Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day history

People will be very patriotic tomorrow. Waving flags and remembering the dead from the current war. But the "holiday" was actually started to commemorate the memory of the dead from the Civil War. Those who died on both sides of the conflict are honored.

So when some right wing yahoo turns it into a "we support our troops in the Middle East" event, remember they are just borrowing the day from those who fought to keep America together, as one nation.

Too bad I've already seen the "Patriotic Show" on TV. The dinging and the praising the wounded warriors retuned from battle. What a shame that something that was meant to be a tribute to those who have given their lives for us has become another propaganda tool of the media.
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