I Am An American, But I Am Also YOU!Posted: May 6, 2011
Okay…I’m about to piss a lot of people off!
Having had to deal with drunks, assholes, and opinions most of my adult life, and drunk assholes with opinions, I’ve learned there are certain arguments you can’t win so it’s best not to go there: Politics, Religion, and which sex is more superior. No one ever wins. I had a rule when I worked the bar that the first two were completely off limits. People are very passionate about their feelings on these, and you mix this passion with alcohol and you get chaos. The gender thing was completely out of my hands. Now that you know where I stand on that, I’m letting you know I’m breaking my own rule and I’m going there. Oh, I am sooo going there!
I love to surf new blogs and make courtesy visits to existing ones I read. Many authors I’ve corresponded with live abroad in places like New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, etc., and our neighboring country Canada. I find the diversity interesting. The difference in culture, fascinating and refreshing. I embrace the opinions of others as I’m an American and we’re taught to do so. Freedom of speech is something we’re raised with and make great use of. I’m open-minded anyway, am seldom bugged by constructive criticism, and for the most part can let opinions roll off my back, especially when they’re expressed on another’s blog. Okay, that being said, THIS ONE IS MINE AND I HAVE AN OPINION TOO!
Have I disrespected your country, it’s politics, and culture? Have I drawn attention to anything in your backyard that I might deem inappropriate or ass-backwards? Have I once judged your Queen, Parliament, or the way your country is governed? No, and do you know why? I try to have respect for people, and am smart enough to steer clear of subjects I don’t understand or am not personally involved in lest I make a complete ARSE of myself in attempting to do so.
I’d like to address a few things I’ve read:
President Obama’s burial of Osama Bin Laden’s body at sea and the fact he won’t produce photographs of his executed body looks suspect. It smells fishy like maybe they hadn’t really caught him, or had captured him but he’s still alive. Okay, half-brainers…suppose this is true that he’s still at large and Obama just did this to appease the nation. Umm…what the hell happens then when they actually do catch him? Think that shit would just fly under the radar? Do you think our government is that fucking stupid? And what if he has been captured and is still alive? So what! He killed innocent people. Let his ass rot in prison like anyone else that has been convicted of murder has to do. Don’t they punish people in your country?
How appalling and disturbing it was that people in the US were jubilant in the streets over this execution. Hey, have you ever had a major terrorist attack in your backyard? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, umm…No! How can you say what is an appropriate way to react? I’m nowhere near New York and live in the very heart of America, and the wave of this destruction reached me. Anyone with a damn beating heart couldn’t help but be moved by the fallout from this maniac. Innocent people, including small children were brutally murdered. Firefighters and officers lost their lives. Images of people jumping to their death to escape burn in your brain. Billions of dollars of damage, and that’s only the beginning. I lost no one on 9/11 and feel this loss. Imagine what it must be like for those who were immediately affected. This man by his own admission was the finger that pulled the trigger. Are we happy he’s dead and finally made to be held accountable for all the pain and suffering? Damn straight we are! If the man died several times over it wouldn’t be payment enough. Do you think the Jews felt bad when Hitler died and he was no longer a threat? I bet they only wished they had the opportunity themselves to off him.
How wrong it was that they killed him in cold blood and he wasn’t even holding a weapon. Yes they did! They took out that SOB as soon as the opportunity presented itself. Did any of those few thousand people that lost their lives have the opportunity to defend themselves? Tit-for-tat. An eye-for-an-eye.
That America, which claims to be the super power of the world, should be embarrassed that it took so long for them to even find and capture him. Okay, lets go way back to the beginning again, at how clever this madman was to pull off the unthinkable. A complete idiot couldn’t pull that off, and given that he took credit for it I have to assume that he must’ve already given considerable thought to how he was going to slip detection so he could continue with his evil plans, wouldn’t you? And he was living in Pakistan undetected, not next to Donald-fucking-Trump, or I think someone here would’ve noticed.
I’ve read more, but why bother? You get the just of it.
I don’t really follow politics. I consider myself neither a Democrat nor Republican. I didn’t vote for President Obama, nor was he the one I would’ve chose to be elected. I haven’t served in the military, nor to date have any of my children. My father, however, served in the second World War. My brother and many men I know served in Vietnam. I know another that was in Desert Storm. My best friends, daughter is in the Navy and has been serving her country proudly for many years now. What do all of us have in common? We are AMERICAN. We don’t have to be the same to be one. We believe in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of choice. We let everyone else in, give them a financial break, and then let them stand in the streets and bad-mouth our government. We give them that right. We come to the defense of and give aid to many other countries, sometimes at the expense of our own. And when I say WE I do mean all of us. I read that it’s ridiculous that the nation or even the president is jubilant and almost taking credit for something the Navy Seals carried out. You’re fucking right we’re excited as hell, taking this action personally, and taking our share of credit for it! The Navy Seals honor their president, the president works for US, and has tried to honor the request of the people. The people cried out for retribution, and this cry was heard and met. THEY DID IT FOR US!
I’m an American. I was born in America. I eat food that is grown in American soil, and livestock that feeds off American land. The people I love are American. The laws I abide by are American. The flag I saluted in school was American. My family bears arms in our home to protect our family and has the right to, the way brave American men and women protect our country. I am Scotch-Irish, Dutch, Welsh, German, and French-Canadian. I am a part of you too! Can’t you see that? But my country is America! SO BACK OFF!!!!