Why I Don’t Support the Troops

Why I Don’t Support the Troops

So often these days we get the slogan “Support the Troops” shoved down our throats. Anyone who doesn’t support the troops is looked down as unpatriotic. Some how we are supposed to support them even if we disagree with their actions. We are told they are protecting our freedom and making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

These troops are not fighting for our freedom and haven’t since at least World War II, if you accept that it was a war that even needed to be fought. But let’s say World War II was a necessity and was fought to protect our freedoms – what war since then has been about protecting our freedoms? Every war since, and including World War II, has led to the taking of our freedoms by our own government.

When a person enters in to military service they take the Oath of Enlistment (for enlisted):

“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

When is the last time that a member of the U.S. military took a stand against a foreign or domestic enemy of the Constitution. If they did they would have to overthrow the IMF, UN, U.S. Congress, White House, and the Supreme Court as all are enemies and violators of the Constitution.

The troops are blind followers who have been indoctrinated into believing that attacking foreign countries that are not a threat to us, killing innocent civilians, and imprisoning political prisoners without facts or proof is protecting their country and our freedoms.

By blindly worshiping the military we give more power to the military industrial complex and those crony businesses who make profits off of war. We fuel the war party and further adventurism abroad. We bring up our children to believe that violence and murder are to be worshiped as long as it is done under the direction of the state. We teach the Orwellian notion that we need to have our freedoms taken from us in order to keep us free.

Instead of supporting the troops we should try to support peace and cooperation. Instead of worshiping war, death, and destruction we need to honor love, life, and the good.

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