by Vidad MaGoodn
WASHINGTON (MNN) – Once again, Americans are firing up their barbecues in celebration of our pervasive cultural mythology.
“We’re remembering the men and women who died to keep us free,” says Marty Williams, a typical citizen.
In reality, however, Americans haven’t fought a necessary war in almost 200 years. And what sort of a free society bans indoor smoking, requires insane building regulations, taxes away half its citizen’s wealth though taxes and inflates the currency until basic necessities are painfully expensive? Don't ask that question this Memorial Day!
In reality, over the last fifty years, all the wars fought have actually been worthless.
Professor D. Mangood explains, “When it comes to maintaining our mindless patriotism, we need to believe that people are dying for something worthwhile. If we all realized that these countless deaths and maimings are only taking place to reinforce abstract ideologies, political ambitions, or to keep the dollar afloat, people would probably revolt.”
Mangood when on to state, “Trading lives for the freedom of their homeland seems like a good idea to most Americans. But when analyzed, how did fighting in Vietnam keep us from oppression? Or beating back the Germans in WWI and WWII? Was trading Hitler for Stalin worth so many lives? And it should be obvious on its face that deposing Saddam and destabilizing Iraq while threatening Iran equals a high-point of interventionist idiocy.”
But don’t tell that to Kate Waters. She lost a son in Iraq. “He was a hero,” she says with tears in her eyes, “his death is helping keep us free.”
Realists would argue, however, he actually died to help enrich contractors and the President’s globalist buddies.
President Bush claimed in a speech today “America is safer and freer because of our veterans.”
Sadly, their deaths and sacrifices represent nothing more than a perpetuation of the elitist schemes of world improvers and meddlers.
Mangood states, “The President should be apologizing to the nation for killing its youth, not pretending that their deaths were from some great ideal. If we really want to ‘support our troops,’ we would bring them home and stop putting them in harm’s way. When we’re invaded by someone, that’s the time to fight.”
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