Sunday, September 10, 2006

Red on White and Blue


Every day on this planet people die needlessly, both innocent and brave.
Every day I can honor them by choosing to live honorably.

It's the least I can do.
And it doesn't require a bumper sticker.

9 comments:

Miss Bliss said...

Indeed...so be it.

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

I saw someone the other day with one of those magnet-ribbon things on their car, and it was brown amd it said, "I support farting".

I found it funny, not because of its crassness, but for thelampoon of all those other "heart-felt" ribbons that are out there all over everything now. It was one of those Emperor's new clothes- "Look he's naked!" moments.

And I'm not saying all those ribbons are pointless, but there is a breaking point for any of those types of things. Where the glut completely bulldozes any kind of sentiment into the ground. (I still wear my autism-awareness ribbon with pride).

I know that wasn't really the point of your post, but in my own weird way I'm saying "Here, here!"

And please people, support farting.

ravyn said...

Putting a sticker on a car is easy. Standing up for freedom is hard, especially on those occasions when it means standing *against* the sheep who bray,"You're either with us or against us."

ravyn said...

Miniature Earth

(posted on the Ego Likeness blog today )

Carl V. said...

Great image and great thoughts.

vandaluna said...

Ravyn:
Being either "with us or against us", I'd rather being "against us" and be proud of it! ::snicker::

faerydusted1 said...

Speaking of being 'against'... or speaking up.
I thought this was interesting. Hope it's ok to post here. Got me thinking, at least, even if there were some bits I didn't buy into wholeheartedly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdD6op0l2jk

One thing I can say is that I think that we are lacking in great orators. Not that I catch every speech on the TV. Its not like when I was a kid and that's all that one on, or like in school when you watched MLK Jr, JFK or and number of historic moments for class.
But I realized I could sit and watch Olbermann just fine and actually enjoyed this bit, regardless of the message. (Although I think what he was saying was important to a great degree.)
It reminded me that just a few weeks ago I was watching something and thinking 'man, this politician stinks at giving a speech! I'm bored to tears!!'. Not that I need dancing lights and a monkey with a fez, but I've seen many politicians and 'leaders' who didn't seem to know how to relate to their audiences.

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

So what are you saying... that Fez monkeys rock?

Because I'm on board!

Wow, politics really are fun!

faerydusted1 said...

Fez-fitted monkeys rock like there's no tomorrow.

That is, indeed, what I am saying.