If we all pattern our behavior after the worst examples available to us then all is truly lost.
Jeff, I offer an ammendment to "They tried to kill my dad" that makes much more sense to me."I need to prove to Mommy that I'm more of a he-man than Daddy is."Lurch
Not a bad ammendment.
Great piece, Jeff. This should be required reading. I may find a way to sneak it into my class when we get to the GWOT films (I'm currently teaching a course on American war films). I'll let you know.
I sent it to my mother. She may launch it to the rabid right-wing family members just to rile 'em up again (we've let 'em alone since the Katrina aftermath). Dad may take it to his dominoes club. I think he's winning them over...