Flimsy Sanity: Time to Get Over It

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, April 07, 2008

Time to Get Over It

When the 2000 election put the loser in office, we were told to "get over it". If we are advised to get over a political coup, why is it we are not told to get over a war fabricated from lies? It seems to me that it is time to repudiate the Vietnam War too. Since Kerry was rejected as a hero, one should not embrace McCain either (and yes there are fellow soldiers that say he was a traitor and given special treatment because his father and grandfather were naval brass). We seem to have a case of national PTSD and data shows that of all the military actions taken, the ones most likely to result in post traumatic responses are those that participated in atrocities or criminal acts.

My town has this pretty park by the lake with a flagpole that has the American flag and a POW/MIA flag. I suppose they think they are being patriotic but, it is time to "get over it" and if someone cannot, they should fly to Vietnam or Cambodia and disarm landmines.


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