“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
__ A VETERAN’S DAY LAMENT __The thought arises once again:That our brave men have died in vainIf in our now-degraded stateWe see no more why they were great,––And rattle on belligerently ––Rejecting Thought that made us free ––Embracing now with loud insistence ––Malice threatening our existence ––Tearing at each other's throats ––While a leering Satan gloats ––A sorry spectacle that wrenchesMy heart thinking of the trenchesFilled with anguish, fear and dreadAs bullets whizzed above each head,And buried in the mud the minesLurked to shatter limbs and spines,While in the distance cannons boomedInspiring fear that all were doomed.Then to see a body shattered –– One a buddy –– now parts scattered ––In the mud with corpses strewn ––Gruesome lit by sun or moon ––More pitiful the wounded lieIn agony praying to die.And all around the smell of bloodVomit, –– urine, –– faces, –– crudDefined the hellish atmosphereBut few if any shed a tear.They knew they had a job to do ––Protecting our land –– and you ––From Tyranny, –– Brutality ––Poverty –– and Slavery ––Their Sacrifice –– Our Legacy –Now relegated to the Fire ––Ever the Enemy’s Desire ––Because their precious VictoryWas neutralized by Sophistry That promised Peace eternally By ceding our SovereigntyAs a dumb ovine assembly Always led too easilyTo the abattoir where brutallyThey end up slaughtered ruthlessly.And so the Enemy has won ––Not by bayonet, bomb, or gun ––But by an ideologySeductive, to those lazilyImagining there’s an Easy WayTo stop becoming Satan’s Prey.Thus lulled into a stupor weNow feel a false Security.Forgetting the we owe a debtTo those brave men who fought to getContinued Opportunity To cherish their fine legacy.Because the Left runs EducationWe’ve lost our great Emancipation ––Betrayed great men through dissipationMade worse by bitter argumentation.~ FreeThinke (11/11/18)
I see no point in making statistical BODY COUNTS such as those in the video. I did not like the narrator. I found his dry, dispassionate, emotionally uninvolved tone and monotonous singsong delivery almost as irritating as the way he made it all too clear that –– in the fashion of the day among those who like to believe they know what they're talking about –– he is clearly NOT on OUR side.Any appraisal of WORLD WAR TWO –– or any armed conflict –– that DOES NOT INCLUDE an ATTEMPT to EXPLAIN HOW the EVENT OCCURRED and, –– more importantly –– WHY is WORTHLESS in my never humble estimation.
The Machine Stops (1909) by E.M. ForsterA Brave New World (1931-32) by Aldous HuxleyANIMAL FARM (1945) by George OrwellNineteen-EIghty-Four (1949) by George OrwellLord of the Flies (1954) by William GoldingThe Handmaid's Tale (1985) by Margaret AtwoodThose are the major dystopian novels I've read. All paint essentially the same gruesome, terrifying picture. Though the details, characters and settings vary, each of these books carries essentially the same message: WE are OUR OWN WORST ENEMY. Even Walt Kelly's cartoon character Pogo said it in the mid-nineteen-fifties when he famously published "WE have MET the ENEMY, and he is US!" I was fourteen at the time, and remember being struck by that while reading the Pogo strip in the New ork Herald Tribune when Kelly first first presented it. The veneer giving us the appearance of being civilized is, and always has been, exceedingly thin –– and very fragile. Things aren't really different now from what they always have been, BUT since the powerful discoveries and developments in "Science" and "Technology" have replaced the absolute authority of DIVINE LAW –– especially in the minds of far too many members of our supposedly "elite," educated class, the process of degeneration and dissolution has been greatly accelerated. Unless and until we learn once again to RESPECT, BELIEVE and RELY on the supremacy and benevolence of GOD, as revealed to us in the Holy Bible, things aren't going to get any better. We'll just keep on chasing our tails with ever increasing efficiency and ferocity at ever increasing ates of speed in impotent frenzy –– a truly dismal prospect.
I hasten to add that believing in God, and valuing the authority of wisdom gleaned from the basic precepts found in the Holy Bible does NOT make one "a religious fanatic" as most of the dismal "deep thinkers" and aggressive atheists on the Left would have you believe.Submitting to Divine Authority takes true HUMILITY –– a quality not naturally possessed by many human creatures.Our maing problem as a species is our inimical penchant for trying always to find an EASY aWAY to get throgh life –– one that absovles us of responsibility for ourselves.Those foolish "philophers" who have encouraged such an attitude are guilty of Spreading CONFUSION while DESTROYING Good and RETARDING true Progress.What is "True Progress?"The determined advance towards ENLIGHTENMENT.We must remember, however, that ENLIGHTENMENT does not mean advocacy of the kind of skepticism that breeds sneering cynicism, factionalism, sarcasm, immorality and ferocious misanthropy.
The ONLY way to look at it is this:World War Twp was a GOOD war, becase we WON it.When drawn into a titanic struggle like that, the ONLY thing to do is to abandon ALL forms of decency, decorum and restraint, and go full speed ahead to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to PREVAILPeople who START wars should be shown NO MERCY. Level all the cities, Burn all the crops. Pois the water supply. Kill all the women and children if you have to, but for CHRIST'S sake DEFEAT AGGRESSORS and render them helpless humbled, groveling for mere at your feet, and forever unable to rise again.
It's awful LONELY here, farmer.Giving monologues to oneself day after day is not satisfying occupation, though it beats dealing with the WYD Tri-DUMB-vi-rate, that's for sure.Too much like TENNIS for ONE! >):^∫
Sorry, work's been a bear!Besides, how can you lose when you play tennis for one?
Yeah, but It's extra hard on the balls! }:^)>
It could be worse...
Things can ALWAYS get worse. Sad, ain't it?
...but we can't lose Hope!
For the ends should support the means.
When tenacity becomes teNASTY, eh?Enough of this foul funk! 'Tis the essence of societal decay.P_____H_____E_____W_____!
:Conceited?Not me,It's just that I am what I amAnd I'm me!When I look at myselfAnd I see in myselfAll the wonderful things that I seeIf I'm pleased with myselfI have ev'ry good reason to be.I've gotta crow!I'm just the cleverest fellow'Twas ever my fortune to know;I taught a trick to my shadowTo stick to the tip of my toeI've gotta crow!I've gotta brag!I think it's sweetI have fingers and feet I can wiggle and wag.I can climb trees and play tag with the breezeIn the meadows belowI've gotta crow!If I were a very ordinaryEv'ry day thing,I'd never be heard cock-a-doodling'Round like a bird!So NaturallyWhen I discover the cleverness of a remarkable me,How can I hide itWhen deep down inside it just tickles me soThat I've gotta let go and crow!I'm really a rare thing,Such a fair thing,I can't keep still!I'm bursting with prideAnd I just couldn't keep it insideIf I tried so...NaturallyWhen I discover the cleverness of a remarkable me,How can I hide itWhen deep down inside it just tickles me soThat I've gotta let go and crow!~ Peter Pan (1954) as sung by Mary Martin_____________________________________________That tumultuous sound you are hearng is the sound of ONE HAND CLAPPING.
The essence of decay? Or resurgence of values in original greatness?
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