RSS

That’s What. In response to What If?

21 Nov

I read and excellent blog. It was simple and made me start typing. Please read it. My reply turned into this post:

I used to stand behind all American Military action. It was easier that way. I could say point to the atrocities of socialism, the inhumanity of military despotism, or more simply to the thriving nation we were and ask how selfish it is to assume that only we are fit for such a blessed life. I do not do that anymore, not as a way to excuse our military action, anyway. I still believe socialism has killed many things, actual human the greatest and least forgivable, creativity and improvisation in the marketplace the most subtle. I can point to the facts of barbarism in any authoritarianism or monarchical government, usually done without a veil, and in defiance of the world’s standard. I do hold sacred the founding and intention of these United States. None of these are justifications for a policy of nation-building, interference, or occupation. In fact, using compassion to excuse political ambition makes a mockery of both.

I am the grandson of a veteran of the Pacific campaign, and a veteran of D-Day and Battle of the Bulge. I would encourage my son to follow his conscience, the way they did.

The questions you pose are very intriguing. Donald Trump does not command an army. His being rich does not give him sway over our army, negotiable concept, but him in particular, no way. Journos targeted for writing the truth? It does happen. They don’t get prosecuted in America, not usually, but they do get pushed to the margins and out of the mainstream, so persecuted is a valid word. In America children are being systematically hunted and killed by government, only in the form of a pious and benevolent public education system,- that one will have to be another discussion. As for real witnesses to our atrocities, sorry. The US drone attack campaign which has decimated more civilians than any of our invasions, continues to go on with impunity and very little coverage, so our children won’t have to witness it. War is Peace. That is the Orwellian slogan the two-party system has been selling as happy pills, to me there a suppository.

Advertisements
 
2 Comments

Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

2 responses to “That’s What. In response to What If?

  1. countingducks

    November 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I got pointed over here by another blog, “MyDutchLife” I think its called. Anyway. I like what you are saying

     
    • conhippy

      November 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you. I think I could take each one of the sentences and create a whole new blog. There so much information and each one of those topics could be broadened and discussed at length. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve read Atlas Shrugged and I’m now reading 1984. I also voted libertarian for the first time in my life this year.

       

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
即日審査キャッシング選りすぐり即日審査キャッシング選りすぐり »

A manifest for living for today in unison with your neighbors, brothers, and others.

Anti-Sophist

Demolishing Hype Questioning Reality

ipledgeafallegiance

When will we ever learn?: Common sense and nonsense about today's public schools in America.

Capitalism and Friedman

Dedicated to the Teachings of Milton Friedeman

bradypiper.wordpress.com/

This site is the dog’s pajamas because that's what this tagline says.

Xavier's Blog

"The resistance of the impoverished is not a voluntary phenomenon"

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma

hearts on sleeves club

If you wear your heart on your sleeve, join the club.

%d bloggers like this: