by Robert Wilkinson
As readers of this column know, honoring the dead is a pretty big deal with me. Well thank Spirit MSM (mainstream media) has decided to promote what sounds like a worthy effort by young ones of conscience to honor those who are dying despite White House policy preventing us from seeing grim images of war dead due to media blackouts on such things. This movie is yet another effort by those of us who witness and honor Souls who have passed on.
Some courageous video producers of conscience created "Vermont Fallen" which we are told "is a collection of interviews with members of 25 families that have lost a soldier. It's nothing fancy — just people, young and old, talking from the bottom of their broken hearts." (Link to the CBS site where you can view a part of the video) It's a movie aimed at helping us remember that life is precious by offering interviews with those who loved and had to say goodbye.
Through very moving footage, it reminds us that we have no business sending men and women to their death in the futile, useless and destructive meatgrinder we call War. These are courageous interviews and powerful footage that reminds us that "War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again....
It's bad enough that our children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, even fathers, mothers, and other loved ones are sent to die by selfish, cowardly politicians far away from the death machine, given how tough life can be anyway. War is a grossly destructive, ineffective way to achieve any form of existence on Earth. And I will note that those who are most "for war" (for whatever insane reason) are NEVER the ones to volunteer their bodies or encourage their loved ones to go to their death. Here I can't help but think that if Dubya's girls were drafted and had to spend 90 days on the front lines, do you think our government might reconsider our foolish, short-sighted, and anti-life policy we call War?
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson