Unfortunately, some have been infected with the poison of that which passes for the defense of liberty, but is anything but. It has been said that there is no one who is more enslaved than one that has become convinced that the restrictions imposed upon them by authoritarian government edict actually enhances their freedom.
When we see people that have been infected with the poison that tyrants succeed in imposing on the thinking of some, we can try to set them straight, but in the final analysis, because we all lead busy lives, and have our own limitations, there is only so much we can do to convince them that they have been mislead in directions that not only are not in their own best interests, but are damaging to the overall cause of liberty for everyone, along with the useless loss of life, debilitating injuries and economic damage.
Accordingly submitted is a link to someone who has greater ability than most to explain our current day issues and how we should think about them:
gcnlive com/mediaPlayers/odPlayer php?program=powerHour (replace the spaces with a period to access)
It is guaranteed that any who currently have unquestioning support for Middle East events will have their views greatly changed by listening at the above link over a period of time. That goes for any wars that any nation in recent history has been involved in because those in leadership positions have had more than just defense of a country’s national interests in mind. When central bankers fund both sides in a conflict for their own self interest this is NOT an issue of defending national interests, and in particular what we as Americans value, our liberty. While such actions are, by definition, treason, it is NEVER applied to banking interests, despite the consequential suffering imposed on those who are fed lies that are so deviously and massively spread by their mass media puppets.
I wholeheartedly agree with you Hapi. Just the other day, I was on line at court paying a $50 fine for exercsing my freedom by not wearing a seatbelt (gubmint tax) and at the other window were a young guy and a girl (both Marines) and were in recruiting mode to some poor sap also in line. The guy talking was real slick and trying to woo this kid into service.
I looked at the man standing next to me and said "I'm glad that ain't my son" (speaking of the Marine recruiter) and I look the kid right in the eye and the guy remarked "me too".
So the snippy little broad chimes in with her mouth and said "and what's your son doing now? (as if anything BUT being a Marine was noble). This chick looked like the Military was her only ticket out of some poor Mississippi farm town for her and the male recruited was g a y.
So anyway I told her... my boy works for his daddy and is up in Franklinton, LA right now at a car auction with about $25,000 of his daddy's money (mine) and he's gonna pick up some cars to sell at his uncle's (my brother in law) service station.
So she replies... "well I guess not everyone can make it as a Marine" and I replied, "You're being used by the Government and you don't even recognize it because you're young and you think you know it all... but I pray for your parents and for you that you don't end up in a casket fighting over some sand dune in the middle east."
C9 said: …"well I guess not everyone can make it as a Marine" and I replied, "You're being used by the Government and you don't even recognize it because you're young and you think you know it all... but I pray for your parents and for you that you don't end up in a casket fighting over some sand dune in the middle east."
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
While all would agree that we need to protect ourselves from external threats that would result in our deaths, or the destruction of our way of life, the “world policeman” role currently contains none of these issues based on our ability to repulse any such threats from without.
When we started as a country, and lived in peace with the Native Americans in the east, at least in some regions, there were threats from French interests in Canada allied with Canadian tribes which descended on some of the Colonies in murderous raids. Our friendly relations with Native Americans resulted in alliances that repulsed such attacks, and put an end to them. That is an example of a legitimate defense that actually has more chance of success and a peaceful ending. While the times are much different today, the general underlying principles are the same. Another way of looking at it was George Washington’s warning to steer clear of “foreign entanglements”. Washington, of course, was partly responsible for participating in repulsing the raids from Canadian tribes. He had a good sense of how becoming overextended in foreign conflicts was an overriding threat in an economic sense, having been through the currency destruction that took place during the American Revolution. Economic damage has more possibility of loss of sovereignty than do foreign armies.
The point is that some things are timeless in the way that they are approached.
you are a discrace to american freedom...my dad served and died so you could have youre freedom which you obviously dont deserve...he earned a purple heart for his courage of which you have none..may god have mercy on you.............