I asked a Vietnam era vet friend today if this is what guys felt like in April '75. His response was "Pretty much exactly the same."
The world's in a handbasket, and they have cut the rope. I can't decide whether to be frustrated or concerned anymore.
Just a few ramblings from a confused guy. Former military, former cop. Husband. Father. Student. Role playing gamer, on intermittent weeks. Avid reader. Internet addict. Small "l" libertarian. Too many others to mention. The views and opinions expressed herein are my own, and do not reflect those of any official agency or government or species. Names have been changed to protect the guilty; God protects the innocent as a matter of course.
“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”
"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds
Friday, June 13, 2014
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I guess I'd say I'm both... AND pissed off... Us old farts have been 'here' before, and it wasn't any fun that time.
I'm not a vet so I can't say I understand. But I've got a buddy who was sent to Iraq and Afghanistan and I know how he feels about it.
And I know how *I* feel about it, because those are two years he can't ever have back, and one of them was only six or eight months after his son was born. He was *proud* of the work they did over there - moreso in Afghanastan but in both cases he felt they were doing something of note and that could matter in the long run.
Now its like they took his hard work and just pissed it down the country's collective leg.
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