On May 31, 2021, the NYT reinvented reality in similar fashion to its practice on most all issues in daily fake news editions.
Saying “(w)e’re free because they were brave” ignored that every war in US history — including WW I and II — could have been avoided if the nation’s ruling elites favored peace, equity and justice over the other way around against invented enemies.
The traditional placing of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns by US presidents was done last year by the White House imposter — dishonoring the nation’s war dead more than already.
On Monday at noon, the fake Biden will repeat the ceremonial wreath-laying at the Arlington National Cemetery.
A National Memorial Day Observance statement said that “attendance…will be limited to official participants only.”
They’ll notably include senior members of the nation’s belligerent warrior class, figures currently directing war on humanity by hot and/or other means at home and worldwide in pursuit of diabolical US interests in defiance of the rule of law.
Throughout US history, the nation’s ruling class glorified wars in the name of peace they abhorred from inception.
In 1917, George Creel’s Committee on Public Information manufactured public consent for war by turning pacifist Americans into raging German-haters.
It was the first time state-sponsored propaganda manipulated the public mind for war while undermining opposition sentiment.
Yet in 1916, Woodrow Wilson was reelected on a pledge of: “He Kept Us Out of War.”
Straightaway, he began planning US involvement in the war he wanted.
Franklin Roosevelt operated in similar fashion for war he wanted in the Pacific against Japan.
In July 1941, he said the following:
“(S)olemnly (understand) that the United States will never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship.”
His July 25 Executive Order froze Japanese assets.
Claiming it was “(t)o prevent the use of the financial facilities of the US in trade between Japan and the US in ways harmful to national defense and American interests, to prevent the liquidation in the US of assets obtained by duress or conquest, and to curb subversive activities in the US” was code language for manipulating Japan to retaliate.
In 1937, FDR planned a naval blockade of Japan, then dropped idea because of internal opposition.
In 1938, it resurfaced because he knew strangling Japan economically assured war he wanted.
From 1933 to late 1941, he spurned Japanese peace overtures that would have protected all American interests in the Pacific.
By November 25, 1941, the die was cast.
War Secretary Henry Stimson said conflict depended only on how to maneuver Japan to attack with the lowest number of US casualties.
Roosevelt encouraged an attack on Pearl Harbor by stationing the Pacific Fleet there — against the advice of its commander and chief of naval operations.
After the Japanese code was broken, intercepted cables confirmed an attack was coming.
The US tracked its fleet from the Kurile Islands to its North Pacific refueling point en route to Pearl Harbor on or about December 7.
At a December 5 cabinet meeting, Navy Secretary Frank Knox said:
“Well, you know Mr. President, we know where the Japanese fleet is?”
“Yes, I know,” said Roosevelt, adding:
“Well, you tell them what it is Frank.”
Naval intelligence reports indicated it was in Pacific waters heading toward Hawaii.
On December 6 when attack was imminent, it came the next morning at 7:55AM Hawaii time.
Pearl Harbor commander Admiral HE Kimmel got no intelligence about what was coming.
Roosevelt wanted isolationist congressional members and the public transformed into raging Japan haters.
He got the war he wanted and planned for throughout most of his tenure since taking office on March 3, 1933.
What’s historically called a “surprise attack” by Japan on Pearl Harbor was no surprise at all.
Ahead of the attack, three US Pacific Fleet aircraft carriers were at sea on maneuvers to avoid the coming attack.
Around 3,500 US military personnel were killed or wounded, 68 civilians killed, others wounded.
Nineteen US warships were destroyed or damaged, including eight battleships, along with 188 aircraft destroyed, another 159 damaged.
US blockade and embargo toughness on Japan during the preceding months pushed its ruling authorities to war.
December 8, 1941 was the last time the US waged war legally, declared by Congress as constitutionally required.
The notion of justifiable war at any time is unjustifiable.
The other way around is warranted only in self-defense if attacked, and not by manipulating an invented adversary to go this far the way hegemon USA pushed Japan.
Memorial and Veterans Day should be times for dedicating the nation to never again, to prioritizing peace over forever wars on invented enemies, for turning swords into plowshares, for abandoning state-sponsored militarism, belligerence, mass slaughter and destruction once and for all.
The vast majority of Americans are mindless about the nation’s history.
Its war of independence against Britain substituted new management for old.
Everything changed but stayed the same.
The Civil war had nothing to do with freeing slaves, everything to do with keeping the nation intact, while maintaining dirty business as usual.
Hegemon USA enslaved Black Africans, exterminated its native people, stole their land and resources, stole half of Mexico, followed by Cuba, the Philippines, Guam, Samoa, Hawaii, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Canal Zone, Puerto Rico and other territories.
Post-WW II wars were acts of aggression against nations threatening no one.
9/11 was the mother of all state-sponsored false flags until kill shots and all things flu/covid surpassed its pure evil.
Honoring the nation’s veterans and war dead ignores state-sponsored responsibility for gratuitous mass slaughter and destruction throughout US history from inception — wars of choice for profits, power and dominance.
Veterans and Memorial Day commemorations dishonor the nation’s war dead.
Left unexplained is that they died in pursuit of imperial conquest, plunder and subjugation of nations.
That wars beget new ones.
That they serve privileged interests at the expense of most others.
That America’s best have been peacemakers opposed to an endless cycle of war-making — what has nothing to do with fostering democratic freedoms.
Nothing to do with protecting the nation from enemies.
Everything to with serving wealth, power and privileged interests at the expense of harming most others.
Commemorations glorifying wars and the nation’s service personnel who waged them ignore their untold horrors.
An American tradition from inception, they reflect false patriotism, an unattainable peace and indifference toward pain, suffering, the dead, disabled and other survivors from all wars with intent to continue an endless cycle of more of the same to come.
At a time when super-weapons can turn cities and surrounding areas into smoldering rubble, incinerating everyone in them, failure to end perpetual wars may end us if the madness continues unchecked.