The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On Supporting Our Troops

   "The cause for the fighting
     Has long been a ghost
     Malice and habit
     Have now won the day
     The honors we fought for
     Are lost in the fray"
    "Fires Which Burned Brightly"
     Gray Booker and Keith Reid

     One sees the phrase, "Support our troops" a lot on public forums during the holiday season. This is a noble sentiment. There are a lot of young men and women who will be spending Christmas in some of the most wretched and dangerous places on earth. It is right that they be in our minds and in our hearts.

    If you can, send them a package or give to one of the worthy organizations that does.
   Or send them cards and letters.
    But for the love of what ever God you pray to,

   Send them home.

    The blood of the brave is far too precious to squander for the mere saving of face.What remains of the original mission is far too nebulous to articulate or define.

   Bring then home and let them heal.

   Be seeing you

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