Monday, August 11, 2008

Those 'UNpatriotic leftists'

“no matter what happens the left will say America is worse”

That's what I read on watchblog.com

To me, there are always at least two sides to the story…and America does not always do that which is right. For instance, do you know of the American general back in the Huk insurrection back after we occupied the Philippines following the Spanish-American war? This general issued an order: “Kill every Filipino male over ten years old.”

Rah, rah, rah America!

DISSENT is ALSO patriotic. If the Neo-Cons want to stop Americans from pointing out America’s flaws, then here’s how to do it:

“Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”

The above was said Field Marshal Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg trials...and, sadly, he was right.

2 comments:

Sandi said...

Glen, perhaps you'll find this inappropriate, but it seems the fastest and most direct way to contact you.
I'm sure you're seeing that DR is doing some of his famous housecleaning in WB again. Looks like you're the latest one to venture past his cross hairs. Both Adrienne (of late, VV) and I
(jane doe)were cut about 2 years ago and came back under new ID's and through new IP's....marysdude got cut last night....and some are just leaving because of the strong censorship. DR has pretty much free reign since the owner hasn't been involved for a few years. The format was always something we enjoyed, and although I do agree with profanity not being necessary or conducive to a decent and legitimate post, the overbearing attitude of DR has gotten ridiculous. Seems some of us are looking for another "home"... The main event is over, but once a junkie.........

Gregg said...

Not sure if you're still checking this but couldn't figure out how to contact you -- anyway -- do you know any Dungeons and Dragons players that have far right politics? I am working on a story-building project utilizing some of the role-playing aspects of DnD and I'd LOVE to get some people with conservative views involved.

Gregg Hale
Former Army (5th SFG)
Born in Alabama/Raised in KY
Attended Baptist Church on my own as kid
Proud Liberal