We have always poured vast sums of money into so-called defense while increasingly now ignoring real and urgent needs of our people and our planet. The military parade is another ploy of a wannabe fascist dictator who has filled the Cabinet with warmongers, the majority of whom have never seen war, nor lost a child to war. While we deny refugees with unimaginable suffering sanctuary to our country, we line the pockets of the arms dealers, support immoral wars, oppression of suffering people, and wave the flag calling that patriotism. Patriotism is taking care of our military, our farmers, all our people, not oppressing everyone for the increased wealth of the few. Our real risk is the wannabe dictator in the White House who is packing the Court with idealogues to destroy our freedom. Would an enemy country like Russia perhaps want to install #45 to create precisely this chaos and devastation of people and the environment from within?