I don't have a facebook account, but I do read the people that Jason follows. He has such a wonderful group of artists and thinkers that I enjoy peeking in on their conversations.
One of his friends (on facebook and in real life) posted a cartoon the other day. It was a spoof on all the "wars" going on in America.
The War on Christmas.
The War on Job Creators.
The War on Religion.
The War on Freedom.
And off to the side, I saw this comment and it made my heart almost stop.
I don't know this person, but I am going to reprint his words here because I feel they need to shared:
"Dustin Whited As I sit here watching a group of family and friends plant American flags alongside the highway, in preparation for the funeral of a fallen soldier, I'm inclined to remind people what real WAR is, and to take care when throwing the word around. There's a dead kid coming home in a casket from a real war tomorrow. The shame is that sentence is applicable on most any given day."
I am humbled and shamed and will refrain from using the word "war" to describe political differences.