Happy Fourth Of July

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 4, 2011 - 4:01pm.

Happy Fourth Of July!!!!!

I’ve always been a history buff, even before I went to Vietnam.

Reading history was one of the reasons, I went from a supporter of the war, even so far as to become a US Army NCO to a dissident speaking out and even a criminal committing civil disobedience in opposition.

Some reasons that are overlooked in US War of Independence revolve around ‘The Proclamation Line of 1763’ and the unwillingness of the colonists to pay taxes for current and past wars against the First Nations.

When the colonists refused to pay current and past wars, the Brits made ‘The Proclamation Line of 1763,’ which was the limit of colonial expansion West. This was based on the simple proven theory that if you didn’t invade another’s land, they won’t attack you. This displeased two sets of colonists, the rugged frontiersman looking to steal land to own and more importantly the land speculators, the Banksters of the day. The main problem in turning a claim to cash was ethnically cleansing the natives. One of the most notable of the speculators was George Washington, who had been trading in First Nations land for decades. He made and lost several fortunes trading and finally gave up...

Early propaganda in support of ethnic cleansing, that even inspired the NAZIs implementing Europe’s centuries long tradition in getting rid of their Untermensch, shows up in the Declaration of Independence:

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”

Jefferson used a technique in which one says the other side does exactly what your side does, just as we do fighting 'terrorism' today.

This is shown by Florida’s Holocausts of the early 1700s brought on by the slaving Carolinians and the early 1900s upon the Seminole brought on not just by slavers but also by the Florida’s never ending curse, land speculators.

As a Hawaiian royal said, a century ago the missionaries came with the book and we had land the land. Now we have the book and they have the land.

Speaking of Hawaii, the US had conquered it not 50 years before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Japan was the first nation to recognize US ownership of Hawaii, in exchange for US recognizing Japan’s ownership of Korea.

Native Hawaiians were living as second class citizens under their own Jim Crow.

Here something disheartening.

Zombie Americans have forgotten why 4th of July is a holiday!!!
[My daughter says these folks should not fear zombies, they have no brains.]


Tom Baxter
Veterans for Peace
Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Fiat justitia ruat coelum
USAV 1967-69
Tallahassee, Florida

"Write on my gravestone: "Infidel, Traitor." --infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people."
Wendell Phillips

"He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust."

"If you are not pissed off, you are not paying attention."

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