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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 03:18 PM

16. Much truth, but let's be honest. How many here

have read even one book about those who gave their all, or had it taken from them -- of any color or nation? How many who say yes have read any book about those from another nation who fought and died? From another, non-European nation? I've read a handful about various aspects of that era in Europe, but otherwise an occasional chapter in books set in non-European nations is the closest I come.

Those who castigate should realize that the history of our great wars is already being rewritten. How on earth do you think this great flaw in the relating of our stories came to your attention?

Perhaps not enough yet and not in enough places, but the very gathering of these poignant photographs shows the new story that our world wars weren't only battles between a few major white nations sending white soldiers, but global wars affecting people on every continent.

As for wading in and eagerly trying to shoulder all humanity's guilt for ourselves, a big raspberry to that. That's neither emotionally healthy nor intellectually valid.

And, the peoples our dead came from and who live on after them have the first, foremost, and greatest duty to preserve, report, teach, learn, sorrow over, be proud of their stories and create monuments to their sacrifice. To put it mildly, it's an impossible for 7 billion people, or even 300 million Americans, who mostly never knew their own dead to nevertheless grieve for everyone else's.

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