Friday, November 18, 2005

Black Fridays

I want to thank Blondesense Liz for bringing this to my attention:
An email is going around encourging us red blooded 'Murkans who support the troops, the war, the country at war, their kids going off to war for the god of war, to wear red on Friday's. This will make the pussies who hate their country literally see red in a sea of red.

One email says, "Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops...Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something red. "

Groovy meme. Red symbolizes all the blood being shed overseas so it's a good reminder to wear red to symbolize the blood, the gore, the loss of life, in the name of god only knows what but I don't care, because a good American loves a good old fashioned war.

The email ends with, "The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is..."We need your support and your prayers." Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear some thing red every Friday."
Now, Liz's solution is to wear red as well, but a blood red to signify the deaths and injuries to our troops in Iraq.

Mine is a little different. I will wear black every Friday until this war is over, to remind myself and others that this is an evil, illegal war and that our boys and girls are dying overseas for a cause no one believes in: hegemony. They are the Imperial Stormtroopers and we must encourage them to stop.

I will wear black to pre-mourn the hundreds and thousands of Americans who will die at the hands of terrorist actions in the coming years, both on our soil and on foreign soil.

I will wear black to mourn the families that these brave young men and women might have started here in America, the unborn children of our future, who might have cured cancer, or AIDS, or found a permanent solution to terrorism or war.

Mostly, I will wear black to mourn the loss this country has suffered, far greater than any material loss, or loss of life in combat. I will mourn the loss of our moral authority and our ethical base, that allowed us to always be "the good guys" when war was called for, because, as Gort42 points out, the buck no longer stops anywhere.

Why will you wear black?

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