Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

If we are to remember America's dead soldiers, have we a right to ignore the rest of the world's soldiers?  brave, noble, cowardly, heroic; patriotic, pragmatic, cynical;  those who died killing others and those who died saving others?   the  spouses, lovers, children, parents, siblings who lost loved ones to the obscenity of war?  the good and bad die  together, and we lose them all.  i am sad for each american lost to war, but i choose to mourn equally for all war's victims, for those who are dying now as we celebrate the already dead. battles  may be won; no on ever wins war.  good journey to you all.

1 comment:

Bob Lamm said...

During the Vietnam War, the nightly national news shows in the U.S. reported each night on the number of deaths and injuries to U.S. military personnel. No data on Vietnamese deaths and injuries. No statement even of "And we don't know how many Vietnamese were killed or injured." Their lives didn't matter. I detest nationalism and "patriotism." Yes, as Karen has well said, we should remember and honor those from the U.S. military who've died in warfare. But we should also remember everyone else who's died.