Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thank You for Your Service? No Thanks!

It would be very difficult for me to think of any term that disgusted me more than those words uttered continuously in the presence of virtually any soldier in the United States: "Thank you for your service."

What service is actually being praised by those conditioned to say these empty words? Why are they thanking and praising nearly every soldier they see?

  • Is it because hatred of the U.S. is increasing, and new enemies are being created in the Middle East and all around the rest of the world?
  • Is it because thousands and thousands of innocent people are being killed now in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and many more are being threatened?
  • Is it because 20,000,000 to 30,000,000 foreigners, mostly innocent civilians, have died just since World War II due to U.S. interference and war?
  • Is it because indefinite detention without due process, torture, assassination, and rendition are now common and accepted practices?
  • Is it because suicide rates among American soldiers have increased 80% since the Iraq War began?
  • Is it because mental problems now send more military personnel to the hospital than any other cause?
  • Is it because destruction and separation of military families is rampant?
  • Is it because civil liberties have all but disappeared due to so-called terrorism legislation? (terror legislation would be more accurate)
  • Is it because of the creation of the USA PATRIOT Act, Military Commissions Act, NDAA, TSA, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS)?
  • Is it because of the massive buildup of killer drones abroad and at home?
  • Is it because the huge deficit spending to support multiple aggressive wars is causing economic chaos?
  • Is it because of the surging number of double amputees of American soldiers?
  • Is it because of increasing energy costs due to the United States unwarranted presence in the Middle East region?
  • Is it because the domestic police have now become a brutal militarized force, bent on controlling the entire population?

I could of course go on, but the picture is clear. Those who continue to believe the propaganda about all U.S. wars leading to the protection of freedom, and to our national security, are blinded by ignorance, and consumed by pathetic false patriotism. No U.S. wars have ever served the purpose of freedom; they have only served to destroy it.

Due to these wars of aggression and occupation, our freedoms are virtually non-existent today. We are spied upon, tracked, searched without warrant, sexually assaulted, and radiated. There are now checkpoints in many parts of the country where it is demanded that we "show our papers," and killer spy drones are filling our skies. Government agents and the military are patrolling all U.S. borders, and Blackhawk war helicopters sporting heavily armed soldiers hanging on tethers are flying over our cities.

Because of these wars, the government has gained enormous power, and continues its assault on liberty. A police state environment has taken hold, and if not curbed soon, will lead to Martial Law in the near future. The DHS has purchased enough killing ammunition to murder more than twice the population, and on the say so of one man, Americans can and are being assassinated. Why?

In order for our national security to be defended, we first have to be attacked. That has not happened. In order to protect freedom here at home, all foreign wars must cease, and all the government agencies and "terrorism" legislation created since 9/11 should be abolished immediately! Every U.S. base on foreign soil should be closed, and every troop stationed in another country should come home and enter the private sector. At least that would be a good start.

There is a reason that the young are sent as cannon fodder to die in the wars of the politicians, bankers, and corporations. They are less likely to challenge the orders they are given; orders meant to be obeyed regardless of the immoral nature of those demands, and regardless of the horrible consequences they will most certainly face. Those who "serve" do not serve the people who falsely praise them; they only serve one master, and that master is the nation state and its benefactors. It is not "we the people."

Thank you for your service? Absolutely not! We can’t afford any more of this kind of service!



  2. Well said.

    I'll add this:I would let them know that I and the MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC would not have voted to be in any wars (I am Canadian, but the same thing applies). Therefore, you are serving the elite bankers (money creators) who work to further enslave and control both the invader and the victim; you are working to support death and destruction, pain and poverty, and the enslavement and torture of regular civilians; and furthermore, you support the industries of war, death and destruction.

    If you are a soldier fighting in those wars attacking the poor nations of Africa and Asia, shame on you. And may some day you be repaid in full for the death, destruction and strife you have caused.

    People now try to comedically turn on its head the phrase "baby-killer", as some over-dramatic, 60's styled hippy activism chant. But sincerely, that is what they are.


  3. The unvarnished truth is that every soldier who died in these wars, died for nothing. They were used. Facing a truth like that is hard, though. Much easier to go on believing the lies.

  4. "American" soldiers get blamed for war crimes but who's really guilty?

    Who is targeting and killing unarmed civilians? Is it the same people targeting and killing US troops.

    2 years of missing videos from Anderson Cooper's blog that show Jewish snipers killing US soldiers in Iraq.

    Are IDF-trained dual citizenship jews allowed to serve in the US military? Are they working for Blackwater type military contractors?

    This article from FederalJack (via aangirfan) is an updated version of an old story that circulated around the internet in 2006. Read it and figure out what's going on and who's doing it.

  5. Right on, John! We are lied into wars we have no business fighting.

  6. @ Anonymous,

    That may be well and true - I don't doubt it that mossad and Israeli soldiers could be killing American soldiers.And sure, they aren't the top controllers.

    But that hasn't stopped the american soldiers from aiding and abetting in the killing of innocents, creating a swath of death and destruction. If you allow yourself to be used as a tool of the true bad guys . . . you are a bad guy. It would be different if these soldiers were conscripted - but they're not.


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