Re: [sixties-l] Re: Vietnam War Memorial

Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 03:49:59 CUT

  • Next message: Jeffrey Blankfort: "[sixties-l] Re: sixties-l-Vietnam War Memorials"

    In a message dated 06/15/2000 10:22:26 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

    << How about a
      memorial to all the dead of that war in hopes of preventing the next one?
      steve warren >>

    I have yet to see a memorial that ever prevented a war. We are a society
    that is memorial if a memorial prevents something from happening
    in the future. A memorial is best for remembering an event and/or persons
    involved in said event, but it rarely changes the future. Why? Because
    human beings have this tendency to see their particular circumstances as
    unique and not connected to or mirroring the past. We are quirky that way.

    Build another memorial if we want. I just don't know what it means any more.


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