Edwin Starr – War what is it good for? Here Barry Sadler – Ballad of the Green Berets HERE These were two popular songs during the Viet Nam War. Two contrasting viewpoints. So, let’s take a look at the conundrum that faces us in this world today. Anyone who lived through the 60’s and 70’s will remember how contentious the Viet Nam War was as it cost lives, and treasure beyond anything this country had known before. President Johnson was promising guns and butter economics which he knew was a lie, and it so mired him in political chaos that he refused to run for reelection.
First let’s sweep aside one of today’s most egregious canards; that patriotism is outdated, anachronistic and undesirable. This canard is foisted upon us by the enemies of America and freedom. Patriotism is no more than love of country. Sadly, there are people who have a philosophy of “My country right or wrong.” A better saying is “My country better be right, and if it’s wrong, I’m going to work to make it right.”
Evil forces behind the scenes (central bankers, some industrialists, some politicians and some military people) seek to foment war. War makes certain people wealthy. The pretext for war is always based upon some threat, real or imagined, against the “homeland”. The threat is usually couched in terms that appeal to one’s patriotism. In so doing, these behind the scenes manipulators are always successful in sucking in the people who love their country and want to protect their family and freedoms. Until the manufactured event (usually a false flag event) is revealed, the average person is just trying to live his/her life in peace and trying best they can to prosper. When the event occurs, they rise to the challenge and are prepared to fight – to join the military and “serve” their country. On the surface, this is noble and good.
The conundrum starts because these same patriots were not paying attention to what their government and behind the scenes leaders were doing to precipitate the event. In other words, they were negligent in being informed about their country’s’ doings and participating in their government’s administration. This kind of ignorance and apathy opens the door for the evil people to do their scheming and lay their traps for the unsuspecting, misinformed and uninformed.
So, to answer Edwin Starr’s question about what is war good for, here’s what it is good for. It is good for the nation that is attacked to defend itself in order for it, its culture and it’s way of life to survive in tact. In answer to Barry Sadler’s ballad, don’t put war ahead of individual responsibility as a private citizen to preserve peace.
Poetry from Pesiamento:
Fighting soldiers who have died
Gave their lives for country’s pride
Didn’t know they’d been deceived
Serving ones who betrayed and lied.
Would that they could come back now
And look around and see just how
All those corrupt and filthy scum
Make Americans scrape and low bow.
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