Version #2: The Airborne Ranger
Here are some (probably biased) descriptions of the murderous bombing raids that the (then) United States Air Force conducted in the killing fields of Vietnam almost 50 years ago. Harboring hatred and animosity for a people can be an extremely debilitating thing for any human being - if possible it should be avoided, but changing things that are immoral, or evil, is also something important. Bringing down evil men like John McCain is something that Ronald Reagan's Administration itself took as important, and he was indeed made a national spectacle for his crimes against the people.
- Capture after Bombing Raids of Vietnam
- John McCain and "The Keating Five" Financial Abuses of Power
- Throwing in the towel - 2008 Loss to Obama
The "History of the United States" would be a very, very long book indeed. People in the America's today have all kinds of upbringings having been raised by parents from all walks of life. For those who have ever respected America's Cultural or Artistic Achievements of the 20th century know very well that the soldiers who fought in wars across the Pacific Ocean did indeed fight those wars over a period of many decades. What began in earnest in 1940, did not end until 1975, and as "The War Dragged On" - the reasons for fighting stopped seeming honorable. For anyone who knows 1960's history - knows that people John McCain were denounced as cold blooded and evil killers.
The difference between a soldier and a murderer is not rocket science at all! Soldiers are people who shoot at other soldiers who have committed acts of atrocity against their people. Murderers are those who kill, indiscriminately, the lives of all parties involved - the guilty, the innocent, grown men in soldiers uniforms, and little children playing at in their homes. Thought fighting an imperial and invading Japanese Army, in - say 1942 - was probably a reasonable and just act, the rabid outpouring of violence that engulfed the U.S. Government in the 1960's did nothing that constituted defense of the nation or liberation of an oppressed people. These bombing raids over Vietnamese villages took the lives of thousands of innocent women and children in their homes where they slept. These were not attacks on military garrison's - these were attacks on the civilian populations of a nation. Saying these battles were a "liberation" or "a bringing freedom to oppressed people of Vietnam" is simply not true. Everybody alive who was right in the head in 1969 knew this.
- Operation Rolling Thunder
- Operation Linebacker 1
- Operation Linebacker 2 - The Christmas Day Bombing of North Vietnam
- Richest of the rich
- The most powerful men of the most powerful
- .. and of course... The safest of the safe
- (The security Army/Navy/Air-Force personall provide themselves - often at the expense of "The People" is spectacular)
For those who need to know how "America could be so great" with so much turmoil and so much polarization in it's past - there is an extremely easy-to-understand answer. The vast, vast majority of people in this country wanted nothing to do with Vietnam, and simply had had no involvement with "fighting wars" at all. Even more importantly, though Woodstock had probably a million people in attendence, here in Texas where I grew up, I would suspect very few of these folk ever attended a Beatles Concert either. I will try to explain, again, what most American's were involved in of any important in the 1960's.
Here is Dallas in 1950 (after *much* construction in the 1930's, 40's & 50's):
Here is Dallas Today: (at least 10 (ten) taller-than-50-stories buildings)
Here is the "age of the construction worker" and his progress. In 1960 - when John McCain was off killing innocent women and children in Vietnam - "The Good American's" were doing back-breaking work on construction. This is a "concentric cirlce" map of Dallas Construction Progress. The City has radiated outwards with "The Edge of Town" having increased by 20-miles-per-decade.
And that is what "The Great American's" really did! They *did* construction work! The built new office towers. They built brand new homes. Here in Dallas, they built office complexes, strip malls, retails shops and apartment buildings! They built highways and biways, bus-stops, train-stations and airports.
None of Dallas, Texas 75248 would even be here if it weren't for the 20th century. Mostly, the great American's did lots and lots and lots of construction and architecture building. Sure, some "answered the call" in 1941 when the Japanese Invaded. But the act become so financially lucrative - that although the Japanese surrendered in 1945, going to East Asia to do battles and fight wars continued for 30 years *after* the surrender of the Japanese.