Tuesday, May 04, 2004

The Best and Worst We Can Be

Hi-De-Ho Rene,

Know you've posted on your own blog about Pat Tillman and some of the weird reactions floating around. Thought the following contrast was amazing.

At MSNBC, Ted Rall posted an incredibly insensitive cartoon about Tillman. I link to it only to demonstrate how mindless some lefties can be when they're trying to prove themselves smart. MSNBC pulled it.

Conversely, the coverage of Tillman's memorial service was moving. Tillman was the embodiment of the best we can be as Americans. I don't understand how even ardent opponents of the war could be callous about a man like him. Being too young to remember anything about Vietnam, I didn't understand how war protestors could have taken out their anger on returning servicemen. It seemed inconceivable. But the reaction of Rall and some other antiwar crusaders (as described here) to Tillman's death serves as a reminder of the worst we can be.


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