Imagine having been a prisoner of war. Imagine being 6'3" and sleeping with your limbs pulled up behind your torso because you were kept in a five foot cage for six years. Imagine the brutality of
your captors over all those years. Imagine not losing your mind, but, rather, in your mind, building
an imaginary building, one brick at a time one day. And, then the next day, tearing it down one brick at a time until the next day when you rebuilt it, as a way not to lose your mind.
Just imagine! I knew a man who experienced that horrific life. I saw him sleeping with his limbs behind his torso. I can tell you that this former Navy Seal, head of his team, seldom talked about his experiences, humilitation or abuse. He did not have to. It was apparent every day in his limp and his need for quiet a lot of time and no loud noises.
Many things in the current administration in Washington have caused me great sadness and anger, but
the demeaning of John McCain by the current president has been, to me, the lowest of the low.
It has all been brought home in the last hours, as the tributes to John McCain and the photo footage of
this man have been on TV for us to share in his life story. He was the first to talk about his flaws, his failures and all of that, but he also was one of the great patriots of our generation. His ability to overcome his capture, to not harbor rancor and anger at his captors, speaks volumes about his character irrespective of all the other accomplishments in his political life.
So, just IMAGINE what he and so many POWs and Veterans went through in all the wars that we have participated in. For anyone to cast aspersions on even one single veteran, to me, is the height of disgusting. And, then, for it to be the President of the USA who was a draft dodger sends my red hair flaming.............