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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Supporting The Troops Or Supporting Israel?

What looked like it would be just another Saturday protesting the war in West Chester, PA turned up something different this time. The alleged American patriots, who are always across the street from our peace vigil, had another country's flag with them, namely Israel's:

At least they're being honest about who benefits from the wars the troops are fighting and dying in!

The pro war side seems to have forgotten about liberty. Not one of their signs mentions it and certainly Israel is no shining example of it. They're all about victory and supporting the government, not a view the Founders would have shared:
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war...and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
--James Madison, April 20, 1795 (Works. Vol. 4, Pp. 491-2)
To the pro war side I can only say, heed the wisdom of the Founders and make freedom your goal. That way peace, liberty, and security will ours.

Below are some pictures from the peaceful side of the street:


  1. All those neocons would try to run me off
    is I brought my Confederate flag; yet, they
    approve the banner of Israel, a terrorist country. The South has been occupied since Lincoln's War of Northern Aggression; yet the neocons worship him anyway.

    For Southern Independence,
    Jean Allen...Tuscaloosa

  2. Thanks for the comment, Jean Allen, & right you are. Northerners who support the govt make little enough sense, I've never understood Southerners who do.

    Sometimes the pro war side likes to fly a Gadsden flag. What a bunch of idiots. Gadsden is about fighting empire not supporting it. It's about liberty, not militarism.

  3. Israel obviously gets more US tax payer dollars than any other country and they use it to literally steal and kill. Those poor saps who stand on that street corner waving the Israeli flag have no idea what they are really supporting. From West Chester here,born and raised and I salute the few people who show up on the anti-war side and almost feel sorry for the brainwashed masses on the other side of the street.