Today is the day that the United States honors those who have served their country in the Armed Forces. I have mixed feelings about that.
First let me make it clear that I think we owe our vets -- for the rest of their lives if need be. They deserve the best care we can provide. Period. No exceptions.
But I do not support the last 6 wars we have been involved in. I am appalled by them. From Korea on, we have had no business fighting. (In fact, after 9/11, we have the best opportunity in all of human history to end, or at least curtail, war as means of solving problems --- and we blew it, big time!)
I blame the politicians for the wars. It is squarely in their camp that we sent our youth to be slaughtered or changed forever. I blame Ego and Greed. I blame the War Profiteers.
And I blame myself, for not having done more to be a peacemaker.
I want to be a person who loves. I want to one of many who wage peace. I want to be a part of a movement to see all people as my brothers and sisters. I want to eschew violence and restore respect.
I want us all to live in peace and brotherhood.
And let it begin with me.