This is an especially sad Memorial Day, May 31, 2011. It is piquantly tragic. Why? Never before was the federal government so totally unworthy of the armed services the American people provide for the country. Never was there a more obvious traitor in the White House; never was there a more feeble, morally disgusting Congress.
Americans are a wonderful folk, forgiving and patient with impossible leaders; but we have reached a point that what our servicemen sacrifice their lives for that which has become a dream of the past. Our servicemen give their lives for a dream. The reality for which they serve is a far, far cry from that dream–however superior that policial, social reality is to anything else in this present world. While daily our federal government schemes to rob Americans of more and more of our freedoms, we still have more than any other country.
Photo: Daniel Woods, 2004. From PJBottoms blog.
Yet, how can we truly honor our war dead, when what they sacrificed for is being taken away from us–by the very government they served, the very government sworn to uphold our Constitution and our freedoms? The irony is nigh unbearable. We honor what they died for, though it no longer exists.
We have a so-called president who doesn’t want anyone to know where he was born, or who his parents really are; who believes the Constitution is irreparably erroneous; who thinks there are 57 states; who didn’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day (and who doesn’t care about either); who would rather vacation and travel abroad than to show respect and care to Americans in distress–when they needed it; who signed a foreign guest book with the date of 2008 (when it was 2011); who is an alien, and alien to everything American; and whose words make him as worthless as he has made the American dollar.
We have a Supreme Court that prefers criminals and foreigners. and foreign criminals, to American citizens; that prefers international law to American law, thanks to the liberal presidents who have appointed nearly all of the liberal judges; that despises the Bible and the Christian religion; and that has become a mere reactionary, liberal political advocacy that has lost all respect of the American people.
We have a Congress that is full of anti-American Communists posing as Democrats; that is full of Republicans who have no character, will, or vision; that cannot manifest any semblance of morality in legislation–because they are bribed and their laws are all about earmarks; that is a national showcase of waste, pretense, fraud, and moral immaturity.
Are these but gross generalizations? Are these the ravings of dramatic exaggeration?
Nah. This is just the emotional reaction to the drift in DC. This is just the intuition of patriotism in the face of perpetual treachery in our nation’s capitol. This is the heart-felt feeling of tragedy on the day we honor our servicemen. We can’t honor the government, but only the idea of what it is supposed to be.
Memorial Day, 2011, is an act of faith, at best. At worst, it is a day impossible to celebrate. The breach is impassable.
Our military personnel have all become Indians. They live for ideas past. They honor dreams, memories, and days gone by. They all live in Indian Country. What they love is gone. What they think is theirs is no longer, only in their memory.
Brulé plains warriors, ca. late 19th century.
Can the patriots save the country? Are there enough patriots? Is there still time? This is our darkest hour. The White House hosts the darkest human being in American political history. The one who should have been impeached the day he took office, the one who should never held any public office in America, has been given full reign to wreak all the havoc possible from the oval office.
If we are to truly honor our soldiers, I say we give some serious contemplation on how this disaster in Washington evolved, and work to correct those aberrant trends, and never let them happen again.
Will we do this? Can we? Right now, “Yes, we can!” means traitors and aliens can wreck the country. Can we make “Yes, we can!” mean we can save the country?
Our government clearly does not love the country, nor the American people. Somehow, the Washington office eclipses any personal affection for America, and the life of the politician becomes wholly ineffective–for any effect but waste, perversion, and denigration.
This is not what soldiers give their lives for. This is not what military personnel volunteer to protect. This is not what servicemen swear to defend.
We have not honored our war dead until we cleanse our government of traitors and restore our Constitution.