RARA-AVIS: Re: Real guys don't worry a whole lot about if they're real guys or n

From: blumenidiot ( blumenidiot@yahoo.com)
Date: 27 Mar 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
<jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Mark R. Harris"
> <brokerharris@> wrote:
> >
> > I agree with Kevin completely, especially about that "greatest
> generation"
> > nonsense. The "greatest generation" was mainly a bunch of 18 to 25
> year olds
> > just like any other 18 to 25 year olds; they were called on to do
> > things and they acquitted themselves reasonably under the
> circumstances, by
> > and large. That's fine but it's not some never-to-be-repeated
> >
> From witnesses: for many of that generation, the war was the most
> thing they did, despite the factual horror of it, which people will
> readily acknowledge. It is understandable: you get a special sense
> companionship, of fraternity, even of community. Maybe something
> a lot of people, especially men, lack in their normal lives. I would
> not doubt the sincerity of the sentiment or belittle the sentiment
> itself. Of course, nostalgia (always a bad sign) has created myths
> of something undeniably real. And the movies tend to feed on
> Best,
> mrt

I'm not sure of the exact wording, but, 'when legend conflicts with fact, print the legend' For those of you unlucky enough to never have seen it, that's from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. Though it's a western it deals with some of the themes we discuss here. Mark

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