We are all as Americans immersed in a matrix of militarism and imperialism since birth; to fight against it, then, is often seen as un-American.
Stop listening to the screech of war hawks. Invest in life instead of death.
We should not be sending any of our young men and women off to war unless it’s truly about the defense of our nation. Once we send them off to war, we need to take care of them always—not just on Veterans Day.
Young people turning 21 today have never known a time when America hasn’t been at war with somebody somewhere.
No matter which party claims victory, the true victor remains the military-industrial-Congressional complex.
We as a nation need to demand that military leaders serve with honor and integrity; this is far more important to the future of our military and our country than gargantuan military budgets and loads of exotic and expensive weaponry.
I believe that if Americans were really being honest on the issue, some might concede they actually miss the Cold War.
As a retired Air Force officer, let me tell you this: honor code or not, you can’t win a war with lies.