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5/30/2011

Monday Meanders 5-30 Memorial Day


Today is Memorial Day. It's the day we remember all those who have died in the service of their country during war. Any war. All those wars.

The post I had planned for this day didn't publish.

Mental error.

In a way I'm glad.

It was a short plea for someone, somewhere to find a way for us to stop killing each other.

But, you know? That's too easy.

The guys I knew who died in 'Nam deserve better.

All the Service people who have died, and who are going to die, deserve better.

It's one thing to have become a fat old pacifist. It's quite another to earnestly want an end to war - because I've seen it, I've lived it and I've come to understand that the price is too high to pay.

No parent wants to raise a child to give them over to war. We raise children in this country. Not sacrifices.

Honestly. Truly. Make Love, not War.

Ndinombethe.

6 comments:

Nicole said...

*signed*!

Grandmother said...

Love is the answer.

Big Mark 243 said...

Well said. Should be a part of the next Presidents agenda, to end the wars and bring our troops home.

loraine said...

There are too many pro- war people, regardless of their political alignment. They don't understand that changing who is in power does not change the system that manipulates the killing machine. All that changes are the flags.

Tara R. said...

There is too much dying. I completely agree with this: "We raise children in this country. Not sacrifices."

Holly said...

"It was a short plea for someone, somewhere to find a way for us to stop killing each other." I hope that will be true. That's the dream.