Yeah! What she says!

Yeah! What she says!

Friday, March 23, 2007

A Movie Quote

The following is a quote from the movie, "A Few Good Men". Although the character in the movie who was saying this, was considered evil because he was using these words to defend an obvious wrong that had occurred, I can't help but quote these words now. I quote these words only in regard to what I am seeing occur amongst Americans who oppose the war.

"Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep, and you curse. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. Those deaths, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to."

I am not one to say they can not protest, but I am one who will use my blog to counter protest. Mainly because there has not been an anti-war protest near here that has drawn any numbers what-so-ever, and therefore no reason for me to say this in person to any of the anti-war protesters.

I do not agree with the reasons that the anti-war protesters state for opposing the war, and even if I did, I would have to point out to them how ironic it was to use a freedom won for them by means of war, to protest against the troops and their mission of securing freedom. I would also have to point out that even if our troops are in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting for freedom and against terrorism, they are still protecting American freedoms by doing so. I say this because lack of freedom and democracy in other nations has proven to be a direct threat to our freedom and democracy. Islamofacists are trying so hard to institute Sharia law around the world and conducting terror campaigns to do so. That affects us directly in the form of terror attacks, which in turn has the potential to limit our freedoms as our government attempts to try and protect us. Some would argue that some of our freedoms and rights have already been limited.

These aren't the only reasons I support our troops and their mission. They are the biggest arguments that I can base on relative fact however. My other reason is one I have mentioned before. These troops are our family members, and our country men. We hold the same basic values to heart. They are like the rest of us. They are compassionate, intelligent, and above all Americans, and I refuse to believe that a group of wonderful American men and women would do anything but good over all.

Some people say that I am a dreamer when I say that you can't put that many Americans in one place and not have good come of it. Maybe I am a dreamer, but it will be a dream that I will fight to see come true. I urge all of you to remember the quote listed above. No matter how anti-war you are and how unlikely you are to admit it, you are all glad we have a strong military and men and women who are proud and willing to serve. Think about where you would be without them, and where we could all be if we left Iraq and Afghanistan now. It is not a pretty picture.

WORLD WIDE SHARIA LAW **shiver** And that would be just for starters. We need to be very careful what we wish for, and caution all others to do the same.


SGT DUB said...

Excellent post Sunni Kay, and thank you very much.

Sunni Kay said...

No, Sgt Dub, thank you, for defending and protecting us. You are one of the many people who ensure that I can sit here in the safety of my home, and blog to my hearts content. Among other things.

Anonymous said...

A few other movie quotes about war:

"Clothes are the enemy....Can you imagine two great armies on the battlefield, no uniforms, completely nude? No way of telling friend from foe, all brothers together."
The Seven Year Itch (1955) - Waitress (Doro Merande)

“Heroes are something we create, something we need. It's a way for us to understand what is almost incomprehensible, how people could sacrifice so much for us, but for my dad and these men, the risks they took, the wounds they suffered, they did that for their buddies. They may have fought for their country but they died for their friends.”
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) – James Bradley (Thomas McCarthy)

“The ultimate ideal for a warrior is to lay down his sword.”
Hero (2002) – Nameless (Jet Li)

"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
Gandhi (1982) - Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley)