“The highest honor” – imperialist and proletarian; and the war on Syria — Sorry, Not Buying It | Cast Away Illusions

Taking Sides

According to many imperialist-nation patriots, the “highest honor” one can have is to fight and die for “my country”. You’ll find find this sentiment being expressed on TV, in church, in presidential statements, in movies, during speeches, on the radio, in homes and shopping malls, and many places of congregation. It is a sentiment believed by many conservatives and liberals alike, including those who oppose particular US imperialist wars and interventions. In the United States, it has attained the status of something like a state religion, and deviation from it is considered sacrilege and “anti-American” (to which I say: good).

“Fighting and dying for [insert imperialist aggressor of choice] s the highest honor” is really, when you think about, incitement to violence against the Third World. It is a statement to the effect of, “I’m going to keep honoring someone’s direct involvement and participation in imperialist aggression, regardless of whether…

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2 Responses to “The highest honor” – imperialist and proletarian; and the war on Syria — Sorry, Not Buying It | Cast Away Illusions

  1. beetleypete says:

    The reason why I never followed my regular soldier father into the army.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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