Uncle Jimbo wrote:The holiday was not about preventing more war dead, but about at least recognizing the honorable sacrifices of those who died. If you don't have one minute in two hours for that you are not honoring anything but your own emotions.
Says you. Who died and made you the arbiter of appropriate Memorial Day behaviour?
I'd say the people who used the day to exercise their constitutionally gauranteed right to free speech understood what our war dead sacrificed for a lot better than anyone who thinks they should just shut up and act all sanctimoniously pious out of some misguided sense of 'honor.'
The best way to honor the criminal stupidity behind Vietnam and our current debacle in the desert is to do everything to ensure that more of our friends, families and neighbors are never again sacrificed to the Machiavelian plotting of an arrogant, insulated political elite.
Why you want to carry water for that bunch of assholes is one of the great mysteries of life, Uncle J - considering that they use people like you and toss them away like kleenex.