Memorial Day!

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Men and women died for those who hoard the wealth.
And that is why this weekend, we celebrate their death.

Eat your hotdogs, hamburgers, steak and baked beans
And pretend that you don’t know what war really means.

Display the stars and stripes and lay a wreath on a grave.
Our soldiers fought the enemy, oh they were so brave.

They sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy.
The enemy just won’t die, there’s always someone to destroy.

We celebrate the dead who need not have died.
We gorge ourselves on hate, intolerance and pride.

If the dead could speak to us, we’d not celebrate this day.
They’d question why a death in vain deserves a holiday.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Soldiers, keep fighting the wars started by the rich. Maybe one day, they’ll hand you more than $20,000 a year, food stamps and a flag to drape over your coffin. Yes, keep fighting and keep hoping for more and meanwhile, we’ll celebrate your sacrifice on Memorial Day. We’ll eat a hotdog in anticipation of ‘in loving memory’ of you because it’s only a matter of time before you’re in a flag draped box.

18 thoughts on “Memorial Day!

  1. There is honour in war for comrades who were forced into the military by a de-facto draft
    and fight for one another, sometimes only to die . . .
    It is very hard to learn that you have been duped, and even harder to admit it . . .

    — I Had a Comrade —
    I had a comrade no better have I had, the drum called us to fight,
    Moving in the same footstep, moving in the same footstep,
    A bullet it flew towards us, for him or meant for me?
    His life from mine it tore, he lies at my feet, as if a part of me, as if a part of me.
    His hand reached up to hold mine, while I reloaded my gun,
    I can’t give you my hand, you stay in eternal life.
    My Good Comrade! My Good Comrade!

    Soldiers fight for one another, not for vile evil tyrants, be they a Hitler, or a Bush!

    ” ! No War but Class War ! ” – Frank H. Little (1879 – 1917)

    I have bought my Red Poppy, and will wear it with Pride.

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    • I must disagree with you. There is no honor in war. There never was and there never will be. There is no honor in allowing yourself to be taught to kill someone who has done you no harm. There is no honor in killing someone who has done you no harm.

      Back during the Vietnam War era when there was the draft, there were many who were jailed because they refused to fight an enemy that was not theirs. If only more had chosen to go that route instead of allowing themselves to get drafted. When the poor are the ones who are always ‘drafted’ to fight the wars that rich men start, who gets away with not having to engage in hand-to-hand combat? The rich shits, of course. Dick Cheney got deferments. Mitt Romney got deferments so that he could go and teach about ‘Magic Underwear’ on some Mormon missionary bullshit in France. Bill Clinton managed to avoid getting sent to Vietnam. Who the hell knows where George W. Bush was including George W. Bush? Is there a pattern developing here?

      Maybe, some will say that it is easy for me to talk from where I sit. Maybe it is. Maybe it’s because I’ve never been threatened with prison. But one thing I do know about myself, I am NOT going to fight no enemy of mine. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, “if those who start wars want them fought, then they’d better be prepared to fight them!” They’ll get no takers here. I do understand that people who have survived war and have seen their buddies die feel something. But war does things to people that they can never recover from. I don’t know who could, once a ‘kill’ switch has been turned on, just turn it off with a change of scenery, a ‘welcome home’ party. That is why there are so many suicides of veterans and of those who were still ‘serving’ in the military. But we don’t have a draft now. Yes, men who turn 18 are required to register with the Selective Service for ‘just in case’. But with all that we now know about why wars get started and yet, why men and women still sign on for that shit is beyond me, even to escape poverty, there is no excuse because many who join the military are still so poor that they are eligible and receive food stamps. So, yeah! So much incentive there.

      On this we will agree to disagree because killing is wrong regardless of whether it is state sanctioned, government sanctioned as with war or a gang initiated drive-by shooting. And war is the ultimate in killing and no, there is no honor in war. Lives were and are being ‘sacrificed’ and for what? Wars that were started over some goddamn foul ass shit that was America’s doing to begin with!

      “Most of U.S. soldiers drafted during the Vietnam War were men from poor and working-class families. The least political power sections were mistreated. As a matter of fact, American forces in Vietnam included twenty-five percent poor, fifty-five percent working-class, twenty percent middle-class men, but very few came from upper-classes families. Many soldiers came from rural towns and farming communities.

