FreeKy Column: A hollow sacrifice remembered

Barry Bright
May 28, 2014

Over 20 years ago now I told my cousin that I’d been activated for Operation Desert Shield which turned into Operation Desert Storm, George Bush the First’s war to ‘liberate’ Kuwait from the empire’s former puppet, Saddam Hussein.

Her first words were more or less: “Can’t you get out of it?”

Her response was repulsive to me and to some degree still is, if for no other reason than her question originated in an even baser ignorance than my at that time still partially blind patriotism. At least I can claim that my thoughts were, and maybe my answer to her, was that I couldn’t skip out on my fellow Marines or my responsibility to ‘serve’ as I’d signed up for when I joined the beast empire’s military and took a chance on my life and future mental and physical health.

But I was considerably more ignorant then with my college degree and 15-plus years of indoctrination by the government schools, ‘official’ news media and what amounted to a state religion since the churches had been put under the control of the I.R.S. and essentially told they couldn’t be ‘political’ anymore, unless of course they were black or Unitarian(Marxist) congregations working for their ‘civil rights.’

If I had understood what I do now about the purpose our military really serves I might have tried to find a way to ‘get out of it’ or maybe never joined in the first place. The military is by its nature set up so that when a recruit signs that line he becomes the property of the Federal government, well, more of a ‘property’ than the average enslaved amerikan who for the most part only has to tolerate their money being stolen out of their paychecks before it even reaches their hands, and the tens of thousands of un-constitutional laws, statutes, regulations etc. that we are all forced to obey at the point of a government gun held by those who sign up to ‘serve.’

Since I do understand more completely the purpose the military serves, and it hasn’t fought a war for Liberty since 1865 and the bad guys won that one, I’m especially downcast when hearing/reading about the new Kentucky NATIONAL Guard monument being raised and fund raised for in Frankfort.

The Daniel Boone statue they plan to include is only salt for the wound. Boone was an imperfect human and from my understanding primarily a businessman of sorts if far more daring than most in risking his scalp, being burned or rather baked alive after being forced to run the gauntlet by Indians and possibly similar fates for close family members all in the name of profit.

Now I don’t begrudge Boone nor any of the other pioneers the land they conquered for us, nor for the part of me that’s descended from Amerindians through both my parents. I only question some of their methods, but this column isn’t about that.

Boone was an individualist as far as I can tell. He also worked at one point to form an entirely new country here in Kentucky, to be called Transylvania. He detested the settling of the land he helped conquer and I’ve often heard how he would move a little farther west when he could see the smoke from his neighbor’s chimney. And most importantly the militia he served in was not the precursor of the Kentucky NATIONAL Guard in no way shape or manner.

The militias of that time served their local interests and their state governments almost exclusively. They were imperfect organizations and General Washington was often disappointed in their performance when called up to fight for the Continental Congress. That’s why he worked all through the war for Independence to create a professional army that could be counted on to stand toe to toe with the British.

There were times when the militia men stood their ground or advanced upon their fleeing enemies and times when they ran screaming like little girls.

The main difference between the colonial militias and the NATIONAL guard is the militiamen kept their weapons, equal in power to or more accurate than, that carried by the British troops, at home. NATIONAL guardsmen’s weapons are kept in FEDERAL armories under FEDERAL GOVERNMENT control.

The militiamen often elected their officers, whereas the NATIONAL Guard’s officers are FEDERALLY trained and owe their allegiances first and foremost to those who sign their paychecks despite the oath of allegiance they take to the U.S. Constitution and thus the Bill of Rights. Their first responsibility should of course be to the Bill of Rights but in reality most of them will follow the orders of those who sign their paychecks and move to disarm and kill all who resist disarming.

Lot’s of ignorant 19-year-olds die in wars. It’s always been that way and without some significant change in human nature and culture it likely will remain so for generations to come. All the flag waving and folding and marching and tear-jerking blindly patriotic eulogies notwithstanding.

If anyone bothered to read a eulogy for me I’d prefer they note that I was far more proud of my service to the Patriot and militia movements than my ‘service’ to the modern empire of note. It’s flag has long since dishonored the red that is supposed to represent the blood originally shed to establish some semblance of Liberty here.

But most of the sheeple in this country wouldn’t understand that as they’d rather shed a few tears over a simple-minded understanding of ‘god and country’ while mindlessly believing our greatest enemies are hiding in a cave on the other side of the world instead of walking our streets from birth, or some such. It’s easier than putting forth the mental effort to understand higher principles and ideals much less accept that they’ve been lied to all their lives in the churches and the schools and on their weaponvisions.

Unless enough come to grips with the necessity of what will be required to restore and expand Human Liberty here no statues worthy of true respect will be erected and no monuments to blood truly shed in defense of freedom will ever be funded and no war worth fighting will again soak our ground with blood equal in worth to that shed in the 1700s by local militiamen and during the 1860s by Southern patriots who fought for what they considered to be their countries, their once independent sovereign nation states.