Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thank you for your service






















Anonymous said...

Indeed. Thank you.

Semper Fi said...

Yes. And belated Happy Birthday to the US Marines!!

Anonymous said...

Shhhh the BLM and antifa like to graffiti and tear down statues. Just because this one is close to the 100 precinct doesn't mean they won't try it. Poor Bastard Dough Boys didn't even have warm or waterproof uniforms or decent boots. Look at the helmet. What do you think it was good for? once they got in the mud of the trenches and were gassed not many came back in one piece.

JQ LLC said...

Last anon re: Antifa

Besides that one incident at Queens Center which was halted by the NYPD and the silly protests that were documented by Crappy, there has been virtually no looting and vandalizing of statues in Queens. Some graffiti but not as extreme as in the gentry areas of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Sad story about the Dough Boys. I took that photo because it's been there for a century. I didn't look at the time but I read that the statue was updated with plaques citing our nation's next wars and conflicts. Which are more sad stories.

georgetheatheist said...

That's not the Doughboy statue in Woodside. Where's this one?

JQ LLC said...

That's the one in Rockaway Beach near where the Playland used to be.

Anonymous said...

Please read “War is a Racket” by Smedley D. Butler. USMC Major General and two time MOH recipient. Definitely not a light weight

Should be required reading for all students.

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

Anonymous said...

The Doughboy in Forest Park is great too !

Anonymous said...

The way things are nowadays the vets served for nothing. While they defended the nation against foreign enemies the domestic ones ended up capturing and destroying it.

Anonymous said...

❝War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and――the losses in lives.❞ ――Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, 1935

❝Politicians are the entertainment division of the military industrial complex.❞ ――Frank Zappa

❝War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.❞ ――Desiderius Erasmus

❝The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service.❞ ――Albert Einstein

❝Politics in the United States is just a fig leaf to cover naked corporate rule.❞ ――Paul Citro

❝It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.❞ ――Thomas Sowell

❝Patriotism is NOT obedience to government. Patriotism is obedience to the principles for which government is supposed to stand.❞ ―—Howard Zinn

❝I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.❞ ―—Alexis de Tocqueville

❝It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.❞ ――Upton Sinclair

❝Terrorism, first and foremost, is an instrument of statecraft.❞ ――Neil Kramer

❝We could put Democrats in exhibits, behind glass, watching white political bosses chomp cigars and pass out goodies for votes, as minorities were relegated, as they are today, to failing schools and lost educational opportunity and neighborhoods that have become killing fields for the young and old.

And in great museums, the Democrats could be studied, safely, without endangering the sensibilities of the children.❞ ―—George Orwell, from '1984'

❝Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.❞ ―—George Orwell, from '1984'