      – See more at: http://thevietnamwar.info/vietnam-war-draft/#sthash.lCH4VmuA.dpuf

      Yeah! I’m SO fucking surprised at that!

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      • ShelbyCourtland: _ I will not “agree to disagree”. . .
        What has happened, that you are full of even more hatred and revenge than I once was?
        Why hate the whole world around you, when there are many beautiful places in it,
        and wonderful, kind people there, too?

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    • “Honor in war” horse shit! If one REALLY loved their comrades they’ed “sacrifice” themselves and refuse to cooperate with a system that duped them. THAT is bravery. Not continuing down the same path that your deceivers have ordered you to do!

      Once that lesson is learned there’d be less war …….. “Suppose they gave a war
      and nobody came . . .”

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      • Tube, it is most unfortunate that I will have to respond to your comment since ‘Unca/sunshine/roses/otherflowers/and/all/things/brightandbeautiful/ADVERSE’ has been banned, AGAIN! So, therefore, it is incumbent upon me to answer you in his stead, I agree with you 100% and not ‘adversely’ so. Dontcha know! And I do love your enthusiasm. Horse shit it is! Fucking ‘honor in war’ my goddamn ass! Honor and war don’t even belong in the same damn sentence together as the two could hardly be less synonymous with each other. The ‘honorable’ thing would be to NOT engage in war.

        Wars have never solved a goddamn thing!

        The War for Independence was supposedly started as a result of ‘taxation without representation’ and thus fucking free the colonies from Great Britain. The only problem with that is we still have ‘taxation without representation. So what the fuck did that accomplish? My tax dollars are fucked with and I ain’t hardly happy about what they’re used for! Fucking bailing out of Wall Street criminals and I got no fucking say! That’s some foul ass shit right there, but I ain’t went and started a goddamn war over it.

        We had the goddamn Civil War which was supposedly fought to preserve the Union and the South wasn’t about to give up slaves. Unfortunately, that didn’t work because we still have slavery in the form of ‘for profit prisons’ and ‘slave’ wages of $7.25 an hour, not to mention that states to this very day have filed petitions to secede once again from the goddamn ‘union’. Yeah, so fighting fucking war after fucking war solves so many ‘adversities’. And these are just a couple of the ones that were fought on the home front. I am not even going to delve into the shitload of other wars that we initiated over some foul ass shit that we fucking started and yeah, Vietnam would be one of them.

        Wouldn’t that be something? If they fucking ‘started a war and nobody came’? Unfortunately, we got some stupid shits that think it’s honorable and all to fucking kill! So, now we’ve got to have celebrations because instead of sitting a goddamn war out, they fucking lined up, got loaded up and was shipped the fuck out only to get fucked up and needing a celebratory day complete with hot dogs, hamburgers and remembrance wreaths. Yeah, the older this goddamn country gets the more immature it fucking gets!

        I hope that I did not ‘adversely’ answer your comment of which I thank you so kindly for posting. Good to see you! And I do remember that you did indeed have a problem with that Vietnam War shit! It’s just goddamn mindboggling what some of us find fucking ‘honorable’.

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  2. In my opinion, both Memorial Day and Veterans Day are obscene holidays given the shameless way we treat our American troops. When both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were boiling simultaneously both the Bush and Obama pentagon had this stop loss provision where GI’s couldn’t get out of the service, even when their term of service was up. Even worse, they were sending troops back for 7 and 8 tours of front line duty – whereas historically US GIs have never been expected to do more than one tour on the battlefield lasting at most a year.

    A lot of these people they were redeploying had traumatic brain damage from head injuries, PTSD and suicidal depression. The pentagon just put them on antidepressants and antipsychotics and sent them back to the front line anyway. And then the suicides. A lot of them killed themselves – by overdosing on their antipsychotics – just to keep from being sent back.

    Once they were finally discharged the treatment they got though the VA was atrocious. I assume people have heard about the latest scandals – how VAs were rigging the waiting lists to conceal the fact that GIs were major battle-related conditions weren’t getting medical treatment.

