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How A Holiday In Honor Of Peace Became A Celebration Of War

By Jay Janson

13 November, 2014

You do ehat you got to do,' goes the popular quip that dissimulates shame.

That a  US President shall give a speech praising all Veterans on Veterans Day must be part of the job description. 

Unless of course a US President was allowed to be wise and ask Americans to remember that the originally the holiday was called Armistice Day, a holiday in honor of peace, namely, the day on which the Armistice that ended the murderous insanity that was World War I was signed. A return to the original sense of the holiday - that would be a nice turn-around. 

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the law that made Armistice Day a national holiday in, and when he died in 1944, he was working on freedom for the people occupied by European colonial armies and cooperation with the Soviet Union. But t here would be no peace dividend for the world once Roosevelt was dead, either by natural causes or not (as Stalin was sure and one of FDR's sons suspected). On the contrary came the Atom Bombs detonated and the creation of the National Security State with a CIA et al. And in 1954, after a devastating and genocidal war in against Koreans in Korea, President General Eisenhower signed a law changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

This year's Veterans Day, an unpopular President saw fit to praise US veterans of genocidal wars in former colonially occupied nations like Korea, Vietnam and Iraq indiscriminately along with veterans of World War Two, a war in which America was attacked by Japan and war declared upon it by Germany and Italy. 

Someday, a hard rain is going to fall on America. As Abraham Lincoln once said,  "You can fool all the people part of the time, or you can fool some people all the time, but you cannot fool all people all the time."

Genocide is a prosecutable crime against humanity that has no statute of time limitation. Praising genocide is a crime against peace. Not reporting it is being an infamous and prosecutable accessory after the fact.

In a world in which information-communication technology is raising forward, the number of people you can't fool all the time is increasing exponentially.

jay janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India and the US; now resides in NYC; First effort was a series of articles on deadly cultural pollution endangering seven areas of life emanating from Western corporate owned commercial media published in Hong Kong's Window Magazine 1993; Howard Zinn lent his name to various projects of his; Global Research; Information Clearing House; Counter Currents, Kerala, India; Minority Perspective, UK; Dissident Voice, Ta Kung Pao; Uruknet; Voice of Detroit; Mathaba; Ethiopian Review; Palestine Chronicle; India Times; MalaysiaSun; China Daily; South China Morning Post; Come Home America; CubaNews; TurkishNews; HistoryNews Network; Vermont Citizen News have  published his articles; 300  of which are available at: click http://www.opednews.com/author/author1723.html ; Weekly column, South China Morning Post, 1986-87; reviews for Ta Kung Bao; article China Daily, 1989.  Is coordinator of the  King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign : (King Condemned US Wars) http://kingcondemneduswars.blogspot.com/ and website historian of  Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign  http://prosecuteuscrimesagainsthumanitynow.blogspot.com/ featuring a country by country history of US crimes and laws pertaining. 




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