Comments: INSIGHT FROM ALLICADEM

Sarah,
I think I will cross post this to the link you have here. I am 70 now, I remember Pearl Harbor, I was a child but we all knew instantly we were at war. It is unreal to me to hear the newscasters and pundits on TV and radio who are so political about the war we are in.
Political power apparently means more to them than the lives of our soldiers and the Middle East people. I wish I could see a study, or had the energy and means to do it myself, to see what the correlation is between the escalation in the war deaths and the type of news reporting done here. I remember the posters of "loose lips sink ship." I went to the movies every Saturday and saw the newsreels, war newsreels; knew people who left for the service, saw the gold stars in the windows, and saw the train loads of service men go through town. We ALL knew who the enemy was, it wasn't a Democrat or Republican, it was THEM, Japan or Germany or Italy, or their allies. What has happened to education and our world that we don't know now who is the enemy?

Posted by Ruth H at January 8, 2007 05:46 PM

"But the best happiness comes from the times of the most suffering. The Great Depression. World War II." -spoken like a true gen x-er.

Yeah, too bad there's not a clear cut enemy for you guys to go to glorious battle with anymore.

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