Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Half mast

The flags are still at half mast at the library even though Veterans' Day is over. Fuck Veterans' Day. Can't we go back to Armistice Day? That was beautiful; a mournful celebration of peace. What's this Veterans' Day? Are we celebrating Veterans then? The last really good ones are almost all dead. In conversation about this holiday with a small group at the front desk of the library I may have inappropriately used the phrase "Baby Killers". I sometimes forget; just because something is true doesn't necessarily make it appropriate in casual conversation.

Wait, so does fighting in a war make you a baby killer?

Yes. Yes, yes, yes, and yes!

Which is why you want to have a seriously good reason for doing so.

It's a high bar. Sometimes I can't even see it way up there in the clouds.

Happy (belated) Armistice Day.


  1. I'm with you on this one, and I tend to call it Armistice day if the subject comes up. Rarely. But oh, our how naive we were to call it "the war to end all wars." Rather, it opened the floodgates.

    1. I'm always delighted to have your agreement, especially when I start throwing around terms like "baby killers"!


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