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    • Thank you Dr. Bramhall and you are right again! It is shameless what is done to those who for whatever reasons, signed on to fight for a country that couldn’t care less about them. They are fighting for what I do not know. I don’t even think they know. Oh, they’re told about glory and honor and what a privilege it is to serve your country. Make your country proud. Go out there and engage the enemy. Whose enemy? What enemy? An enemy of mine? What have they done and where is this enemy of mine? The enemy is a made-up enemy, a fabrication, a lie, like a WMDs lie! How many women are widowed in Iraq? How many children are orphans in Iraq? How many women are dead in Iraq? Where is the honor in this? Was it a privilege to kill women and children? Was it an honor to make orphans out of children? Was it an honor to establish Starbucks in Iraq? Was it an honor to make worthless Dick Cheney’s friends at Halliburton have even deeper pockets?

      And what about the honor of cutting off body parts of dead Afghan civilians? Where was the honor in that? Where is the honor in calling the Afghan people, ‘sand niggers’? America starts a war in another country, commits unspeakable atrocities against those people and then have the audacity to call them names? That shit is honorable? What Chelsea Manning, alone, exposed was sickening beyond belief. But there is some supposed ‘honor’ in all of this? I fucking beg to differ! What honor and glory and sacrifice is there in killing people who have done no harm to America or Americans? There is none. And yet, they will still sign up and do the killing initiated by shits like Cheney, Bush and Obama and whoever will come after Obama’s filthy, lying ass!

      Yes, Dr. Bramhall, I read about that VA mess, but then again, the VA is always embroiled in some shit. So, this didn’t surprise me! I just wish that it did.

      Again, I thank you so much for that most enlightening comment! You are as ever, spot on!

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    • > VA UNDERFUNDING <
      The Veterans Administration is a very fine single payer care system.
      Every American citizen should have full coverage under it.
      The ONLY THING WRONG is that the VA is continually underfunded by those
      who would destroy it! They hate the VA and want to privatize it and everything else
      they think they can get their greedy, chubby old paws on.
      http://veteransforcommonsense.org/2012/03/01/panel-told-of-troubling-va-underfunding/

      The GOPigs have constantly cut VA funding! They direly hate former General Shinseki
      because he clashed with Donald Rumsfeld and blew the whistle on the criminal
      Bush administrations' lies concerning their estimated cost for their planned war in Iran.
      . . . and they are now out to get him dismissed yet again!

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  3. “What has happened, that you are full of even more hatred and revenge than I once was?”

    ONCE was? Did you say, “once,” was? Let’s clarify something here, shall we? When you first came onto this here blog of mine, you stated that you had been banned from the vine. Well, that must have been quite a fete especially since the new format allows for less monitoring by the administrators and yet, you managed to get banned. Not to mention, you have the unmitigated gall to post comments to me about my ‘hatred and revenge’ and yet, you’ve what? Run out of available nice and friendly ‘unca’ attachments and decided to call yourself, “uncaadverse?”

    Let me see, what does ‘adverse’ mean, eh?

    ad·verse

    /adˈvərs,ˈadvərs/

    adjective

    adjective: adverse

    preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable.
    “taxes are having an adverse effect on production”

    •harmful, dangerous, injurious, detrimental, hurtful, negative, deleterious
    “the drug’s adverse side effects”

    •hostile, unfavorable, antagonistic, unfriendly, ill-disposed, negative
    “an adverse response from the public”

    So, you are declaring yourself to be ‘harmful, dangerous, injurious, detrimental, hurtful, negative, hostile unfriendly and ill-disposed’. Isn’t this what got you banned? Where is your sunshine, flowers and ‘beauty all around you’ bullshit? That’s not what being ‘adverse’ is all about, now is it? Don’t call yourself ‘adverse’ and then preach to me about what I’m supposedly filled with. You don’t know a goddamn thing about me and if what you see here, you’ve a problem with, then get to steppin’! You won’t be missed. If I’ve stated it once, I’ve stated it a million times, this here blog ain’t no goddamn democracy. It’s a goddamn dictatorship and I’m the goddamn dictator, see? So, don’t come all up in here with your psycho babble castigating me for shit you don’t know a goddamn thing about! Now, move your ‘adverse’ ass along and don’t come back this way again! Consider yourself ‘banned’ but then that’s nothing new to you!

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  4. Americans understand that Memorial Day, or “Decoration Day,” as my parents called it, has something to do with honoring the nation’s war dead. It is also a day devoted to picnics, road races, commencements, and double-headers. But where did it begin, who created it, and why?

    As a nation we are at war now, but for most Americans the scale of death and suffering in this seemingly endless wartime belongs to other people far away, or to people in other neighborhoods. Collectively, we are not even allowed to see our war dead today. That was not the case in 1865.

