You Don’t Need to Condone the Sin of Murder . . .

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. . . to support the men and women who commit the murder.  And you don’t need to support the wars to support the men and women who fight the wars.  The second sentence is a favorite line of a popular local musical entertainer in my town who, in saying this during his act, echoes the same mindless “salute the troops” blather that is repeated endlessly in every American community.  “Saluting the troops” makes it that much easier for the state to pursue its imperialistic agenda of endless war and the destruction of liberty and prosperity that it always entails.  War is the health of the state.

5:02 pm on September 6, 2013