Rally Round....

.. ok.. my turn to lift the guidon.... I offer you two quotes here... take them as you may.... so, with that said... let me just begin by saying that I am incredibly proud to be included in the ranks of the Fighting Fusileers for Freedom.... the job that The Spirit of America is doing is incredible... it is multi-faceted, and what's more, it is necessary.... and of course, it is noble... . actually making a difference in the lives of people.... is there any more noble charge that can be gifted to us?... very few that I can think of.... and yes, I meant to say that... gifted... because, truly, we are a gifted bunch.... Providence has put in a position where we can assist in helping people to help themselves... regardless of how you feel about the War... be it right... or be it wrong... donate now...

... as a Southerner who still has Grandparents with secondhand stories of Sherman's march... I understand where Hemingway was headed with the quote below...

"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime" Ernest Hemingway

... ole Ernest.. well, he has a point.... "War is Hell", as Sherman said, and I can vouch, children.. it is a true statement... and indeed, he made Georgia howl.... the reconstruction of the South took decades... and in a way, the devastation of our Civil War is still being mended... still, it is a fact... populations suffer during War... it is in the very nature of the act... you and I... well, we are in a position to help make war a little less Hellish to the citizens of Iraq... donate now...

... while our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coasties, and Marines are doing their jobs... protecting us from Evil... you and I have a job to do as well... helping make life a little more bearable for our fellow human beings...

... you know, I remember reading, long ago, a quote from Anacreon.... you'll find it below... and at the time I first read it, I was in the military service myself.. well, I totally disagreed with his sentiment.. it was too bitter... too negative... in the end, we can all do our part in supporting our Country.... regardless of our political affiliation.... Anacreon was wrong, when he said....

"War spares not the brave but the cowardly. " Anacreon, The Greek Anthology

... War does not spare anyone.... and bravery is subjective... it is often misunderstood... bravery is, in essence, doing what you know is right.... regardless of the circumstances..... and so, here we sit... watching the events overseas unfold... feeling that we are helpless.. feeling we need to re-enlist... feeling we should protest... feeling we should support... feeling that we have no idea what to do.... sure, we've got the "I support our troops" magnet on our car... but, what else can we do?... well, let me tell you.... send a care package to a serviceman overseas... be active in your communities.... and donate, people... donate to The Spirit of America... you will not regret it...

by Eric on December 06, 2004 | Bullshit (3) | Military Stuff
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Bullshit So Far

Good morning Eric!!! This would be a great time for placards...."Donate or else!"

Bullshitted by Sadie on December 6, 2004 08:45 AM

Well said my friend.. well said...

Bullshitted by Charlie on December 6, 2004 04:06 PM

yes. well said indeed :)

Bullshitted by k on December 6, 2004 06:27 PM