I saw a sign on a car the other day, it said, “I don’t care what you believe, just support our troops.” I thought that’s interesting, who can be against that, or yellow ribbons? The problem is that it’s so vacuous and distracts.
So, what does it mean. Suppose somebody asks you, do you support the people in Texas or Texans? You could say, yes. I support them or no I don’t support them. However, it’s not even a meaningful question; it doesn’t mean anything. And that’s the point, slogans like support our troops don’t mean anything, they mean as much as whether you support the people in Texas, whatever that means.
There is an issue here; it’s do you support American foreign policy but establishment and the Military Industrial Complex don’t want people to think about our that, that’s the point of propaganda, you create a slogan that nobody is going to be against and everybody will be for because nobody knows what it means because it doesn’t mean anything, it diverts your attention from the meaningful question that does mean something about American foreign policy. Do you support our foreign policy; that’s the one you’re not allowed to talk about.
If you want to support the troops, then I propose we get out of and end this cycle of endless or perpetuated warfare we have entered in this 21st century, where American soldiers are maimed and killed for what? Oil, Corporate America and the Military Industrial Complex. Is that what we want? I don’t. I want to stop this and save lives.