Paying Tribute to Our Veterans While Viewing Our Military With Suspicion

Honoring Our Veterans and Their Families While Distrusting the Government They Serve

Pastor Paul J Bern
5 min readNov 12


by Minister Paul J. Bern

End the Endless war

The United States of America, particularly its leadership (such as it is), hasn’t been winning very many popularity contests as of late — either overseas or at home. Countries such as Russia, Iran, Somalia, Libya, Egypt, Pakistan and Nigeria are currently in negotiations to collaborate using an alternative currency to the US dollar, such as the Euro, the Chinese Yuan or possibly the new First Nigerian Central Bank’s gold-based digital currency. Unfortunately, this would be construed a direct threat to US interests, which would likely provoke a strong US military response, since American assets overseas would then be in jeopardy.

The American Mass Casualties of its Permanent State of War

The US military-industrial complex are the forces and enforcers of the American owned and operated status quo. They are the same individuals who stand to lose everything when the US dollar loses up to 79% of its value, and the capitalist debt-based economic bubble finally bursts for good. (as it eventually will, and maybe sooner than expected) Our veterans have been those whose only desire was/is to serve their country. But we now have over a third of our veterans who are afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Instead of accolades for their time spent in service to their country, these afflicted former soldiers are on the disability rolls.

What Did Jesus Say About the Spoils of War?

The one thing in common that US veterans have is their service to their country. Their sole express purpose was to protect US interests overseas. But Christ taught exactly the opposite when Jesus said. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where it will rust or be eaten by moths, or that thieves break in and steal. But instead, store up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moths don’t eat up your clothes, where nothing ever rusts, and where thievery is nonexistent.” (Matt. 6: 19–21))

The Hidden Dangers of Being an American Soldier



Pastor Paul J Bern

Rev. Paul J. Bern is a Web pastor and blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium, Wordpress and others. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident; stroke survivor, coach