"Accountability should rightly lead to trust, and as we have seen, the United States Government has not been particularly forthcoming in the past. So the People are justified in their suspicions, and should be allowed to express this mistrust. We stand vehemently opposed to all suppression of the People's Voice, and our rights to expression and free speech. Veterans must stand ready to defend themselves and others at demonstrations, rallies,direct actions or any other event that expresses the will of the people, and must come to realize that the ongoing defense of our way of life does not end with our military career. Rather, the veterans is free to serve the Nation by direct service to his or her fellow country men, and the new duty is to ones' fellow human being, rather than Militaristic Agendas.
Organized homeless veterans can act as firewalls between the people and the Establishment, particularly as concerns hostile police action, and provide valuable conduits of information.
Preeminently qualified for the rigors of outdoor life, and having witnessed first hand the incompetence, corruption and waste of our military state of affairs, many of these are people caught in a state of arrested development, with a potential for radicalization that cannot be overstated, with skill sets and experience equal if not superior to civilian police organizations.
Since many veterans, indeed, many people, prefer the out of doors life style, be it self determined or enforced homelessness, local harassment laws and obsolete codes pertaining to trespassing,camping, vagrancy and loitering will be challenged and forced to be reconsidered in terms of human necessity, and eventually such acts will be decriminalized.
If the regulations, rules, codes, laws or any other legal mechanism are a violation of an individuals autonomous and necessary action, whether political, symbolic, or by virtue of physical necessity, these devices will be ignored and resisted, the counter measures amplified, and repeated.
We will maintain a non-violent orientation as a group, but will conduct appropriate actions as direct responses to Establishment provocation. Again, these may be of varying degrees of legality, but the bottom line is that “the law” is the only area where we as The People have an equal footing with our oppressors. We too must use force, properly applied or leveraged, to make an impression on the Establishment, that we will not be silenced or marginalized.
The force of our voices, our bodies, our message. We are now serving the people in a direct manner, actively engaged with the Adversaries of Life and Liberty, the War Mongers and corporate pundits, the apathy and despair, the material and spiritual poverty foisted upon us by a broken system. We are no longer the puppet drones of an oligarchy, we are former members of the Military, we are no longer victims of deceit, and we are still determined to Serve.
We will defend the people we share our communities with, and we will defend the planet, and we will defend the American Ideal, for we are no longer forced to “defend” any corporate or government agenda. We are no longer obliged to fight a rich mans' war with a poor mans' blood.
We will show them just what SOLIDARITY really means. We will recover our country,but we must recover our veterans, our families and neighborhoods first. We must secure our positions and gird ourselves with the sword of Truth, and the armor of Love.
The Homeless Veteran is part of a nation within a nation, and we are being exploited just as surely as we were conned during our service. We must stand up for each other, and we must use our skills and experience to defend our way of life, and the rights of others. The Establishment will attempt to manipulate our Active Duty brothers and sisters against us, we know this. So we as veterans must do all we can to reach out, to reach in to them, and to educate the public about the agenda of the war mongers and their eternal program to have Neverending War so they, the criminals, can “rule the world” at our expense.
The War on The Poor is intensifying around the world, and the front lines are here, in America." - RIP Stephen Michael Clift 1967 - 2015