Thursday, May 08, 2008

VE Day

The duty of a patriot is to protect
his country from its government

— Thomas Paine


On this 63rd anniversary of VE Day, Ranger thought it important to review what VE Day meant, beyond the actual German surrender.

VE Day was:

  • A victory over fascist reliance on military power and wars of aggression as a solution to all political problems.
  • A victory over arbitrary imprisonment and torture to achieve an agenda of state aggrandizement.
  • A victory over torture.
  • A victory over malicious propaganda and lies
  • A victory over a political system that aggressively forced its policies upon foreign governments and peoples.
  • A victory over racist subjugation of other nations.
  • A victory over a nation that euthanized medically needy (deficient) citizens. [Lack of universal health coverage = passive euthanization.]
  • A victory over malignant national chauvanism.
  • A victory over gulags.
  • A victory over national press censorship, which curtailed the citizen's right of dissent.
  • A victory over religious discrimination and persecution.
  • A victory over the apotheosis of the state versus the individual.

And tell me, why was it we fought the Nazi thugs?

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Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

why indeed.

Friday, May 9, 2008 at 10:38:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened? Looks like WE became the fascists. But you can figure that there was a propensity toward it that we had since in those days, the services were racially segregated.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:55:00 PM GMT-5  

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