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I had dinner with a friend last night and we started talking about the wars, being a veteran, and #MemorialDay. As we spoke, I started to realize that I’m really angry.

I told her about how infuriating it is to be working on an anti-war campaign for an 18 year long war.
It’s infuriating to constantly see how much the entire country can kiss whatever ass may happen to be inside a uniform, but we can’t for the life of us be bothered to demand an end to open-ended wars. It hasn’t been without cost. We’ve got all the reasons to be furious.
We’ve lost so many vibrant people, wasted TRILLIONS of dollars, and decimated poor communities around the world.

I’m just god damn sick of hearing “thanks.” What the hell are we even thankful for? The fact that young people keep volunteering to serve in a war with no end?
Are we thankful that our actions create more and more wars, but yet we still have fresh bodies to throw into the conflict? Is this something for us to really be thankful for? Are we thankful that despite all the suicides people keep signing up for more?
Are we thankful that we haven’t had a real reckoning with how we ended up fighting wars in about 7-8 counties?

I hate it. A couple weeks ago, I heard three Marines had died in Afghanistan. I worried for a few days about it being someone I knew. I was actually upset.
I HATED that I was happy it wasn’t someone I knew. I hated feeling a bit GUILTY that it was still SOMEONE.

I hate how much we glorify the killing. I hate how we build this mythology around military service that demands war as solution to everything.
I hate meeting with elected leaders that are looking for someone else to make a stand against 18 years of war. I hate how we talk of honoring those killed but we never ask how to stop the killing. I hate that if we do #EndTheForeverWars, the next question will be “where to next?”
We are a sick people. We view violence, domination, and war as a necessity. The only winners in all this are the ones selling the weapons. The rest of us keep putting money and lives into the grinder for nothing. Shame on us.
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