Thursday, March 23, 2017

Remembering the Dead, and the Survivors, Properly


TRIGGER WARNING:  In which I say that sometimes the truth is not PC.

For John, BLUFSometimes the competition amongst the various snow flakes erases history.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From Heat Street, yesterday.
Mateship.  It’s a term that embodies loyalty, solidarity and camaraderie, so why are people finding this sign so offensive?

A sign along the Kokoda Track, a sacred military site in Papua New Guinea, has long been etched with the word “mateship” but it has now been changed to “friendship”, causing fury among Australian war veterans.

As we lead up to the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Track campaign, part of the Pacific War of WWII, veterans feel as though they’re forgotten as “mateship” disappears from the memorial sign at the Kokoda Track’s Owers Corner.

The memorial was to describe the “mateship” between the Australian and Papua New Guinean military.

Veterans are concerned the change in the sign, which is one of four memorial signs on the Kokoda Track — courage, mateship, endurance, sacrifice — could take away from the trail’s military history.

I worry that political correctness will begin to hide the truth of life and of national survival.  Then will arise those who are not interested in the Politically Correct.

Just saying.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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