When it comes to what happened, I'm not in the forgiveness business.
I don't forgive pure hate.
None requested, none given.
On September 15, 2001 there was a memorial at Seattle Center for the victims of September 11.
The entire place was a shrine. Hundreds of people were in mourning. Piles of flowers, Teddy bears, photos and many, many tears.
In the same place, before the first boots hit the ground in Iraq there was a protest against the war that hadn't yet even been declared. It was a typical Lefty circus. Paper machie' George Bush, "Draft Jenna and Barbara" and "Let Exxon send their own troops" signs. Even a sign declaring that "No soldiers died for my hybrid"
I wish I could find the pictures to contrast these two worlds. So close yet so far.
The picture of the veteran holding the sign says it all.
Some guy looked at my great grandmother funny. That was in 1897. If I ever go to Sicily, I'll wipe out his family.
That's how I forget.