Nov. 11th —Veterans Day Reflections

— Respect and honor to those who’ve served, those who’ve sacrificed — stop using our military for economic gain!

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Veterans Day is much, much more than that!

Yes, indeed. We memorialize this day as a tribute to those who gave their lives, became injured or their families afflicted by answering America’s call. But it’s also about too many veterans who stand today in all kinds of disarray, discomfort and social disorder. It’s about those who struggle for housing, health-care, counseling, companionship without war stories and other well-needed services.

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War Has Changed

Today, war is different. It’s become sanitized. Boots on the ground today are not like the boots that were on the ground yesterday. In other words, somebody else, besides US troops, are doing the dying. The US controls the technology of war which produces most of the killing.

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Conclusion

“Blessed be the peacemakers for they shall inherit the earth,” and, especially, support anti-war politicians of which we see fewer of because today’s kind of war has become so sanitized it becomes ignored, accepted even.

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Founder of Climate Change Band; former NH State Rep; Supporter of Bernie Sanders & Standing Rock!

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