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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Soldier Worship Is Idolatry

Yesterday I held my nose and hoped to get through another Memorial Day unscathed.  I should have plugged my ears as well.  While watching the Rockies begin their inevitable and inexorable slide to the basement of the NL West with a loss to the lowly Mariners (I hate it when any NL team loses to the Sissy League of MLB), a commercial came on featuring Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson.  He was there to promote the worship of the military of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika.  In the course of making his prepared comments he stated that "the Amerikan soldier is the most unappreciated person in the world."  I almost fell out of my chair.  What universe is Anderson living in?
A website known as Operation We Are Here is dedicated to "providing resources for the military community and military supporters."  Is there anyone who does not staunchly believe in supporting the military of the Amerikan Empire these days?  If there is anyone out there who thinks the same way I do then please leave a comment on this blog post just to prove me wrong.  As far as I am aware I am the only person in the universe who believes that the citizens of this immoral country idolize the military to the point of sinfulness.  My reasoning for rejecting soldier worship is simple.  No Amerikan war has ever been a just war.  I am willing to debate the premise that no war that the SDA military has participated in was just at any time.  Just let me know why you think any of the dozens of wars we have fought throughout the years were moral and the debate will be on.  Since no SDA war has ever been moral it necessarily follows that all foreigners killed by SDA soldiers have been murdered and all SDA soldiers are murderers.  To honor and defend the actions of murderers is crazy and sinful.  It is also what every "patriotic" citizen in this idolatrous land does every day.
Anderson's comment got me to thinking and the Operation We Are Here website provided the fodder for today's post.  I am not making this stuff up.  Just go to the website if you do not believe me.  Are Amerikan soldiers the most unappreciated people in the world as Anderson believes?  Or are they honored (worshiped) to the point of idolatry?  To help you decide I would ask you to consider the following national holidays found on the above website and currently observed in their honor:
  • March is the "Month of the Military Caregiver."  Writing about the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, "The Foundation’s programs provide military and veteran caregivers the support they need at the local, state, and national levels."  So now we need to not just support, whatever that means, soldiers but we have a moral obligation to support those who support soldiers.  I guess their glory is somehow passed down to those who support them and we are now required to recognize that fact. I wonder how many of my dollars are going to be extracted from me by various government entities to give them the support they desire?
  • March 13th is K-9 Veterans Day.  You got that right.  According to the website, "A national effort to make March 13 K9 Veterans Day. March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps, and so it seems only right to annually honor their service on that date. They served to save, and they deserve to be remembered."  I remember a cat I once owned but I don't see why I should be required to remember military dogs in order to be a good citizen. 
  • March 29th is Vietnam Veterans Day.  Apparently every conflict requires a memorial day these days.  This is especially true for the Vietnam War because it was the one war which most of the citizens of this country (at the time) rejected as immoral.  History needs to be rewritten to make the Vietnam War a just war and this day aids in that cause. 
  • April is the "Month of the Military Child."  Greatness is inheritable and any children born to soldiers of the Amerikan Empire's military forces are to be venerated as well.
  • April 5th is Gold Star Wives Day.  According to another website, "Today, the nation recognizes the sacrifice that all Gold Star Family members make when a father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, or other loved one dies in service to the nation."
  • April 30th is proposed to become "National Military Brats Day."  The proposal before Congress states, "That Congress set aside a day each year as National Military Brats Day so Americans can say thank you to these patriots, young and grown, for their dedication and sacrifice in the service of their country."  I suspect everyone has heard the term "military brat."  Now we are expected to believe that all military brats are national heroes simply because of their genetic connection to an SDA soldier.
  • May is "National Military Appreciation Month."  What more do I need to say?
  • May 1st is "Loyalty Day."  Can you guess how "loyalty" is defined?  You got it right!  Loyalty is defined as support for the military of the Amerikan Empire.  I'm shocked.  On the first day of May all loyal citizens are expected to verbally confess their belief in the moral goodness of the Amerikan Empire and the soldiers who expand it.
  • May 1st is also "Silver Star Service Banner Day."  That is "a day set aside to honor our wounded, ill and dying military personnel by participating in flying a Silver Star Banner."  I didn't bother to find out what the Silver Star represents. You can check it out of you want to.
