Buppert: Thoughts On Memorial Day

US soldiers pose with the bodies of Moro insurgents, Philippines, 1906

Ruminations from a retired US Army officer.

Sample graf:

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…The only just war is one fought to defend one’s own soil from invasion. There is no other. Every other conflict reeks of statist opportunism and yen to expand tax jurisdictions and the power to rob others of their wealth and resources. Some may mistake this for a pretense of the Left. Not only do the progressives and the collectivists in America have a rich history of cheer-leading wars such as WWI and WWII but they also wish to employ military-style violence domestically to achieve their government supremacist dreams…
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RTWT.

30 responses to “Buppert: Thoughts On Memorial Day

  1. I agree in principle.

    When someone tells me, “Thank you for your service,” it is all I can do to not punch them in the face.

    S//

    • I tell them “you paid for it, and you will continue doing so”. That must leave them with a shitty feeling.

      The only reason I joined was to learn infantry tactics and weapons systems.
      Fuck that flag.

  2. stuff it, Buppert. it’s a hard and dangerous world: every empire/nation that is not busy expanding…is busy contracting and dying. Once Whites were 30% of world population and astride most of the earth. Now, tricked into fighting one another and gone soft, they are 9% and being savagely invaded by their former empires…and indications are the (((eskimos))) and their ethnic Black/Brown/Yellow invasives intend to show no mercy. If present trends continue, by 2100 the Whites and their civilization will be extinct

  3. Function without a state as Buppert suggests? Certainly doable and it would be low tech. But once some hard ass with a talent for organization and tactics rolls in with his merry band of killers. The anarchists will be eradicated in short order.

    Really where’s the functional model of a region where anarchy is the rule? Somalia, Afghanistan, Rift Valley or maybe Yemen. Even in those primitive areas, the war lord/tribe/village are smallest functional unit. Anything smaller than that invites invasion and extermination by rival groups.

    And whites aren’t tribal in the least anymore.( If we were it, we could pull it off.) Which is why they get stomped on by ethnics and the self-appointed political/monied elite classes that have run the government since the Civil War. They can’t work together or stick together worth a hill of beans like they used to.

    Because of this,Blacks, Muzzies and Mexicans have a serious edge over us in terms of dealing with the state. Whites will let their fellow whites be beaten and even killed not even organize a protest. Yeah they buy more guns and ammo. That’s not solution.

    Say a innocent white man gets shot dead by cops(as in Florida), his fellow whites abandon the family. No protest marches, no battery of lawsuits or threats of trouble. Nothing, not even a f**king ghetto lottery payout by the state. Maybe some blogger might say stuff but that’s it.

    They let minorities take over their cities and towns. These folks aren’t as smart as we are, but they are more clever and organized. They recognized the system and used it for their own ends. They understand how power works and who has it and who to pressure/threaten.

    And all the serious whites do is stew in their juices and get mean like a rattler and strike out at any whites who dares talk to them.

    • where’s the functional model of a region where anarchy is the rule?
      ====================

      Is this the default mode for non-thinkers?
      If so, then yes, lots of people need to be controlled.

      “The absence of gov’t” is the way most people live their lives every day whether they acknowledge it or not.

      And rest assured, the lack of gov’t oversight on the borders of my property in no way means they are not heavily fortified at all times by responsible people.

      One of the biggest problems in the US now is that a very high percentage of the population has become fully pussified.

    • I would have to agree with most of what you said…Sad That…

    • It’s strange to think that we are helpless to meaningful progression in tech and growth of society without a government, especially by comparing us to third world shit holes with an average IQ of 70-80 or so. What does government give me that couldn’t be done cheaper, simpler, and of at least equal but more likely of higher quality? I don’t know that answer. Seriously. We get dumbed down, made poorer, weaker, and all around held down and limited of our greatest potential. Geeze, I wonder to who that benefits. Not I.

  4. Enlarge the photo to see the nude bodies of the raped then murdered women filling that killing ditch. We blast the Japanese and Germans for the crimes of their great grandfathers but hide the sins of our own. How American of us. The saddest part is how the Lee Greenwood fans don’t understand why we are so hated everywhere our military has ever been.

