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25 May, 2009

Day of the Dead

By Cindy Sheehan

Just another day that glorifies the military industrial complex . . .

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Here in America we are definitely not freer because my son died, as a matter of fact, our nation can spy on us and our communications without a warrant or just cause, and we can't even bring a 3.6 ounce bottle of hand cream into an airport, or walk through a metal detector with our shoes on. Even if we do want to exercise our Bill of Rights, we are shoved into pre-designated "free speech" zones (NewSpeak for; STFU, unless you are well out of the way of what you want to protest and shoved into pens like cattle being led to slaughter), and oftentimes brutally treated if we decide we are entitled to "free speech" on every inch of American soil.

If you watch any one of the cable news networks this weekend between doing holiday weekend things, you will be subjected to images of row upon row of white headstones of dead US military lined up in perfect formation in the afterlife as they were in life. Patriotic music will swell and we will be reminded in script font to "Remember our heroes," or some such BS as that.

Before Casey was killed, a message like that would barely register in my consciousness as I rushed around preparing for Casey's birthday bar-be-que that became a family tradition since he was born on Memorial Day in 1979. If I had a vision of how Memorial Day and Casey's birthday would change for my family, I would have fled these violent shores to protect what was mine, not this murderous country's. Be my guest; look at those headstones with pride or indifference. I look at them now with horror, regret, pain and a longing for justice.

1 comment:

  1. The original foreign policy of WASP created America, as affirmed by President George Washington in his farewell address was to be one of non-intervention:

    But once a nation comes to be controlled by foreign Levantine bankers who print the currency and whose world-view is based upon personal profit above all (egoism vs. altruism), then unnecessary and insane wars are fomented and waged upon innocent nations (e.g., Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan...) resulting in the senseless deaths of American soldiers. The once noble vision of America--liberty, autarchy and isolationism dissolves into tyranny and globalism for the sole benefit of gangsters and lunatics.