Editor’s Log

Welcome to issue 421 of your Military. This issue marks the beginning of our 36th year of publishing a magazine that honors all of those who have served our country — in peacetime or war — and gives them the platform to tell their stories.

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This June also marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day when U.S., British, and Canadian military forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to stop the Nazi war machine. Over 425,000 men on both sides became casualties that day, when the beaches and water ran red with blood. An absolutely awful, but necessary, day that led the Allied forces to victory and destroyed the Third Reich that Hitler claimed would last 1,000 years. D-Day remains the largest amphibious landing of soldiers in history. We solemnly salute and honor all who gave their lives in the cause for freedom on that bloody day.

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I have been avidly reading a book about Hitler’s Germany and the birth of extremism. I see a tremendous number of similarities of what took place during Hitler’s rise to power and what I see today in the democrat party. The hate fomented by Hitler is the same hate being perpetuated by the left today. There are so many similarities between what Hitler and the National Socialist Party (aka Nazis) perpetrated in their rise to power, that it’s like seeing history unfold before our very eyes.

In the wise and immortal words of philosopher George Santayana, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” I strongly believe that if, or rather when, the democrats regain power, they will fully wage a war against anything and everyone who doesn’t fully believe their lies and propaganda.

On social media sites that are run by wealthy leftists, censorship has been stepped-up to silence any and all conservative speech. Meanwhile, leftists feel free to spew any and all hatred against conservatives, without restraint.

The double standards and hypocrisy by the left is astounding. They refuse to see what they are doing is wrong, but accuse those on the other side of the aisle of doing what they, themselves, are doing. This is exactly what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jews and others whom they deemed as undesirable: they demonized them and provoked violent confrontations.

Those who claim that these things couldn’t happen here today, really need to open their eyes, because we’re in the beginning phases of hate and violence.

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The circus continues with the democrats still pushing this Russian collusion malarkey, even though it’s been proven to be false. Meanwhile, the real perpetrators of the whole thing are ignored and have, thus far, escaped any prosecution.

According to a poll I read, a large majority of the American public is fed up and have had enough of this nonsensical “Russian collusion,” and would prefer that the dems get back to work on the real issues facing our country; however, our elected leaders seem to be incapable of doing that.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has rattled his sword once again with the launch of a couple of ICBMs in early May, letting everyone know that he is still there. His actions remind me of a spoiled child throwing a temper tantrum simply because he is feeling ignored. Well, we still see you!

Fortunately, the ICBMs landed harmlessly in the sea.

— John D. Shank, Editor