Thursday, May 14, 2015

Keith Olbermann on Bought and Paid for Salutes to Government Trained Killers

A much too much homage for me to government trained killers, but a pretty good recounting of government spending to spread pro-military propaganda via sports.


 (ht Joel Dever)


  1. When do individuals who believe in freedom of mind, and body refuse to be obsequious attendees of events where the worship, and glorification of the U.S. military is a religious sacrament.

    My god, when we attended our oldest daughters university graduation with a degree in math last year, I was dumbstruck by the worship of the U.S. military at the very beginning of the graduation ceremony. This was after after having gone through the security theatre animal chute just to enter the aging basketball arena. We were all required to stand, and salute the troops in attendance by clapping for each member of the Armed Forces, and then recite the Pledge of Allegiance. I refused to clap, or recite the Pledge of Allegiance while I stood with an ancient death stare in stoney silence at the course of events which were stealing our oldest daughters moment in the spotlight. Unlike the servile masses our daughter graduated with no debt, and that infamous "barbarous relic" as her protection against the mad mandarin's at the Federal Reserve.

    I refuse to go the any event where the Pledge of Allegiance, or the National Anthem is sung, with the exception being graduation ceremonies that involve my family. So I no longer attend sporting events, political events, or watch them on TV when worship of the military is involved. I refuse to watch TV during the political season even though I ordinarily watch only a half an hour a day. A line was crossed 35 years ago that turned observance into worship, that I never consented to be a part of, and never will.

    Finally, why would anyone worship brainwashed killers, and those who enable the killers decent into undiscerning madness?

    1. Ahh, cus they're protecting our freedoms. Duh.

    2. That is what I heard from the podium in the church of my ancestors, early in the second Bush regime. I remember the phrase "God bless this president" in multiple prayers during that period of time, and I heard the phrase "Only fruits and nuts in California are against this war", as being one that really rankled me. I left in October, 2004, and never went back.

      I tried another church and it was even worse, a full bird colonel organized a military parade up, and down the aisles on Sunday morning, needless to say I never went back to that church either.

      1962 was about the last time things seemed fairly normal in this country, I was nine years old. That was the year Stanley Kubrick's satirical masterpiece Dr. Strangelove came out.