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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-07 02:16 PM
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99. I read this thread early this morning and have been thinking about
the situation and what I would. But, what keeps coming up for me is that those of us who didn't support mindless nationalism (which is good for neither the mind nor the nation) when I was in high school wore black armbands as a way of expressing our sorrow for all the dead in Viet Nam, all of them.

At first, just a few of us wore them but after a while you couldn't walk into any room on that campus without seeing them.

I wonder if that flight attendant would have made the same gesture in the same way if she looked at the cabin and there were black armbands sprinkled around her field of vision.

It's one thing to welcome someone home from a near brush with death. It's another altogether to use that occasion to aggrandize needless death and destruction, even unwittingly. :(
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