Date registered: Sep 2004
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That explains your outlook. An oversized lost-your-big-brother issue. Well, sorry about the loss - if, as you claim, he actually died in combat in Vietnam - you shouldn't let it ruin your life. On the surface it seems it has nothing to do with whether, had he lived long enough to tell you you would be good at anything, you for some reason would have concluded he was lying or didn't mean it as you implied Jeb, and the rest of should interpret George's words. And, reflect on the past a little and try to realize the Vietnamese people were not the enemy, it was poor political decision making in Washington that fabricated the circumstances, and then sent American boys over there to get maimed, or die or become drug addicts. Once you let that sink in the present situation will come clear.
Vietnam was a long time ago, and it would seem people who really lost a family member to a meaningless political bullshit story thirty years or so ago should still have the mental capability to see the similarity with today's bullshit story and waste of good soldiers. Maybe it was your little brother and you are senile now. In any case your claims of a dead brother sound like an anecdote. Or a key feature of a dangerous element of society.
In any case my little shitbird of an internet acquaintance, are you still maintaining you had a point, other than to correct what family member KV used in his analogy and draw attention away from the peculiar assertion that because it was his brother and not father the meaning has to be completely different?