoral, that is my opinion. Chess moves for world economic domination.

The real problem for me, is that once I unlearned history, none prior really were either. The Spanish American War? Did we “free” anyone? No, we took Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines for our own, and hung on to Cuba for a while. Were any of them really ever moral? The history books’ propaganda just no longer washes when you know the Civil War was more about economic dominance than slavery. Every story told me has back story I’m now convinced is only the tip of the lying iceberg.

Cmdr Jeff Huber wrote yesterday of “Two wrongs…” in his article.

It started me thinking. There are no moral wars, perhaps only moral acts within a immoral framework.

In the meantime, we mourn and honor the dead of our Wars today. Many moral young people, who acted with individual bravery and compassion in the arena that is the hell of war. Soldiers who died, and are dying still. Lost souls to the ultimate immoral act of armchair warriors sending them to die for what causes? There is no “moral war” to me anymore.

I wish you all a fine day. I wish you innocence for a day, forgiveness for each other and the world, love and a spark of what it means to believe no more war into being….

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    • Diane G on May 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm
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    I have to work today, so can’t essay sit until later…

    If you have time (which I’m now out of, must go!) check out the two excellent song additions in the comments on my WWL home blog.

    http://thewildwildleft.soapblo

    Add your own music or thoughts here or there.

    Love and Peace!

    Diane

  1. about Memorial day. When WWII comes up Americans like to act as if they won it by themselves. I am not denying that they were the deciding factor although one might want to make an argument for the Russians given their sacrifices.

    A few other countries were also among the Allies.

    • Viet71 on May 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    when it comes to who started WW II.

    The U.S. government basically forced and then allowed Japan to attack us.

    Prescott Bush and some of his fellows were Hitlerites.

    Roosevelt did what he could to get us into the war.

    Up until 12/7/41, ordinary Americans,, on the other hand, were steadfastly against getting involved in another war in Europe.

  2. Peace to my neighbors next door, down the street, across town, over oceans, and continents.

    Let’s eat together, work together, live together.

  3. A little entertainment for the morning…it’s a quarter past nine as I start this.

    I’m one of those who believe soldiers should put down their guns and walk away….all of them, now. I know it’s unrealistic but that’s what I’d like to see.

    And instead of fighting we could have singing and playing! Here are two examples of high art in the world of hipness. Note how Bobby is saying (without saying) “I am hip because I am hip”.

    And his lovely wife, Julie.

    On this Memorial Day we need a little more music, a lot less war.

    • Edger on May 25, 2009 at 6:27 pm


    Come and sing a simple song of freedom

    Sing it like you’ve never sung before

    Let it fill the air

    Tell the people everywhere

    We, the people here, don’t want a war

    Hey, there, Mister Black Man can you hear me

    I don’t want your diamonds or your game

    I just want to be someone who knows to you as me

    And I will bet my life you want the same

    Come and sing a simple song of freedom

    Sing it like you’ve never sung before

    Let it fill the air

    Tell the people everywhere

    We, the people here, don’t want a war

    Seven hundred million are you listening

    Most of what you read

    Most of what you read is made of lies

    But speaking one to one, ain’t it everybody’s sun

    To wake to in the morning when we rise

    Come and sing a simple song of freedom

    Sing it like you’ve never sung before

    Let it fill the air

    Tell the people everywhere

    We, the people here, don’t want a war

    No doubt some folks enjoy doing battle

    Like presidents, Prime ministers and kings

    So let’s all build them shelves

    So they can fight among themselves

    And leave the people be who love to sing

    Come and sing a simple song of freedom

    Sing it like you’ve never sung before

    Let it fill the air

    Tell the people everywhere

    We, the people here, don’t want a war

    Come and sing a simple song of freedom

    Sing it like you’ve never sung before

    Speaking one to one, ain’t it everybody’s

    Ain’t it everybody’s sun

    To wake to in the morning when we rise

    When we rise


    • Diane G on May 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm
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    everyone, thanks so much for hearing my cry for peace, and thanks for the promo budhy!

  4. It’s a sad awakening, definitely, that most of what we were taught, was all deliberate misinterpretation of the TRUTH!  To keep us all believing what a wonderful, glorious country we are.  Well, we’ve always had that potential — we have simply failed it.  

    We were, from the beginning, as so written by our founders, a Constitutional Republic.  We were “expansionists” from the beginning, i.e., genocide of the Indians, war with Mexico, enslavement of Africans, WWI (war for democracy), WWII (war for democracy/free trades). Territorial acquisitionists!  And we’ve never stopped.  

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    On this day, I feel sorrow for all those who have given their all and gone to their deaths for the greed and passion for an ideology of those who purport themselves to be democratic, while attempting to sate their own personal aspirations.  For this, our soldiers and their families have paid a dear price and we, Americans, grieve for the needless deaths and sacrifices of them all.  It’s hard to fly the American flag today with any real sense of pride for our country, so, we’ll do it for our soldiers and their families.

  5. has lost members in every war/conflict except Vietnam & Panama…

    ….Here’s to them, and to Quicksilver’s son, who is serving in Afghanistan as we speak.

    The guys at the top are largely pigs imo, but those who served will never be forgotten. Thx all.

  6. A Just Cause, Not a Just War

    Thanks

  7. Thanks again Joe

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