Saturday, September 23, 2006

"For the Union Dead" 2

Today remains Saturday, 23 September 2006.

Refer to earlier column today, as this is an add-on.

In World War Two, 23% of American military combat deaths were of males from the upper 25%, earned income-wise. (Iraq, down to 17%.)

Well, ain’t that special of them?

Seems to me, the more your net worth, the more you owe in service to your country, if, you claim to believe in patriotism and such.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Lily Rowan said...

I hold that those more fortunate (in income and otherwise) have a responsibility to those less so. I too have railed against the inequities in the military and those who are losing their lives in combat, particularly the ill-considered and reprehensible war we began in Iraq.

But I do not think believing in "patriotism and such" precludes one from being a pacifist. Until we reach the world that John Lennon imagined (or you and Mrs. HH overthrow the government), I will still be a loyal citizen of the USA.

I will, however, defend your right to burn the flag and marry your gay minister. (My apologies to Mrs. HH--just an illustration.)

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