…a rant about little yellow ribbons.
Ever notice how something so innocent and innocuous has been completely HIJACKED by the evil, filthy warmongers? I have. For the past couple of days I’ve been noticing around my hometown, a proliferation of bumper stickers–little yellow ribbon loops with black writing on them.
Well, I hate to say it, but I automatically jumped to the conclusion that my town–on the north shore of Lake Ontario–had suddenly spawned a proliferation of pro-Bush wingnuts.
So I resolved to do two things: (1) Find out, first, what the writing on those little yellow ribbons says, and (2) if it IS a pro-war statement, start printing flyers and fact sheets to slip under the windshield wipers of any parked vehicle I see sporting such a sticker.
Well, today I finally got a chance to do #1. And it turns out that the yellow ribbons are NOT pro-war, but pro-cancer-research. They’re issued by the Relay For Life, which raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. The same that recently helped my mom, a breast cancer patient, make a confident choice of lumpectomy, radiation and tamoxifen to treat her early-stage disease.
I guess I don’t have to print up any flyers now, but I’m still angry at the warmongers for hijacking an innocent symbol and causing so much confusion.