|Created by altering a certain political cartoon*|
By Bob Boldt
I composed the following prayer because I have had it up to here with all of the militaristic jingoism rampant this holiday.
My Memorial Day Prayer
In a larger sense, we cannot dedicate – we cannot hallow – this ground. The cowards of the governments of this century, who so cleverly betrayed us, have soiled these graves far above our poor power to ever hallow this ground again. The history of the world will long note and sadly remember the lies that our generals and our rulers have said here. What will too soon be forgotten is the futility of the misguided crimes these benighted souls committed in our name. It is now for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to resist the haters, the warmongers, the corrupt who would profit from the blood these poor ones shed so ignobly. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. Let us from these ravaged corpses take increased devotion that we will never again support a war, guided or misguided. Let us take increased revulsion for that cause for which they gave the last full measure. Proclaim to our leaders that we here highly resolve that we will honestly face the fact that these dead have died in vain. And that if our nation persists in the path of Empire, we will dedicate our lives to causing this nation to perish from the earth.I no longer feel as sanguine as I once did about The War to End All Wars (WWI) or The Good War (WWII). The fix was in on those two noble attempts to make the world safe for the bankers too.
In truth and with respect (where due)
Who the fug told the Military that this holiday was to be used primarily to promote war and recruit more cannon fodder?
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