Veterans, Defense and More
They Killed Each Other Needlessly
If you look at a summary of history such as
Almanac you will see that a major activity of mankind is warfare. This fact has not changed and is true even
today. Governments and dictators spend
more money and GNP on warfare than any other item.
At any moment in history and even today there
are many wars going on around the world. In the last few years the United
States has lost several thousand people to warfare.
Around the world millions are dying due to
this needless activity and there is no end in sight.
Of course sometimes fighting is unavoidable but for many other
situations there are better ways to resolve issues than to resort to
killing. We must be alert to take action to resolve potential
conflicts and prevent needless dying. If we don't it will happen
here again as it has in the past many times. And, as history
demonstrates to us, in absence of law and order the brutes take charge
and they kill anyone and everyone they choose even innocent women and
children. We also need to train all young people in citizenship,
and to be able to prevent fighting whenever possible and to defend our
communities in the case the need arises. See more below.
Observations of veterans and
As a historian and war veteran, I feel
duty to tell the truth. One function of
history is to learn from it. Americans
have become soft, lazy, obese and weak according to experts. This means that they would be easy pickens in
a war. Look at what has happened to
other peoples when they became weak. Examples
look at the Romans, English or the peaceful christian Moravian
Indians of Macomb County. Need
another how about the British Empire, or the Japanese Empire. Think the military
can protect you. Well a 16 year old boy
was able to stop the US Army cold by hacking in to their computers. Besides there isn't much army left
anymore. The army has been largely
disbanded and if any crises occur they have to rely on weekend warriors
National Guard). An E bomb can render
the military's computers useless and our military now cannot function
them. Do you think your police
department can protect you? During a
terrorist attack or war condition there are not enough police to
protect 99% of
local citizens. How about the National
Guard. They will be occupied fighting in
Iraq or some other place then to protect you.
Who does that leave to protect your family?
Terrorists are planning attacks locally in
our area. If you doubt any statement I
have just made do some research. You
will find out that I am correct. Some solutions
your freedom and way of life thank a veteran.
Families living in our area had members like mine that had
fought in the
Revolutionary war, the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea,
Desert Storm and Iraq. You will see
examples in the fotos that follow. Both
St. Clement Cemetery and Warren Union Cemetery have veterans buried
there. Heronoius Engleman for
whom Engleman street
named was a
civil war veteran.
The following are some very important things to consider:
Center Line has a street named
Hazen a holder of the Silver Star who died in war.
Clem Grobbel fought in Russia. See
the story on Mike Grobbel’s wonderful
web site. 7,484 women served in South
Vietnam, Nearly 60,000 Americans died because of it.
2,650 died from Michigan. Many
state that it was a terrible waste. Over
6000 Americans have died in the just
four years due to war and as an observer I must comment that it appears
there is no end in sight.
Partly as a result of the Ugly American image abroad (Result of
severely flawed foreign policy) there are thousands of muslim
training around the world and others that would do us in.
And we are being warned that we can expect terrorism here at home.
Our military over-relys on computers and
satellites. The chinese have just stolen our technology and
developed the capability to destroy our communications
satellites. They tested it and have destroyed a satellite and
shortly will have the capability to destroy our command and control
satellites. They would not have been able to accomplish this
except for the fact that our government has allowed our technology
which took many years to develop to be given away. And what the
Chinese did not get for free they are stealing and back engineering.
Since our current society is failing to support its
educationally talented youth thousands of bright young people don't
make it thru college and their skills are wasted. Education has
been given a back seat in our country for too long and we are about to
pay the price big time. In several other countries such as China
promising young people have their way paid completely thru
college. Students from other countries are surpassing the few
American students with better test scores. As a result America is
losing its technology lead as other countries with better trained minds
are advancing their technology. Why is it that most electronic
equipment, even phones, radios, TVs, home entertainment, and cameras
are now being developed in other countries and even manufactured
there. Within just a few years China will surpass the United
States in technology, engineering, war technology, economics, and
sales. If you doubt this go to any big store and compare how many
items are made and engineered in the United States as opposed to those
from elsewhere. You will be shocked. And with it go
millions of good jobs AND YOUR SECURITY!
This is serious business and we need to take
action now before it is too late!
One thing that could be done is to provide our young people with decent
opportunities for vocational training and practical education in and
after high school. This might be accomplished by having a
"National Voluntary Vocational Training and Service Corps." This
could be something like the peace Corps. A voluntary organization
where young people can be trained in a vocation. They would be
required to perform a period of time in practicing their vocation as a
public service as part of their training. A young person could be given
help in selecting a vocation then be given the training. Let's
use three examples of building construction, MRI technician
and medical doctor. The student would be given the training but
required to pass tests along the way, then would have to practice the
vocation for a period of time to gain proficiency and lastly they would
have to serve the public where needed for a period of time as payback
for their training. Everyone benefits. The student gets a
skilled occupation and the ability to earn decent income. Society
benefits by utilizing its youth and from the services they
provide. The working person working in a good vocation pays more
taxes than an unemployed or unskilled person and over time the program
pays for itself by bolstering the economy.
What to do about the need of society to defend itself. It appears
that one good idea is for all young people to be required to spend one
month just after high school in basic training for defense of our
country and in learning about their responsibilities of
citizenship. Opportunities could be provided for additional
vocational training. This could possibly straighten out many
misbehaving youth. Opportunities could be provided for them to go
on for training in an occupation and or to enlist in the
military. It seems to many of us that it is unfair to dump
repeated years of war duty (such as in the case of Iraq) on family
persons that enlisted in the National Guard and were told that it was
just for local duty in times of disaster. It seems so unfair to
them to have to bear this burden alone when there are many strong young
people on the streets learning instead to sell drugs, pimp and do drugs
and party such as in Detroit and other big cities.
Our society needs to get its head out of the sand of fantasy and deal
with reality. We need to be prepared. We must prepare young
people for success in vocations and to learn how to defend our
communities. We must be vigilent and ready. In time of war
everyone may be needed to help and all youth should be required to
learn about and serve in defense of our country.
See page on Wars
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