... PIECE OF ASS!
My friends and I used to say that a lot back in the day. Doesn't really work in print or as an adult for that matter. It doesn't work for me now that I've embraced hiking and the clothing that makes it more comfortable, either. It isn't really that I was ever pro-war or anti-nature, I just grew up wanting to be different than my fellow Oregonians. And I was obnoxiously urbane in a spoiled brat, punk rock sort of way. I was so eager to distance myself from all things hippie that I was all too happy to avoid the woods. I was also willing to appear indifferent to war so as not to besmirch my image with anything resembling a peace sign.
The Students for Social Justice at Portland's Wilson High School recently posted some signs at the school. One banner read, Let Peace Be Heard. Due to a parent's complaint the signs were removed lest it be interpreted the students at Wilson do not support our troops. I am pretty sure that aside from the violence hungry sociopaths in the military, that the troops are in favor of peace. Especially the ones that come home missing limbs and are otherwise incapacitated.
It's becoming ever so clear that America did not recover from Vietnam. Our nation needs some therapy.