Time to end Veteran's Day
14 Nov 2006 11:39 GMT
As a veteran myself, I approach this topic with mixed emotions. As a person who has been living in this country through five major wars, and untold skirmishes in foreign lands, and observing the return of the fallen ones, the mangled ones, the forever damaged ones, my first instinct is to offer to them all of the comfort and respect that this country can muster. Of course, the politicians who pound the podium to remember our vets are the first ones to forget their debt to these people who's lives they have squandered and ruined.
All jingoism just serves to perpetuate the crime that is perpetrated upon our youth in every generation since the birth of this nation: War to serve the needs of the corporations that rape the planet, and direct our politicians. I am sick of it, and it must stop somewhere, somehow.