Our Simple Message

Through our self-determination - Kujichagulia (pronounced /koo·jee·chah·GOO·lee·ah/)

We are the brand new epitome (/uh·pi·tuh·mee/)

of collective work and responsibility - Ujima (/oo·JEE·mah/)

for cooperative economics - Ujamaa (/oo·jaa·muh/)

among people of common bonds - Umoja (/oo·moh·jah/)

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Peace and Blessings to All.  May your days be pleasant, and your life a success.  And may love come to you as you are, wisely giving as it is freely received.

Today being Veterans Day, we find it appropriate to recognize the service and sacrifice that people, their families and friends give to ensure US military dominance in the world, maintaining the illusion of American freedom and democracy.  Many veterans are honorably discharged and return to civilian life to lead healthy and productive lives.  They join law enforcement, become civil servants, or enter the private sector as skilled professionals, using their experience and connections to start their own businesses.  According to Reuters, every year, about 250,000 U.S. military members leave the service and enter the workforce, and one in five tries to start their own business.

However, there are too many stories of homeless, unemployed, mentally ill, and under served veterans. After all that service and sacrifice, too many veterans wind up debilitated, discarded and depressed for one reason or another.  War is a racket and we should not be glorifying the infantry of imperialism.  The soldiers we honor on this day are not the people who decide who we wage war upon.  It is supposed to be the US Congress who declares war and appropriates funding for defense, however, it is the Commander-in-Chief with his military "actions" and the CIA with their covert operations that has our service men and women engaged in undeclared wars and rumors of wars.  We can love and respect people who served honorably in the military, while also despising and protesting war and the people who foment it.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

War is a Racket is a speech and a book by Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, the most decorated Marine in history, denouncing the military industrial complex. The two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient exposes war profits that benefit the few at the expense of many. After Butler retired from the US Marine Corps, in the early 1930s he toured the nation giving his speech "War is a Racket". The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version as a short book published in 1935. The General demonstrated that true patriotism does not mean blind allegiance to government policies with which one does not agree. YouTuber numoleen posted this reenactment video compilation of some of his speeches. 

Here's some ancient Chinese secrets from Sun Tzu's The Art of Warthat I'm sure all generals know:

“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle."

"There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare."

"The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected."

Chess Metaphor of TPTBUnderstanding, over-standing and inner-standing the military-industrial-complex controlled by special interests through the government and corporations, its hard to imagine what a little pawn can do against all the other power pieces battling on the chess board of life.

Our simple message to the world, the industry and the marketplace is that Kap Apparel is open for business, creating and providing authentic, quality and exclusive products & services.  We proclaim messages containing and propagating positive content for the community.  For example, from the poem Doing Something About It by Michael A. Price, Jr.:

RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, uncommon sense poetry by Michael Price Jr.

Everybody has some words about the problems.
Going on and on and on of how to solve them.
But speaking in itself is no solution,
Unless it leads to positive conclusions.

If you are great at word articulation,
Your audience may show appreciation.
But even if the venue is really crowded,
It still boils down to what you'll do about it.

Whatever you do, remember Sharing Is Caring!

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