New York State Honors Vietnam Veterans
in North Dakota and in Tennessee http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/article_dcf925c4-3952-11df-b512-001cc4c002e0.html
And in California: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day (thirty-six years later in 2010?)
Vietnamese wonder. Praise for killing us? Why aren't they still killing us? Our government is still the same communist led one as back then. Our flag is red.
In Dances With Wolves, Kevin Costner, as Lieutenant John Dunbar, then living as a Native American, is demanded an answer to a question from an American soldier who has just beat him up. Kostner (Dunbar) answers in the Sioux language after spitting out some blood "You are not worth talking to." That he speaks in a language the soldiers can't understand (translated for the movie goers in a subtitle below the film footage) as if emphasizing in his own mind that these American soldiers not worth being talked to.
People that are incapable of caring about right from wrong and massive senseless violent death are beyond communication.
Whether for their self-indulgent materialist egotistical, life-style having been taught to them from birth by commercial advertising controlled corporate media, or for some other collective fear and insanity, onlookers who are compassionate, know its not their fault. Americans in general seem to have become mentally disadvantaged and simply require medical attention.
And the Vietnamese are vastly compassionate in their gentle Buddhist cause and effect no fault belief.
Americans, long known and feared for bombing, napalming, torturing, invading, destroying and occupying nations weaker than their own are also known by billions watching conglomerate network satellite network news videos for praising military personnel with disregard for the millions fallen in harms way of U.S. armed forces. This frightening "why us worry' indifference to foreign death at U.S. hands has now become legendary. A national complicity in criminal insanity and praising it would seem to require some expert mass psychoanalysis.
Your writer and Veterans For Peace member, will not make any attempt here at curing the heartlessness of what has been going on for so many many years of military madness. Albert Einstein tried for years to no avail. Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Veterans For Peace are supremely aware of the horror of suffering they were made to put on the largely peasant population of what were three colonies of Indochina, and keep trying with scant success.
Evolution or revolution, but not by talking or writing, nor showing the photos of My Lai massacres or of napalmed children, or of soldiers torching humble homes with cigarette lighters, nor the sight of tons upon tons of bombs being dropped at high altitude from planes painted with the American flag have any effect. Americans are familiar with all these photos. They still put up with official praise for the duped young men, many of whom lost limbs and saw their buddies die.
Are Americans as a nation hopeless? To put up with such disgusting hype praising the very young men fooled into thinking they were defending their folks back home in killing poor Vietnamese fighting the occupiers of their nation, after having already fought the French and Japanese occupations.
Damn! It was never a officially declared war. Congress fudged, never called it a war on Vietnam, or North Vietnam or South Vietnam where Kennedy authorized the first bombing and napalming in the Delta. Why the official praise? For the ears of the next group of Americans to be suckered into killing and dying unconstitutionally but honored to the hilt afterwards.
How about a 'My Lai Day' for the men, women and children machine=gunned at point blank range in ditches just than one afternoon during an American thirty year admittedly mistaken war by six American presidents and more Congresses?
Will Media and Congress someday proclaim an 'Afghan War Veterans Day', an 'Iraq War Veterans Day'? (Those were also military actions against a population without Congressional constitutional authority.) How about an official day praising America's NATO allies?
NATO Killed School Children and Pregnant Women
Tries to Silence a Truth-Teller by Derrick Crowe - Warning - This video contains disturbing images.
'Dominican Republic Invasion Veterans Day', 'Lebanon Shelling Veterans Day', a 'Somalia Veterans Day', a 'Grenada Veterans Day'? Why not more democratic and even handed in praise. Why do state governments proclaim a Day selectively for those of us who were had in Vietnam
If conglomerate media could have an honest moment, they could push for a 'Praise War Day', and include all veteran victims of propaganda in carrying out illegal orders.
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