  5. A Memorial Day Prayer

    Dear God of our Christian forefathers, the unseen yet almighty controller of our country’s destiny:

    On this Memorial Day, which has been set aside for our nation to recall and to commemorate with gratitude those military veterans of ours who have paid the supreme sacrifice in order that we might retain our constitutional freedoms, show us all how shameful the sin of ingratitude will be if we would take not even a moment to consider the high sacrifice which these men have made, but would look upon this day merely as a time for pleasure.

    Teach us, in the second place, that wars result from unchecked sin; that when men refuse to be transformed by the moral-changing power contained in your holy gospel pledges regarding Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, they remain corrupt sinners, who resort to brute force whenever they could in order to satisfy their sordid appetites for revenge and greedy gain!

    Thus, not only keep us from a brazen disrespect of our veterans, but inform us also of your clear warnings in the Bible that we will have no hope of avoiding the divine punishment of a war in the future fought on our own soil, if we would persist in the greater sin of rejecting your pardoning gospel pledge: the salvation of our souls from eternal torment accomplished by Jesus after he was punished in our place on his torturous cross!

    Therefore, make us realize that the high sacrifices made by our departed veterans alone could never preserve our national blessings which have been handed down to us from Heaven, that is, our constitutional liberties, and our peace and prosperity! Indeed, if we truly would carry on with the task performed by those whom we commemorate today; if we really would resolve: “They have not died for nothing,” we must put ourselves on the Lord’s side humbly, so that he will bless our nation with peace and prosperity, not punish us in his anger with a war. To do this personally and nationally we must repent of our sins in our thinking, desiring, speaking, and acting, and believe his biblical, gospel pledge that God the Son, Jesus Christ, took on our guilt and punishment and paid off their sentence fully when on his cross he suffered the torments of hell in our place, for only then could we truly be transformed to put off thoughts of hatred, vengeance, and killing.
    Thus make this a spiritual Memorial Day for us! That is, help us commemorate the highest self-sacrifice of all time: the death of Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, on Calvary’s cross, by professing: “Christ poured out his blood in death so that I could be free to live in a blessed hereafter”! Amen!
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    A Lesson from History:
    Realize that four days prior to the entrance of the United States into the First World War, “President Woodrow Wilson had asked for the war. He had appealed ‘for the rights and liberties of small nations’, ‘for democracy’, for people throughout the world ‘to have a voice in their own government’. When he pleaded for conflict and cried out, ‘the world must be made safe for democracy’, Congress rose in applause. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court led the cheering. Senators who had opposed the president rushed up to assure him that he had made his name great. Yet that evening in the White House Woodrow Wilson told his secretary: ‘My message today was a message of death for our young men. How strange it seems to applaud that’! Later that same night the President laid his head on the Cabinet table and sobbed bitterly. Well might he weep if he could have foreseen that the world would not be made safe for democracy, that the rights of small nations would be cast aside, that streams of blood would flow in vain and billions would be futilely squandered. For in 1939 the powers that were, decreed that the struggle was not finished; that the whole gory thing must be done again, that youth must die again. Once more it was the same applause, and we sent a third of a million of our physically strongest men into a war from which they never returned. We destroyed one evil influence, only to see others take its place” (Walter A. Maier, “Global Broadcasts of His Grace” [Saint Louis: Concordia, 1949], page 229f.)
    To be sure, Wilson, in bad faith, plainly had lied about the real reason for wanting war. “An allied commission, it may be recalled, came over shortly before the war declaration and called on the President. The President summoned a group of advisers. The head of the commission spoke. Stripped of its diplomatic language, this is what he told the President and his group: ‘There is no use kidding ourselves any longer. The cause of the allies is lost. We now owe you (American bankers, American munitions makers, American manufacturers, American speculators, American exporters) five or six billion dollars. If we lose (and without the help of the United States we must lose) we, England, France and Italy, cannot pay back this money… and Germany won’t.
    “’So….’
    “Had secrecy been outlawed as far as war negotiations were concerned, and had the press been invited to be present at that conference, or had radio been available to broadcast the proceedings, America never would have entered the World War” (Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC, retired, ‘War is a Racket” [Last Word Press], pages 10-11).
    Indeed, a few years back a book came out with the title, “Twelve American Wars: Nine of Them Avoidable” (Eugene G. Windchy). I contend that all twelve of them were avoidable. Yet as a Louisiana father once described it in his own earthy way in a letter to his son in the Confederate Army, “This war was got up drunk but they will have to settle it sober” (Carl Sandburg, “Abraham Lincoln” [Pleasantville: The Reader’s Digest Association, 1970], page 366).
    A few years after World War I, Woodrow Wilson saw this and came to the following conclusion, “Our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually. It can be saved only by becoming permeated with the spirit of Christ and being made free and happy by the practices which spring out the spirit. Only thus can discontent be driven out and all the shadows lifted from the road ahead” (Walter A. Maier, “The Airwaves Proclaim Christ” [Saint Louis: Concordia, 1948], page 18). Indeed, only thusly will the Almighty use his power to prevent our government from unwisely declaring war, and to prevent others from making war on us.

