On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 12:03 AM, LUDDITE wrote:
SUBJECT: FW: KISS Concert – Patriotic
And two inet forwards in the message:
>KISS CONCERT…. A GEM!!
>This was filmed in Iraq at a USO tour of a US Marine Base. If you believe in God and country, play it and spread it around.
>Just click below.
>God Bless America.
>>KISS CONCERT…. A GEM!!
>>Well, I got tears in my eyes! Who would have thought that KISS even knew the words or music to these songs!
>>No makeup and no costumes–just straight up!! It is truly worth a few minutes of your time to watch!
>>Don’t pass this one up! Kiss’ Military Salute. Some people may think that Gene Simmons & the band “KISS” were strange
>>people, but I think Gene got it right this time!This was filmed in Iraq at a USO tour of a US Marine Base. If you believe in
>>God and country, play it and spread it around. Just click below.
>>God Bless America.
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SO I RESPONDED:
Properly used, I’d be as big a flag waver as the next guy. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), since at least WW2, the politicians have USED the military as a prop. We’re getting a lot of good girls and boys killed and maimed so that “We, The Sheeple” can feel good and sing patriotic songs and pat themselves on the back. I watched the video and looked at the faces. How many of them are dead, wounded, or destroyed by PTSD now? Vets have to tin cup on TV for Wounded Warrior to try and put the pieces back together.
I guess I’ve finally grow up and like Dorthy keep looking behind the curtain. I keep seeing a crass manipulation of the booboisie.
Maybe I’m over reacting, but there’s now a big push to go to war with Iran. Ron Paul is painted as a crazy old coot because of his anti-war, anti-military adventurism, anti-foreign agression. And, we have chicken hawks running for office and pontificating on the boob tube advocating for war, who have never served a day in their lives. And whose children will never serve a day in their lives.
This video really put a knot in my shorts. I was at the AmLeg last night chatting with an 81 year old Korean War vet, and with both agreed that the politicians should be on the front line for this nonsense. And, they want women to have equal rights to come home in body bags.
We may not have the draft to scare kids, and the wars may look like video games, but they are just as deadly. And, like I say to old people about nursing homes, dying may not be the worst fate that can come about.
I feel I’m a patriot because I support the troops. I want them all home today. OK that’s not practical, tomorrow. Spike the guns and, as Ron Paul says, “catch the first thing smoking heading this way”. Or something like that.
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