    At the end of the Civil War the dead were everywhere, some in half buried coffins and some visible only as unidentified bones strewn on the killing fields of Virginia or Georgia. Americans, north and south, faced an enormous spiritual and logistical challenge of memorialization. The dead were visible by their massive absence. Approximately 620,000 soldiers died in the war. American deaths in all other wars combined through the Korean conflict totaled 606,000. If the same number of Americans per capita had died in Vietnam as died in the Civil War, 4 million names would be on the Vietnam Memorial. The most immediate legacy of the Civil War was its slaughter and how remember it.

    War kills people and destroys human creation; but as though mocking war’s devastation, flowers inevitably bloom through its ruins. After a long siege, a prolonged bombardment for months from all around the harbor, and numerous fires, the beautiful port city of Charleston, South Carolina, where the war had begun in April, 1861, lay in ruin by the spring of 1865. The city was largely abandoned by white residents by late February. Among the first troops to enter and march up Meeting Street singing liberation songs was the Twenty First U. S. Colored Infantry; their commander accepted the formal surrender of the city.

    Thousands of black Charlestonians, most former slaves, remained in the city and conducted a series of commemorations to declare their sense of the meaning of the war. The largest of these events, and unknown until some extraordinary luck in my recent research, took place on May 1, 1865. During the final year of the war, the Confederates had converted the planters’ horse track, the Washington Race Course and Jockey Club, into an outdoor prison. Union soldiers were kept in horrible conditions in the interior of the track; at least 257 died of exposure and disease and were hastily buried in a mass grave behind the grandstand. Some twenty-eight black workmen went to the site, re-buried the Union dead properly, and built a high fence around the cemetery. They whitewashed the fence and built an archway over an entrance on which they inscribed the words, “Martyrs of the Race Course.”

    Then, black Charlestonians in cooperation with white missionaries and teachers, staged an unforgettable parade of 10,000 people on the slaveholders’ race course. The symbolic power of the low-country planter aristocracy’s horse track (where they had displayed their wealth, leisure, and influence) was not lost on the freedpeople. A New York Tribune correspondent witnessed the event, describing “a procession of friends and mourners as South Carolina and the United States never saw before.”

    At 9 am on May 1, the procession stepped off led by three thousand black schoolchildren carrying arm loads of roses and singing “John Brown’s Body.” The children were followed by several hundred black women with baskets of flowers, wreaths and crosses. Then came black men marching in cadence, followed by contingents of Union infantry and other black and white citizens. As many as possible gathering in the cemetery enclosure; a childrens’ choir sang “We’ll Rally around the Flag,” the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and several spirituals before several black ministers read from scripture. No record survives of which biblical passages rung out in the warm spring air, but the spirit of Leviticus 25 was surely present at those burial rites: “for it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you… in the year of this jubilee he shall return every man unto his own possession.”

    Following the solemn dedication the crowd dispersed into the infield and did what many of us do on Memorial Day: they enjoyed picnics, listened to speeches, and watched soldiers drill. Among the full brigade of Union infantry participating was the famous 54th Massachusetts and the 34th and 104th U.S. Colored Troops, who performed a special double-columned march around the gravesite. The war was over, and Decoration Day had been founded by African Americans in a ritual of remembrance and consecration. The war, they had boldly announced, had been all about the triumph of their emancipation over a slaveholders’ republic, and not about state rights, defense of home, nor merely soldiers’ valor and sacrifice.

    According to a reminiscence written long after the fact, “several slight disturbances” occurred during the ceremonies on this first Decoration Day, as well as “much harsh talk about the event locally afterward.” But a measure of how white Charlestonians suppressed from memory this founding in favor of their own creation of the practice later came fifty-one years afterward, when the president of the Ladies Memorial Association of Charleston received an inquiry about the May 1, 1865 parade. A United Daughters of the Confederacy official from New Orleans wanted to know if it was true that blacks had engaged in such a burial rite. Mrs. S. C. Beckwith responded tersely: “I regret that I was unable to gather any official information in answer to this.” In the struggle over memory and meaning in any society, some stories just get lost while others attain mainstream dominance.

