White Cop Punches White Woman In Her Head On The Beach! Gotta See This!

As long as cops were manhandling Black people, it was okay, but I wonder what the fallout will be over this!

We’re off to a great start for the Memorial Day Weekend, folks! It does not get much better than this; a cop beating a woman in the head for underage drinking.

Emily Weinman 20, of Philadelphia, was on a beach in Wildwood, NJ, celebrating Memorial Day when cops, who apparently, through ESP, sensed that she was underage and had alcohol in close proximity to her, pounced on her and ordered her to take a breathalyzer test, which she passed, but for some reason, the incident escalated to what we see in the video; a white cop beating the shit out of a white female on a beach.

How ironic. When I first started drinking, the age to consume wine and beer was 19 in my state(hard liquor, 21) and believe me, I had jugs of red wine stashed in my closet awaiting my pleasure. I guess the laws are different in different states but at 20, it seems to  me that a person should be able to drink if they are so inclined because after all, the recruitment age for the military is 18.

The federal law that can be manipulated in a case by case basis states that the minimum age for enlistment in the United States military is 17 (with parental consent) and 18 (without parental consent).

In a few hours, it will be Memorial Day, a day we honor those who were killed in service to this country and I am pretty sure that there were those who died at age 18. Why is it that we can die for this country at 18, but we cannot drink until age 21? Americans can be carried home in body bags after having been blown to bits in war and never see age 20, much less 21 and we have no problem with that, but a woman must get her head bashed because she is suspected of drinking on a beach at age 20. Something is really wrong with this just as something is really wrong with nearly everything about this country that we call, America, where young people, as young as 18, are sent off every day to foreign lands to either shoot someone or get shot at and that is perfectly fine, but they’d better not drink on a beach at age 20 because they risk getting exactly what Emily Weinman got, fists pounded into their head and arrested.

If you cannot understand that we have no rights, then something is wrong with you. If you can suit up and protect such as this, is it really worth it? Because when you suit up in that camouflage outfit given to you by the U.S. military, you are aiding and abetting the ‘elites’ who control this country and this world. You, along with cops all across America are making sure that Americans and the rest of the world stay in their place. America’s cops make sure that we don’t get any ideas that we are free in this stolen land just as the U.S. military grunts make sure that the world knows that it is not free from American hegemony.

We are about to celebrate the deaths of so many who died in vain. They died to protect a dying empire that should have died already but because they fill you with patriotic bullshit, you gladly give your lives up for something that doesn’t even exist and never did. America was founded on the blood of dead Indians, built up on the backs of Africa’s people and on Memorial Day, we are to celebrate the continuation of spilled blood, stolen land, terrorism, capitalism, police brutality, war crimes, corruption, lies, depravity, racism and murder. And they have made you ignore all of that by touting patriotism. Patriotism should be displayed for a country that stands for human rights, justice, liberty and freedom for ALL her citizens and that is not America, never America!

America’s flag is drenched in blood, her national anthem honors slavery and her people are castrated, indebted slaves to corporations and subject to brutality at a whim. Tell me, where is the honor in dying for this? There is none!

Millions of people have been murdered because of the color of their skin. Millions are imprisoned because of the color of their skin. Millions are hated because of the color of their skin. Is all of this because America’s founding fathers believed in liberty, justice and freedom for all? All would have included every shade of color from darkest Black to palest pink. But those of the darkest hue were never included in America’s founding documents; The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights. No matter that you can overlook a country so mired in evil and find something to be patriotic about, you are lying to yourself when it comes to the truth about this nation. Wave that flag of hypocrisy. Sing that anthem of slavery and boast about our military’s might, but there are those of us who will look on and think how foolish you are in your willful blindness because we know the truth of what this nation really stands for.

And finally, 20-year old Emily Weinstein, according to America’s laws, had no right to drink an alcoholic beverage on a beach, and the cops were well within their right to try and beat her head in for that, but if she were 18, she would have every right to join the U.S. Military and die in a foreign land. Which is worse? Drinking an alcoholic beverage on a beach at 20 or dying in a foreign land at age 18 because you joined the U.S. Military to protect the mistreatment and murder of millions of people?

