Monday, May 27, 2019
KANSAS CITY MEMORIAL DAY 2019: IS THIS COWTOWN READY FOR THE NEW WAR?!?
Under the radar and diligently ignored by everyone, U.S. troops are still fighting a FOREVER WAR in Afghanistan that's soon to hit the 20 year mark. Unfortunately, most Americans are more concerned that they won't be able to buy cheap Chinese junk in Prez Trump's trade war already underway.
Even worse . . . Many believe we're at the outset of THE NEXT WAR that might help or hurt the local economy in the never-ending quest to keep those SUVs running. Reality: THE NEW WAR might not work out bad for KC given that a great deal of the local economy is connected to the military-industrial complex.
Sadly, even more war comes at a price for everybody and not just the troops:
Recently, legendary Kansas City newsman Russ Ptacek offered tribute to many Bannister Fed Complex cold war workers who powered the American Military machine until they died of toxic poisoning.
And still, today is mostly focused on history and a war that nobody understands which set two gobal conflicts into motion because some dumb-ass driver made a wrong turn.
The local angle:
"More than 100 new Walk of Honor granite bricks will be dedicated during a special ceremony. The Walk of Honor, now more than 11,000 bricks strong, is divided into three sections: bricks dedicated solely to those who served in World War I; bricks dedicated to veterans of any military service; and bricks that honor civilian friends, family or organizations. Walk of Honor bricks are dedicated twice each year during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies"
Here's a look at the Memorial Day ceremony at National WWI Museum and Memorial:
And now a preview of the next war on the way . . .
Daily Mail: North Korea calls John Bolton a 'war monger' and a 'defective human' after Trump's national security adviser slammed Kim Jong-un's missile tests
LA Times: Trump pushes off war talk on Iran, says ‘regime change’ is not U.S. goal
Forbes: Trump's Gamble. How Hardball Negotiation Tactics Can Win the US-China Trade War
Vox: Trump ignored Congress on war powers. Constitutional scholars want Democrats to take him to court.
Real Clear Politics: Bernie Sanders to Military Industrial Complex: We Will Not Continue To Spend $700 Billion Per Year On War
Fox News: Sanders rips Trump over escalating tensions with Iran, says war would be 'disaster'
The Hill: To 'preserve and protect' does not include pardoning war crimes
NYMag: Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan for Cleaner, Greener War Machine
Vanity Fair: Buttigieg Rips Trump For Faking Disability, Avoiding Vietnam War
You decide . . .