November 11, 2010
Veteranís Day. The rest of the world, at least the English-speaking world, calls it Remembrance Day. I still havenít knit a poppy. War-mongers still exist, and are thriving in certain quarters. Corporations still cross the boundary between ethical and questionable (if not downright illegal) behaviour for profit while hiding behind claims of defending the homeland. Young men and women are still dying, and surviving trauma that was incomprehensible more than 90 years ago when the day was first marked. After a century, this as progress? Does every generation have to learn the lessons of war itself? Do they even learn?