Monday, July 16th, 2018 10:25 AM
Another Peaceful Monday
Son of a bitch! Had an entry ready to go, and lost it. That is, the server lost it. So here we go again.
Music News. A gig on Friday(see the Gigs page for more),a new entry on YouTube
. It's a bright sunny Monday out there. No longer the most dreaded day of the week, but usually a quiet and peaceful day. In my working years, my Monday entries were usually titled Another Fucking Monday. I counted, after retirement, and there were at least 26 Mondays with this heading.
Still watching the Ken Burns documentary on the war in Vietnam. Currently in the Nixon years. He was a sneaky sumbuck. But NIxon started the draft lottery, which evened the playing field. I imagine every war in the history of the world had folks buying their way out of it., one way or another. During the Civil War, if you had 300 dollars, you could buy your exemption. Many of the names on that list went on to be names in finance or politics: Morgan, Dupont. And both Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt.
It's very well-made, with extensive accounts by both American and Vietnamese soldiers(including Vietcong and Vietminh). Some of the American soldiers had said they admired their opponents(at least as soldiers)more than the corrupt south Vietnamese they were trying to help. And some of the American soldiers stationed in Vietnam became anti-war when they returned to the States.
But I digress. Thanks for reading, whoever-is-still here. Happy(or at least tolerable)Monday to you. Ich bin outa here.