Junious Ricardo Stanton
Lovers of War
“Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.” President Dwight D Eisenhower’s Farewell Address January 17, 1961
As many of US citizens celebrate “Memorial Day”, a day set aside to remember the fallen soldiers in the countries numerous wars and hostile actions we really need to examine the significance, roots and origins of this so called holiday. Since its inception the United States has engaged in two hundred eighty four domestic and foreign wars/military actions. When you add the genocidal campaign against the Native Americans which total about seventy-seven and these include a series of wars against one or more tribal groups then add the times the militia were called in to suppress slave uprising by our ancestors who languished in brutal bondage you are looking at over three hundred sixty one wars and genocidal initiatives at home and around the world. Keep in mind this number doesn’t include the off book covert operations, mercenary or labor related situations where the Army, Marines or National Guard were called in to quell a disturbance on behalf of the ruling class.
Memorial Day was created to observe and pay homage to the fallen and it was spun as honoring those who gave their lives in defense of “freedom”, “liberty” and “democracy”. Why is it we have not asked ourselves why is war used by whites as the primary means to bring “peace”? It should be clear from these mind boggling figures of military interventions large and small known and highly classified and the eventual outcomes, that peace was never the actual objective in the first place. When we consider there has not been one year free of war, killing, fighting or intimidation of some degree since even before this country was founded, any sane person would have to either conclude, the world is a very unsafe and hostile place or Europeans are a war loving people. When you review the historical record you find the Native Americans, Africans and other First World people welcomed the Europeans upon initial contact but it was the whites who breached the peace and initiated hostilities and war. Obviously we have to conclude whites love war, fighting and blood letting. When you look at the immediate ancestors of the whites we see every day, the Angles, Saxons Jutes, the Lombard, the Goths, Franks, Normans, Vikings, Huns, Khazars et al; you can comprehend why they love war so much.
The human psyche needs a reason to justify slaughter, carnage and war, unless you are dealing with a psychopathic people who have crafted and maintain a culture of war. But even then, the leaders need to give the dolts who will be used as cannon fodder a noble reason, a plausible pretext to kill, rob and plunder and put their lives on the line. The best way is to make people think they have been attacked, that their tribal or national pride has been insulted or some other group is trying to take something from them.
We have been brainwashed by whites to see Europeans as purveyors of morality, high culture and refinement, in direct contradiction to our actual history, experiences and relationships with them! The fact is that the only morality culture and refinement they have ever brought to the world is the immorality of incessant war, a culture of aggression, assault and domination and a refinement of killing using weapons of mass destruction.
Dwight Eisenhower warned us in his farewell speech on January 17, 1061 when he was leaving office of the dangers of a culture subsumed by war. He said, “Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
Unfortunately the people didn’t listen or grasp the implications of what he was warning them about. Since then the US has devolved to the point where forty years after Martin Luther King Jr said in a 1967 speech denouncing the Vietnam War , “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government.” By all accounts this is even more true today then ever before. As we “celebrate” Memorial Day, let us wake up to the truth about this country and its love of war.
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