my cat zapped my replies twice so
a brief retread....I am a feminist, what Smiling Jackie woiuld call being in touch with tthe animus....a male nurse, yet a war veteran, flew over 700 hours in Vietnam .....
I see red when I have to put up with right wing war snobbery, especially the chickenhawk vatiety. But hey what is more infuriating is the perceptual gulf that surrounds these types.
I am hoping that the political imagery that the current challenger to Dubya is mapping out is that of a warrior type who has a serious problem with ignorant warmongering.
Now we are not patsies/ feminists are not patsies either.
We are talking about the encouragment of compassion blended with sternness.
My younger brother, a Texas independent who voted Bush last time ("he's a good family man") got a divorce and is now into inter racial-dating/ he did not volunteer for the military altho he was certainly el·i·gi·ble/ I advised him against it, on my return from Vietnam....and he thinks I give him no credit for having his own opinion....he is certainly entitled, but is not arrogant about it and is also thoughtful.
But for the chickenhawk war mongers, well, it's a vengeful namecalling I must confess. Everybody has a right to engage in furious verbal hatemongering.
I would like to see less namecalling andmore thoughtful pondering as well.
Wonder if our pro-war at any timeplace cost can come up with poetic reflections about this.