"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

May 27, 2007

Memorial Day

Many soldiers will come home with a hole where faith in government integrity was ripped out by craven cynical thieves and arrogant glycerine fools. Scar tissue will grow over it and new experience will crowd it aside, but the deep fundamental betrayal of American values personally felt by these profoundly patriotic men and women will never be redressed or even acknowledged by their culture, family, friends and lovers.

They will always stand a bit apart from the conventional celebration, commerce and community that denies their wound through ridicule and indifference. They will never quite fit in anywhere ever again. They will be America's most valuable citizens because they'll never stop asking, "Why?"---

Commentator, Pvt. Keepout at The Left Coaster


iamcoyote said...

Those words stood out for me, too, SoS. To many people out there, this isn't just another holiday, it's a sad reminder of the hole in their lives.

Here's another beautiful essay that I think you might like. My heart's with you, brother.

Seven of Six said...

Oh yeah, I read this coyote. It was warm, wonderful piece.

I had to jet that morning, then came back later and spaced out commenting.