Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Damn You

Vietnam was America’s longest war. We lost a lot of people and had a great number injured. Many still carry the physical and emotional scars today.

Go here for a tribute to our Vietnam Vets. Photos from the Vietnam War are accompanied by the Statler Brothers’ beautiful song, “He’s More Than A Name On The Wall.”

As a country we displayed a character flaw by dishonoring and withdrawing support for our Vietnam soldiers. It is a debt that can not be repaid. Founding Father Samuel Adams’ words reach out and instruct us about both the Vietnam War and the War in Iraq:

Contemplate the mangled bodies 0f your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!

If you are one of those persons who denigrated our soldiers then or don’t support them and their mission now, Damn You!