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Originally posted by HotSauce
reply to post by Ulala
You should thank a Veteran and those currently in service that you even have a right to post such a thing. If you did this in Sadaam's Iraq they probably would have cooked you and ate you for dinner.
Originally posted by Ulala
Nope, I don't think you're all heroes.
Nor do I think you all stand shoulder to shoulder with those who stormed the Normandy beaches, liberated the deathcamps or fought street by street through Berlin.
And I don't think it's right to venerate those volunteer soldiers and airmen who currently fight in unjust wars today ; in Iraq or Afghanistan. Those servicemen are pale shadows of the WW2 vets who fought and died for our real freedoms, real liberties and to protect our democracy. I don't say that lightly ... their deaths are in vain because they're not fighting to defend us from anything. What are they fighting for ? Really ? Does anyone really have half a clue now why our forces are over there ? Cos I don't.
The commercialisation of Veterans Day is disgusting. The coupons for Vets (Vets being defined as anyone who has ever worn a uniform in any capacity whatever), the memorabilia made in China ("$1 from each purchase donated to charity"), the Hallmark range of cards produced especially for the occasion, it's completely beyond parody. Glorying in slaughter "for a few bucks only".
I understand why folks are sensitive about negative posts in GradyPhilpott's thread. It's an insensitive thread in itself, it affords no dissent, you're either with us ... or ... with Hitler ? With the terrorists ? And it takes little account of others sensibilities. The US flag is proudly hoisted many times in that thread ; on this day never has flag waving been more inappropriate. Today is a day for no flags ... such is the scale of the catastrophic loss of human life in Europe and the Far East.
Too sensitive am I ? Don't think so.
[edit on 11-11-2009 by Ulala]