Monday, May 25, 2009

A hero of war...

This is probably far more appropriate for Veteran's Day than it is for Memorial Day, but I'm going to post it today anyway because I think this is a powerful song and because we're still in the midst of a war that is killing our soldiers, as well as soldiers from other countries. Rise Against is one of my favorite bands. The following was copied from their MySpace page -

We've just completed our new video for the song "Hero Of War" off of our record, Appeal To Reason. "Hero Of War" is the story of one soldier, not all soldiers, as he battles not just the war around him, but the war that rages within. Inspired by true events, we were given the choice to either document the tribulations of these times as they unfold around us, or ignore them. To ignore these problems, in our opinion, is letting down the brave men and women who risk everything. "Hero Of War" is our attempt to lift the stigma that surrounds everything from the skyrocketing suicide rate of troops, torture, internal sexual abuse, an under-funded VA, and the growing number of military personnel fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as they return home. We hope this song and this video help the simmering dialogue about these problems evolve into a rolling boil.

-Rise Against

"The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more that the rest of us, and is this more disturbed that the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime, he is a good citizen driven to despair." H.L. Mencken


Hero Of War


Blogger tracy said...

Thank you so much, Sid.
This was hauntingly beautiful, amazing and heartbreaking.
It will stay with me for a long time.

12:31 PM, May 26, 2009  

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