My wife recently told me that, after rereading all my posts on this blog, she saw an evolution in my attitude from resentment to contentment. Well that just made me mad! A content Army muckraker seems oxymoronic; so, in the spirit of resentment...
But perhaps there is a strain of resignation in my attitude, not from contentment, but from the numbing resignation that comes from working in a system designed to beat one into submission.
OK, that’s enough of that. This week, a particularly delicious ethical query was brought to my attention, and I’d like to test the engagement level of my tiny audience. Please post your comment on the blog! Many of you reply to me, and, as much pleasure as I take from corresponding with you, I think your fellow blog readers will benefit from your wit and wisdom.
Here we go! Keep in mind that this particular ethical query is based on actual events.
Should a U.S. Soldier be allowed to fly a Mexican flag from his porch on a forward military base?
Now, many of you will, no doubt, have reflexive responses to this question. I REALLY want to read your comments, and I am VERY curious about their variety.
Before you type out your answer, consider these additional thought-provoking questions:
What if the flag was Canadian or British?
Should the command craft a policy letter prohibiting offending flags?
How would you deem which flags are prohibited, given the fact that the forward base is home to seven NATO nations?
Would state flags be subject to the same regulations? What about athletic team flags?
I hope this has been a fun and exciting experience. Remember, the experience isn’t over until you post your thoughts.
And for you die hard seekers of truth, I will post the correct answers to all questions next week.
(Photo of the actual flag under controversy by me)