The Chronicle simply does not share the intense love of country and respect for our military that most Americans feel. Patriotism exists in vestigial form at the Chronicle, but it is always expressed in qualified and conditional ways, with the head turned away. One imagines their saying to a beloved on an anniversary, “This is the day for expressing affection, and that’s fine, but you could afford to lose a few pounds.”
As we have witnessed countless times before, the Chronicle editors are incapable of honoring the meaning behind almost any holiday. Their own agenda must take precedence.