QUALIA LXXIV: Honoring those Who Sacrifice and Dedicate Themselves to Humanity and our World, on Veterans Day 2005! From the QUFD website, at: http://go.to/QUF D

QUALIA LXXIV: Honoring those Who Sacrifice and Dedicate Themselves to Humanity and our World, on Veterans Day 2005!

Exploring QUFD Principles,
from the QUFD website,
at: http://go.to/QUFD

By Father Jerome

  1. This may be a somewhat convoluted Monograph, in Honor of All Who have, and yet do, Sacrifice and Dedicate themselves, To and In, the Service of Humanity, our World and All That Is! And why I use that 'tone of voice' when I say that we 'Honor' these people, is because, although All such people Deserve our Honor and Respect, for their Sacrifices and Dedication, there are, however, some of this Cadre who, unknowingly and unexcusably, 'Serve' the wrong 'Master', in their Sacrifice and Dedication! They are, however mistakenly, yet Worthy of our Honor, in that they have yet, truly, by and through their heartfelt intent, yet intended to Serve Us All!

  2. This 'Cadre', or Category, of the Honorable, are the true Veterans, of the many Wars of Mankind, which have forever scarred the Lands of our Fathers, and brought, sometimes, Peace and other times, yet further conflict and animosities! These are the Veterans to whom Veterans Day is really Dedicated!

  3. They are, however, largely the misguided masses of the Poor, who, for whatever reasons of economic justice, freedom and Spirit, did Give Their Lives and/or Their Service, to the 'Established Authorities' of our World! And I make no further Apologies for these Veterans, in that I myself, once upon a time, in my own ignorance at that time, was one of them!

  4. I have since written about both of these 'Cadres', the 'Veterans/Soldiers', and the other 'Cadre', those Who Dedicate Their Lives To the Peaceful Progress of Mankind, without War and Animosity and such! My website, here, explores the Realities of both these 'Cadres'. Specifically, I remember, on one webpage, quoting the entirety of the lyrics/words of the folk song, "The Universal Soldier!", which I reprint hereinthefollowing:


    He's five foot two and he's six feet four,
    He fights with missiles and with spears,
    He's all of thirty-one and he's only seventeen,
    He's been a soldier for a thousand years.

    He's a Catholic, a Hindu,
    An atheist, a Jain,
    A Buddhist and a Baptist,
    And a Jew,
    And he knows he shouldn't kill
    And he knows he always will,
    Kill you for me, my friend,
    And me for you.

    And he's fighting for Canada,
    He's fighting for France,
    He's fighting for the U.S.A.,
    And he's fighting for the Russians,
    And he's fighting for Japan,
    And he thinks we'll put an end to war that way.

    And he's fighting for democracy,
    And he's fighting for the Reds,
    He says it's for the peace of all,
    He's the one who must decide
    Who's to live and who's to die,
    And he never sees the writing on the wall.

    But without him how could Hitler
    Have condemned him at Dachau,
    Without him Caesar would have stood alone,
    He's the one who gives his body
    As a weapon of the war,
    And without him all this killing can't go on.

    And he really is to blame,
    His orders come from far away no more,
    They come from him and you and me,
    And bothers, can't you see
    This is not the way we put an end to war.

  6. However, in the very same Document/webpage, I also Give A Plea for the very Opposite, a Land of Peace and Brotherhood, that might some day Be Achieved by All of Humanity:

      From the Passion Chorale tune of J.S.Bach.

      BECAUSE ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS wherever men may be,
      The world shall be one union forever proud and free.
      No tyrant shall defeat us, No nation strike us down,
      All men who toil shall greet us, The whole wide world around.

      My brothers are all others, Forever hand in hand,
      Where chimes the bell of Freedom, There is my native land.
      My brothers' fears are my fears, Yellow, White or Brown,
      My brothers' tears are my tears, The whole wide world around.

      Let every voice be thunder, Let every heart be strong,
      Until all tyrants perish, Our work will not be done.
      Let every pain be token, The lost years shall be found,
      Let slavery's chains be broken, The whole wide world around.

  7. In fact, within the Discussion of that same Document, I 'remember' a number of other likewise pertinent Songs and Ballads, that our Musical Heritage and Legendary Folksingers have so Given Unto Us All, in order to Raise Our Awareness of the Realities of this World, and which I have, in 'putting them forth' here, asked the Reader hereof, to likewise 'Remember' and Consider, in All of One's Actions and Service Unto All! For the further edification of the Reader hereof, I hereby refer you to that Document, that it might be Read and appreciated in its entirety! Here it is: Father Jerome's World Community Sermon #5.

  8. On other webpage(s) of this website, I remember my own 'Service-to-Country' (in the Veteran 'Cadre'!), back in the 50's-60's (when I didn't know what I Know now!), when I had finally achieved a unique 'Position', with Top Secret Clearance, as one of 18 Service-Persons worldwide, assigned to support of the U.S. Air Force Security Service (SS), with Responsibility for the Operation of the U.S. Nuclear Command-Control 'Ready-Response' Telecommunications System! This was the System that was Operated by the President of the United States via his 'Football', or the Top Secret Brief-Case that always went with him everywhere! If the President had ever wished to 'Push-the-Red-Button', for the nuclear Bombers and Missiles 'to fly', it was my equipment (and System!) that had better-damn-well-work, or my-ass-is-grass! Of course, years later, in 'reflection', it finally dawned upon me that I had been but a heartbeat-away from the Unleashing-of-a-Nuclear-Armageddon that might have killed millions-upon-millions of Humanity... and that I was 'Part' of that Responsibility!

  9. Well, as Bob Dylan used to sing, "Oh, the times, they are a'changin'!" And so did we (at least some of us!), and so did I! Nowadays, I write about Quantum Physics and the scientific nature of what Humanity knows now, and it is even more terrifying, to Know that Mankind... NOW!... has the Scientific Knowledge, to go far beyond those old-time Weapons-of-Mass-Destruction, the Nuclear Atom Bomb or Hydrogen Bomb, which would merely annihilate but millions of Humanity! Yes, the Quantum Axion Device, which might be produced sometime soon from the Quantum Axion Particle, not only has the inherent capability of destroying our entire Planet and Solar System, but of also wiping out completely our entire Universe and Cosmos!

  10. IS THAT the Legacy that we wish to leave? But actually, WHO would we be 'leaving' any such 'Legacy' TO... if 'All That Is'... were Never More To Be! So let us Hope, that our second 'Cadre of Veterans', the Peace-Makers and the Humanitarian-Amongst-Us, shall Prevail and that their Efforts, In Service to not only All of Humanity, BUT ALSO to 'All That Is'... Do Bear Fruit, and that Mankind everywhere shall Come Together, In Love and Cooperation, Of and For One and All, including All Life-Forms everywhere... And Make This World and the Cosmos, a Wonderful Place To Be!

Aum, Peace, Amen

| QUFD Opening Page | Main QUFD Document | QUFD Subjects/Categories Page | Site Map |