I protest governments hosting celebrations of the centennials or sesquicentennials of battles. What are these really for?
- Breast beating over ancient victories.
- Stirring up hatred for old foes.
- Glorifying war to sell current illegal wars.
- The people involved are long dead and forgotten. These ceremonies are not about remembrance or grieving.
We should grow up and stop dredging up old grievances. It is unseemly as a wife who rehashes every lifetime slight every time she has an argument.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)