posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 01:01 AM
My heart goes out to the veteran.
He, like many others, had been duped and misled into a long drawn war with no ends in sight. He signed up and offered his precious life because he
believed in a lie perpetrated by the corporations hiding in the shadows. He gave his life in the belief for others, but the 'others' were not his
fellow citizens or the flag. It had been for the corporations hell bent on claiming and protecting its resources, to get rich further upon, upon the
backs of these courageous young men, neglected, and not wanted, once they had been milked dry of their youth.
It had been the Iraqi war, an unilateral invasion by US upon a soveriegn nation.
Many would have thought we would have learnt from the Vietnam experience, but we did not. But many of the educated knew, and are dead set against it,
and will protest against it with every moral fibre they possessed. The veteran unfortunately represented all that went wrong with the iraqi invasion.
He should not have been made to stand on the podium, least of all string out his adventure and misadventure in that wronged war, even if the oration
was about something else. It only reminded many of its duplicities upon a nation.
The hecklers has a right to speak out, but with the power of speech freedom, comes a responsibility of consideration for others. Did the vet deserved
the condemnation? No. He did not speak about the war itself or the support of it. There can be no peace without a standing army.
Thus a need to be constantly vigilant with volunteers to protect and defend the nation. The only thing is, the decision of war must never taken
lightly for the consequences are huge and impact lives on every side. The Iraqi and Vietnam invasions had been such failures in the chain of command
that authorised such wars, and its operators - the soldiers unfortunately bore the brunt of anger from the masses, while those who ordered the war and
murders got away scot free, wallets thickened.
This is another sad episode, for both the vet and the students, whom are the victims, the consequences of wrong decisions and policies made by those
in charge. It would be pointless to be pointing fingers at the vets or the colleges when the finger should be level at somewhere else...