I found this picture scrolling through my Facebook feed and it perfectly encapsulates my sentiments: I am so tired of those that were flat-out wrong about war being given due attention, as if their opinion should matter. To clarify, too, it’s not that they were just wrong, but that their wrongness lead to the deaths of countless innocent people, including Americans and wasted money and resources. Not to mention the corrosion of our culture with the “love it or leave it” crowd or the hyper-patriotism bullshit that permeates everything.
More succinctly, fuck those guys. I’m tired of war-mongers. I’m tired of war. I’m tired of guys and girls going off to fight these frivolous wars and to return and be forgotten.
War sucks. Howard Zinn once said, “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” Yet, we think our red, white and blue is enough to mask the blood of our endless warring. It’s not.
And, as always, it will come home to roost.