I honor my father’s generation, the guys who dragged the Nazis, the Fascists, and the Imperial Japanese Empire down to destruction,
and I bear no ill will towards the guys of the current generation who are fighting for something – who knows what – in Afghanistan (someone knows!).Vodpod videos no longer available.
But on this Veterans’ Day, I particularly want to remember the brave G.I.’s of my own generation, the guys who refused to kill women and children in Viet Nam and went to prison for their belief in what was right. They refused to pull the trigger on babies and old ladies to up the week’s body count, they saw for themselves how wrong the war in Viet Nam was, and they fought to tell America what we should have known all along. Today I want to honor those brave G.I.s.
I can’t think of a better way to honor veterans today than to sit home and watch the 2006 documentary ‘Sir! No Sir!’ If you’re in my generation, you’ll remember what really went down before terminal amnesia sets in. If you’re younger, you can be inspired to mobilize against the power even if you feel powerless. If you’ve been brought up to believe America is always right, always brave, always the good guys – like I was raised – you can honor the vets by growing up.