KEN’S CORNER: What is Memorial Day?
Commentary by TLB Contributing Writer: Ken LaRive
What is Memorial Day? Well, it means a lot of different things to different people. Is it a celebration? A time to rejoice… is it a happy day getting together with family and friends for a barbecue and to drink beer?
Not for me.
About ten years ago my wife Maddy and I went to Normandy, on our way to Mont Saint Michael, our most favorite place in the world.
I was about 62 then, and walked arm and arm with Maddy into a spectacle of manicured gardens full of gravestones as far as the eye could see. I got as far as the reflective pool, and had what can only be described as a breakdown. I sat on the rim, and dipped my hand in the crystal clear water, and something came out of me I must have been suppressing since 1970, off the coast of Vietnam. It was a cry I had not experienced since my father’s spankings at eight. I could not control it. I put my hands in front of my face and tears and sobbing took over. It had been so long that my eyes actually hurt, and tears flowed between my face and hands on to my shirt and pants. I remember Maddy, surprised, empathetic, loving, holding me as I shook trying to control myself, and there were others, from a distance, holding each other… old men, women, and children…
Memorial Day is to me a day of mourning, of loss, not only for the unbelievable sacrifice, but for the lies and deceit, the false flags, and the bitter betrayal. 58 thousand of my brothers died in Vietnam… What pain that caused their families, and the loss can not be calculated. It is too big to comprehend. Too big. Too painful, but it isn’t just the loss of life that brings on tears, but there is a rage that wells up in me, because of what my education has reveled, and I’ll put it to you simply.
All wars are banker wars. It’s one bank vying to take control of other banks, like the Catholic bank being absorbed by the Rothschild Central Banking cartel, the same ones that has brought us on the brink of insolvency and debt slavery, from Six trillions to 30 trillions in one decade.
The night I took my oath, I was just 19, drafted, and I asked an officer what we are fighting for. He said we are trying to stop the advancement of communism… Marxist Communism. And here I am, 72, sitting on the side of a beautiful lake in Louisiana watching the sun come up, and crying. We lost The Vietnam War, and we have lost our country too. So very, very sorry to say, and I blame myself too. But for the life of me, I still don’t know what to do. 58 thousand, and Sweet Jesus, what was it for? Marxist Communists has a fence around my Capital, and they are crushing our God given Civil Liberty, and our Constitutional Republic is nothing more than an illusion.
My heart is full this morning, of love and empathy for my brothers, not only in the grave, but those who struggle every day trying to cope. PTSD, is real, and physical scars too, and I’m going to try to smile today, in spite of what I have buried deep in my mind and heart. Yes, I took an oath to protect and defend my Constitution from all enemies both domestic and foreign… and I see enemies in my Government. Marxist Communists have taken over my country, and my flag is nothing but a symbol of once was… I had a responsibility, the greatest responsibility ever given to a boy of 19, who grew up trying to do everything right, and lost my Country.
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From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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