Before you read what's below, I want to be sure that y'all understand that I am pretty certain that Mike and Bill do not endorse my feelings on the subject matter involved. This is pretty incendiary in our society today, and I am not even sure that I'll still be here tomorrow as a result (Sanborn calls the shots here). On the other hand, I feel so strongly that EVERYONE needs to be held accountable for their actions that I think I must make my feelings clear on this issue. I agree with Mr. Rose, who regularly sends me emails on his view of the state of affairs in this country and this country's illegal actions overseas.
Tonight on the Peter Mac Show (now on Liberty News Radio), Peter and Larken Rose will be taking an objective look at the notion of "supporting the troops." Just about every politician and every voter, no matter what his opinion of any particular military conflict, always adds, "but of course I support the troops."
I (Larken Rose), for one, don't. (I'll let Peter speak for himself.)
Just because someone lives on the same big piece of dirt I live on, doesn't mean I have any reason to support him when he goes off to do the bidding of the tyrants. And just because someone lives outside of the imaginary line which defines "The United States" does not mean that he has fewer rights than I do, or that his don't matter as much. How many warrantless searches, coerced interrogations, acts of censorship, disarmament, robbery, harassment, assault and murder are committed by "our" troops on a daily basis? Are their acts good because they were "just following orders"? (Where have you heard that excuse before?) And should I cheer for them because they're Americans?
I'm sure the show tonight will get into issues of nationalism, "war"-think, blind obedience to authority, pack mentality, and lots of other fun stuff. The show is on from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, Central time, and you can listen live (or by using the archives later) at: http://www.libertynewsradio.com/
Sent by Larken Rose