VETERANS: The Gooferment allows “Churches” that support the welfare / warfare state

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/11/laurence-m-vance/another-double-whammy/

Another Double Whammy
By Laurence M. Vance
November 3, 2022

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If you have the misfortune of attending the typical conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalist church on a Sunday before a military appreciation day (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day), you will see the church building and the grounds around the church decorated with American flags, hear special prayers offered for the troops, see military personnel and veterans recognized (especially if they wear their uniforms to church), read the church bulletin with an American flag on the cover, see men wearing cross and flag lapel pins, hear hymns of worship sung to the state, hear the choir singing a medley of patriotic songs, see video tributes to the troops, and hear the pianist play the song of each branch of the military during the offering.

But now, this Sunday, since it is also the Sunday before election day, you can expect to see and hear extra American flags adorning the church and grounds, admonitions to pray for America and government officials, a military color guard parading down the main aisle of the church to open the service, pastors reading the Declaration of Independence, pastors leading the congregation in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, men wearing American flag ties, local politicians in attendance (only Republicans, of course) being introduced and sometimes asked to come up and say a few words, and/or a military chaplain from the local base delivering the sermon.

Some churches will no doubt also sing Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem “God Bless the USA,” and they will sing it proudly because they are proud to be Americans where at least they know they’re free. (I can just picture Christians singing this in church in 2020 or 2021 with a mask on their face.)

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In my “eddycation”, I always thought that the Church was a “Champion of the People” against the King in the Middle Ages.  I think that in Lincoln’s “Civil War” (aka the war of northern aggression) that line was blurred.  That trend continued into WW1 when the Churches aligned themselves with the Gooferment.  Fast forward to the Viet Nam war when the Churches were big in the (Astroturf) antiwar movement against Nixon. LBJ just stepped into it.  At that point, the Deep State began to subvert the Church goers with a deliberate policy of eroding moral values.  Pedophilia in the Catholic Church took them out of education business.  And here we wind up with the various Churches supporting the “military”.   The Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats could care less about the troops or veterans.  Look at the MIA as an example.  So I think the writer is on to something.

Let’s separate Church and State!

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POLITICAL: How Americans perceive “war”

http://www.unz.com/article/nazis-on-the-backlot/

Nazis on the Backlot
How Hollywood has changed our perception of war
BY PHILIP GIRALDI • MAY 26, 2015

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Memorial Day used to be a somber occasion, dedicated to reflection and remembrance of those killed in America’s wars. Today it is instead a celebration of ongoing wars, a long shopping weekend and the unofficial start of summer. Part of the problem with America’s shifting perception of the price to be paid when one goes to war is that it has been shaped by Hollywood and video games, so much so that it has become divorced from the horrible reality of what happens when countries and peoples do their best to kill each other.

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My point is that when Americans think of war they think of something heroic and relatively painless unless you are somehow electrocuted by your PlayStation. There are no bad consequences arising from stomping on Afghans from a control center in Nevada. And if you screw up and kill a wedding party, so what? I am not advocating a salutary invasion of the United States to create an awareness of just how terrible war is, but a little more creative candor from the media, Hollywood and the political class might just help make the public think twice before it goes into that voting booth to pull the handle for Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush. Or Hillary.

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“WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.” –Major General Smedley Butler

Gooferment needs war to keep the Crony Capitalists pouring “campaign contributions” into the politicians and bureaucrats.

I have often blamed “giving women the right to vote” for the rise of “organized crime” because they pushed Prohibition and other “Progressive” causes. I add to that they have failed to stop us from going to war so many time. 

“Yes, when we get out of here. We’re going to have to fix that. You know we control something that can get it done. Not the ballot box, but the other box. (A giant sucking sound as pure Miss Marie used that very rude idiom.) We can end war.” — character “Marie” being anti-war in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 262

As I’ve aged, I’d like to think I’ve gotten wiser. 

And, one topic of growth is about the wars.

I don’t understand why “We, The Sheeple” can NOT wake up and see the rows of graves and ask “Why?”

You can trace it back to brainwashing, propaganda, and Gooferment Skrules.

It’s rooted in the FED printing press money that allows the Welfare / Warfare state to spend without restraint. (One reason for the FED was so that Gooferment could spend money without having to forcibly extract it from the people.)

SO how do we roll this back and put Gooferment back in avery small cage?

Have to end the FED. Have to end Gooferment Skrules. Have to bring all the girls and boys home now.

Be more like Switzerland.

Secession is the key. Just like the USSR imploded, so to will the USA. 

Argh! Not going to happen in my lifetime.

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GOVERNACIDE: Lat’s call it “Decoration Day” again; that should be the focus

http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/does-your-rep-really-believe-the-troops-are-fighting-for-freedom

May 25, 2012
Does Your Rep Really Believe the Troops Are Fighting for Freedom?
Posted by James Wilson

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Politicians send troops abroad to die. Then they bestow fake honor on them at home. It’s called Memorial Day.

Chances are EVERY member of Congress will be back in their district, pontificating and posing as a patriot, who values the sacrifice of the fallen.

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Maybe I’m a curmudgeon. Maybe I’m a cynic. Maybe I’m just a disagreeable SOB.

But I’m a vet.

And, I feel that I, and all other vets, were screwed by the political governing class.

The icon is Robert McNamara.

He knew the truth about “Viet Nam, Republic of”, but played along with the “gag”.

He confessed later on.

Too late for 55k boys who made the ultimate sacrifice because they weren’t in on the “gag”.

Ditto for WW1; Wilson’s war. Ditto for WW2; FDR’s war. Ditto for Korea; Truman’s war.

Sorry, but “We, The Sheeple” have put a stop to politician’s standing on the graves of a lot of good men and women to make their speeches.

Time to call them to account.

When the “enemy” arrives at the water’s edge, then, and only then, should we be asking the youth to defend their land.

Argh!

Un-patriotic?

Not in the least. 

Dissent is by definition patriotic.

Like Ron Paul says: “… first thing smoking coming in this direction …”!

Sorry, but I think the best way to honor Decoration Day is stop creating more graves to “decorate”.

And, the fact, that a charity has to pander on TV for funds to take care of the “wounded warriors”, is further national disgrace.

Tell me about how that’s fixed and the girls and boys aren’t wasting their blood, then you can celebrate “Memorial Day”.

Argh! To the n-th power.

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