Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Token post for yesterday
You are not a slaveowner.
I apologize to [public breakdown victim Cindy Sheehan] and every other parent who has lost a child in Iraq, because I never asked myself the most important question before we started this war: Would I be willing to send my child to fight?
She, after all, has given him her most precious possession.
My parents never asked themselves that question either. One reason they never asked that question is because it isn't their question to ask. Parents cannot send their children to Iraq. Parents do not "give" their children to the military or the president. The "children" (who are grown men) choose to go off and fight, or choose not to. The sacrifice is theirs, not their parents'.
There comes a time when you just have to spit in Sheehan's eye for suddenly claiming ownership of her son and using him the way she wants now that he has no opportunity to represent himself.
Spit in Tama Zorn's eye, too, while you're at it, for being such a pathetic slave to her initial idiotic emotions.
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