fills the eyeApril 25 2012 at 12:09 PM
wertyq (Login wertyq)
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And makes for a wonderful spectacle. Can't help but think, however, what a committment and investment in time and national resources war making has been in this century. And for all that effort and energy, we still have racism, poverty and war with us. Maybe it was all money wasted. In many regards, the intellectual poverty prevalent in our society now is worse than the physcial poverty of earlier generations. At least physical poverty instilled a certain "grit" in individuals. In today's intellectual climate, we lunge for each others throat and seem content with deadlock and status quo rather than progress. I think progress and a better world were what that generation of men & women had in mind when they made their personal sacrifices. How they must be rolling in their graves, watching our generation's smug & self satisfied spectacle without substance, congratulations and back-patting without accomplishment. Looking at the culture these days, and what their children have seen fit to make of the world they were handed by that generation, it seems their sacrifice was for nothin'.
Looking at the ideals the "greatest generation" fought for, opposite what their children the "baby boomers" made of the world they were handed is what brings a tear to my eye.