How Do You Feel About Death?

The Contrary Perspective

From 1991 to 2009, images of flag-draped coffins of returning war dead were forbidden by the U.S. government From 1991 to 2009, images of flag-draped coffins of returning war dead were forbidden by the U.S. government

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We talk a lot about war on this blog but we only talk about the deaths as numbers killed. We don’t talk about the intimate details of how a mother, a father, a spouse and children, and other relatives and loved ones can handle that horror. The government and the media like to play up those families who can say “We feel our son or daughter died proudly for ‘freedom.’” In front of the camera they say what is expected of them but they mourn alone in their quiet hours.

Is death a controversial enough subject that merits discussion on this contrarian blog? Here’s a test that can help to answer that question. In any setting in our country, be it a rough bar or a group of people sitting…

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