We Celebrate Memorial Day!

We celebrate Memorial Day in honor of blood spilled.
And we stand silently by and watch those coffins, filled
with the bodies of dead soldiers who once knew joy
but then lined up as though they were a tin soldier toy.

We take this day to solemnly give thanks and praise
to those who willingly reduced on this earth, their numbered days.
What a wonder it is to be alive and to show our gratitude
while those who served this country lie in glorious solitude.

As we head to the store to buy flags made in Vietnam
to bestow upon the grave of the sacrificial lamb,
we honor the memory of every unknown soldier
by giving him a neighbor to lie beside him, shoulder to shoulder.

Why should we cease to inscribe names on yet another wall,
since it is so easy to produce another soldier to heed war’s call?
No, we must never truly show our gratitude for our war weary dead,
and to those whose body lives while their mind died instead.

So, eat your hotdogs and your apple pie and wave your flag
while another soldier is soon to be placed in a body bag.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

And here we go again! Taking a day to honor our war dead while still at war and so what have we learned? Not a goddamn thing! Monday, Trump’s depraved ass will solemnly place a wreath at the tomb of ‘The Unknown’ soldier; ‘The Unknowns’. And just which soldier did he know? What soldier did Obama or Bush know, either Bush, for that matter? Trump, after having just recently dropped the Mother Of All Bombs on Afghanistan and declared that more soldiers are necessary to fight some bogeymen that the U.S. trained and/or caused to be unleashed on the Middle East by way of the CIA will ‘borrow’ some dignity from somewhere just long enough to get through the hypocritical ceremony of the placing of the wreath. And then, it’s off to golfing and ordering some Big Macs.

Oh, how we really mean it when we “Thank a service man/woman for their service to this country” while we continue to add to their numbers because hardly any of us know a soldier who got him/herself killed in the line of ‘duty’ because it has always been some poor schmuck who was too dumb to understand that he’s still poor after having signed his life away and for what? Not a goddamn thing! Food stamps, a gun, a backpack and a flag to drape over his coffin. Yeah! Now, go eat your hot dog! Celebrate!

On Memorial Day, War Is ALWAYS Such A Blessing!

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War is always such a blessing
It never is distressing or depressing.
I know all too well that this is true.
War has been good for me and you.

You proudly give your lives up for the rich.
For us, life never is a bitch.
In a blaze of glory, you go out.
And really, that’s what it’s all about.

The drone operators are so brave
as they send little children to their grave.
Since the world has become a battleground,
the drums of war make a lovely throbbing sound.

Teach your sons and your daughters about their duty.
And one day, when they are dead, we’ll make a movie.
It will honor their brave and noble deeds.
The wounded, we shall see to all their needs.

Through war, we bring peace unto this earth.
And though you break out in dubious peals of mirth,
the last laugh will always be on you,
for none of what is written is ever true.

When we put a lethal weapon in your hand,
and send you to die in a foreign land,
your life means nothing, you should know,
but you never give pause, you just go.

War is not only just a blessing,
to us, it is also quite refreshing,
that you are so willingly prostituted,
and it’s all because you are just too stupid,
to understand that if it were not for you,
no drone would ever strike on cue!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Yes indeed, war IS ALWAYS such a blessing! War is a blessing because we get a day off to attend parades, eat hot dogs, drink beer and be thankful over how ‘free’ we are that we can still board an airplane after having been molested and radiated. We are free!

Yes indeed, war IS ALWAYS such a blessing! War is a blessing because we get to sit on our fat asses and forget about all the people who were killed by our sons protecting our ‘freedoms’ that we hold so dear such as the freedom to be arrested for committing NO crime and getting murdered as a result, such as was the case with Freddie Gray. Freddie Gray is not here to celebrate this day in remembrance of AmeriKKKa’s war dead because he is dead and who the hell knows why? What did Freddie Gray do wrong? I mean, he was in AmeriKKKa, right? Home of the ‘FREE’? The reason we are celebrating this day thanks to ALL those who died to give us these ‘freedoms’! Right? So, why is Freddie Gray, dead? I’ll leave this alone for awhile because I know some of you are confused and need some time to come up with THE answer; the RIGHT answer!

