Although the following is geared toward my brothers and sisters in the Marine Corps who’ve lost their lives, I also pay tribute to the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen and National Guardsmen who have paid the ultimate price to keep this country free. And though I oppose the use of our nation’s military for nation-building, acts of revenge, or to paraphrase Smedley Butler from his book, War is a Racket, using the military to act as corporate thugs, I still honor their sacrifice. Regardless of the cause, right or wrong in the eyes of history, men and women have always lined up to fight and die in our nation’s military.
To all those who’ve chosen the military as their profession, both short- and long-term, living and dead, I stand at attention and salute you.
I also want to thank Sine.Qua.