If or when we proudly exclaim "I support the troops" ………

Violence for humans is not a natural state. If it were, soldiers would not need to learn how to kill, would not experience PTSD and would not suicide in record numbers. If or when we proudly exclaim “I support the troops”, what we are really supporting is often impoverished people who join the defense force for financial reasons; who are sent to often impoverished countries and then proceed to kill other poor people for reasons they are not convinced or clear on; and they do all this for wealthy people (the oligarchy) who have financial interests in occupying that country. So what we are essentially supporting is violence, imperialism, classism and racism all at the same time. This is not the way to peace.

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