Food for thought

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  1. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    I sat in a movie theater watching "Schindler's List," asked myself,
    "Why didn't the Jews fight back?"

    Now I know why.

    ***** I sat in a movie theater, watching "Pearl Harbor" and asked myself,
    "Why weren't we prepared?"
    ****** Now I know why.

    ****** Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict, the actions of
    evil people.

    ****** On September 11, dozens of capable airplane passengers allowed
    themselves to be overpowered by a handful of poorly armed terrorists
    because they did not comprehend the depth of hatred that motivated their
    captors.

    ****** On September 11, thousands of innocent people were murdered because
    too many Americans naively reject the reality that some nations are
    dedicated to the dominance of others.* Many political pundits, pacifists
    and media personnel want us to forget the carnage.* They say we must focus
    on the* bravery of the rescuers and ignore the cowardice of the killers.
    They implore us to understand the motivation of the perpetrators.* Major
    television stations have announced they will assist the healing process by
    not replaying devastating footage of the planes crashing into the Twin
    Towers.

    ****** I will not be manipulated.

    ****** I will not pretend to understand.

    ****** I will not forget.

    ****** I will not forget the liberal media who abused freedom of the press
    to kick our country when it was vulnerable and hurting.

    ****** I will not forget that CBS anchor Dan Rather preceded President
    Bush's address to the nation with the snide remark, "No matter how you feel
    about him, he is still our president."

    ****** I will not forget that ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings questioned
    President Bush's motives for not returning immediately to Washington, DC
    and commented, "We're all pretty skeptical and cynical about Washington."

    ****** And I will not forget that ABC's Mark Halperin warned if reporters
    weren't informed of every little detail of this war, they aren't "likely --
    nor** should they be expected -- to show deference."

    ****** I will not isolate myself from my fellow Americans by pretending an
    attack on the USS Cole in Yemen was not an attack on the United States of
    America.

    ****** I will not forget the Clinton administration equipped Islamic
    terrorists and their supporters with the world's most sophisticated
    telecommunications equipment and encryption technology, thereby
    compromising America's ability to trace terrorist radio, cell phone, land
    lines, faxes and modem communications.

    ****** I will not be appeased with pointless, quick retaliatory strikes
    like those perfected by the previous administration.

    ****** I will not be comforted by "feel-good, do nothing" regulations like
    the silly, "Have your bags been under your control?" question at the
    airport.

    ****** I will not be influenced by so called,"antiwar demonstrators" who
    exploit the right of ___expression to chant anti-American obscenities.

    ****** I will not forget the moral victory handed the North Vietnamese by
    American war protesters who reviled and spat upon the returning soldiers,
    airmen, sailors and marines.

    ****** I will not be softened by the wishful thinking of pacifists who
    chose reassurance over reality.

    ****** I will embrace the wise words of Prime Minister Tony Blair who told
    the Labor Party conference, "They have no moral inhibition on the slaughter
    of the innocent.* If they could have murdered not 7,000 but 70,000, does
    anyone doubt they would have done so and rejoiced in it?

    ****** There is no compromise possible with such people, no meeting of
    minds, no point of understanding with such terror.* Just a choice: defeat
    it or be defeated by it.** And defeat it we must!"

    ****** I will force myself to:

    ****** -hear the weeping
    ****** -feel the helplessness
    ****** -imagine the terror
    ****** -sense the panic
    ****** -smell the burning flesh
    ****** - experience the loss
    ****** - remember the hatred.

    ****** I sat in a movie theater, watching "Private Ryan" and asked myself,
    "Where did they find the courage?"

    ****** Now I know.

    ****** We have no choice.* Living without liberty is not living.
    ****** -- Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.)
    ****** Not as lean, Not as mean, But still a Marine.
     
  2. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    very good post.

    people just refuse to see the bad guys as bad. at peace protests in new york, i see people carrying posters with george bush painted to look like hitler, and then telling me that we are the bad guys, that war cannot create peace. it almost drives me to beat these people.

    foreign policy is THE issue. its almost so much more important than others, that the others are relatively not worth considering. there are plenty of people who will murder you and me if they get the chance. i dont forget that, every day i think of it.
     
  3. CalcoTiger

    CalcoTiger Live Long and Prosper IVI

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    Great Post Sabanfan

    I am so sick of the liberal newsmedia it makes me want to puke.

    They slant the news and Democrats just soak that anti-war crap up. I want to tell you that i for one believe that this country has many heroes fighting all over the world in our military and thank God we do. Liberty and Freedom do not come cheap and those war protesters dont seem to understand that. I am not in the military and never have been. But i would die defending my family and my way of life if needed. I am willing to fight for what i believe in and it is time that the silent majority of us start being more vocal.

    I dont agree with every thing President Bush has done but i support what he is trying to do and he is doing what he feels is in the best interest of this country.

    We havnt had to deal with interns being molested or murders in the white house or FBI files being abused.

    I am not a war monger and would love to have our Military out of harms way. Ask the families of Iraq if they are better because we have a President not afraid to act even if it isnt popular or might cost him an election. President Clinton had no moral character and he proved that over and over. It is easy for the Kerry's of this world to play Monday morning Quarterback and their are always people in the media looking to tear you down.

    Who do we blame! Each one of us needs to go look in the mirror because every time we let the news media give us their opinion in the place of reporting the news then we leave ourselves open to the agenda's of people who by nature are pro Liberal. How many times has Dan Rather sat there and told us what he thinks. Who gives a rats butt: he is there to report the news not give his opinon.

    Barbara Streisand is another. If they want their opinion to be heard then let them run for office by god. I am appalled that actors seem to think that just because some ignorant actor has an opinion the rest of us should just keel over. As far as i am concerned it is abuse of their gift and i dont know about the rest of you but i refuse to watch any movie with Sean Penn in it. He is a traitor and should be in jail. He did the same thing that Jane Fonda did and i will use my right to boycott him. Let him start feeling it in his pocketbook when no one goes to see his films.

    I have alot more but i have to go.

    Thanks for the post Sabanfan.

    Geaux Tigers
     

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