Monday, June 05, 2006

Haditha it coming

Because puns are for bitterness.

To some extent we still live in a feudal society, however rational and capitalist we are. The pay for military service is not the cash-per-hour payment, it is respect. And afterward, respect entails preference. Hence the feudal principle of reward for service in war endures.

What does it mean for the principle of respect to have a presidential candidate's service record smeared by the Swift Boat Liars? It means that the country agrees that the service record counts for nothing and that there is no value in keeping it clean. And so we arrive at Haditha.