reply to post by CthulhuRising
While my heart goes out to wounded vets, their families and the families of those who have given their lives, I would like to remind everyone that our
military is voluntary.
I served in Vietnam, as a draftee and my daughter served in Kuwait as a volunteer. The fact that she volunteered did not make me worry less, and if
she had been wounded or killed it would not have made the hurt any less.
Wars happen, unfortunately. While we can blame this, that or the other, the fact is humankind is at fault and always has been since the first stone
was thrown by the first of our ancestors...
We can all claim to take the high road, being holier than the next, more liberal than the next, more intelligent than the next but there is one
The veneer we call civilization is very thin...it doesnt take much to strip it away and expose us for what we ultimately remain: barbarians.
You can claim that you are above all that, but I promise you that I could, in mere moments, strip away all that is civilized about you and create an
individual who behaves according to the most basic of instincts.
To deny the truth of that is to exhibit an ignorance that can only come from sitting safely on a couch somewhere and never having been exposed to the
true reality of life.
Fair does not exist in nature...fair/justice is merely a concept that man created...a smoke and mirrors act that only comes into play when those of
power have something to gain by implementing it.
As proof I give you predator and prey. Is it fair? Is there justice? No...and for man to make claim to fairness and justice is to believe in fairy
tales with the innocence of a child.
At least Bush had the balls, had the respect, to visit wounded vets.... Something our current commander in chief will never do. You will see him on
the golf course, but never in a vet's hospital.