I haven't lived this life for stars and stripes!Submitted by The Pen on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:28
I haven’t lived this life for stars. I haven’t lived it for stripes. The fact is I have lived in ignorance of how they have been molded in order that my subservience to them is legislated and conditional. I was always that kid who found the reciting of the pledge of allegiance quite strange; I was always that kid who felt discomfort in removing my ball cap and placing it over my heart before it being acceptable to sing, “The Star Spangled Banner”; I was always that kid who questioned the procedures and those who told me I had to do something in order to be respectful. Respect is earned, not to be expected due to the position one may hold, i.e. parent, judge, sheriff. You would certainly not expect someone to be respected for the foundational fact that they bore life, especially if that life was beaten in fits of vice and rage.
I do not understand the bloodshed we endure in order to raise flags on plots of land. I do not understand how bloodshed justifies celebration of and honor to them. I do not understand many things, but how we justify death in order to raise cloth over earth and pronounce it the station of humanitarianism is a very mysterious and irrational thing indeed. Who are these people? Who can ascertain peace with centuries of murder and pillage? Who can ascertain peace as restorative when murder is legislated and voted for by inconsistent and unworthy representatives of mankind?
This nation will not turn around by the whimsicalities, no matter how rational and sane, of any man. Ron Paul was a bastion of hope and this was and is all great men’s political downfall. Hope is not to be found in politics. The veil of hope in Washington is used to actually suppress it. We are the hope AND we do not need a document or documents to tell us we have the capacity and ability to convey it our children, brothers, sisters, parents, neighbors, cities, counties, states and even our federal schisms of the day. There is so much fear in the world today and without doubt the vast majority of it has been propagated by those who ironically claim their position in cementing its defeat.
It is embarrassing that we take so much for granted. How many thousands upon thousands of species before us have perished and still we see our invincibility as a reality. Let time tell. Regardless of the turmoil in this world today, we are the future. How we choose to live that future is up to us.
Peace and Love always.