Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend - Taking Chance

I spent some time this weekend watching the movie "Taking Chance," which documents the true story of a marine lieutenant volunteering to escort home the body of a fallen marine from his home town. The movie was excellent and brings you through the entire process of a soldier coming home to his family from war in the worst way possible. It makes you appreciate those out there that continue to fight for your country, whether you believe in everything they are fighting for or not. For readers outside the United States, while our country has a laundry list of problems (usually discussed here on this site), remember it is our forces and our troops that keep the peace around the world. When our country reaches its debt crisis and funding for those forces will no longer be possible or significantly reduced, it is hard to argue that the world will be a safer place. Take some time to thank someone you pass wearing a military uniform, and if you are looking for a good film I highly recommend "Taking Chance" on Memorial Day.



  1. At the risk of sounding particularly cynical, the world will, in many respects, be a safer place when the U.S. military is forced to play a reduced role.

    How many hundreds of thousands of innocent people have died in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Yemen, etc. , due to the outrageous, imperialist policies carried of the U.S.?

  2. I agree with Tony. The U.S. has engaged in so many imperialist wars that it is unbelievable that Future Tense would make this statement. Gulf of Tonkin. Sinking of the USS Maine. Invasion and occupation of Haiti in 1915. Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The American Indian wars. U.S. history is the history of a war mongering country. The isolationist policies during the First and Second World Wars were an aberration from historic norms.

  3. I support the troops only, as the Gov. is the criminal here. Eisenhower warned us of the military industrial complex. Soon after kennedy is killed.

  4. Thank you, Tuna. Pay no attention to the weak-minded.