Sunday, May 24, 2009

"We perpetuate war by exalting its sacrifices."

On this Memorial Day, I want to share my favorite commentary on war. James Garner in "The Americanization of Emily" (1964):


Anonymous said...

That has been one of my favorites precisely for that reason. I watched the Memorial Day concert on PBS last night. They were "exalting" the survival of a young man who is helplessly confined to a wheel chair with a permanently confused expression and a permanently open mouth. He can't communicate, and his mother and sister were "exalted" for keeping him alive that way. The cameras also focused on a man with a massacred face, which made us all feel so proud of George Bush for sending him off to Iraq.

Jan said...

Oops--hit wrong selection. Proud to say it was my comment.