July 17, 2002

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, PA

Wow.

Standing along Cemetary Ridge is a sobering experience, looking across the open field to Seminary Ridge from where 12,000 troops of the Conferderate States of America charged. Standing at the top of Little Round Top, peering over the rocks into Devil's Den and imagining the fear of being picked off from 500 yards by sharpshooters in the valley below. Lincoln's timeless and patriotic words christening the cemetary with his Gettysburg Address.

The other thing I realized is that most people are not in the least attractive. They look like they belong on Jerry Springer, and talk like it to boot. In addition, American's are fat loafs and the youth of this fine nation are basically clueless. Sigh. Perhaps I'm not so concerned about getting old, but being dependent on today's youth to run the country and take care of me and wipe the drool off my face. I don't think that's quite what Townshend meant.

Posted by pinkerton at July 17, 2002 8:18 PM