VETERANS: Only vets should vote!

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What is something that a fictional chacter said that stuck with you ? [SERIOUS]

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“A soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not.” — Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.) and student, p. 26 Starship Troopers (1959) by Robert A. Heinlein 

This resonated with me. As a VietNam era vet, I realized that only vets should vote. I lost friends in the Republic of, had friends and relatives come back “different”, and even lost my best friend who went underground to avoid the draft.

Only vets should vote, because they UNDERSTAND (I’d use the Heinlein word ‘grok’) what it means to send young women and men in “harm’s way”. When politicians and bureaucrats vote for war, I’d hand them a rifle and say “OK, Pops, you go first!”

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POLITICAL: “Hanoi Jane”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/04/04/jane-fonda-vietnam-take-grave

Jane Fonda: I’ll Take Vietnam Photo Op Mistake ‘To My Grave’
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Jane Fonda has already apologized for posing with members of the Viet Cong, an act that permanently stained her among many Americans as “Hanoi Jane.”

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“There were no planes, the gun was not operable. It didn’t matter. This is an image that belied everything that I was,” Fonda said.

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Sorry, but even before this she was a vocal well-know “anti-war” activist.

I put that in quotes because like some many other “anti-war” activists, we see that they are not “anti-war” when the right party is in control. 

Argh!

A lot of people have been forever changed by this whole episode in history.

She should have the courtesy of just going quietly into that good night.

At the Final Judgment, everyone will have to answer for their sins.

As sinner, I don’t envy that process for anyone. I hope that I’m more consistent and honest than she’s been. 

Like the old joke, “I don’t’ have to outrun the bear; just you!”

Argh!

INSPIRATIONAL: Why be anti-war?

http://lewrockwell.com/whitehead/whitehead39.1.html

The Horror! The Horror! Must-See War Films
by John W. Whitehead

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Saving Private Ryan: The Invasion Sequence (1998). The long opening sequence of this film is unlike anything in any other Hollywood depiction of war. It’s 25 minutes of barely comprehensible chaos and mutilation. Many veterans have stated that it is the most accurate re-creation of an amphibious assault. Credit for this sequence goes mainly to director of photography Janusz Kaminski – to be shared with editor Michael Kahn, sound designer Gary Rydstrom, writer Robert Rodat and director Steven Spielberg. Beyond this – i.e., the other 150 minutes of the film – Saving Private Ryan is a run-of-the-mill movie.

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That opening sequence should convince anyone that war is the last option. The next time a politician or bureaucrat urges war, let them lead!

“We, The Sheeple” didn’t learn the lesson of Viet Nam, The Republic of.

55k of our best brightest warriors paid tuition. And ⅓ of the draft population went north or underground. It divided the nation and poisoned our souls.

When I hear them beat the War Drums for Syria, Iran, or whatever <insert name of favorite deity you favor> forsaken place they want our girls and boys to go die in, I get physically ill. In Fifth Grade, a Brother explained the “Just War” doctrine. He fought in the Pacific theater, and would say to us: “You JUST don’t understand. You know, but do not understand.” He was right. Many decades later, I know, but I don’t understand.

Dona Nobis Pacem!

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