    Gene Urtel – The Rivertown Press

  6. Camacho2016

    Word.

    So now, faced with an invasion of illegals from the south (and middle east), and thus clear justification, when does the war start to stop this invasion and remove them from our soil?

    Ironic that a nation would be so engrossed in conquest elsewhere yet for generations (and from both “sides” of the aisle) do little to defend against being co-opted, corrupted, and ultimately conquered at home. It’s like it was all some sort of long-term plan . . .

  7. To the original author and the perpetually angry here. You’re pissed. I get that and am often there myself. Maybe getting pissed and running off that keeps you from drinking yourselves to death with a fifth every day instead. I have also been overseas and I’m still in regular contact with combat vets from Korea through the present time. (WW2 era soldiers have all just about passed away). So with that in mind, let’s start with this:

    Are atrocities still committed on the ground by sociopathic individuals and teams overseas? Yes. Are they currently anywhere on the scale of the past? Absolutely not. Trying to say otherwise really only adds fuel to the fire kindled and used by global socialists and American-in-name-only leftists whose goals include disarming the American people as whole and dismantling what’s left of the loyal elements within the US military who would constitute an effective defense to the globalist endgame. You need only look at Operation Fast and Furious and Benghazi for examples.

    Look at incidents where 20, 30, or 40 people are killed at once (along with the intended target) and you often find a drone involved. Now ask yourselves who could be controlling that drone and more importantly ask yourselves who could have exclusive control of those drones in the near future. It doesn’t have to be and sometimes already hasn’t been the US military sitting at the joystick. That drone could easily be controlled by an individual with a smart phone sitting anywhere on the planet –including out at sea– who isn’t even American. Not that the origin of the passport even matters to them anymore. It’s more like a sector pass.

    What could be helpful at this point is domestic military led coup of a Constitutional restorationist character, but without the excesses seen by the Nationalists under Franco.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      “What could be helpful at this point is domestic military led coup of a Constitutional restorationist character, but without the excesses seen by the Nationalists under Franco.”

      There will always be excesses. If a nation is very, very lucky, it gets a Franco. Most options are much worse.

  8. So I joined and stayed for 21 1/2 years because staying in Appalachia wasn’t all that great of an option. I don’t give a shit about the politics one way or another. If it weren’t for the US Army, I’d be feuding and fighting some other rival clan in the hills along the borders of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

  9. Fuck both of you. While not perfect, our nation is our nation, In an imperfect world. I don’t like what’s happening either, but have the respect and curtesy to honor those who tried to do what they felt right.

    Dirk Williams

    • Tragically, they didn’t THINK about what was right.

      As you note, they felt what was right.

      Emotions. Not reason.

      • Jimmy the Saint

        Emotion is always a better motivator than reason. Emotion rarely suggests a reason why not to, reason will suggest reasons why not to, even when it shouldn’t.

      • Itor, I’m guessing you pussied out, didn’t serve!. Your call. Today and Vets day, isn’t about your logic or rational. It’s about honoring those who DID serve for emotional or logical reasons.

        To those here who did serve, happy, Memorial Day. Hopefully you don’t join in with some of these fucking losers whom have written this country off.

