Jan. 7th, 2017

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Before I get to what the Pattersons must think of November, I'd like to point out something about myself: I haven't got the blindest idea of what it was like to serve in conflict. I buy poppies to wear, I attend services on the eleventh day of the eleventh month and I tell myself I'm honouring their sacrifice but since I can only vaguely guess at what that sacrifice was 'cause I'm kind of dense, I've no idea if I am. This puts me in the same leaky boat as the Foobs but at least I'm aware of it.

This means that while I reflect on what people who have been through that say when they tell me to shut up if I don't know what I'm talking about, the Pattersons get to make windy pronouncements about something they've never experienced while slowly but surely teaching their children that wars were something people used to have and that certain people are ceasing to become real. This act of forgetting is sort of why it's the month of Noremember as we contemplate Meredith wondering why Superman didn't simply punch this Hitler person in the face.

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