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Memorial Day – 2022

Today we honor those who fought and died for our freedom.

Those who fought and died, under the auspice of the United States of America.

Those who trusted the US Government to send them into harm’s way.

The courage, bravery and sacrifice of these individuals is beyond reproach.

They believed.

Believed in what they were doing, believed in their purpose.

These people are heroes. Each and every one.

Period.

Does the US Government deserve this level of loyalty?

Just like Russia is taking Ukraine (albeit more successfully), the US took this real estate by force. We decimated the denizens of North America and claimed this land for our own.

We had superior weapons, numbers, and zero morals.

We built railroads, and shot humans with rifles for sport. We called them savages.

We imported labor from Africa.

The beginnings of our capitalist/democratic society.

Hey, we weren’t the only ones. Slaves have been a condition of society since the beginning of society.

Still doesn’t make it right.

But now that we’ve evolved (purportedly), and have accepted that all humans are human. But that’s not really true, is it?

Some of you out there think people of a different color are somehow inferior, and don’t deserve the same respect. Or, you’re intimidated by the skills people of color.

I just realized I’m speaking from the viewpoint of a colorless person. I have no color. I am not a person of color, so I have no color.

What does that make me?

I’m good with colorless. I’m a colorless person.

Fear.

Fear of losing what you have.

Fear of change.

Fear of the unknown.

Fear, ignorance and anger, together (like a spoiled stew) are motivators.

It’s stronger than faith.

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