Wouldn’t it be nice to have a war?

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hold on to your stomach.

2 thoughts on “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a war?”

  1. Oh, that video triggered the sad emotions – i once stated to my father, who served on a battleship, ‘You never mention the war,’ and my always-chatty father replied, “No, I don’t.”

    En of conversation. I did not want to reopen his wounds ever again, so I never pried. Why can’t our species learn to live in harmony?

    1. My father and grandfather served at the same time in the Navy in the Pacific in WWII. My brother went to Viet Nam. I got lucky and served 6 years (74-80) during the Ford and Carter administrations, probably one of our longest periods of no major war.

      A theory: war is part of human nature as we exist in the evolutionary process. Many people are mutating to a new and different version of the species. Many aren’t. (I’ve lost count since our invasion of Iraq.) The scary thing is that unlike the plants and animals we can control our evolution, to a large extent, and greed is also part of human nature.

      I am sorry your father had to be in that war. People like to say, “Thank you for your service,” and that is good. Instead of saying that, I apologize to them, or offer a note of compassion. They can take “I’m sorry” either way. It is meant both.

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