Seriously -- what the hell IS this crap? Since that big winter storm hit the East Coast I've been seeing a lot of
posts and links and memes celebrating the fact that young men are being
made to stand in the cold and snow to "guard" the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier, with a lot of the usual "Support Our Troops" prattle. Of
course the babble comes mostly from people who are eager to start another
pointless war so they can send more young men and women to kill and be
killed and maim and be maimed; and who vote for legislators who block veterans'
benefits. But even if you aren't one of those people, I don't see any
reason to keep these kids standing outside in that weather for nothing.
Will the Unknown Soldier get away if his tomb isn't guarded constantly? And please don't talk to me about 'honor' -- this is the kind of thing
that gives 'honor' a bad name.