Some powerful thoughts by a Marine Master Sergeant to
reflect and ponder over. This Marine really has a handle on our
"AMERICA," and the situation it now finds itself in. Enjoy and give it
some serious thought.
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
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
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
Keep this going until every living
American has read it and memorized it so we don't make the same mistake
The whole TRUTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's about time we stop the Media from
running this country