Category Archives: WW1

The Poppies Are Everywhere

Marx called religion the opium of the masses but we pray to Gods of war and the poppies are everywhere and we pretend to remember (and care) and we feel so much better now and we won’t dare question the … Continue reading

Posted in addiction, Afghanistan, america, apathy, Armistice Day, death, god, government, history, Howard Zinn, humanity, Iraq, opium, poem, Poetry, poetry for peace, poppies, reflection, religion, remembrance day, Uncategorized, veterans, Veterans Day, veterans for peace, Vietnam, war, world war one, world war two, writing, WW1, yellow ribbons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Will You Lay Wreath For Them?

Eighty-three years before 2001 was 1918 seventeen years after 2001 is 2018 and it’s now been 100 years since the armistice 100 years since there was peace between nations 100 years since the war to end all wars ended 100 … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, america, Armistice Day, collateral damage, Iraq, peace, poem, Poetry, poetry for peace, Uncategorized, veterans, Veterans Day, war, war tax resistance, world war one, writing, WW1 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Johnny’s All Done Marching

Written Memorial Day Weekend 2014   (With a few lines from the patriotic WW1 song “Over There” written by George M. Cohan in April 1917. Americans believed at that time that the war would be short and the song reflected … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, america, american dream, collateral damage, Iraq, Memorial Day, poem, Poetry, Uncategorized, veterans, war, WW1 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Afghanistan, apathy, barack obama, capitalism, collateral damage, death, empire, farming, government, Hiroshima, history, humanity, Iraq, money, propaganda, taxes, Tear Gas, truth, Uncategorized, veterans, Vietnam, violence, war, war tax resistance, world war one, world war two, WW1, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 11th: Armistice Day

According to Merriam-Webster, an armistice is a “temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents :truce”   An armistice is an agreement to establish peace. Armistice Day was first celebrated on November 11th 1919, marking the … Continue reading

Posted in Armistice Day, peace, Uncategorized, veterans, Veterans Day, WW1 | Tagged , , ,

Johnny’s All Done Marching

(With a few lines from the patriotic WW1 song “Over There” written by George M. Cohan in April 1917. Americans believed at that time that the war would be short and the song reflected that expectation) Johnny’s out of luck … Continue reading

Posted in addiction, Afghanistan, america, american dream, beer, broken heart, collateral damage, death, dreams, Iraq, poem, Poetry, suicide, war, whiskey, working class, WW1 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,