Last week, as I boarded my plane from Chicago to San Diego, when the pre-boarding announcement was made for anyone needing a little more time or assistance, they invited, as always, military to board at their leisure any time. A few soldiers out of uniform stepped forward. One of them wore shorts and a T-shirt, a daypack on this back, and worked his way forward through the crowd on two canes. As he entered the gate, I noticed that he had two metal legs, all the way up past his knees. He was able to walk upright independently and proudly.
Shortly after that, as I was standing in line, I noticed another young man in the crowd that wore a white T-shirt with this message in big black letters on the back:
Those members of the armed forces obeying the orders of Obama are traitors of the United States and our constitution.
He also had a big white on black sign on his carry-on bag:
9/11 was an inside job
There were two young men on that plane that night that made statements. One didn’t speak a word and simply got on a plane, just like all of us did. The other screamed loudly and boldly with slogans. I wonder who was noticed with more respect?
And mostly I wonder how the soldier felt about the crackpot.