Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Human nature?

Rather than confront an ugly truth about oneself often a person will lash out in anger. There was a recent display of that behavior in our nations capital.

A gold-star dad built a memorial to his son and towed it in a march protesting the war.

This, obviously, confronts war supporters with the truth of their cheerleading which is, "You are partly responsible for the death of this young man".

Given what we know it would not be unexpected for such people to respond to a confrontation with this Truth by lashing out in anger.

Details here

I sez gold-star parents gave more than the rest of us and have earned the right to a little dignity. That is not the same as saying I believe we have a responsibility to pander to them, but it seems fair to uphold an ounce of respect for their loss.

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