Memorial Day 2015

Memorializing Wars For Israel

I feel pretty much the same way I felt in 2008, although, admittedly, I was wrong on the exponential rise in gas prices (it did hit around the $4.00 mark):

44-leave-no-child-behindMemorial Day is a day that usually instills patriotism and pride in country and fellow Americans with flag waving, parades, salutes and a whole barrage of special services and Memorials. I have experienced all of those feelings and can remember tremendous pride and love for America and its seeming care for the rest of the world’s lesser fortunate citizens. I remember going to the parades in my youth, then marching in many later. I would beam with pride and honor.

But as I began to mature, I began to see mindlessness in the flag waving because most people weren’t even sure what the day was even for. Even I could easily forget that the day was for remembering and memorializing the fallen of wars. It was originally a day called “Decoration Day” because people would go to cemeteries and decorate the graves of fallen soldiers and service members with flags and flowers in “memorial” of those folks.

The day (like Christmas) is now commercialized to a point that it basically represents (in years past) the weekend that kicks off summer and vacation season. People pile into cars and go to some destination that usually has little or nothing to do with decorating or remembering anything except for spending money. Amusement Parks normally get a big hit on this weekend. Down south it is basically warm enough to hit the beach and remember dolphin and crabs and decorate shells. I have personally “remembered” a few golf balls on this day (once playing with a friend who had a bag towel that was the stars and stripes… we were very patriotic).

Of course, there are those who still do the “Memorial Day” military extravaganzas, just as my dad (The Old Soldier) is 31149_123261484380979_100000913848112_119357_5983076_nvery involved with every year down around Birmingham. But I know and understand where he is coming from and I know him. I know what an illegal war did to him and the tragedy that war caused for me, my sister and my Mom. I know that he flatly agrees with this neocon agenda and it is those people who are the most unpatriotic that can be… for I can never understand how sending people to die for bullshit reasons is “patriotic”.

We had our “Decoration Day” last week down close to the river (my wife’s family’s old home site/church). Every year (this is common in the SE US), we honor everyone (not just vets) who have died and get together and eat, tell stories, have a blast. Today, I am not driving anywhere. I am not raising a flag half mast. I will not salute. I will not view a parade, even if the damn thing passes in front of my home. I am going to remember those that have fallen. Period.

I am going to think about the ones falling right now in these wars that should have never been, understanding that these new deaths, brought on by careless greed for money and power, are honored only in heart and mind and not through any mindless actions that have been brainwashed into society. Doing what the monsters want us to do is not patriotic, people. Enamored by their shiny little objects that grab our attention (like an illusionist tricking his audience) doesn’t mean we care about America and its fallen. That, in my opinion, is truly from within, no matter where you are standing at the moment.

patriotism_sheepYou will see politicians out today smothering us with flag pinned dreams of hope and change, but they have little intent of real change. Its all part of the hypnotizing show. People are coming out in droves to mingle and “touch” these people, like they are spiritual miracle doers… all-the-while thousands are losing their health care, becoming sick and dying. People losing their homes in record numbers. $12-15/gallon of gas looming, but no one talking about it, yet record profits for the Bush cronies and oil friends. Apocalyptic beliefs prevailing (both us and “them”) or imagined “enemies” (radical Islamics and the like) to scare the hell out of us rednecks. Spending ungodly amounts of our illegally taken “Income Taxes” to pay the interest on the money they are borrowing from China for these oil wars, while raping and pillaging the environment and resources.

Most importantly, this fake war for Democracy is killing our friends and family when they have no real business over there. None. All lies. All devious from the get-go. I want to remember them, even though their leaders are monsters and sacrificed them for their ill gotten gains and evil intent. So, I will not memorialize the “holiday”.

But I will walk across the street to speak to my neighbor who’s husband died in Nam and tell her how much I care about her and remember her husband. I WILL reach out to several folks via phone who have lost loved ones in a war and share my thoughts with them. I will read and consider stories offered by others and “remember” their heroes with them.

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13 thoughts on “Memorial Day 2015

  1. Memorial Day, like Christmas, has been turned into an obscenity, where we act like trained seals and worship the Pentagon death dealers that are nothing more than mercs fighting endless ‘Wars for Wall Street and Israel.’

    One of my favorite movies to watch on this death worshipping weekend is Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 “Paths of Glory,’ based on an incident during WWI, when French troops had seen enough and were revolting against being used for cannon fodder.

    ‘The Great War,’ the ‘War to end all wars.’ Or the ‘Good War.’ How many times have we heard that? I don’t own a US flag–just a Palestinian one–but if I did, I’d fly it upside down.


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  3. Just War Theory

    It is good to at least have an idea of what a just war is, even though we have not seen one in our lifetimes.

