August 31, 2005


I read this story of the quest to appropriate a white cross from Cindy Sheehan's circus. It sounds like things have gotten a little more complicated in Crawford since a few weeks ago when Mrs. Sims' friend uprooted CPT Sims' cross; I guess the police are involved now in order to keep the peace at the peace protest. I love the irony in that one.

But something in this blog post really caught my eye:

Once the details were taken care of, we were given a tour of Camp Reality. There is one father who is trying to raise money to get a bronze statue (of the rifle, boots, and helmet) placed in the hometown of each fallen soldier.

Has anyone heard anything else about this idea? I think it's a beautiful goal, and I'd be interested in donating and advertising this fundraiser. Any chance any of you know more about this man? Google wasn't much help.

Posted by: Sarah at 05:17 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 I read about it at the live blogger from NRO online a few days ago. Turning in my thesis tomorrow...mad scramble doing footnotes now.

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at August 31, 2005 07:36 AM (IZ+n/)

2 A soldier's monument is his achievement. My monument is a South Korea brilliantly alive while North Korea stays dark. Feather Merchant monuments ususally ring hollow.

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at August 31, 2005 03:22 PM (ss8Gt)

3 I think that this is the basic idea for the memorial: I do think it would be nice if we could create that sort of memorial in each fallen soldier's town. It would be good to honor the fallen and pay respects without the constant childish bickering that the right and left are constantly engaged in. That said, that article really read like the ramblings of an anti-rational partisan. Promoting the underlying delusion/dishonesty that the protesters are blaming the troops for what the administration has done has completely separated them from reality. The most ironic bit is that the anti-war 'protesters' call themselves 'Camp Reality.' The left has their own problems with namecalling and dishonest rhetoric, which isn't helping either. This quote was a gem too: "The Right, for the most part, doesn't protest- we're not angry all the time." It's almost as if they don't see that the pundits aer constantly playing on people's fear and anger, drumming up their emotions and clouding understanding. But I'd like to think that nobody on could really be that stupid.

Posted by: Mr. Silly at August 31, 2005 07:55 PM (y7lmo)

4 I don't understand why someone would want others to die for a lie just because one of their own family members died for a lie. Is this a new kind of pathology?

Posted by: ken at September 03, 2005 08:18 PM (SNQLw)

5 ken: Perhaps the error lies in an assumption you're making. Think hard and take a guess.

Posted by: Patrick Chester at September 04, 2005 06:22 AM (74cXW)

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