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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:35 PM

The Unknown Soldier

Wait until the war is over
And we're both a little older
The unknown soldier

Breakfast where the news is read
Television children fed
Unborn living, living, dead
Bullet strikes the helmet's head

And it's all over
For the unknown soldier
It's all over
For the unknown soldier

Hut
Hut
Hut ho hee up
Hut
Hut
Hut ho hee up
Hut
Hut
Hut ho hee up
Comp'nee
Halt
Preeee-zent!
Arms!

Make a grave for the unknown soldier
Nestled in your hollow shoulder
The unknown soldier

Breakfast where the news is read
Television children fed
Bullet strikes the helmet's head

And, it's all over
The war is over
It's all over
The war is over
Well, all over, baby
All over, baby
Oh, over, yeah
All over, baby
Wooooo, hah-hah
All over
All over, baby
Oh, woa-yeah
All over
All over
Heeeeyyyy
-- The Doors; The Unknown Soldier


There is currently a bit of controversy on DU:GD over a photograph of the “tomb of the unknown soldier.” I think that good and decent people can have very different opinions on what the photo -- and the tomb -- symbolize. I also think that there are certain topics provide fertile ground for those who enjoy stirring the pot.

Of course, stirring the pot can be either a good or bad thing, depending upon one’s point of view.

Older forum members will recall that the first “famous” rock group to record an anti-war song was The Doors. The song was “The Unknown Soldier.” (Note: yes, there were both folk groups and individuals writing and performing anti-war songs before The Doors. But they were the first nationally known rock group to do so.)

Strange, the things that people argue about on this forum. Strange days have found us, so to speak.

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H2O Man Oct 2012 OP
Bucky Oct 2012 #1
H2O Man Oct 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #3
H2O Man Oct 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #5
leftstreet Oct 2012 #6
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #7
shanine Oct 2012 #8

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:46 PM

1. I am deeply and profoundly offended by your post

Because I can't easily pigeonhole your comments as flag-wrapping or flag-burning. Damn you and the aesthetics you rode in on.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:48 PM

2. I'm tempted to

"alert" on both the OP and your response.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:52 PM

3. O'er here just having a good belly laugh

 

Stress does weir things to folks

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:54 PM

4. I hope that you

are outraged and offended. By something. Or anything, really. Except the lyrics to "Riders on the Storm."

People are strange.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:55 PM

5. Why they are entertaining.

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:59 PM

6. Soldiers die for the wealthy few

That's what's sad about the whole thing

There is no war or occupation anyone can point to and claim it was to 'help' anyone but the wealthy assholes who started it to begin with

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:15 PM

7. I beg to differ.

When Hitler was exterminating thousands of people a day, occupying country after country, something had to be done to stop it. I hate war, don't get me wrong, but when you have madmen trying to take over the world, you cannot just sit there and watch. Ask the people who were freed from concentration camps if it was only the wealthy who were helped then.

It is sad that soldiers die for less than necessary reasons, as has happened for too many years and in too many wars. It isn't the soldier's fault that they are fighting an unjust war, and they do deserve to be remembered---because they are people.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:22 PM

8. The Unknown Soldier

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