April 26, 2006

Hilton Corp

I finally figured out what really bothers me so much about this whole Hilton/Fran O'Brien's thing. Sure, it irks me that Hilton Corp is coming off like lefty wingnuts that don't support the troops/war, but in the end ... that is their right by everything our nation stands for.

What bothers me the most is that they have made the private support of a group of people into something political. Whether they be wounded military or a wounded farmer, the people that are eating at Fran's on Friday nights are still people at their core. They are having a dinner out as a step toward a normal life again. Does that really need to be brought into the public political debate?

Instead, shouldn't we be encouraging members of society to follow in the footsteps of Fran O'Brien's, to take care of each other? Shouldn't those legitimately in need be able to turn to their community for support, regardless of what label they fall under? Doesn't that make everyone better off (without creating a new tax burden)?

But my point is, if Fran's were the place that abused children went for dinner once a week, would they be closing? What if it were battered women? Or mentally handicapped? If it were left as simple, private, donated community service of any other kind, would the lease debacle still be happening?

Answer for yourself, but my money's riding on "NO!"

Posted by Princess Cat at April 26, 2006 10:43 PM @ 10:43 PM in Political Punts // Permalink | TrackBack

The feeling I get from being here at 'Reed is that Soldiers "just have to accept" what has happened to them, and reintegrate themselves.
When people pull the "battered woman 0r troubled child" card then people are falling all overthemselves to help because "theey didnt ask for this to happen to them". Well neither did we. People just asume that because we are Soldiers then we accepted that this could happen. We all know that but we never really acceptt it. And why should we be treated any less.
I would never want to play the vicitm, but somedays I wish I would have been born an abused disabled black jewish womanwho had illegaly immigrated from Mexico. Steak Dinners for life.
Until reincarnation I am happy being a Soldier.

Posted by: Sgt Allen at April 27, 2006 01:15 PM

Feel free to repost my "Boycott Hilton" picture that I did.

Posted by: Sgt Allen at April 28, 2006 12:41 AM