    Officially, as a national holiday, Memorial Day emerged in 1868 when General John A. Logan, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union veterans organization, called on all former northern soldiers and their communities to conduct ceremonies and decorate graves of their dead comrades. On May 30, 1868, when flowers were plentiful, funereal ceremonies were attended by thousands of people in 183 cemeteries in twenty-seven states. The following year, some 336 cities and towns in thirty-one states, including the South, arranged parades and orations. The observance grew manifold with time. In the South Confederate Memorial Day took shape on three different dates: on April 26 in many deep South states, the anniversary of General Joseph Johnston’s final surrender to General William T. Sherman; on May 10 in South and North Carolina, the birthday of Stonewall Jackson; and on June 3 in Virginia, the birthday of Jefferson Davis.

    Over time several American towns, north and south, claimed to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. But all of them commemorate cemetery decoration events from 1866. Pride of place as the first large scale ritual of Decoration Day, therefore, goes to African Americans in Charleston. By their labor, their words, their songs, and their solemn parade of flowers and marching feet on their former owners’ race course, they created for themselves, and for us, the Independence Day of the Second American Revolution.

    The old race track is still there — an oval roadway in Hampton Park in Charleston, named for Wade Hampton, former Confederate general and the white supremacist Redeemer governor of South Carolina after the end of Reconstruction. The lovely park sits adjacent to the Citadel, the military academy of South Carolina, and cadets can be seen jogging on the old track any day of the week. The old gravesite dedicated to the “Martyrs of the Race Course” is gone; those Union dead were reinterred in the 1880s to a national cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina. Some stories endure, some disappear, some are rediscovered in dusty archives, the pages of old newspapers, and in oral history. All such stories as the First Decoration Day are but prelude to future reckonings. All memory is prelude.
    This was written by David W. Blight. I thought it was an interesting read.

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    • Well, Prince, that’s a nice long comment and all, but in my opinion the way to ‘honor’ the war dead is to stop enlisting in the military to fight in some war started by some rich shits who will never see the battlefields but who don’t have a problem sending someone else’s sons and daughters into harms way and for what? Natural resources? Oil certainly comes to mind.

      So, yes! Everybody! Gather around tomorrow! We are going to ‘honor’ the war dead by having a cookout and eating some hot dogs, burgers and barbeque because we are so extremely sorry that the war dead are dead that we are still trying to find something, somewhere to start yet ANOTHER war over and we will and the stupid grunts and cannon fodder will hop to it and the warmongers will smile and pat them on the head or what’s left of it, IF they return from whatever foreign lands they were sent to and we will once again, honor them on Veteran’s Day. So, save some hotdogs and burgers, don’t eat them all tomorrow! We’ve got Veteran’s Day coming up, November 11th! Celebration time for the veterans who are homeless, mentally ill and otherwise fucked up and some more shit. Help a vet? Eat a burger! Help a vet? Eat a hotdog! You get the idea! Don’t feed, house, clothe and care for those who made it back. Eat a hotdog for ’em, that’ll help ’em for sure!

      Here’s another idea! Why don’t we honor the war dead by making sure that those who fought in wars come back to decent health care and to a goddamn roof over their head. Fuck parades and cookouts and flag waving, those people need health care, housing, and some more shit! But go ahead America, expand your waistlines some more with some GMO shit to celebrate the war dead. There’s gonna be plenty more in the years ahead. Yeah, so get hopping!

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  5. Well, Prince, as has been stated, I am so filled with “hatred and revenge,” I am unable to attend the ‘celebrations’ as I would just put a damper on everything, what with my refusing to wave a goddamn worthless ass flag, down a goddamn hot dog made of who the fuck knows what and finish it off with that great American apple pie of which is full of pesticides that I’d have to choke down and then get up and make my way over to the parade grounds to scream and yell about how thankful I am that innocent men, women and children were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan who were on their way over here to fuck my ass up, I suppose because just why the hell were we in Iraq and still in Afghanistan?! Gee fucking whiz, I am so fucking thankful that that shit was staved off by our fearless military that went abroad and fucked up all those innocent Iraqi and Afghan civilians all over some bullshit! Yeah, and I’m the one who is so filled with ‘hatred and revenge’ but that shit ain’t on me ’cause I didn’t fucking enlist to fight some goddamn rich white motherfucker’s war!

    If a motherfucker wants to ‘label’ me, ‘label’ me unpatriotic, PLEASE! Goddamn it!!!

    Oh and thank you for your comment. Much appreciated. Like I always say, it is fucking war! Ain’t no goddamn peace!!