        Dirk Williams

        • SemperFi, 0321

          Hey Dirk, operating under the influence of Lee Greenwood Syndrome isn’t a legal excuse for killing people.
          Getting soldiers and the masses high on Patriotism is exactly what FedGov wants, it’s like a hardon that loses all conscience. Rape suddenly becomes legal too. All those SS and Japanese soldiers we so dearly love to hate today were also high on patriotism, they also loved their country, but when we do it it’s sanctioned from Heaven?
          Grow the fuck up and use your brain for something useful.

    • Educate yourself.

      None of these people died for a just cause,except for 1776.

      They engaged in cognitive dissonance of the highest order.

    • outlawpatriot

      🙂

  10. Bubbert is part of the enemy element. Clearly not an American. His comment that no ‘existential’ threat to our nation has existed since the war of 1812 is not only foolishly incorrect, it’s dangerous. Anyone reading this fools words and taking them to heart is what? That’s right, kiddies! The enemy. Buppert, kindly go fuc* yourself.

    • Jim Klein

      “Bubbert is part of the enemy element. Clearly not an American.”

      Wow, two big claims for the price of one. “part of”…is that like a gear in a machine? Sounds like some kinda projection to me. What if he has some clothes and papers that say he’s an American…is it just as clear that he’s not one then?

      I almost like it—you figure out who’s an American. Sounds easy.

  11. outlawpatriot

    Ahhh… what would Memorial Day be without the requisite post by Buppy.🙂

  12. Grey Ghost

    Well Bill, you say the only just war is one fought to defend one’s soil from invasion. Ok I’ll agree. That means the only two wars that can be justified in U.S. history are 1776 and the South in 1860, as it was marauding yankee abolitionists who insisted on burning down and killing half the country by any means necessary. Make no mistake, the South WAS defending their soil/property from a “converted” maniacal abolitionist known as Lincoln. And don’t give me the Ft Sumter argument, hell, no one even died in that skirmish. South Carolina was just reclaiming what was rightfully their property as a sovereign state.

    War is a racket but it is also hell. Once the dogs of war have been loosed, then men do what must be done to win… this is what the South did not understand and ultimately their reason for losing. The South did not run scorched earth, raping and pillaging campaigns like Sheridan and Sherman, but those American butchers won in the end. So Bill, it was the Republicans who started the war for Southern Independence and not the Demoncraps as you suggest.

    As for me, I am a retired Naval Aviator. For my first 10 years I was “gung ho” as they say, but my last 10 years led to disillusionment and the realization that I was no better than a mercenary for the current ruling political class in the District of Criminals. As a retired American Merc, I have no qualms about any mayhem I may have caused from ordnance released from my aircraft in support of grunts on the ground or outright attack of “enemy” positions or elements.

    I always liked the ending of Black Hawk Down… wherein the Delta Force operator answers the question of why he does it? And he answers, that he fights for the guy next to him… that’s it. To anyone who says “thank-you for your service” I just say: DILLIGAF. Hell, they don’t know what it means and I’m not telling.

    While there is some argument over the origins of memorial day, I adhere to the historical version that says it was southern women who wanted to honor their husbands and sons who died in an effort to govern themselves and not be governed by some abolitionist tyrant.

    Deo Vindice.

    /r
    Grey Ghost

    • Grey Ghost,

      You and I can pass the peace pipe like Ten Bears in Outlaw Josey Wales. Lincoln was an opportunistic political monster who was a hybrid of Joe Stalin and Ralph Nader dressed to kill.

      To a Southron, this is Decoration Day and the Yankees turned it into Memorial Day to celebrate the false religion of overseas colonization and meddling.

      You have me confused with someone else if you suppose I claim the Dems started the WoNA. Republicans ere birthed in the blood of their countrymen but unlike their Revolutionary forebears, they started their fight with their neighbors and fellow inhabitants for pure ideological bloodlust and government supremacist ambition. The GOP martial vampire never vanished from the stage egging on the Dem ambitions to get their fangs into WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

      The blood of Stonewall Jackson runs through the veins of my children and proudly so.

      The 13th relived the continent of chattel slavery and the 14th put every Helot on the Federal plantation forever.

      Deo Duce Vincemus,

      Bill Buppert

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