Pence Delivers an “Inspiring” Walking-Dead Speech

“WAR is a racket. It always has been.
It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.” ― Smedley Butler, War Is a Racket

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…and the modern day f**kery from one of the many of psychopath’s in Washington is in full bloom:

“It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life. You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen,” Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class of West Point on Saturday, “Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq.” This speech comes just a day after the Pentagon confirmed 1,500 more American troops will be deployed to the Middle East.

“Some of you may even be called upon to serve in this hemisphere … When that day comes, I know you will move to the sound of the guns.” Pence warned the 980 newly commissioned second lieutenants. We know Pence spoke with Juan Guaido the night before he declared himself President of Venezuela almost igniting a civil war in the country. Guaido has since had several failed attempts to overthrow Maduro, it seems the only way to get Maduro out of power would be with an invasion of a US coalition. Let’s hope Pence doesn’t get his wish of this class serving in our hemisphere. via antiwar.com

Now this is the type of shyte that the MAGA crowd gets boned about.  Send the sons and daughters of Americans to maim, destroy and kill innocents abroad – with an extra added “boneness” of sending the sons and daughters of Americans to carry out this administration’s f**kery of sovereign nations in THIS hemisphere.

Pence went on, “As you accept the mantle of leadership I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back. Mr. Trump is the best friend the men and women of our armed forces will ever have.”

Explaining this, is easy pickings from low hanging fruit…

Such proper f**kery

If President Trump was truly the best friend of the men and women of our armed forces, 1,500 more of them would not be on their way to the Middle East right now. He would actually have ended our wars in Syria and Afghanistan like he said he was going to. The 2019 class included 233 women and 110 African Americans. How about we don’t celebrate this diversity by sending them off to die in pointless wars Mr. Vice President?

It’s doubtful Pence would hear this message, even if presented directly into his evangelical Christian ears.

And the clown with orange hair – don’t worry, he has yet another 5D chess solution to the Middle East mess that Washington has created:

(ANTIWAR.COM) — In a move predicted earlier this week by members of Congress, President Trump has declared a “national emergency” for the sole reason of circumventing Congressional restrictions on arms sales, and using it to rush shipments of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

More candy canes and lollipops for the military industrial complex.

But who gives a shyte, right?  It’s a “holiday” weekend here in the States…time to throw another piece of genetically modified road-kill on the BBQ and celebrate the awesomeness of Washington’s f**kery of the world.

“Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die. The was the “war to end wars.” This was the “war to make the world safe for democracy.” No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason. No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits. No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with United State patents. They were just told it was to be a “glorious adventure”.

Thus, having stuffed patriotism down their throats, it was decided to make them help pay for the war, too. So, we gave them the large salary of $30 a month!

All that they had to do for this munificent sum was to leave their dear ones behind, give up their jobs, lie in swampy trenches, eat canned willy (when they could get it) and kill and kill and kill…and be killed”
― Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier

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Tonight’s musical offering’s:

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, No 13, “Dance of the Knights” – Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra

 Or, if you prefer a jazz composer, composing a piece of music about his wife…the following understated masterpiece follows:

Photo credit: http://www.unsplash.com/@jordachelr

 

 

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