Yes indeed, war IS ALWAYS such a blessing for the warmongers and war hawks who are in bed with the makers of the war weapons(Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Crew), you know who the warmongers are. They are AmeriKKKa’s politicians; Barack ‘Nobel Peace Prize Insane’ Obadroner, KillarE ‘Whitewater scandal Benghazigate Emailgate Big ass Jockstrap’ Clinton, Bernie ‘I believe in the drone program’ Sanders, Combover ‘Build A Wall to Keep THOSE Illegals Out, Never mind us pink-assed motherfuckers, “Indians? What Indians?” TrumpDump! And who makes the war machine possible? Why, our sons and soon…our daughters because the military generals have said that it is high time women saw some combat action. And guess why women are now necessary for the military. Can’t guess? You’re celebrating WHY! The ‘troops’ are dead, dying and committing suicide from being fucked up in the head after having been deployed too many goddamn times! You don’t get that? No, of course you don’t because all you know is that today gave you an excuse to sit back and indulge in too much alcohol, hot dogs and sun! Burn motherfuckers! Burn! Because one of these days, your turn is coming. So, eat, drink and be merry since you don’t really give a damn for the war dead because if you did, the last thing you would be doing in honor of their memory, is eating, drinking and sitting at a goddamn parade!

In Memory…….

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In memory of the dead, who were sent to war
In memory of the dead, yet to be sent to war
In memory of the dead, who sent them to war
In memory of the dead, who will send you to war
In memory of the dead, who were bred for war
In memory of the dead, yet to be bred for war
In memory of peace that has yet to be the result of war

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

Do I really need to explain this???!!!!

Huddled In My Cloak Of Widowhood

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I will always remember you,
on this day over all other days.
A country that had always hated you
took your life and left me, your kids to raise.

Even in war, segregation was maintained.
You were not even equal in a combat zone.
But you gave your life anyway.
And all that’s left of you is a flag and a tombstone.

I knew you when you laughed and loved
but not the you who learned to shoot to kill.
And our children will never understand my pain
or the heartache that is a war widow’s bitter pill.

So many decades have come and gone.
And still, young men are sent to die.
It would seem that no one is paying attention.
They just heed yet another battle cry.

For some, today is all about hotdogs.
And for others, a day off is just as good.
But for me, I will spend this day alone,
huddled in my cloak of widowhood.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

“But..but..but..he was mentally ill! No, he was an ARMY DROPOUT!”

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Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself.

Cut the bullshit!

This hero-worshipped Army dropout was deemed fit; mentally and physically because he was accepted INTO Army boot camp and he wasn’t expelled, he dropped out! So, upon dropping out, he obtains guns, LEGALLY, studies the habits of ‘mass shooters’ and then becomes one. And the only thing that is said about all of this is that “He was mentally ill.” Oh how goddamn convenient it is to forget that he was prequalified for the Army, deemed fit enough; mentally and physically to be accepted and now all of a sudden, because he goes the fuck off and shoots up a community college, his mental status is hyped when his mental status was not a problem when he made himself available for military training and was accepted. Oh yes, down play the role that the military played in all of this. Focus on this TERRORIST’S mental illness that, apparently, got missed by the Army when he was being studied for overall fitness for the Army. Once again, the military and the U.S. government gets a goddamn free ass pass when it comes to not accepting responsibility for what those vile shits set in motion.

And now, there is a renewed call for background checks. What the hell for? Because when a military motherfucker goes the fuck off, he has access to guns because he was trained to be a hired killer and he can legally purchase as many guns as he can afford. And if a person is hell bent on obtaining a gun, how is a background check going to check the flow of guns via the Black Market? With gun violence rampant across America, it is way too late to close the barn door because this particular stallion has long since bolted and galloped away. What is the point in closing the barn door AFTER the stallion has bolted? We fucking never, ever learn to take a pro-active approach when we know that a re-active approach will NOT work. If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times, Amerikans are the most goddamn dumbest, most stupid shits to ever walk on this planet.

