Victor David Hanson in his latest Article, History or Hysteria, takes to task the whining harbingers of doom who whimper and cry about how bad they think the war has gone. After a little less than two weeks of war we have gained an unprecedented amount of ground with very few casualties. People with no knowledge of the overall situation rant and whimper because they see a small pieces of information and from their perspective it looks bad. Yet they ignore those who know better, and fail to consider the lessons of history, rushing off to write another scathing attack on one of the most generous and altruistic nations this world has ever known.
How many nations in history can stand and say that of all the wars they have fought, precious few have been for conquest. American’s have consistently given their lives for the freedoms of other people. Our military protects half the civilized world, and our money sustains a large portion of the international economy. Considering the fact that America’s population makes up less than 3% of the total population on this planet, that is no small feat.
I’m tired of the ceaseless rantings of an arrogant and knowledgeless minority. What the media has done has been inexcusable, and many bloggers have blindly followed along. All I can say is I have absolutely no respect for those who cry and whimper for peace, but have no stomach for the kind of measures that are needed to attain it. You have shown your face and it has been ugly. It’s a pity you scorn the very substance that gives you the right to whine. I rather wish you had been born elsewhere, for you certainly do not deserve the freedoms of America.
Other stuff: Oh and here’s some fun stuff by Mark Steyn
Addendum: I wanted to note that in a comment on Gail Armstrong’s blog I said I was tired of, “The ceaseless rantings of an uninformed majority”. I changed that quote when I used it here because I was uninformed. Apparently, the majority of Americans support Bush. And as a recent poll shows, so do a majority of Canadians. So with great pride I ammended my statement, for it is really the ceaseless rantings of a minority who is uninformed, and who refuses to accept the word of those who are..
"The three principal virtues of a programmer are Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris." – Larry Wall
Marzhill Studios is coming…
Grace Baptist Church is the church I attend, and as you may or may not notice, their website has just undergone a bit of a design overhaul. You might stop over for a small jaunt. In the future there will be a weekly column from my pastor and a monthly column from my pastors wife. As well, we will be implementing a section devoted to the missionaries we support and their current prayer needs, so be looking for that. Thanks all…
EMACSpeak is a screen reader… that’s free… If you design webpages and you need to be able to test your site to see how it is presented to someone with visual imparement, then this would be helpfull for you.
My Mom has moved! You may now find her here. Be sure to wish her good tidings… *smiles*
David Frum is a patriot and a conservative. Dean Allen doesn’t like David, but then again, Dean is French. Dean does have good taste in food though.
My brother’s site is starting to really take shape. He has called roll, so everyone go on over and say hello!
Ooh Ooh, a Philoligist’s website, that discusses things about ancient languages, and how languages are composed and such. Very cool.
There has been much debate on the authenticity of the Baghdad Blogger. Today, Diane defends her position that Salam is indeed authentic. For what it’s worth, my gut feeling is that he is being honest, and like Diane, I was a bit skeptical after thinking about it a bit. But, even given the possibility, I think the blog has value. It probably makes you at least think.
The Baghdad Blogger is getting quite a bit of publicity due to the war. It’s an interesting read if you want the perspective of someone living there. You can’t of course verify it for sure, but interesting none the less.
A rather long post on emotionalism and its effects on today’s society has been posted on A Blog Apart. You might check it out. Oh, and I apologize for the verbosity, the post has been brewing for many years, and I would value your comments on this especially. Thanks!
Ahem… I just thought I would offer a reminder to certain persons that two certain poems are due… *grin* last week… *grin*
Kiss The Moon Gnight for Me has been updated. The second verse is new…
So I heard a joke at work…
So President Bush decides to go fishing and thinks this would be a good opportunity to meet with the Pope. So he calls the Pope up and schedules the meeting. So there they are, out in the boat with the secret service men and a slew of media people were about, and while they were sitting there talking, a gust of wind blows off the Pope’s hat and it lands several yards from the boat and lays on the water. Well, immediately the Secret Service men jump to volunteer to swim out and get it, but Bush says not to bother, and gets out of the boat, walks over on the water, picks up the hat and returns to the boat. The next day the Media headlines read…
BUSH CAN’T SWIM
Am back… pictures to follow…
Well, I’m off to New York! You all have a good time while I’m gone. Blogging will probably be sporadic at best, so I’ll see you all when I get back. Feel free to enjoy the archives or check out some of the excellent blogs I link too. Cheerio!
Larry Wall talks about Perl, Religion, and other stuff on Slashdot. A fascinating look into the mind of a programming language inventor, and some rather interesting comments that followed.
Personally, I have no idea how I’m related to Larry Wall, but we do have the same last name, and it feels good to know we share the same faith and love for linguistics and programming languages as well. Now if I could just convince him to work on his website Sweet!