Memorial Day: A Serious Thought

Greetings puny Earthlings, I'd like to take a moment for a serious thought.

Today is Memorial Day in the Earthling Empire of the United States of America. A day dedicated to the memory of the warriors who sacrificed their lives in service of their nation.

You know, I wasn't always the ruler of the Known Universe. When I started out, I was a common soldier and I had to fight my way to the top.

In my life, which has been long by Earthling standards, I've faced armies, legions, factions, hordes, and swarms, battling intrusions, invasions, insurgencies, insurrections, and infestations.

And there was one thing I've learned.

War sucks.

It really does.

People die, cities burn, and suffering runs rampant.

Sadly, war, in some form, is inevitable in any place where more than two sentient beings live for any length of time.

And it's at times like this, sitting in my palace on Flokia Prime and watching your news reports on the old hyperwave that I must express my amazement at the qualities of the average American soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen.

Despite the almost constant accusations of brutality made by Al Qaida and their pet dupes in media/activist circles the American warriors show a level of integrity and self control that I can't make any claim to.

Hell, they'd be sweeping aside the scorched bones and drilling for oil through radioactive glass if I was fighting the Iraq War. Yet Americans regularly put their lives at risk to save Iraqi civilians, like the 42 rescued from an Al Qaida torture mill, and endanger themselves by holding back their immense firepower in order to protect the innocent.

And yet what do the rich and famous of America, who owe their freedom and their fortunes to the sacrifices of these heroes?

They imply on vacuous daytime talk shows and the floors of Congress that they are 'terrorists' and compare them to mass murderers, only to deny that they made the accusations when they're proven bogus. They degrade and malign the good names of men and women who are willing to put their lives on the line to preserve the very freedoms that allow the loudmouth jerks to be loudmouth jerks.

So I'd like the loudmouth jerks to just SHUT THE HELL UP today and let the heroes have their day.

It's the least you can do if you really appreciate the freedom.

Of course, if they appreciated anything, they wouldn't be loudmouthed jerks.

So, I'd like to offer an alien salute to the men and women staring evil and death in the face in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

You are true heroes in every sense of the word.


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Sekhmet said...

Great article!

Anonymous said...

As the ruler of the known universe, you sure have a narrow mind.