[T]hose who think we’re living in some incipient Fascist state should note the absence of Tillmanism in the culture today – no songs in his name, no movies played on 2000 screens at the state’s request, no statues, no grade-school drills where the kids are taught to recite his Exploits, no posters of the Fallen Hero in the bus shelters, no mentions in every other speech. Hitler would have gone to town with Pat Tillman. And renamed it Tillmansberg.
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
James Lileks has an inexhaustible supply of wisdom. His latest pearl invokes Pat Tillman, the NFL football player whose patriotism led him to the army and to Afghanistan, where he was killed in action: