‘The Hypocrisy of War’ – dedicated to All Veteran Soldiers

There is something in public displays that helps create the mindset that makes a young man (& now a young woman too) want to join the service. And let’s tell the truth here: these are really BOYS & GIRLS.
To this day, the “Star Spangled Banner” and other forms of public presentations brings tears to my eyes. I am well aware I am being manipulated, but it happens anyway. So what about these boys who have no idea that they are feeling these intense emotions, not because of love of our country, but because of music and words that make our heart feel too big for our chest?
They are too young and naive to understand that this is how our leaders want us to feel. They want these boys to feel as if this country loves them so much that our country (Government AND people) will love them forever for what they are about to give. It will be years before they realize the truth. Of course, in Viet Nam, it didn’t take years. That is why drugs were so prevalent in that war.
Hollywood does it well: makes us feel emotions that we attribute to one thing when the truth is it is a cathartic reaction to events in your own life. You can not tell me that the government isn’t one thousand times better at pulling at the heart strings of a child. A child that has no idea what hit him and knows he isn’t supposed to cry so he joins the military instead.
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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