James B. Earley
James B. Earley (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)
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Memorial Day 2014
This Memorial Day we gather, commemorating the many who have given the ultimate sacrifice with the expectation, and hope that their contributions would be held forever sacred within the minds of current and future generations. Venue after venue, we hear empty words disingenuously spoken. We hear hypocritically expressed messages of gratitude from those in esteemed positions of power, whose continuing acts of commission or omission threaten the very future those unfortunate souls envisioned - through collective cultures of official divisiveness, perpetually condoned, purposely inciting the clinically ignitable - all the while in consistent state of pompous denial.
Thanks to the generous benevolence of today’s honorees, we have a military might far superior to that of any foreign adversary, yet we stand dangerously at the precipice of internal annihilation. We see Syria, Ukraine, etc. as distant abnormalities. Yet, one need look no further then the 'armed' response in support of the Nevada “Rancher, ” where cooler heads ultimately got the better of anarchy’s wisdom, postponing for the moment our own possible future. We wonder about that future, where military-style attack weapons and associated tons of ammunition languish in the hands of an anarchistically inclined public.
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