I hate Veteran's Day

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    There should be nothing short of contempt for Veteran's Day. As long as it is not a day in fierce opposition to war, what the hell is it? How can you honor veterans if not by advocating the abolishment of war? Instead it's like a superficial pat on the back, gee nice job, we really appreciate it. This is such unthinking lunacy, do you remember Vietnam? The staggering loss of life? What was that for? Iraq, Afghanistan?

    Does anyone think anymore? Military personnel should ask themselves if there are legitimate reasons for the war in Afghanistan. Can you clearly state them and argue them to the opposition, can you support them with an ethical basis that would justify merciless acts of war? Does the global war on terror sound legitimate, or does it sound more like a propaganda line? There are avenues of discourse to have a critical discussion, but no, let's not even have that discussion. No let's honor the troops, support them, praise them, drown them in Old Glory. And yet and yet, who sends us to war? Politicians. Who trusts politicians? None of this makes any sense at all. If the foreign policy of America is evil, then our troops are dispatchers of evil. You can support a friend who is an addict without supporting their addiction.

    "How fortunate for leaders that men do not think" - Hitler
     
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    It started out as Armistice and/or Remembrance Day.
    To honor the end of the war to end all wars.
     
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    Ohhhh look! A sock! We haven't seen one of those for... well.... it must be hours!

    Hi connie! Do the board a favor and fuck off, mmmk?
     
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    What?
     
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    “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things, the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
    ― John Stuart Mill


    Looks like Mill nailed you, bloodribbon. :clap2:
     
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    Meh, it's a previously banned poster who just can't bear to be away from the gang.

    Sad, pathetic little critter who is just desperate for attention. :lol::lol:
     
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    Cry "Havoc!!" and let slip the dogs of mockery! :lol:
     
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    Con job?
     
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    That's such a deranged response I'm not even going to go there
     

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