Stop the hero worship of veterans

Blind Patriotism

Blind Patriotism

Stop the hero worship of veterans

“As a veteran, I’m tired of being blindly celebrated. Good intentions aren’t a substitute for good politics.” ~ Rory Fanning

This is an important article written by Army veteran Rory Fanning…

Stop thanking me for my service

“Last week, in a quiet indie bookstore on the north side of Chicago, I saw the latest issue of Rolling Stone resting on a chrome-colored plastic table a few feet from a barista brewing a vanilla latte.  A cold October rain fell outside. A friend of mine grabbed the issue and began flipping through it. Knowing that I was a veteran, he said, “Hey, did you see this?” pointing to a news story that seemed more like an ad. It read in part:

“This Veterans Day, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, and Metallica will be among numerous artists who will head to the National Mall in Washington D.C. on November 11th for ‘The Concert For Valor,’ an all-star event that will pay tribute to armed services.”

“Concert For Valor? That sounds like something the North Korean government would organize,” I said as I typed Concertforvalor.com into my MacBook Pro looking for more information.

“The sucking sound from the espresso maker was drowning out a 10-year-old Shins song. As I read, my heart sank, my shoulders slumped…”

Continue reading: Stop thanking me for my service: http://tinyurl.com/lp3rgak via @Salon

VIDEO – Advice for those considering joining the military: http://youtu.be/_8rbHwMXMT8 via @YouTube

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Worse than ISIS and Ebola: The Mexican Drug War

Seguridad - Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico (c) 2013 A. J. MacDonald, Jr.)

Seguridad – Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico (c) 2013 A. J. MacDonald, Jr.)

Worse than ISIS and Ebola: The Mexican Drug War

This is an excellent article written by John Haltiwanger, the Political Writer at Elite Daily:

The Mexican Drug War Has Killed More Americans Than ISIS Or Ebola Ever Could

“In recent weeks, much of America’s attention has been directed towards the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL) and Ebola. ISIS shocked and enraged the world when it began broadcasting videos of the beheadings of American and British journalists. Likewise, the rapid spread of Ebola across West Africa and its eventual arrival in the US has sent a wave of panic across the nation.

“The truth is, however, that both of these are very regional threats. This is not to say that these issues should not be addressed, but that perhaps we aren’t keeping them in perspective. ISIS poses a much greater threat to Iraq and Syria than the United States, for example. Respectively, while a deadly Ebola outbreak is currently ravaging West Africa, it’s unlikely to spread across America.

“At the moment, however, another war is being waged both within the United States and the countries that neighbor it, primarily Mexico. We know this conflict as the War on Drugs, the most expensive failure in US history.

“It has been going on for decades, but escalated dramatically when the Mexican government, collaborating with the US, decided to take on Mexico’s drug cartels in 2006. This sparked the Mexican Drug War. The consequences of this decision have been devastating and brutally violent.

“This conflict has killed thousands of people while placing billions of dollars into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Furthermore, primarily through bribes, the cartels have gained a great deal of influence over the political system in Mexico. Simply put, this conflict has helped the people it was meant to defeat.

“We have been so easily distracted by novel and unfamiliar challenges, such as Ebola and ISIS. Consequently, we have forgotten to address something that’s occurring right under our noses. This conflict has been ineffective, drained US tax dollars and claimed American lives…”

Continue Reading: The Mexican Drug War Has Killed More Americans Than ISIS Or Ebola Ever Could: http://elitedaily.com/news/world/mexican-drug-war-kills-more-americans-than-isis-and-ebola/806049/

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God-hating Satanist destroys Ten Commandments monument in OK

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God-hating Satanist destroys Ten Commandments monument in OK

“OKLAHOMA CITY – A man accused of running over the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol with his car is now in custody… As they interviewed him, authorities said the man admitted to crashing his car into the monument. So they turned him over to the Secret Service. The suspect reportedly told officials with the Secret Service that he was told by the voices in his head to urinate on the monument, commit other acts upon it, and to “smash it.” According to authorities, the suspect admitted that he has been diagnosed with Bipolar and is off his medication. The suspect also told authorities that he was a Satanist…”

Read more: Man Accused Of Running Over Ten Commandments Monument In Custody – http://www.news9.com/story/26883623/driver-flees-after-running-over-ten-commandments-monument-at-state-capitol

SATANIC GROUP UNVEILS 7 FT STATUE OF BAPHOMET (SATAN) FOR OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITOL: http://youtu.be/6zlM2z9VDOw via @YouTube

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This confusion is of the devil

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This confusion is of the devil

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 7:15-18)

False prophet Francis is a ravenous wolf in sheep’s clothing… a diseased tree that bears bad fruit.

Someone(s) in the Church need(s) to boot him out, along with his false prophet/false bishop buddies.

