Friday, October 21, 2005

This Made Me Proud To Be American

And also angry. Angry that the media won't show these. Angry that elitists in Hollywood live in the freedoms won by them, but prefer to blame America - and it's soldiers - first.
Angry that we are bombarded by images of naked terrorists and learning-disabled reservists, and that politicians point to these few and use terms like "Nazi" and "torture chambers".
I am not ignorant. War is hell. But...

"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
-- John Stuart Mill
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