dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

As I type this, I do so in the knowledge that not only are veterans of the Second World War passing into history, so are their adult children. To both of those groups (of which I'm a member sort of by proxy because post-war military service is how my parents met), the 1939-45 War is real in a way it just plain isn't to their own children. Okay. I admit freely that I've no idea what war is like or what it's like to be in uniform so while I can be grateful for their sacrifices on the behalf of career civilians like myself, I can only make a very bad guess as to what that sacrifice was.

The reason that I mention this is that while actual veterans might almost be okay with my baffled and ignorant gratitude, I really don't think that Lynn Johnston could cope with it. The woman idolizes her father and was just as much a product of the war as the A-bomb, radar and duct tape so would probably do unto me the same thing she seems to love to do to her own children when they express confusion as to what the War was about. As we'll see next week, that seems to entail grabbing Aaron by the shirt-front, shaking him violently and screaming that since he doesn't understand the war, she wants him to stop lying about how he wants Nazi Germany to rule the world. It's kind of like one of the PSAs about if you love your freedom, thank a vet the Legion runs but with more weird-ass psychosexual daddy issues.
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