What about those “free” lunches, coffees, and desserts offered to veterans on 11/11? I decided to forego that this year. This I hope will not be taken as being anti-veteran, or anti-troops. It certainly is not intended that way, since I’m a veteran myself, a human being.
However, having been “awakened”… over those years little by little, my eyes have opened as to the reality of what war really is about: justified killing of human beings, plain and simple – for causes that have little if anything to do with “freedom”.
Our Lord says, “Thou shalt not kill.” How seriously do we take this who have been called by His Name? Most of us, for example, do not support abortion, but rally behind supporting the military effort.
OK, let me see if I can get this straight – it’s not acceptable to kill an unborn someone, but it’s acceptable to offer them up as a sacrifice to the military industrial complex’s agendas upon graduating high school? A bit of cognitive dissonance going on here? Don’t support the murder of the unborn, but do support the killing of 18 year olds (or anyone’s son or daughter of any age). It’s “God, guns, guts, and glory”, right? Jesus did not teach violence and murder as His Way, for the Lord is the Spirit of Life.
He tells Peter, “Put away your sword. All who take the sword shall die by the sword.” I cannot turn away from this, if I call Him Lord. He asks, “Why do you call Me Lord, but you do not do what I say?” In the final analysis, Jesus Way is the most troop and Veteran-friendly of all, since according to Him we’re not to kill at all or even seek vindication for any reason (“Vengeance is Mine…”, says the Lord) If the world were run in a Godly way, there would be no need for soldiers, no abortion, no capital punishment, no killing.
Let’s take a look at the eateries offering these meals – branches of multi national corporations. How do “they” do things? Let’s see. They pollute the earth and mine her resources in largely destructive ways to make a lot of junky products to sell to us, then call us useless “consumers”. These products are made in sweat shops in third world countries, where people are treated like slaves, because they can get the labor very cheaply there. Consequently American jobs have been farmed out overseas. A number of the big cola companies (which own chain restaurants supplying meals on Veterans’ Day) also privatize water to make their unhealthy cola products. Consequently many people in these countries no longer have access to clean water.
“We thank you for your sacrifice, by providing our token – a free meal consisting of GMO foods, colas, and unhealthy desserts. Come! Enjoy ‘our’ spoils of war!”
Essentially there has been gradual corporatizing of nearly the entire world. This is what our military personnel are used for, sometimes giving the ultimate sacrifice, sometimes coming home as physical, spiritual, and mental human wreckage – having been asked by a government in bed with these corporations to murder other people’s children, and follow other unconscionable directives. Is this why Veterans commit suicide to the tune of over 20 per day? Are our military fighting and dying for freedom, or are they misled and misused for the interests of amoral multi national corporations, who largely dominate and control politicians?
Our Lord also makes this clear, “My kingdom is not of this world.” “The world” is what we are not to love, for it passes away. We cannot serve God and mammon. “Whoever does the will of My Father abides forever.”
Like it or not – many such systems are under the dominion of the prince of this world, someone who has no use for humans or the God who made us. Considering this, just exactly whose “freedom” have our young people been giving their lives for? Is it that of We The Wee People, or the freedom of the globalists to continue to use and pillage humans and the world God gave to us in the beginning?
Probably every Veteran, including myself, has “served” under the illusion that we were doing our duty for the “righteous” cause of freedom for our beloved country and all that it has traditionally stood for in a Godly way. I’m not so sure anymore. I love my country, but as I look around at her decline, I have to ask, how has this happened? Who’s really running the show? “The truth is out there!”
When we gave away the farm, so to speak – or shall I say the Garden – this is what brought about the need for our redemption, our ransom through the Holy Blood of Jesus Christ. (Consider Galatians 5:1).
As the Body of Christ it’s imperative that we understand why Jesus called us out of the dark world, and that we no longer participate in its unfruitful works. Let us once again embrace the Most High King of Heaven and Earth, and re-commit to understanding our mission here on Earth: to be as He was – about the Father’s business.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.“ (2 Corinthians 10:4,5)
(This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cora2zzVl3o is an excellent little primer on the subject of corporate empires. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. This book helped open my eyes.)
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