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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Written for WWI, but as appropriate for WW2, maybe more so.
There are fewer every year that do remember the end, but it's important we do remember them.
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
"Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power" - Random T-shirt
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I'm genuinely wondering about the unintended consequences when, for example, people take down statues of historical figures who remind them of uncomfortable parts of their history. Removing those symbols doesn't erase the history, and I think trying to distance oneself from it is a mistake.
If it bothers them this much, then they should be telling themselves the statues aren't there to celebrate the individuals, they're there as a reminder of where they came from (warts and all). Even if they find what took place in those times objectionable.
I guess that's people's way of "deplatforming" someone who died a long time ago.
It certainly is VJ day today, but I have doubts about this being the end of the war. A close examination of history will lead one to the view that there was really just one war, from 1914 to 1991, with deaths in excess of 250 million.
Another soundtrack today, although I didn't know it was.
Two weeks ago I had the Top Gun soundtrack, today it's from Oblivion, both movies with Tom Cruise, which is pure coincidence.
I saw Oblivion last year, great movie, but I somehow missed this soundtrack.
Luckily, YouTube recommended it to me, maybe because I listened to M83 in the past, or maybe because I've been listening to Tom Cruise soundtracks (in which case it's not a coincidence after all).
Anyway, this song starts out as epic soundtrack which could be mistaken for Hans Zimmer and around halfway Susanne Sundfør starts singing and things get even better.
At the end of the song it's just so beautiful and epic you just can't turn it off.
When it's over there's just one thing on my mind, I want an extended extended mix!
I'm surprised you haven't heard of him. You know what an absolute sh*t-show things are over here in the states right now? (If not, check out the last video I shared on my FB wall - every disgusting humorous item in it is based on fact. ) Alex is one of the main sh*t-stirrers. He has spouted every form of nonsense imaginable, and has destroyed countless lives. His assets should be sold by court order and all proceeds and his other assets should be given to those his lies have hurt.
The least damaging sh*t he spouted was lizard-people conspiracies. Among the worst was the pizzagate crap, where he said there was an underage sex-slave trade going on in the basement of a restaurant, run by Democratic politicians. He spouted it so vampantly that many idiots believed it, and one guy even took an automatic to the place to 'save' the kids. Lo-and-behold: it didn't even have a basement! The probable worst was the Sandy Hook conspiracy, where he said the government staged the school shooting and all those 'killed' were actors. Rather than apologize when parents of those killed complained, he doubled-down and his cadre of idiots continued to make those parent's lives miserable. Actually, it sounds like they lived through triple hell, with death threats made to them for having 'faked' it.
Truly disgusting. That song is a word-for-word transcription of his rant, as you can see by the lip-movements. I was truly surprised at how well whoever created that video pulled it off.
I forgot to mention that he has the direct line to our President, who is a great admirer of his.