Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Honor The Veterans Again?

And in between reading Resist Rikers and Campaign to Shut Down Rikers Protest Department of Correction and Mayor de Blasio's proposed harmful changes to Rikers Facebook event invites where that Campaign to Shut Down Rikers video says something like "The PEOPLE rise in Board hearing to expose Commissioner Ponte and Norman SeaBrook and the Mayor's plans for more repression on Rikers!" and "Campaign to Shut Down Rikers activists interrupt DOC Commissioner Ponte speaking on the proposed harmful reforms to the jail complex at today's Board of Corrections hearing. ‪#‎shutdownrikers‬ ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬" and an Observer article titled Rikers Island Leader Under Fire From Both Sides at Board of Correction Meeting and other headline news of the day, I realize that according to that Gregorian calendar on the wall that Veterans Day, another one of those patriotic flag waving holidays similar to Memorial Day has rolled around again this time of year, so much that I can just recycle the same No I am Not Going To Honor Veterans Day blagh post all over again in an attempt to maintain social media web 2.0 user generated content for this blog and my other blagh whenever blaghers block possible. No I am not going to honor war today. And what does this have to do with a No Police State.

Honor The Veterans?

I thought I heard someone say yesterday that today or tomorrow is Veterans Day, another one of those patriotic holidays where the flag wavers come out in force. Let me check the calendar to see. Oh yeah, the calendar says Veterans day is today. Is this day observed in America only, or is this day observed in the rest of the world also? And so I find myself reposting a posting I posted several months ago for Memorial day, another one of those patriot holidays where the American flag wavers come out in force. Veterans account for a majority of the homeless mentally ill population these days, and a majority of them are disabled now as a result. For what reason is this an honor to support? I consider myself antipsychiatricky and do not believe mental illness exists and that psychiatry kills and originates from Nazi Germany where psych cia trists were mass murderers in white coats as is the case today, and that the mental death system is also an extension of Orwellianism, where family members turn in family members, and neighbors turn in neighbors to the thought police for thought crimes. Psychiatry and psych trickery is an art and not a science. And so I would like to think of mental illness as problems in living. And I believe in the abolishment of forced psych cia trick treatment that is often cruel and inhumane. Therapy? The rap y? Y the rap? Therapist, The rapist. Mind Freedom is a great website to read for all things alternative to the mental death system. And so today is Memorial Day in America. I mean Veterans day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read "Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades". Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday, or the ultimate hate hour as George Orwell might say. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all, except for the fact that guns have been invented, the worst invention of an industry ever. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word "Patriot" have the word "Riot" in it? And why does the word "Military" militant militia have the word "Mal" in it? "Parens Patriae, father of the people", the guardian. That phrase seems to be the basis of an endless amount of death and suffering in the world; the protection of property or other material things. I saw Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day, I mean Veterans day. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Or it could just be about honoring those who did serve in an occasional "justified" war, such as WWII, where we were attacked by aggressors and had we not fought back would have suffered dire consequences.

Granted every war the U.S. has engaged since has been unwarranted, but until the early '70s with the draft, our young men were forced into a slave army. I was in that era when so many were pushed into the Vietnam conflict, which our leaders should not have engaged. However, go spit on the legislators not the grunts that did what they were forced to do.

I honor two veterans today, my uncle who was a bomber pilot in Europe and shot down in 1945 and my other uncle who was killed at 19 in the Pacific War.