Whitney Houston Was No Soldier

We may, ultimately, owe Whitney Houston a debt of gratitude. She was, like so many others, an addict who died by misadventure, yes she was once a very good singer, neither of these make her deserving of public deification. She was owed our thoughts and prayers and the dignity of a decent burial. The media mourning she received was so over the top that I hope it awakens a public desire to end these unseemly spectacles.