Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I got Nothing, But I have a Friend Who Does Have Plenty To Say To All Of Us Today

The blogger with the French name and who has just immigrated to France, has posted on an online magazine with a great piece about Verdun and WWI. So, without her permission, I give it to you here. Kim is the woman known to us as Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.

Please go to her site today, and read this piece. It is far better than any of the crap I might give you today. I'm still nursing my many piddling problems. And really, there are days when you just don't have the goods to give. This is one of those days for me. But her post is worth reading for so many reasons. Trust me, have I ever given you bad advise? Well, maybe once. But not this time.

In the meantime, I will be thinking. And mostly about war. War and the crushing poverty and destruction it leaves in it's wake. Honor really should never be a word associated with war. There is so little that could be called honor when killing and blowing shit up is the mission.

8 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Word.

Utah Savage said...

You're so special. My only commenter today. Word man.

Beach Bum said...

Back when the army was one I could recognize I talked with several officers who said the same thing about war and honor. One officer whose father served in WW2 related the story that his father said the only honor in war was to see that the men under your command was taken care of and to get as many as you could safely home at the end of fighting.

Beach Bum said...

Utah, sent you an email. Calling it a night, too much Guitar Hero and my son said he would stop if I let him have the computer.

BBC said...

I would comment but it's a waste of time if you are going to delete them.

Utah Savage said...

How true that is.

Je ne regrette rien said...

utah-thanks for the link and the positive comments about my post. Beach Bum, I'm glad we have officers of that variety of viewpoint. My heart aches for our young men at war.

Ingrid said...

off topic but rutger hauer...hmmm...I had my absolute FIRST crush on him when I was ehm..well, under 10 [g]. growing up in the Netherlands, he played William of Orange in a historical adventure piece on tv.. ah..can you imagine him in medieval gear?? I think shortly after that I got a crush on Captain Kirk..or was it before?? No matter, I was going through a 'blond' phase..

Ingrid