Category Archives: world war two

Certain Days

On certain days, blind patriotism is quite alright an over-the-top display of nationalism is perfectly fine a couple times a year, hawks can proudly soar above eagles, (no room in the sky for doves) and all jingoists can come out … Continue reading

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Endless war is good for your stock portfolio

Most Americans have never heard of Smedley Darlington Butler. He spent over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps, and retired as a Major General. At the time of his death in 1941, he was the most decorated Marine … Continue reading

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The Sun: ode to Japan

06 August 2017   2,272,147,200 seconds ago 37,869,120 minutes ago 631,152 hours ago 26,298 days ago 3,757 weeks ago 864 months ago 72 years ago… the sun fell from the sky over Hiroshima rather, we dropped it. Slightly less time … Continue reading

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East v. West part 2

our debts keep us shackled to streets paved with gold but two feet in the grave before we ever grow old we’re ice cold to our neighbors forget about looking east we pay for the burden keep feeding the beast … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Veterans Day: Time For Change

It was called Armistice Day. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 marked the end of WWI, and for a while, people remembered. During that war, the majority of casualties were soldiers, today the … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

I am proud that I volunteered and trained as a warrior, fully willing to give my life for my community and my country. I am sad to say, however, that I was part of yet another generation led astray by … Continue reading

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Standing Rock

Standing on this rock all alone looking glass shattered can’t find home can’t escape sticks and stones thrown by a falling Rome names don’t hurt when Redskins flirt with victory the Missouri doesn’t flow to the sea it flows through … Continue reading

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