Quoted: "Don't say anything about the war"

"If you don’t wear a uniform, don’t say anything about the war ... Earn your right to say what you think about the war."

-- Newton South graduate and U.S. Army PFC Michael White, quoted in the Newton Tab


Blogger LJCohen said...

That feels like a convenient sound bite, and while I appreciate the apparent frustration of this young man, I believe his statement overly simplistic.

What about "If you don't have a uterus, don't say anything about reproductive rights." or "If you don't have dark skin, don't say anything about race relations."

Silence is not an attribute to a successful democracy.

9:03 AM  

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