Military and MJ related

Discussion in 'Politics' started by drj3828, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. drj3828

    drj3828 Active Member

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    Just read this on another site just thought I would share it!

    Yes, Michael Jackson did pass away a week ago, ...and so did:

    Army SSG Paul G Smith, 43, of East Peoria, IL
    Army SSG Joshua A Melton, 26, of Carlyle, IL
    Army SPC Chancellor A Keesling, 25, of Indianapolis, IN
    Navy MCPO Jeffrey J Garber, 43, of Hemingford, NE
    Army 1SG John D Blair, 38, of Calhoun, GA
    Army SGT Ricky D Jones, 26, of Plantersville, AK
    Army SGT Rodrigo A Munguia Rivas, 27, of Germantown, MD
    Army20SPC Casey L Hills, 23, of Salem, IL
    Army 1LT Brian N Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, WA
    Army SPC Joshua L Hazlewood, 22, of Manvel, TX

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    This is written by a young soldier serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. Thought you might find his take on the Michael Jackson news interesting.

    "Okay, I need to rant.

    I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael Jackson. As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an entertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spent millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villian to many people. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and
    I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point of my rant.

    Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the country was to ENTERTAIN people, the Amercian people find the need to flock to a memorial in Hollywood, and even Congress sees the need to hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

    Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war, still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the United States of America. Wher e is their moment of silence? Where are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddence," and "thank God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the sacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop Icon?"

    I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS for Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They need to PUBLICLY recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE, those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit songs that the world will listen too. We only shed our blood, sweat and tears so that people can enjoy what they have.

    Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it. Remember these five words the next time you think of someone who is serving in the military;

    "So that others may live..."
     


  2. cuate

    cuate Well-Known

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    May GOD Bless our brave United States Military who have died for us and our Country ! May we ever be grateful for their sacrifice and may they ever be in our memory !!
     
  3. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

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    Is it just me, or does the war reporting seem to have dropped off altogether?

    When Bush was in, it was on every night.
     
  4. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    It's dropped off since the election. But its beginning to surface just a little bit.

    Did you see how the new offensives in Afghanistan barely made the news? Left and/or liberal media is in no hurry to bring war offensives to the surface. They might not have come up with a pretty phrase to describe it yet like they did with man-made disasters and struggle against extremism.
     
  5. fuelfather

    fuelfather Well-Known

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    its the new surge in Afghanistan that they will not call a surge, because surges do not work
     

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