    “Clearly, the Christian ideal is total elimination of war and brotherly love among all people. However, in this imperfect world, war may be forced on those who do not desire it. Christian theologians St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) and St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) are primarily responsible for formulating the theory of the Just War which has remained the majority Christian approach to war to this day. There are many variations on the just war theory, but these are the basics:

    There must be a just cause for the war.
        War must be waged only in response to certain, grave and lasting damage inflicted by an aggressor.
        The motive for war must be advancement of good or avoidance of evil.
        The ultimate objective of war must be to bring peace.
        Revenge, revolt, a desire to harm, dominate, or exploit and similar things are not justification for war.
    Every possible means of peacefully settling the conflict must be exhausted first.
    There must be serious prospects of success; bloodshed without hope of victory cannot be justified.
    The war must be declared by a legitimate authority. Private individuals or groups should seek redress of their rights through their governments, not by acts of war.
    The war must not cause greater evil than the evil to be eliminated.
    Non-combatants (civilians) must not be intentionally harmed.
    Prisoners and conquered peoples must be treated justly. "

    Since, as Sister Lucy said, there is a “diabolical disorientation” among the leaders in this world and in the Church, we as individuals must do what we can in our everyday lives, in our seemingly small decisions and choices, to overcome and put down the injustice, the excessive economic or social inequalities, envy, distrust, and pride and greed raging among men and nations. This is how we can contribute to building up peace and avoiding war.

    “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:38-45)


    • Not that I agree with Augustine or the just war theory, the problem is that these points are but window dressing used by murderous, evil bastards to continue their murderous, evil ways. For millennia.

      If there hasn’t been a just war “seen one in our lifetimes”, yet the same excuse is used, that indicates to me that something is very wrong with the idea.

      But I am curious (and I don’t know how old you are), when WAS the last “just war”?


      • “If there hasn’t been a just war “seen one in our lifetimes”, yet the same excuse is used, that indicates to me that something is very wrong with the idea.”

        No, there is not something wrong with the idea. The idea adheres to the Truth Who is Christ. There is something wrong with fallen man who will not live by and cling to the Truth.
        “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

        “But I am curious (and I don’t know how old you are), when WAS the last “just war”? ”

        I really do not know. I have heard people defend the crusades and tell a side of the story that no one else does.

        I personally believe we cannot get right policy and right decisions from our leaders unless our leaders belong to Christ — heart, mind, body and soul and the people are praying unceasingly for them. The best record of a time of peace and harmonious living among men as best I can tell, with my extremely limited fund of knowledge about history, is the European monarchies of the Middle Ages, prior to the Great Enlightenment.

        I deliberately did NOT press the “Post Comment” button on the comment that I see now did post. The formatting did not come out right and I just gave up on trying to make it look right so I decided to leave the screen and not post my comment, a comment that I intended to be uplifting in some small way. It is OK, but I am curious as to how my comment got posted.


        • I’m glad you didn’t add “the good wars” (WWI and WWII). In those cases, it is twice as long as my lifetime. Going back to the years you suggest is certainly questionable, as well (due to the length of time and how history is “managed”). Sure people defend the Crusades. It was ghastly and murderous, with many saying it was worse than now (as far as prosecution and reason). Some might indicate that it is all the same (I would be one of that “some”).

          Personally, I have many problems with Augustine, especially the just war theory (and including his theories on hell).

          As for the comment. I, nor anyone else, can press the post comment button for you.


  4. Just Cause….sometimes stuff just happens…

    like a stool sculpture deity cult member like Mikey Weinstein…
    who Hates Jesus so much he can’t stand to hear a “Prayer” to
    Jesus in PUBLICK…!!!

    Dig this “JEW” {Turd} worshipping CHUTZPAH…

    A JUnited States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing
    “to remove a Bible verse on her computer” –
    a verse of Scripture the military determined
    “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.”

    {argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours}

    The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable –
    a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying
    a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament:

    “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”

    ADVERTISEMENT : Revelation 3:9 !! Joe Bob sez…check it out !!!

    Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014
    in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to
    “obey orders from a staff sergeant” to remove the Bible verses from her desk.

    She was found guilty of ….

    “failing to go to her appointed place of duty,
    disrespect toward a superior commissioned officer,
    and four specifications of disobeying the lawful order of a
    non-commissioned officer…..who “Jew” worships reflexively by remote control”
    curiously Jesus declares @ Matthew 13:39-43 that the TARES must go into the

    FIERY FURNACES….now isn’t it just a little obvious why so-called “JEWS”
    must hate Jesus…’cause Jesus started the Holocaust Dogma of Talmudic Judaism

    which is a “JUST WAR” by the Son’s of Light -Vs- the Son’s of Darkness



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