To serve, honor and respect

Ever heard that phrase?
That phrase that ridicules one entire country?
A phrase they think at that country is so important…
“God bless America”…
There is a reason why the United States of America has so many enemies, and that is noticable by just that single phrase…

I am Ukrainian, my father was high placed at the Russian Army, and I am not proud of that.
However, one of the reasons I take both the Ukrainian and Russian army seriously is something that I got told by both sides.
An army comrade of my dad, and my uncle(active at the Ukrainian army) said to me something, something that translates to the same:
“God bless the world”…

Serve, honor and respect.
3 words that should come up if you talk about any army.
“Serve with your brothers.”
“Honor your fallen brothers”
“Respect your enemies”
3 phrases important to soldiers.
And the last one is why I have my troubles with the US army.
The fact they do not respect their enemies…

As I write, the USA probably has send out men (and women) to fight a war somewhere.
Just like they have had for years before…
Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt and many countries they have send out soldiers to, and that are in fact just the recent years….
And what do we hear?
Shaming of bodies, rapes of women and children, unnecessary killings and many, many more events that show all but respect, let alone honor…

A soldier has the worst job to think of, the killing of others, it does not need to be stigmatised, as we know it is true.
The reason most often given is the “protection of democracy”, just look at a huge amount of wars, including the one ongoing at my country of birth, Ukraine.
But is it the protection of democracy?
Looking at just the wars of the USA will give the answer, it is a no.
It is the “creation of democracy”…

Yet, what is the use of democracy?
Many countries are indeed ruled by dictators, yet all wars of the USA have given the same answer, “dictatorship does not have to be bad”, or better said “democracy is not always good”…
The thing is, people do not like things that are not exactly according to their idea, and that shows why the phrase “God bless America” exists…
As the USA does not dare to look further than patriotism, that while it is just Nationalism, just another term for it…
The same happens all over the world, as Europe has shown by the massive increase of racism and other forms of discrimination since the refugee crisis started…

To honor, serve and respect…
3 words…
3 words most used by soldiers…
And the 3 words that could be used to describe peace…
“Serve the world”
“Honor what the worlds gives you”
And
“Respect others at the world”
In the end, to get peace you need 1 thing, and that needs that phrase to change to “God bless the world”
And until not just the USA, but the whole world learns to understand that, we remain to see war, conflict and killings…
As the world needs to be together to be safe, not apart…
It is time to respect others and become closer as a world, and that needs change…
Yet, just 1 change would be able to make it happen, and that change no one dares to see as the solution…
“The takedown of the country system and becoming 1 world”