The Man That Was, Is Gone

“But the point is they are not a free people now under us. They are not a free people, and we cannot fight communism terrorism all over the World, and I think we should have learned that lesson by now.” John Kerry. Once upon a time there was an idealistic man. Once there was a man with eyes to see, ears to hear, and a mouth to speak. He was a man that hated war, saw its futility and horrors, and saw who grew rich from the deaths and misery of millions. He was a man that recognized an endless war in Vietnam, and surely could spot it anywhere. He was a man who once advocated for peace “so when thirty years from now our brothers go down the street without a leg, without an arm, or a face, and small boys ask why, we will be able to say ‘Vietnam’ and not mean a desert, not a filthy obscene memory, but mean instead where America finally turned and where soldiers like us helped it in the turning.”

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