It seems as though Memorial Day is a real focal point for our collective confusion and anguish around the issue of war. We all know (vaguely or with clarity) that war is outrageous and wrong, yet we acquiesce almost by necessity, as no one around is seems to be upset about it at all. Even talking about it as a real concern could invite being marginalized by friends and family.
Chris Hayes, of MSNBC interviewed Lt. Col Steve Beck, whose job is to notify military families of the death of their ones. Hayes stated on air, Sunday, that he felt uncomfortable with the word hero, used by Beck, to describe the deceased American soldiers, fearing this label is promoted and manipulated to justify more war. After the predictable fire storm following his comments, he was forced, Monday, to apologize. I state here and now that no force on earth could force me to apologize for saying that the wargames manipulated behind layers of media, monetary and military propoganda which enrich and empower the psychopaths in charge, are no longer tolerable to any thinking person. Who are they? Some names you would recognize, others, not. They have no allegiance to any country or flag. Most are not elected, or even appointed. When will we wake up? It matters not what label we choose for the fallen, nor what banner we wave. If, through the pain that is born of great loss, we, the living, can begin to gain the strength, courage and will to say no to war, the sacrifices of the fallen are not in vain. Please research the Bildeberger Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the IMF and the Federal Reserve Bank.