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.


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.)

10:42 PM  

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