Memorial day is coming up here in the States. For most of the population, it’s the unofficial start of summer and that’s it. There are two HUGE problems with that. One is that it is just a day off that people can use to barbecue dead flesh. The other is that most people only take 45 minutes to honor the fallen and the rest of the day is dedicated to having fun. I know I am playing fun police, but you don’t like it, gtfo my page before I elaborate on my two glaring problems with this holiday.
You are going to honor the dead by grilling dead, rotting animal flesh? That just seems like a sick joke to me. More animals are killed daily than the American soldiers who lost their lives in WW2, 153 million animals vs. 405,400 soldiers* respectively (read: I only use WW2 because it’s seems to be the only war anyone cares about, at least the only war the History Channel likes). That is a lot of animals to slaughter so we can have fun this weekend.
Also, people DIED for our FREEDOM!! The fallen should have more than just a parade and a 45 minute service at the cemetery and a cookout (and/or the same fucking sale you have at your stupid store) It should be a national day of mourning. These men and women gave our lives so we can have a better tomorrow, not so we can have a cookout.
*from Wikipedia. Accessed may 28th 2016.