  • May 12th is "Military Spouse Appreciation Day."  I wonder if the husbands of women who are going to be drafted into military service in the future are included as objects of adoration and veneration on this day?
  • May 13th is "Children of Fallen Patriots Day."  This day is described as a "day to honor the families our Fallen Heroes have left behind – especially their children. It’s a reminder to the community that we have an obligation to support the families of our Fallen Patriots."  We have already established that military honor is inheritable so why not?  Now I have a moral obligation to give money to children of soldiers who died expanding the Empire.  How quaint.
  • May 20th is "Armed Forces Day."  It is described as "a day set aside to pay tribute to men and women who serve in the United States."  It is a good thing we have this day or most of the citizens of this country would probably forget that we even have a military, don't you think?
  • May 29th, of course, was "Memorial Day," the day we are all expected to visit a military graveyard and shed tears for those who have "defended our freedom" fighting in foreign wars.  How they actually defended our freedom is never explained.  Why any of us can actually be considered to be free in this land today was not described. 
  • June 14th is "Flag Day."  Do I need any other argument in support of my assertion that the SDA flag represents the SDA military than this?  I don't think so.
  • June 27th is "National PTSD Awareness Day."  Here is a question no red-blooded patriot has ever answered for me.  If military service is such a glorious and honorable profession, why are so many ex-soldiers crazy?  Here is a follow up question.  Is it possible these crazy ex-soldiers know that what they did was wrong and that is why they feel so bad and want to kill themselves?  Just asking.  I don't know of any janitors, dentists or brokers who want to kill themselves because of their work.  Why should soldiers be so suicidal?
  • September 11th is "Patriots Day."  Anyone who does not believe that radical Muslims attacked the SDA because they hate our freedom have no right to speak on that day.  Furthermore, anyone who believes the Empire had it coming on 9/11 is told to leave the country and never come back.
  • September 24th is "Gold Star Mothers and Families Day."  This day is set aside to honor the families and mothers of Gold Star recipients.  Didn't we already have one of these days back on April 5th?  Oh well, there are not enough days in the year to honor the Amerikan soldier and his progeny.
  • October 8th is the day of the Ms. Veterans America Pageant.  I think this is my favorite day of all.  Taking a clue from the Miss Amerika Pageant the lovers of the military in this land have created a clone contest just for military wives.  Good for them.
  • October 26th is the "National Day of the Deployed."  It is set aside to, "honor all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country and acknowledges their families that they are separated from."
  • November is "Military Family Month."  I guess military families have been ignored so far during the year.  I sure am glad someone finally thought about them.
  • November 11th is "Veterans Day."  I think we all know what this day is set aside for.  We are all expected to go find an ex-soldier and thank him/her for his/her service, whatever that means. 
  • December 16th is "National Wreaths Across America Day."  Didn't we already do this ritual on Memorial Day?  I guess we need two days each year when patriotic Amerikans are expected to visit a military graveyard and honor the dead.
After considering the official list of government holidays related to the military I conclude that the Amerikan soldier is the single most honored person in the Socialist Democracy of Amerika and the Amerikan Empire.  I also conclude that the "honor' bestowed upon soldiers rises to the level of worship and actually constitutes idolatry.  In case you don't know, God does not appreciate idolatry or idolaters.  

2 comments:

  1. Welshy,

    I read the list of holidays in utter astonishment, and then followed the provided link to the "We are Here" website, assuming I'd discover you made up most of the holidays because you know that almost nobody reads your blog and the few who do wouldn't take the time to follow the link. Upon arriving at the website, I was further astounded to discover that you had shown great restraint, and that there were in fact about a half dozen other military holidays that you didn't even mention.

    The only thing I can say after reading your blog is that I'm glad I read it before eating lunch. If I had read it after eating, I believe the result would have been an extremely large pile of mostly non-digested bananas on the floor.

    Lancelot Link
    Secret Chimp for A.P.E (not a government agency)

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  2. Mr. Link:
    Good to hear from you, as always. I do believe your comment is the first time I have ever been accused of "showing restraint" at anything. I will take that as a compliment. You are correct that I left out several other holidays. As I was typing up the post I too began to experience nausea so I left some out so as to keep my victuals inside my stomach.
    MW

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