A thread by BRD for your consideration:

Today is #ArmedForcesDay- too often a day where politicians offer platitudes about sacrifice and gratitude while they continue to send our troops to kill and die in endless wars for profit and power- not justice or freedom. #NoMoreWar /1
They praise us at their events while they gut our healthcare and sidestep accountability for the rampant sexual assault, pollution and abuses on and around our bases. #ArmedForcesDay2021 #MilitaryMeToo #EnvironmentalJustice #AuditThePentagon 2/
They pat us on the back while they line their pockets with corporate "Defense" industry campaign donations and ignore the the hunger, houselessness, and avoidable traumas our families are grappling with. #ArmedForcesDay #22aDay #MoralInjury #HousingFirst #HousingIsAHumanRight 3/
It is comfortable to say "thank you for your service" and perpetuate the myth that my sacrifice was for freedom. When I signed up as a teenager, I believe it would be. I wish it had been. #ArmedForcesDay2021 #EndThePovertyDraft #CollegeForAll #CancelDebt /4
When I decided to begin speaking the truth knowing it could cost me, I did it because I was looking teenagers assigned to my command in the face realizing the believed the same lie over a decade later. #ArmedForcesDay #ProtectWhistleblowers /5
It is painful and courageous to acknowledge the truth- that our willingness to serve has been betrayed by the leaders we entrusted with our lives. #ArmedForcesDay2021 #VetsVsHate #VetsToTheFront #VetsForThePeople /5
If you want to support the troops, join us in rejecting this kind of plastic patriotism glorifies us to hide the ways we're exploited and abandoned. #ArmedForcesDay #DropTheMIC #EndTheWarEconomy #FightPovertyNotThePoor /6
Join us in fighting to ensure that any sacrifices we make are genuinely in service to our communities. are genuinely in service of justice and freedom, and genuinely aligned with the values we profess. #ArmedForcesDay /7
Join us in divesting from war and investing in healing our communities, and reparations to support the healing of those that we've harmed as well.
#ArmedForcesDay2021 #M4A #HealthcareIsAHumanRight /8
Truly, beyond the wellbeing of our troops, military families, and communities here and abroad, our survival depends on bold vision and transformation. #ArmedForcesDay #ClimateChange #GND
/end thread


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