But I digress! Remember to posthumously thank this military hero on Veterans Day and on Memorial Day for his service. Thank the U.S. government via the U.S. military for accepting this terrorist into boot camp and for arming him and training him for a few weeks on how to kill and study up on ‘mass shooters’. Thank Barack Obama for being an excellent Commander-in-chief of the military brothel. Thank John ‘mad dog’ McCain and Lindsey ‘sucking McCain’s ass’ Graham for all the hard work they do in continuously promoting war, war and more war and lastly, thank yourselves, stupid Amerikans, because you are responsible for this continuing to happen. So shut the fuck up and dry up those fake ass tears since it is because of your continued apathy and complacency that is the reason this U.S. military trained terrorist filled some folks with holes and there you stood, just a weeping and a moaning and a’wondering WHY WHY WHY? You fucking know why but your stupid ass is just too damn selfish, self-serving and self-centered to concern yourself enough to put a stop to this. Your pretend outrage is just for the cameras and when CNN has put away the cameras, it’s back to business as usual until the next time. And there will be another one and another one and another one. And when it happens again, come right on back in here and I’ll give you your next reality pill and it’s real goddamn bitter, so swallow it down whole unless it’s you that gets filled with a different kind of ‘hole’, you dumb, stupid motherfuckers. And know this, I have no sympathy for ANY of the whacked, not a bit!

And now, I’m submitting my application to open up a gun store! Attention! All military personnel, your third gun is free! Lock and load!

This Military ‘Hero’ Needs A Defense Fund!

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Read the article and then contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office in Sullivan County Tennessee and ask for this military hero’s inmate number and mail him some money for commissary. Also, his bail has been set at $1 million and so let’s get it paid since we voiced NOT one complaint when the U.S. military was training him to become a hired killer. We should have no complaints or whines about paying for his release so that we can host a parade for this military hero in every city and in every state in the land of patriotic, hypocritical bullshit!

Outfitted in camouflage and armed with a high-powered rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition, Robert Seth Denton fatally shot his mother, stepfather and grandmother while six children witnessed the carnage in the family’s double-wide mobile home in eastern Tennessee, a sheriff said Monday.

The 19-year-old suspect then went outside, laid down his weapon and camouflage jacket and walked to a neighboring trailer, where he told his grandfather he needed to call 911, Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson said.

Denton was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment.

Oh for crying out loud!!! What’s a little first-degree murder? What’s a little aggravated assault? What’s a little reckless endangerment? This is what we paid him to do! Why do we expect him to be able to differentiate between the ‘good’ guys and the ‘bad’ guys after we have turned him into a ‘killing machine’? This military hero should NOT be cooling his heels inside a jail. Now, where are the Veteran’s Day flag-waving morons that sit on the sidelines and cheer for heroes such as this one? Where are all the Memorial Day flag-waving morons that sit on the sidelines, eating hot dogs, apple pie and waving that patriotic rag, called the American flag? This hero could surely use your help in his hour of need. What is he guilty of? Murder? Why, MURDER is sanctioned by YOU! You would be ‘thanking’ him if he had killed some folks in the Middle East! What’s the problem? He can kill THEM, but not YOU? What makes YOU special? “You’re ‘family’,” you say! Well, apparently, someone was TOO late in telling Robert Seth Denton! And look at his mug shot! Not a hair out of place after having murdered three family members, been shot by his grandfather, taken to the hospital, treated for a gunshot wound to his arm AND arrested.  Do you have ANY idea what a Negro would be looking like right about now if HE had done THIS to a Caucasian family? Of course you do! He’d have been riddled with bullets and looking like Swiss cheese on a slab in the morgue and don’t you know it! But it was an obvious case of ‘easy does it’ with this Caucasian military hero! Now, get out your wallets and ‘bail’ this hero out!

