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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So True.

I received this in a forwarded email this evening. I don't know how genuine the letter is, but it still makes a very valid point. I felt it my duty, to post it. So here goes -

This is written by a young man serving his third tour of duty in Iraq
Thought you might find his take on the Michael Jackson news interesting.

Okay, I need to rant.
I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on MichaelJackson. As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was anentertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spentmillions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villain to manypeople. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, andI respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the pointof my rant.

Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses theirminds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to thecountry was to ENTERTAIN people, the American people find the need toflock to a memorial in Hollywood , and even Congress sees the need tohold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's afucking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? Whatabout all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All thoseSoldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war,still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and theUnited States of America. Where is their moment of silence? Whereare the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning overthem because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when aSoldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddance," and "thankGod for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to thesacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow offtheir deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "PopIcon?"

I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESSfor Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for everyservice member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan They need to PUBLICLYrecognize every life that has been lost so that the American peoplecan live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE,those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided forthem. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there havebeen so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will nevermake millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hitsongs that the world will listen too. We only shed our blood, sweatand tears so that people can enjoy what they have..

Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it.

Remember these five words the next time you think of someone who is serving in the military;

"So that others may live..."



The Waffles said...

Amen!! Thats all I have to say!!

babyahlgrim said...

isn't that the truth!!