Sixty Years Later: Why Am I a Veteran? by Larry Martines
In January 1953, I was separated from the army after having served two years as a draftee during the Korean, so-called, police action. Back then, I simply did what my three older brothers did during WWII, and what my father did during WWI. Namely, they went off to war believing they were doing so in the defense of their country. My three younger brothers were yet to serve in the armed forces.
Now it is sixty years later and I have learned much about how those, and every other war, we have been in, and are currently involved in, came to pass. We now know, or should know, we didn’t become veterans to defend our country. Veterans of all these conflicts should be appalled by how they were manipulated into fighting wars to totally serve Banking Class interests. That this is still happening is beyond the pale. Further, the military we once felt pride in being part of, is today once again being turned against the people of our country. (See the real history of the Civil War)
Hark back to that historically un-American period between the end of George Washington’s presidency and the beginning of that of Thomas Jefferson. During that period John Adams occupied the office of president. He introduced and enforced the Sedition Act because he couldn’t tolerate open criticism of the way he conducted the office of president. Vice President Thomas Jefferson was openly against this Act since it was a clear violation of the constitution. When he became president he dissolved the Sedition act and pardoned all people imprisoned by it.
We generally aspire to live by Jeffersonian standards in spite of the fact that a strong central government opposes these standards unmercifully. The civil war was fought against Jeffersonian standards. Abraham Lincoln far from being the great emancipator, we were taught to believe in state controlled schools, was in fact an outspoken supporter of slavery and of a strong central government. The constitutional embrace of secession was virtually set aside by Lincoln, and ever since it has been the goal of government to keep it that way. The Civil War was perhaps the greatest travesty visited upon the people in history.
Then we come to the Spanish American War where in we see the first international effects of how banking interests engineer war for their benefit. Beginning the creation of an American empire by conquering Spain and taking many of its possessions provided American banks with new places to financially exploit. To be sure, no one can advance a logical argument for commencing that war. The sinking of the Maine has long been identified as a red herring. However, this war saw the deployment of American armed forces to do what the elite power structure wanted and would profit from. Thus we began a new chapter in American veteran’s affairs. Namely the creation of American veterans of foreign wars: as if this connotation gives credibility to using Americans to enrich the elite.
Moving on into the twentieth century we find the most flagrant national abuse by banking interests. Much has been written about the roll played by JP Morgan in many of the major events leading up to American entry into, and in the conduct of, WWI. Engineering the election of Woodrow Wilson, establishing E Mandel House (with ties back to the Rothchild financial empire as was, also, the case with Morgan) as the principle advisor to the president, realizing the coveted creation of a Central Bank, colluding with powerful interests in Great Britain and France to manipulate America’s entry into the war, being the principal financier and procurer of military supplies, using the central bank to create money to finance the war and pay foreign loans to Morgan and other Federal Reserve Banks, all added up to perhaps the greatest amount of treasonous activity perpetrated by one man in the history of this country. That he was able to do what he did and stay under the radar while doing so, speaks to the ability of a ‘strong central government’ to control the flow of information and control its citizen’s ability to speak out. Once again we see the enactment of a sedition act to do just that. The take-away on all this is that we all grew up respecting and honoring those who went to war, but we all have been grossly misled – especially the veterans themselves.
Moving onto WWII…………