An American mourns the life of a close friend taken by one of the final US drone strikes of a senseless 20-year war
It was MIT’s Commencement Day Friday May 24, a bit of a surreal event for a campus that’s largely been evacuated due the COVID-19 pandemic. By all accounts, this virtual event was a tour de force, with technical gimmicks and congratulations sent from space. But it was also held in the shadow of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the ensuing protests.
The hypocrisy and stubbornness is only compounded when pondering the plight of veterans, who in many cases literally have to break the law in order to get much-needed relief for injuries sustained while serving Uncle Sam and all of us.