Do you think when the Regatta planners sat down for their planning meetings to discuss possible events/attractions for the 2006 Three Rivers Regatta, that this line was ever muttered?
“How can we best visually glorify the violence of our current war in Iraq? Any ideas?”
This writer to the PG, who is clearly pissed about a Stealth flyover, does …
During one of the bloodiest, most violent times of this current war, local officials and Regatta planners deemed it appropriate to fly a B-2 stealth bomber over our city.
Instead of glorifying the violence, they should be spending this so-called patriotic weekend reflecting on reasons why this country is still at war, and more importantly, how to make it stop. But I guess that’s too hard, and clearly not what the Fourth of July is “supposed” to be about. Stealth bombers, fireworks, funnel cake and beer .
Wait. WHAT?! Is there a satire at play here that I’m missing?
What is so horrible and warmongering about a massive bunch of little Burgh kiddies, and let’s be honest here, a massive bunch of men that are kids at heart, gathering at the point to watch an awesomely cool Stealth fly overhead?
That’s not glorifying violence … and neither is me going to military airshow after airshow as a preteen in my neverending thirst for all things flight related. That’s simply staring up at the sky and seeing a cool airplane that we don’t often get to see.
Man, Ms. Pace. Lighten up. But then again, that just might be the warmonger in me talking.
Grrrr. Kill everybody. Violence rocks, ya’ll! (wink)