This Veteran’s Day: Meet the veteran who’s been reduced to peddling for change online to buy a new leg

Historian Will Durant once wrote “in the last 3421 years of recorded history only 268 have seen no war.”

This is astounding. Warfare is constantly with us, often for the most absurd reasons.

These days we’re told that the War on Terror makes us more free.

We’re programed on days like Memorial Day to sing songs about our freedom and to thank the people in uniform for making us more free.

The question I would respectfully submit is, do you feel more free today than you did 5, 10, 20 years ago?

We now live in an era of unprecedented government intrusion.

Senior citizens are thrown in jail for failing to file disclosure forms.

Spy agencies arrogantly engage in illegal surveillance on their own citizens.

And excessive force is so commonplace it barely registers as newsworthy any more.

Curiously a number of polls from 2013 and 2014, including Gallup and the Washington Post, actually show that more people are afraid of the government than of terrorism itself.

This isn’t freedom. And it’s a complete myth that soldiers fight and die in the name of freedom anymore.

Warfare today means that a few people at the top of the military industrial complex, banking, and oil services companies become extremely rich. And everyone else pays the price.

The price for everyday citizens is having less freedom than before.

The price for future generations is inheriting a tremendous war debt.

And the price for soldiers themselves is coming home wounded, limbless, or not at all.

In today’s podcast, I introduce you to Joe, one of those recent veterans who lost his right leg.

I recently met him while in the US, and he has an unbelievable story.

Despite losing a limb in combat, Joe can’t get a new leg because the FDA won’t approve the procedure that he needs.

It’s called osseointegration. And the FDA thinks that it might be too risky for Joe.

Risky. Kind of like being in a combat zone in a country that never should have been invaded to begin with for reasons that were all lies, all to support a war that only makes the country less free.

So since the government doesn’t think that Joe is responsible enough to make his own decisions, he now has to go overseas and pay tens of thousands of dollars out of his own pocket.

Joe doesn’t have the money; so a family member set up a donation page on the Internet trying to get help. (I’m not publishing the link here because I’m going to take care of it myself.)

It’s amazing when you think about it– a combat veteran who lost a leg supposedly fighting for ‘freedom’ can’t have the medical procedure he needs because a destructive government bureaucracy.

That’s what freedom means today in America. And nobody’s fighting for it.

Soldiers are off risking life and limb for oil companies, banks, and defense contractors. And citizens are distracted with bread and circuses.

All the while, government power continues to expand at the expense of the individual.

So today as we’re told to remember the fallen, we might also take a moment to remember the freedom we once had.

And to think through the options for winning it back once again.

You can listen in on today’s Podcast, and learn more about Joe’s unbelievable story, here:

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♪In Memory Of – Music Theme

This week i chose “In Memory of” as our theme. In honor of our fallen soldiers during this Memorial Day Holiday, we must never forget their sacrifice in service of our country. That being said, we must also hold our “leaders” accountable for their decisions and actions which directly jeopardize the lives of our soldiers. As a free “democratic” nation, we should not engage in war-for-profit, to enrich the politicians, banksters- via kickbacks, tax breaks and fat gov’t contracts for the military industrial complex. Every war since WWII has been politically motivated to dominate other sovereign nations. To enforce compliance and align with US hegemonic policies, Washington bullies other nations through revisionist history (aka Soros Foundation), currency manipulation, sanctions, assassinations, regime change and colored revolutions. The latest being Western interference in Ukraine, to provoke a hot war with Russia, in order to sustain our collapsing empire.

As a US citizen, i will support and defend the Constitution FOR the United States against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC; that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

Let us remember what we’re all really fighting for!


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