Dead Bodies

I don’t have anything profound to say about this, but all of this talk about exactly where President Reagan’s corpse will be and how many people are going to visit and pay their respects to him has begun to strike me as somewhat primitive, and downright creepy.

It’s a dead body! It’s not him!

I realize that mourning the dead can be difficult, and rituals can help ease the trauma, and most people see this as important symbolism, but…

It’s a dead body! It’s not him!

Thank you very much.

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