Saturday, July 16, 2005

Some Things Haven't Changed

Republicans are complaining about the media being biased against them. The Vice President himself devoted part of a speech to how the media is making too much of the war opposition. The patriotism of people that do not support the President is often and openly questioned. The year? 1969. Some things haven't changed. There are few people that make me angrier than those that suggest that Democrats don't love this country every bit as much as Republicans. Slapping an american flag on your SUV doesn't make you a patriot. Wanting your leaders to do right by the country does. Of course the two sides have a different idea of what is right, and that's fine, but don't ever question my patriotism.

I've been watching a documentary on Vietnam as my exercising companion for the last few weeks. It's quite engrossing, and I'm finally almost done with the ten or so hours of content. There were some interesting people featured in it. It was the "American Experience" series by the way, filmed in the 80s, which makes it a bit dated, but it's history so it's pretty thorough. Henry Kissinger was heavily interviewed. John Negroponte was interviewed a few times as well. He seems to be the consummate diplomat, and quite respectable. John Kerry was also interviewed, and spoke well. Yes, the one that was dragged through the mud last year, that one. Anyway, it was all very interesting. It seems that from we could have gotten what we had wanted if we didn't keep supporting various murderous dictators in the south. I don't know what we were thinking with some of these people. How could we have expected that they would inspire confidence in the populace?

5 comments:

Hector Vex said...

It's the liberals that don't love the country as much as others. See, they love a happy fictional country filled with peace and love and no hungry people.

Anyways, no one ever said John Kerry didn't speak well, just that he wasn't uttering the right things.... and nothing ever does changed. It's an up and down cycle... 30 years from now we'll be making paralells to Iraq...

SPFAN00 said...

Of course liberals would like a country full of peace, love, and no hungry people. Wouldn't republicans? I guess if they're not the ones hungry then hungry people don't matter. That's all I'm going to say about the first comment and now I'm going pretend that nobody is that ignorant.

Hello! I'm just a stranger and I think this post of yours is great. I like your attitude and the way you see things - it reminds me of myself. I'm glad some people out there know you can still be a patriot without a "Support our Troops" car magnet.

Erik Grow said...

Heh, thanks Spanfoo. I appreciate the compliment. Hector is somewhat shall we say, tongue firmly planted in cheek. Don't take him too literally.

Hector Vex said...

yes.

Anonymous said...

The truth is neither Democrats or Rebublicans love this country...they are all out to fill pockets from whatever special interest group is backing them at that time. Both groups are screwing it up big time for the rest of us. The sooner everyone in this country realizes that and stops voting for these puppets on a string every time the better off we will be....There have to be more choices and better ones down the road or the problem continues to worsen...Its like a leak in your roof..if you dont do something about it, it will get worse to the point of unliveable....Total Anarchy is the only way