Things to do in Bellingham

This absolutely atrocious little snippet showed up in yesterdays “What’s happening tonight” section.

The Bellingham Herald / Lifestyle / What’s happening tonight

Kyle Snyder, an Iraq War veteran who is now an AWOL war resister, speaks at 6:30 p.m. at Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, 100 E. Maple St. Admission is free.

Applauding deserters is now a “thing to do” like dinner out, going to the park, movies, concerts. My opinion is pretty clear on this subject.

  1. It is wrong to desert.
  2. It is wrong to desert and speak out against our nation.
  3. It is wrong to help those who desert.
  4. It is wrong to help those who desert and speak out against our nation.

I find it difficult to understand why the Herald would print this, unless for some reason they think it is a good thing to tear down our nation. Where would they get such an idea? Perhaps they are reading the Herald. :)

I added a few quotes regarding deserters by a progressive pioneer. Liberal leaners might find them interesting.

By weakening the army, deserters prolong the war and increase the number of its victims.

When he runs away from his regiment, a deserter betrays not only the regiment, not only the army, but the entire working people. Therefore, the entire people must take up arms against deserters.

From now on, let no quarter be given among us to runaways, self-seekers and deserters. Let them wander like the plague-stricken, away from villages and towns, until in every single one of them conscience awakes and says: ‘There is only one path of salvation for you: go back to your unit, of your own free will, and by bravery in battle wipe from yourself the shameful stain of desertion.

All honourable citizens, commanders, commissars and Red Army men must take part in this struggle, followed by the workers and peasants in the zones adjoining the fronts. It is necessary to create, such a situation, such a feeling in the country that a deserter will find no place to lay his head, like Cain, who committed a treacherous act against his brother. A deserter’s own village must refuse to give him food or lodging. The factory where he shows up must drive him Out with ignominy. His father, mother, brother, sister, wife must spurn his hand and demand that he at once set about cleansing himself of his dishonour by returning to the army.

Who was this pioneer? Did “Red Army” give it away? These were written by Lev Bronstein, aka Leon Trotsky. You see, a deserter is a deserter is a deserter.