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  6. My mother died on Memorial Day 15 years ago and THAT gives me reason to celebrate! 😉

    And I choose to honor my son who died b/c of the Vietnam war — damn right NO MORE WARS as the WRONG people are dying b/c of them!

    Pwr 2 the DYING peons!
    GUILLOTINE ALL WARS!

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    • Wolfess, you are a mess! I know what that wink means, indeed I do!

      I just wish that the military grunts would take a stand and lay down their weapons and tell the warmongers to go straight to hell as they are hell bent on trying to send America’s sons and daughters into war hell. It makes no sense that in this day and age with so much information at our fingertips that we still can’t see that we are fighting for some nasty ass shits to gain the upper hand in foreign lands that we got no business in. It is seriously fucking mindboggling to me that they just will not get it! Their government couldn’t give a goddamn about its cannon fodder. That is well documented. Just as Dr. Bramhall stated, look at how they are treated and look at the latest Veterans Administration scandal. That agency is embroiled in a scandal every other day and yet, Obama “is taking the situation seriously!” Yeah, right! The only things he takes seriously is what his handlers tell him to and what’s wrong at the VA ain’t at the top of their list of things to correct.

      The Vietnam War was a shameless waste of life and for what? I’m still unsure as to why we were even in Vietnam. I’ve done a bit of research but nothing that I’ve read makes sense to me. Of course Vietnam was before my time, but yet here we are, still fighting wars, having learned not a goddamn thing. I am just so damn tired of the waste in human lives. Life should be more sacred than it obviously is to us and worth so much more than a parade of hot dog eating, flag waving celebrants. Sigh! I fucking despair of us!!!

      Thank you for your comment and this may seen trite, but I am sorry for your loss even at this late date.

      Take care!

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  7. About the Vietnam war … LBJ is the reason it escalated as he lied about the Gulf of Tonkin incident (kinda like the shrub and WMDs); I’ve also heard that the Vietnam War was so that Dow and Monsanto could test Agent Orange and there’s probably a grain of truth to that but I’m really not sure the degree to which it is true.
    I also think that many kids graduating from HS are going in the service b/c there are no decent jobs over here and I think they’re figuring they’ll get some kind of training in the service plus the GI Bill. Once again, thanks to the oligarchs we peons are being pushed further and further into the corner with no way to have even the semblance of a decent life. The revolution can’t come soon enough!

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    • I believe it was more than likely started over lies, lies and damn lies AND Monsanto’s and Dow’s shit! They weren’t making that shit that they sprayed over there in Vietnam just to see it lying around in warehouses. This is exactly what I mean when I say that the grunts fight the wars that some nasty ass rich shits start. I’ll take no part in that fucking shit! Hell no!

      The problem with the kids graduating from high school and finding that the only alternative to starving is to enlist in the military is that enlisting ain’t all it’s hyped up to be. For those who enlist, their pay would equal burger flipping pay and a half ass job can always be found at Micky Ds or another fast food shithole. The new recruits families are eligible for food stamps, so I don’t see the incentive. We don’t take care of those who have no skills and who enlist and even if they have skills, if they somehow make it back from endless deployments, they’re fucked up and we don’t do much to assist them. Many of them end up destitute and homeless. I know this for a fact.

      In my opinion, it is more honorable to flip a goddamn burger than to don a military uniform, grab a weapon and commence to killing innocent people who’ve done not a goddamn thing to this fucked up country and I don’t even know who could fuck up this country worse than the worthless shits who we supposedly elect to run it!

      This link proves my point about military pay.
      http://money.msn.com/saving-money-tips/post–military-families-use-record-number-of-food-stamps

      It was taken from this post:https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/oh-how-we-take-care-of-our-own/

      That is pitiful, just fucking pitiful. So, yeah, so much incentive to enlist to kill.

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  8. Mike joined the army back in ’69 to get away from his parents — I tried to talk him into going to Canada instead of joining the army, but for whatever reason, he decided it would be better to go fuck up all our lives by being in both Korea and Vietnam when they were spraying that shit! He had GI Bill benefits when he got home but he was so fucked up in the head he couldn’t even sit for an hour, let alone take notes, write papers and pass tests! Like you said, we peons bear the brunt of the wars the narcissistic hoarding dregs start and they’re too busy looking down their aquiline noses at us to bother seeing what their retardation has done to all of us!
    I guess these kids figure it’s more honorable to go fight a war that never should have been started than it is to flip burgers …

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