Veterans Are Hiding Among Us, Ready to Strike at Any Moment

11/11/2009 11:46 AM |

In Canada, we call it Remembrance Day, and school kids get herded into auditoriums across the country for bizarre Max Fischeresque reenactments of the Battle of the Somme. It’s weird, but I kind of miss it. You see, we’re lucky insofar as we don’t really have any recent “mistake” wars to worry about, so we can get all “Greatest Generation/Hitler Was Evil/let’s fetishize war in a morally unambiguous way!” And it gets us out of chemistry is kind of moving. Obviously, things aren’t so simple here in the land of two current wars and a recent generationally devasting bad war, as can be seen in this new PSA from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. It kind of gives me the creeps (particularly the part where the one guy is using a PC in a coffee shop), but mainly it’s just sad to think about.