When people tell me that I should ‘honor the military’ because American troops are guaranteeing my freedom, dying for my liberties, and allowing me the right to express whatever opinion I want, these are the thoughts that come to mnd:
The last war fought on American soil was the Civil War. The last time America was invaded was during the war of 1812. If the liberties of this nation have ever been in question since then, it has not been from foreign aggressors. Besides, this nation can no longer afford me anything. Not liberty. Not freedom of speech. Nothing. The American nation, like most every other nation on the planet is in fiscal and moral bankruptcy. This might probably have something to do with excessive spending in sending armed forces overseas to die for some opiate farms and some oil for business tycoons, all the while our real liberties are being squandered away by our own sloth, covetousness and bureaucratic oppression.
So why are American troops really dying? It is not for my freedom. They are dying simply because ‘all who hate God love death‘. The majority of recruits are lost, scared teenagers with little to no direction in life, nor do they have any healthy motivation or identity, because they went to public school, because both of their parents full-time employees, because everybody is in debt, because they are in civil bondage. This means that parents cannot be around to give their children direction or provide them structure, so these kids go to where they think they can get direction, structure and ‘free’ college, housing and maturity: the military, where, if they do not end up dead, they very well likely end up becoming drug-addicted, alcoholic, abusive rapists and degenerates of society who receive free shots of alcohol at bars and entitled discounts everywhere else, just because they are enlisted.
American troops did not die for me. They did not die for you. They did not die even for themselves. They died for bureaucrats who consider us all to be expendable property as a recompense for having been wicked our whole lives, coveting our neighbor’s goods, being slothful, and making idols out of death, destruction, and damnation. They died to maintain the status quo, which is slavery. They died for the same reason we all die. Because we hate God and we love false gods.
It does not seem like I get anything at all out of that deal. No freedom. No honor. Nothing. Welcome to the American Dream.