“The pope himself, if notoriously guilty of heresy, would cease to be pope because he would cease to be a member of the Church.” (Source: Catholic Encyclopedia: Heresy)

Julie, a Novus Ordo NeoCatholic blogger over at Connecticut Catholic Corner, is in complete denial regarding Francis. Like all NeoCatholics, she won’t allow anything to dissuade her from her erroneous belief that a pope is a pope no matter how notoriously heretical he may be. Julie mistakenly believes Francis is a valid Pope who — as she tells us — can be leading people into heresy and hell (?!) …

Holy Spirit thwarts Progressive Pope

“I completely trust the Holy Spirit to protect the Church.  Pope Francis cannot destroy Her or change Her, but Pope Francis [and other progressive clergy] CAN be the Piped Piper leading ignorant people into heresy and subsequently Hell.  That is what faithful devout orthodox Catholics have to fight against.  We have to help save people from misleading ‘off the cuff’ comments and bold heresy- even from our own clergy.” (emphasis added) source: Holy Spirit thwarts Progressive Pope)

Hmmm…. I thought the Holy Spirit led the pope and protected him from teaching error.

When it comes to Francis, it’s not the Holy Spirit but the devil who is leading him to lead others into heresy and (subsequently) hell.

Someone needs to tell Julie that “progressive” = “heretical” = “Francis is NOT a Catholic nor is he a valid pope”. (Actually I told her these things and she doesn’t agree with me.)

Archbishop Chaput ‘disturbed’ by Vatican synod debate, says ‘confusion is of the devil’

“NEW YORK (RNS) Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, a leading culture warrior in the U.S. hierarchy, says he was “very disturbed” by the debate over church teachings on gays and remarried Catholics at this month’s Vatican summit, saying it sent a confusing message and “confusion is of the devil…”

Read more: Archbishop Chaput ‘disturbed’ by Vatican synod debate, says ‘confusion is of the devil’ http://www.religionnews.com/2014/10/21/archbishop-chaput-blasts-vatican-debate-family-says-confusion-devil/ via @RNS

Pope Francis’ Machiavellian strategy to liberalize the Catholic Church

“Francis would like to liberalize church doctrine on marriage, the family, and homosexuality, but he knows that he lacks the support and institutional power to do it. So he’s decided on a course of stealth reform that involves sowing seeds of future doctrinal change by undermining the enforcement of doctrine today. The hope would be that a generation or two from now, the gap between official doctrine and the behavior that’s informally accepted in Catholic parishes across the world would grow so vast that a global grassroots movement in favor of liberalizing change would rise up at long last to sweep aside the old, musty, already-ignored rules…”

Read more: Pope Francis’ Machiavellian strategy to liberalize the Catholic Church http://theweek.com/article/index/269891/pope-francis-machiavellian-strategy-to-liberalize-the-catholic-church via @TheWeek

Traditional Catholics teeter on the brink of sedevacantism

Traditional Catholics Michael Matt and Christopher Ferrara, although close to the truth, continue to be in denial regarding heretic Francis. Michael Matt now says he is forced to hide statements made by Francis from his children (!) (see beginning at 19:50 in the video linked below). I pray they wake up to the truth: that Francis is not Catholic nor is he a valid pope…

VIDEO – The Remnant Forum: The Pope’s Synod: ROUND 1: http://youtu.be/nHCbwo6B6Xw via @YouTube

 

TR Media: Bishop Donald Sanborn: The SSPX, “Resistance,” and Sedevacantism…: http://youtu.be/nsRKKMVbN0M via @YouTube

 

Oh, the Drama! The Synod is Over – For Now: http://www.novusordowatch.org/wire/oh-the-drama-synod-over.htm

 

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#Gamergate reveals gamer culture as anti-woman and hyper-violent

Anita Sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian

#Gamergate has recently revealed the gamer culture as anti-woman and hyper-violent.

What a sad state of affairs!

I have the utmost respect for Anita Sarkeesian — a smart, brave, and beautiful woman — who has been critical of the gaming culture’s misogynistic tendencies for the past few years. Anita is the epitome of what most gamers fear: a smart, beautiful, and brave women. Anita is also critical of film and television, which furthers the pathetic (and pathological) “brutalizing women as entertainment” mentality.

“Women Are Being Driven Offline”: Feminist Anita Sarkeesian Terrorized for Critique of Video Games: http://youtu.be/WRinZyeugfY via @YouTube

 

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Please See: Gamer and Philosopher Professor Michael LaBossiere’s Recent Response to Gamergate: #Gamergate, Video Game Wars, & Evil http://wp.me/p3yA1-4NN via @drlabossiere

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“The word violence is derived from the Latin verb violare, which means to use force so as to injure an innocent person in his physical and spiritual welfare. To be more specific, this force is often used to subdue, dominate, rob, rape or kill, the innocent, perhaps too even his family, friends and properties.” (source)

