The Silence at Home, as America Eats Her Young

CounterPunch
by Trudy Bond

10/24/06

On September 7 of this year, my son Jacob, a second-year student at Macalester, made an 'informed judgment and interpretation of the broader world' when he refused to take off his football helmet as the national anthem was played on an adjoining soccer field, after being militarily ordered to do so by a 24-year-old assistant coach. My son refused to honor the bombs-bursting-in-air bravado of U.S. military policy over the past 3 years, and was 'held accountable' for his action by being dropped from the football team the next morning...

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