Today, November 11, would be a good day to reinstate the military draft. When we’re all in danger, we’re all much safer.
And happier, too.
Today would be a good day to stop calling our soldiers “heroes” — especially the soldiers who really could be heroes — and start finding some courage in ourselves. Instead of flattering our young — and thus flattering ourselves, etc. — we should be apologizing for having taken advantage of all the ignorance we taught them.
It can be easier to blame a new-found idea on a new-found authority. On truth and war, who better than Smedley Butler?
- “I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers.”
Today would be a good day to read War Is A Racket. Today would be a good day to e-mail War Is A Racket.
William Polk is yet another voice of experience —
“Standing in an Adversary’s Shoes”
- “Months before the Cuban Missile Crisis was upon us, I made a tour of Turkey.”
— with that quaint old-fashioned habit of thinking in complete thoughts.
I won’t quote any more from “In Flanders Fields”; everyone supposedly understands the poem. But here’s one, quite nearly as appropriate, from Sassan Tabatabai:
I just want
to go to sleep
and wake up
not to a brighter day
but to one less
until I see you again.
Today, November 11, the United States of America will lose another $2.3 billion dollars in goods deficits.
Today would be a good day to buy something made in the United States, by American factories.
They just don’t make wars the way they used to.
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