“We have gained a lot of information that he has hated his mother for most of his life,” Anderson said. “He had made statements … over the years that he wanted to kill her.”

Authorities said the suspect had served a short stint in the Army, but didn’t provide any details about his work history outside the military.

Now, THAT is interesting. This military hero ‘hated his mother for most of his life’, and did nothing about it until he ‘had served a short stint in the Army’. Hmmmm….I am just NOT getting the connection! Is anybody getting the connection? Say what? The connection is that he already had feelings of ‘hatred’ for his mother and then the U.S. military trained him to be a killer and now it’s, “Bye-bye mommy and step-daddy AND granny!”

Robert Seth Denton, military hero, was only 19. It is my understanding that he could not have joined the military until he was 18 and at 19, he is in jail for murdering his mother, his stepfather and his granny? All I can say is, “He sure as hell learned quick!” Did he take the Army’s ‘Accelerated Killer Training Course’? Let me get this straight, he joined the Army at age 18 and at age 19, he is arrested for murdering three relatives while most of his siblings looked on. My guess would be that the silver lining to all of this is that he did not turn the gun on his siblings and their visitor and murder them as well.

A relative of the victim is questioning, “Why?”

“The question I have is: why? Why did he do it to them?” she said.

I have a suggestion, call Obama, he was this young man’s Commander-in-Chief and ask him why! Ask him why AmeriKKKa suits up her youngest and most fragile, turns them into killers and then lets them loose on unsuspecting people. Ask Barack Obama and John McCain and Lindsey Graham why your relatives are dead. Ask the other warmongers why your relatives are dead. Ask the AmeriKKKan people why they insist on worshipping killers; touting them as heroes and warriors for killing innocent people in foreign lands, but when they bust a cap all up in an AmeriKKKan ass, it is considered to be such a tragedy. No it’s not! Because if you consider this to be a tragedy then you would not continue to condone the training of your youth to kill. You would not continue to aid and abet this shit by celebrating with hotdogs, apple pie and parades that honor these trained killers!

Did you honestly think that the killing fever would leave them once they left boot camp? Once they returned from overseas military deployments? Once they have been taught to kill, kill, kill? Are you fucking serious?

Cleveland officer not guilty over deaths of two people shot at 137 times by police

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Brelo, 31, joined the Cleveland police department in 2007, having served in the marine corps in Iraq. He was charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter. Each count can carry a sentence of three to eight years in prison.

Brelo’s trial resulted from a police chase on 29 November 2012, when Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell led police on a 20-minute pursuit that involved 60 police cars and about 100 police officers. The chase began when their car, a 1979 Chevy Malibu, apparently backfired as it passed police headquarters in downtown Cleveland. THE NOISE WAS MISTAKEN FOR A GUNSHOT!!!!

Because of a fucked up car backfiring, these two Negroes, Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, were executed by an ex-marine turned killer cop and cleared of manslaughter charges! WHY? Of course no one is asking why this happened to these two because they had criminal records and so that right there gives Officer K.K. Klan every excuse in the world to execute them. And I will state it again. Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell were EXECUTED BECAUSE THEIR FUCKED UP CAR HAD THE AUDACITY TO BACKFIRE IN FRONT OF ‘OFFICIAL KLAN HEADQUARTERS’! That was against THE LAW AND PUNISHABLE BY FIRING SQUAD, which commenced all on their ass. Their car backfired, it was discovered that they were Negroes and it took 60 official Klan cars and about 100 official Klan officers to chase them and this particular piece of filth, Klan-Brelo, thanks to his MARINE, training went above and beyond the call of his ‘nigger killing duty’ and jumped up on the hood of the piece of shit vehicle and EXECUTED two negroes by firing his gun 49 times through the windshield at these two unarmed passengers who were shot at at least 137 times by the ‘official nigger killers’.
“Malissa and Timothy, there is no reason in the world for me to wish that you are resting in peace, for how could you?” And it would be no comfort for you to know that these military whores are also coming back from deployments or from boot camp and filling their own family members with bullets. It would be no comfort to you at all, but they are doing it and they will continue!”

Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell

If only Robert Seth Denton had joined the police force, he would be walking free!

 

So, continue to celebrate your flaming hypocrisy AmeriKKKa! Continue to consider yourselves to be blameless in what you enable, honor and worship and you will also continue to ask the question, “Why?” when the shit hits the fan, but ONLY when it hits the fan over some Caucasoid murdering his own family. Hug your killer boyfriends and husbands and sons and nephews when they step off the plane or when they return to you from ‘boot camp’. Yeah, you hug those killers and get out the Stars and Stripes and wave it back and forth, thanking them for killing you because YOU’RE NEXT!

Now, write in your will that you want to ‘thank’ ALL military personnel for their service in busting a cap all up in your ass! Bequeath to them some more of your money for commissary and bail because they are heroes, doncha know and then you can ‘rest in your peaceful dead slumber’, you stupid AmeriKKKan motherfuckers!

Happy Memorial Day To ISIS!

ISIS flagHappy Memorial Day to ISIS!
May you continue kicking ass.
I fly your flag on my front porch
and Uncle Sam can kiss MY ass!

The bombs are raining down
and here we celebrate our dead.
It’s now your turn to feel our wrath.
I’m why Middle Eastern blood is shed.

This here day is for the whores
that died on foreign shores
so that I can sit back
and watch parades and eat some chocolate s’mores.

We have learned not one damn thing
or so to me it would seem.
We’re in Iraq and Afghanistan
trying to spread America’s dream.

Don’t kid yourselves that you hate war.
If you did, where would you be?
Would you be in Iraq and Afghanistan
or would you be home with me?

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Yeah! I know, I am SO disrespectful! Bite me! What’s more disrespectful and hypocritical is the fact that the flag waving morons in America will set aside days to honor the ‘war dead’ but refuse to actually HONOR the ‘war dead’ by refusing to add to their numbers. So, while you wave your American flag, I’ll be waving the flag of ISIS. While you are downing apple pie and hotdogs, I’ll be sipping champagne and toasting ISIS! Kick ass ISIS! Kick ass! Oh and head on over to Saudi Arabia, they just love beheading over there since they’re the supreme beheaders. You’ve got to up the ante if you want to reign as the champion of all beheaders.

“Allahu Akbar!Death to the West!”

Let’s Fucking Celebrate!

Throw a hotdog on the grill for him. It'll end his homelessness.

Throw a hotdog on the grill for him. It’ll end his homelessness.


So, you want to honor the grateful war dead?
But you never put an end to why so many tears are shed.

Stop feeding the warmongers lust for power.
We fight for some shits who sit in an ivory tower.

Why the hell is ‘friendly fire’ such a fucking good thing?
And ‘collateral damage’ has a great sounding ring!

Get that goddamn modified hotdog down.
And wave a ‘made in China’ flag all over town.

What is there really to celebrate?
America’s desperate need to dominate?

Homeless vets walk the goddamn streets.
And here you sit eating Memorial Day treats.

What a goddamn way to memorialize the dead,
by ignoring homeless vets who are fucked up in the head.

You celebrate the rich who are swilling champagne,
while the families of the fallen are living with the pain.

Enjoy this holiday and throw some meat on the grill.
While those who made it home, don’t have a decent meal.

You’re so fucking hypocritical when you celebrate this day.
And tomorrow, a homeless vet, won’t have a place to stay!


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

Yeah! Let’s fucking celebrate! ‘Cause ain’t a goddamn veteran, homeless, hungry, mentally ill and some more shit! So, let’s fucking celebrate how fucking grateful we are to those who’ve died all over some bullshit and for those who make it back home, we are so fucking fine with their status of being fucked up and homeless. Eat a goddamn hot dog for THEM!! Fire up the grill and then pass some more laws tomorrow to make it more and more difficult for them to be homeless.

America is filled with some stupid ass shits! And I ain’t fucking bragging, I’m just fucking sayin’!!! We are celebrating!!!!

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.