Monday, September 26, 2011

He gets it.

This former Marine clearly gets it. But this country will never survive if more don't.  Too many people think that their quality of life just exists and if they mouth the popular inanities it will remain. 

Granted, this gentleman is divisive, ignorant, yada yada yada (fill in whatever you've been called recently here).  But I'd like to shake his hand.


  1. I may have missed something...I didn't catch "decisive, ignorant, yada, yada, yada" in this

    O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
    O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
    O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    ’Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
    A home and a country, should leave us no more?
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
    Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust;”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


  2. I meant "divisive". Mostly I was expressing my annoyance at the chronic nastiness afforded Tea Party members. One dare not have a different opinion because that is divisive - from the same folks who exult themselves as being "multicultural". My experience with the local "Everybody is welcome to their own opinion" and "We must be welcoming to all" crew has been that there is a strong subtext of "As long as I agree with it. If I don't, I'll get nasty and snide."

    Which is making me feel nasty and snide.

  3. My bad: I read "divisive" there, yet I wrote "decisive".

    We all celebrate diversity (or else) long as it's one of the "approved" difference groups. If one wishes to be truly non-conformist, "we" now allow "gay" as an official "outsider" group. "Tea Party" is not an accepted diverse group.