Well, I’m still at the hotel. We go home tomorrow. I am REALLY looking forward to it. On the other hand, I have been reminded of the sweetness that is Broadband internet. Oh, how I love thee, Broadband.
I’m watching some movie on HBO about the Civil War and the first black regiment that fought in the frontlines. Civil War. Men standing only 50 – 100 yards away from each other shooting muskets that had to be reloaded after each pull of the trigger. They literally saw the fear in the opposition’s eyes. What do we do these days? We fly overhead and bomb each other. We march behind tanks that bulldoze the enemy out of the way. We have all this technology that does all the dirty work for us. All they had were muskets and knives. Basically hand to hand combat. To me, THAT is bravery.
Now, don’t get me wrong… I think that anyone who wants to fight for their country deserves a medal but there is so much more to protect soldiers than before. And I wonder whether most of the soldiers actually look into the eyes of the men they slay… and see the fear and pain.