The fan has, indeed, been hit. But fresh air is on the way.
The business cliche: "20% of the people do 80% of the work" rings in my ears - as the obvious parallels with American reformists doing the "lions share" of the heavy lifting while the mushroom-masses await the next rainfall (false-flag attack) grind on with their relentless patriotic duty. What duty?
The duty of the CITIZEN. In ancient Rome the duty of the citizen-soldier was clear: repel the invaders coming to take your stuff.
Just for fun let's talk for a bit about the qualifications to become a Roman soldier - as opposed to the tatted-up excuses for NAZIs that are welcome in Amerika's present armed-to-the-teeth Imperial stormtroopers...
I'm talking about the Roman REPUBLIC here - not dictatorial Rome - as happened after Julius got whacked by Republic-loving Brutus - the dictatorial Rome that ensued as nephew Augustus took over and began the downfall - no - I'm talking about Rome as a country where the landowners - the people - had the biggest stake in the greatest undertakings - and those undertakings would be WAR.
Please don't think I'm some expert on Rome - and don't mistake my discussion as an endorsement of anything this bloodletting culture engaged in - I bring the Roman republic up only to remind those interested - that our roots are in Rome - whether we like it or not. To ignore what happened to Rome is to ignore reality - and to ignore history - is to doom ourselves to failure as thinkers - those who study history so we can learn from the mistakes of our predecessors. That said - let's continue...
In THE ROMAN SOLDIER (G.R. WATSON, Cornell Univ. Press - 1969) on page 38 we read a letter of recommendation for a Roman solder:
"To Julius Domitius, legionary tribune, from Aurelius Archelaus, his beneficiarius, greetings. I have even before recommended my friend Theon to you, and once again I beg you, Sir, to consider him in your eye as myself. For he's just the sort of fellow you like. He's left his family, his property and his business and followed me, and in every way he's kept me free from worry. And so I beg you to let him see you, and he can tell you everything about our business....Hold this letter before your eyes, Sir and imagine that Im talking with you. Goodbye."
Hmmmmmm. I know that we are running a world-police organization of the highest standards - after all - watching Faux News - and saluting our troops - supporting our troops (despite illegal immoral wars) - I just KNOW that we are concerned about keeping the quality of OUR TROOPS HIGH! What evidence do I have?
Go the the story linked under the pic above - is this a guy with a letter of recommendation?
But - let's think about this for a min....
If we are asking men to engage in War - which is, essentially, killing people and blowing things up..... why in the world are we talking about so-called MORALS?
After all - if the role of our military is to kill anybody - anywhere - anytime - because some jackass loyal to Israel told them to - where do morals matter? Where?
Is it realistic, rational, logical - anything - to think that this rogue government gives a crap about life of any sort? Where is the evidence????? Where is it????
Iraq has been invaded for ................zero.
Afghanistan has been invaded for..........zero.
Amerika endorses .........................torture.
To hold two opposing - contradicting positions simultaneously is ...........INSANE.....or the work of CRIMINAL PSYCHOPATHS.
Oh - perhaps we are getting to the core of this issue. Our "leaders" DO NOT SHARE OUR VALUES!
Is that a surprise? Is it? Are you above the age of FOUR?
We are in trouble my friends - and to get out of trouble - the first step is admission of our own faults - as Americans - and then - to demonstrate via action - our contrition.
America is NOT a special place, America is not built of special people, America is not special for many stupid reasons propagated by the corporate-endorsed-mass-media....
America IS SPECIAL! But NOT for positional reasons - ethnic or religious reasons - America is special because of the SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT - OUR REPUBLIC BASED UPON THE RIGHTS OF WE THE PEOPLE.
THAT IS WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL - AND CATHOLIC. (MEANING ALL-WELCOMING)
FOLKS - WE ARE AT A DANGEROUS IMPASSE. WE MUST ADHERE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF OUR CONSTITUTION -
WE MUST FIGHT FOR OUR CONSTITUTION BECAUSE WE WILL KEEP IT.
THE GLOBALISTS CAN ALL GO TO HELL - AND THE MINUTE THEY ARE READY TO SURRENDER I'M HERE TO ACCEPT - OR TO HANg THE SCUMBAG-TRAITOR DICTATORS ON THE SPOT.
Sorry for the harsh words - but I drank the America-KoooolAid long ago - and I'm still under the trance.
That trance WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER , EVER , EVER WEAR OFF!