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"Peace is Patriotic"

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Dedicated to three American combat veterans: John Brown, Harriet Tubman and Crazy Horse. They disobeyed.

When I was approached about doing this commentary, it was because I am a veteran.

In fact, I made a career of the military. That career took me from the cynical and genocidal invasion of Vietnam to the equally cynical invasion of Haiti, with quite a few imperial stops along the way.

For this Independence Day commentary, I was asked to explore the "relationship between soldiers and civilians, and the ways that they experience patriotic holidays." There was at least FULL