Memorial Day - 2010
The mixture of Memorial Day and beer always bring out the patriotism in us. Not that we’re not patriotic all year round but the pageantry, the television coverage and war movies brings it to the surface and the beer makes it a little bombastic. This seems to be particularly true of those who have never served in the military. In today’s
My basic training company was sent out of training directly to
I got an email the other day with a recording of the first time Kate Smith sang God Bless
The last two wars were not necessary and the people who made it happen knew it at the time. The first invasion of
The current ones are wrong. We were misled into them; shame on Bush and his Neocons for lying to us but shame on the democrats for being bullied into it. The facts were there for them to examine. They chose not to.
Today, on this Memorial Day, the facts are laid out naked before us. The invasion of
A large portion of the population, mostly the right wing, for some reason beyond my grasp, has bought into it. For whatever their reason, they have nothing to lose. Neither they nor their family will be asked to fight. The kids across the track for the most part are induced much in the same manner as we sell cars. We don’t even have to pay for this war. In fact, some of the wealthier citizens even got a tax decrease. What’s not to like.
Fortunately, these people have become a minority. Most now know the facts and want it over. Eventually, Obama will hopefully see the light. He hasn’t yet but he will.
This Memorial Day, maybe the past few, have caused a severe schism in our people. Those profiting from the war have convinced those who are not that the war is a good thing and anyone who opposes it is un-American; “our country, right or wrong” like the Nazis in WWII. “Support the Troops” has come to mean support the war. Never mind that the troops want to come home.
So this Memorial Day as we honor those who have died for us (meaning the people) some of us, most of us, applaud the bravery of those fighting in this war at the same time we want to bring them home before we have to honor them next year after they have died for corporate America. My Grandson is in