"One of my fave days of the year is 2morrow, Memorial Day where we remember our veterans/troops. 11 am program in the Presidio-Cemetary."
-message received today from Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
OK, I can understand how someone who's a strong nationalist or militarist, or who had family or close friends who died in a war or something, could view Memorial Day as one of the most *important* days of the year. And I could imagine it being one of a person's favorite days because it's the start of summer, or because it's a 3-day weekend, or you've got a terrific barbecue planned or something. But implying it's one of your favorite days because you just *love* remembering "our" veterans/troops, or get your kicks doing stuff like attending what's bound to be a dull, politicized memorial program at the Presidio cemetery? Come on, give me a break! It's like saying Pearl Harbor Day is one of your favorite days of the year. Please!
I wish more people found such an obvious lack of sincerity in the people they elect to public office disturbing. But for the most part they don't, they just take it for granted. This is one of the many things wrong with politics in this country.
Love & Liberty,
((( starchild )))