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  •  It's why the glorification of war is mistaken. (6+ / 0-)

    Too often, we avoid the grief and immense suffering which memorial days properly remember, and pretend that all was glorious and celebratory--the great heroes looking down from heaven with pride.  We should remember instead the fathers who could no longer farm for their families, the endless nights of sleepless suffering, the lives of pain only made bearable by debilitating morphine addiction.

    Properly celebrated, memorial days include the painful duty to recall the immense suffering of conflict.  When we say "sacrifice," our hearts should break.

    The problem after a war is the victor. He thinks he has just proved that war and violence will pay. Who will now teach him a lesson?

    by geomoo on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 10:36:29 AM PDT

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