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Some Further Elaboration on Nationalism and Militarism

I have some comments to follow up on my previous post regarding the authoritarian nationalists who don’t like NFL players “disrespecting the flag.”

On my point that U.S. military personnel did not “fight or die for the flag,” or fought or died “to protect our freedom.” No, they did not, even though most people are indoctrinated to believe that they did. But when people who actually believe in the truth, and that it is important to tell the truth, explain how it is not the case that U.S. soldiers did not fight or die to protect our freedom, the believers out there immediately react with anger. They don’t want their long-held beliefs questioned or challenged. I get that. But it still doesn’t make a myth become the truth.

For example, how did 58,000 American soldiers “die for our freedom” in Vietnam during the 1960s and ’70s? The very reason they were sent there was based on a lie, the Gulf of Tonkin so-called incident. They were sent there “to prevent the spread of communism,” even though when the war came to an end Vietnam was a North-and-South united communist Vietnam, and still is. It was all for a lie. And Vietnam did not attack or threaten the United States. It was not a defensive war which supposedly is the only moral justification to go to war, it was a war of aggression by the U.S. government. Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara and all the military bureaucrats at the time were war criminals. And, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger et al. the same.

But, for some reason, most of the population want to believe that their “leaders” are telling them the truth. “They wouldn’t send our brothers, our sons, our fathers off to war to die for lies (or for the profits of the “defense” industry, or the politicians’ egos).” So because of gullibility, the American people continued to support the war, except for a minority who didn’t. This is why Richard Nixon was reelected in a landslide.

And so the people didn’t learn from history. They didn’t learn from 58,000 U.S. soldiers dead for no good reason. And then the corrupt globalist warmonger President George H.W. Bush started his new war of aggression against Iraq in 1991, Iraq another country that didn’t attack or threaten us. That was to “protect the people of Kuwait from the invading Iraqis,” even though when I last checked Kuwait was not a U.S. state, a U.S. territory, and the U.S. Constitution doesn’t authorize a U.S. military to defend other nations. It was also in the name of protecting the oil, or restore stability in the Middle East, or blah blah blah. In that next war of 1991 started by George H.W. Bush, the U.S. military bombed and destroyed Iraqi civilian water and sewage treatment centers and the U.S. government imposed sanctions to prevent the Iraqis from rebuilding, which caused the use of untreated water which led to skyrocketing rates of infant mortality, cholera and other diseases and the deaths of hundreds of thousands by the mid-’90s. The bombings and sanctions on Iraq continued throughout the 1990s by President Bill Clinton, which caused hundreds of thousands more deaths. There probably wouldn’t have been a 9/11 had Bush not started that war. During the 1990s, people warned that those aggressions by the U.S. government in the Middle East could lead to terrorism or violence within our shores.

So then after 9/11, Bush’s son George W. Bush started a whole new unnecessary war of aggression against Iraq as well as a war on Afghanistan, along with other undeclared wars with military and CIA drones bombing and killing mostly innocent civilians in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and other places. So now we have thousands more U.S. soldiers returning in body bags for no good reason, except to get the younger Bush reelected and again give taxpayer dollars to the already-enriched parasites of the “defense” industry. So yes, most of the young Americans who have died in these wars of choice have not died “for the flag” or “to protect our freedom.” It is just the opposite, in fact, as they participated in a scheme in which bureaucrats have used the fear-mongering to escalate the police state, with one unconstitutional invasion after another. So our freedom is not protected, it has been made more vulnerable by these government actions, by starting wars against foreigners, bombing them and murdering their people, provoking them to retaliate. The U.S. government and military have been poking hornets’ nests in the Middle East and elsewhere.

So, in my previous post, I made a sarcastic remark toward the end, “Oh, we’re so morally superior than the rest of the world. Don’t ‘disrespect the flag!'” Well, the U.S. may be economically superior (and even that’s in doubt, when such prosperity is with phony monopoly money and bankster-controlled monetary central planning and a so-called dollar that is not backed by anything of actual value so it is really worthless, thus a very fragile “economic superiority”). And the U.S. may be technologically superior, but I don’t know about morally superior. We have a government that most Americans accept as “legitimate,” that steals the people’s earnings, imposes a police state on them, and starts wars of aggression against other countries and murders millions of foreigners.

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