Armistice Day was meant to commemorate the millions of victims throughout WWI, and to mourn the needless loss of life and horror that war causes. But America, being a country built on war, transformed it into Veterans Day.

Veterans Day celebrates those who wage war as heroes, glorifying them and encouraging people to make martyrs of themselves. it presents dying on the battlefield as a noble and necessary thing.

Armistice Day celebrated peace.

Veterans Day celebrates war.

I’m still sorting out all these different federated options, but Mastodon actually works the way I would expect. I installed the Tootdon app, logged into an account I had created a while ago and presto! I see toots from people I had followed who are on a different instance. Neat. I still haven’t figured that out on diaspora.

Someone on G+ shared this:

It's kind of the or of the Fediverse, from what I can tell, but maybe a bit more informative.

Generalistic and moderated instance.