Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world. His website is PaulCraigRoberts.org.
Alas! It is Memorial Day weekend and the bloviations about America’s just wars for freedom and democracy and our brave soldiers who gave their iives to keep us free have begun.
Civilians, not soldiers, are always the vast majority of war’s casualties. People die not for freedom and democracy but in order for armaments manufacturers to make large fortunes. General Smedley Butler said that his US Marines died for the sake of the profits of the United Fruit Company and some lousy bank investment—truth that you never hear on Memorial Day or July 4th.
I still see bumper stickers: “Support the Troops.”
I would like to see one that reads: “Damn the Government for NOT Supporting the Troops!”
Perhaps what we need is another Memorial Day commemorating the hundreds of thousands of American soldiers that the wicked and cruel government in Washington used for radiation and chemical weapons experiments.
The greatest mainstay of the official 9/11 narative is the belief of gullible Americans that “the government wouldn’t kill its own citizens.” Oh, yeah?!
Well, gullible American watch these two 15 minute documentaries presented by Abby Martin: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44739.htm Reality will enter your life.
The United States government and the small elite to whom it reports look on the rest of us as cattle. And so do the police, a government agency that kills its own citizens every day. During eight years of Washington’s war in Iraq, American police killed more Americans in their homes and on their streets that the number of US troops killed in combat.
A Memorial Day in memory of the victims of American police violence would help Americans realize that the real threat is right here in our own government, not in faraway Russia and China.