In the past I’ve written on my ardent anti-war sentiment. Anyone who cares to read it can access those posts in the archives.
I have a new reason to hate war; those who fight in them are treated like leftover dinner being thrown into the garbage disposal by people who never deserved it, as they draw their final breaths.
A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care.
The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died.
The video showed the decorated WWII veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.
Imagine fighting in one of the bloodiest wars in human history, risking life and limb for what you thought was a worthy cause, only to spend your final moments on this planet begging for help as you hear the people paid to care for you laugh. It’s the kind of sounds that POWs in hellhole camps listened to as they were tortured or starved to death.
Heartiste has it right: Why would anyone self-respecting white man fight for the USA anymore, even if the war was legitimately intended to protect it from invasion? Are we really to think the Russians would cause more harm than what the current invading hordes are doing? I’d rather rot in a military prison and take the public ridicule that comes with it than endure the horrors of war and have it repaid in the twilight of my life by perishing under the care of those with less dignity than the average soldier I’d be coerced into killing.
The USA is neither united, nor states, nor American. And chances are, the thanks you’ll get after your service will be mockery by the people you unwittingly brought into this country by bombing their homelands overseas.
Let the bastards who want to invite the world invade the world themselves.