The Taproot of Violence

“Concerning television as an agent in the spread of violence we now have a scientific report that proves this to be true. On May 6, 1982, the National Institute of Mental Health published a Federal Report, the result of 10 years of careful research, on the relationship between violence in everyday human behavior and violence on the television screen. The report concluded that there is now “overwhelming” scientific evidence that “excessive” violence on television leads directly to growing aggression and violent behavior among children and teenagers. The report states: “In magnitude, television violence is as strongly correlated with aggressive behavior as any other behavioral variable that has been measured.” Children, teenagers and even adults who heavily viewed violent programs were found to be often in conflict at home, fighting on the streets and in aggressive delinquency at play. “Television has become a violent form of entertainment.” Why? There are at least four reasons. 1) Frequent visual violent behavior rubs off on youngsters the way language, cultural and social skills are learned and imitated from parents and friends. 2) Violent attitude postures and changes are induced by the heavy violence witnessed on the screen. Viewers become distrustful, suspicious, unruly, and antisocial after the characters they are constantly viewing. 3) Violent episodes often arouse physiological reactions leading to violent deeds. 4) The too frequent viewing of violent scenes is often used by viewers to justify their own aggressive conduct, especially when these viewers eagerly identify with their favorite television stars on violent programs.8 Because violence has been idolized, romanticized, fantasized, viewers want to participate in it. Thus television has become an occasion of violent sins for the unwary, untrained, easily seduced youth of the nation, while the channels, the producers and actors of the programs rake in millions from the unconcerned advertisers who could care less what happens to the nation’s youth as long as they rake in their multimillions too…”

Read more: The Taproot of Violence – http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=3414&CFID=19477356&CFTOKEN=86188520

Violence against women in video games

VIDEO – Women as Background Decoration: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games: http://youtu.be/4ZPSrwedvsg via @YouTube

VIDEO – Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games: http://youtu.be/5i_RPr9DwMA via @YouTube

New study on violent video games show impact is lasting

VIDEO – New study on violent video games show impact is lasting: http://youtu.be/JY3hHQOWjlU via @YouTube

 

Why is there so much movie violence against women?

The rising tide of sadistic movie violence against women has reached a climax with The Killer Inside Me – but it’s far from the only guilty party

“The murder hardly came as a surprise to me, given that when I went to see the film I had already read a couple of interviews with Winterbottom and a couple of assessments of the film, but even so, I was almost overwhelmed during the scene. It’s tough watching a woman whimpering “Why?” as her eye is punched out of place and her bones crunch…”

Read more: Why is there so much movie violence against women? | Natasha Walter http://gu.com/p/2hdf8/tw via @guardian

We Can Do Better: Violence Against Women in Film and TV – http://www.wavaw.ca/we-can-do-better-violence-against-women-in-film-and-tv/

Video Game Addiction, Virtual Reality, and Violence – http://wp.me/pPnn7-2yJ

Dangers of Video Games – Its Not A Game: http://youtu.be/lygR4Gnm6Xs via @YouTube

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Like it or not, get ready for more wars

A J MacDonald Jr was once a naive dupe serving in the US Army

A J MacDonald Jr was once a naive dupe serving in the US Army

Like it or not, get ready for more wars

Many people join the US military because they are naive dupes…

VIDEO – War weariness hits U.S. military town: http://youtu.be/3yo-MbAfwGo

 

According to General Wesley Clark (Ret.), we have many more wars to fight (e.g., Lebanon, Syria, Iran)…

VIDEO – The Plan — according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.): http://youtu.be/SXS3vW47mOE via @YouTube

 

Join the US Special Forces and you can be directly involved in creating death squads overseas. And these guys are heroes? I think not…

VIDEO – The Globalization of War. Michel Chossudovsky: http://youtu.be/34j2Rf-IvJQ via @YouTube

 

Let’s try and become educated enough that we will reject these bullshit wars and the bullshit propaganda that accompanies them. US soldiers aren’t noble heroes, they’re naive dupes who are being used for evil purposes. Just say “No!” to more wars overseas.

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Groups make wounded vet and his family propaganda props for more needless wars abroad

Lee Greenwood sings "God Bless the U.S.A." for the Briseno family at their new Manassas, Va. home. (WJLA photo)

Lee Greenwood sings “God Bless the U.S.A.” for the Briseno family at their new Manassas, Va. home. (WJLA photo)

Groups make wounded vet and his family propaganda props for more needless wars abroad

This is so sad… on so many levels…

It seems these groups shamelessly made this wounded vet and his family propaganda props for more needless wars abroad.

When will Americans wake up?

Please tell those you love to NEVER join the US military.

Manassas Park wounded warrior, Jay Briseno, gets new home

“Led by Helping a Hero and two local Virginia nonprofits, Azalea Charities and the Quality of Life Foundation, a total of 80 businesses and organizations helped build the Brisenos’ new home. Dumfries Boy Scout Troop 35 planted the grass and did all the landscaping.

“As the Brisenos were handed the keys to their new home, Lee Greenwood sang “God Bless the U.S.A.” for the crowd of national media, local neighbors, friends and family. Greenwood teared up telling ABC 7 News why every wounded warrior is special, but none more so than Briseno.”

Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/09/manassas-wounded-warrior-jay-briseno-gets-new-home-107629.html#ixzz3EliuZbAq

VIDEO – Va. wounded warrior gets new home – http://youtu.be/NDQkmUy_4vM

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