Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day reflection

Passed along in email this morning was a column by John LaForge entitled "Remembering on Memorial Day."

This is Memorial Day weekend here in the United States, so the timeliness of the column is clear -- remembering the war dead at least a little bit. Laforge's column is far better than my own though I am happy to be in somewhat the same ballpark.

Among the quotes LaForge includes in his column are these:
-- “I don’t want people who have a financial stake in crisis and tensions to have a voice in national policy.” -- WWII D-Day commander and former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower

-- “War is at best barbarism… Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” -- Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman

How I wish sometimes that this stupid blog were not constantly preaching to a too-agreeable choir!


  1. I'm not very technical, but understand there's things called "meta tags"? that you can fill in on your settings that might allow you to be searched by those who might argue and hate you. As to those of no opinion, i've no idea what they're searching that you might grab their attention. Perhaps linking to shopping sites or cute kitten sites.

  2. What was i thinking? Put "naked girls" in your meta tags. I hear 25% or more of google searches are for porn.