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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

News: Stomping On America's Best

You may have already heard about this, but I think it is worth repeating/re-sharing. Two American troops, having just returned from serving in Iraq, were beaten to unconsciousness last week in Seattle. They were with two women who were groped by the same suspects that beat the two guys, stomping on their heads - which was captured on video. I can't help but think about what the rhetoric of anti-war politicians and pundits may have contributed to such heinous acts. Protest is protected by our constitution, but never in our country's history has a president been so undermined. Liberal pawns like Cindy Sheehan, propagandists like George Soros and Michael Moore, and politicians like Ted Kennedy and Howard Dean cannot think that they are doing our country a service. Our troops deserve better. They deserve our prayers and our support. In a day where troops are beaten by our own in our homeland, we need to be a people to "do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8). To watch the video recording, click here.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, I just read that post and I have to say that I agree totally that a lot of people do not pray for the soldier enough. I think it is horrible that people would beat soldiers. They do what government tells them to do. Is it wrong that people what other people to have freedom like we do? Let people start telling other people what to do and think and see how much they want to get out of it, and "be their own people". Why dont people let other people have the right to "be their own people".

8/28/2005 01:22:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First I will concede that the American Solider at this day in age is possibly one of the most under-appreciated, misunderstood and wrongly hated creatures in the world. However, (and you knew this was coming) I do believe that you yourself have jumped to some seriously unjustified conclusions... There is nothing to imply that the incident itself was little more than a bar brawl and beyond that we can't even be sure of whether the attackers were even aware of the fact that the either of the men beaten, neither of whom were even in uniform, were soldiers in the first place. Claiming that any soldier assaulted in this country is a politically motivated crime, is the same as claiming that any African-American man being beaten in the United States is a hate crime. If your claim is incorrect, and for the sake of our American soldiers I truly hope it is, I find it highly irresponsible to make this assertion inasmuch as it furthers the same kind of hatred which you are claiming caused this incident. In no way am I condoning this violent act and if it was truly motivated by politics I will duly concede this entire retort. However, I will not, on my own account, take upon the assumption that these men were carrying out a hate-inspired mission indirectly assigned by the Kennedy-Dean Dream Team without that ever so incriminating mysterious memo. I will not give them that much credit.

-Dan

8/29/2005 04:09:00 AM

 
Blogger Timmy said...

Dan,
Finally! I got him to post a comment! I knew that this one would do it!
I would agree with you that these attackers were not "hit-men" from MoveOn.org or another Deaniac, but I do think that there is an indirect implication here. While the correlation is not direct, we do live in a country where anti-war and anti-American sentiment has been glamorized by the media elites and mainstream outlets. They say, "True patriotism is found in protest . . .", and they somehow find ways to get Cindy Sheehan's name mentioned over 25,000 times in one week according the Media Monitoring Services.
I am simply pointing out that our troops have been ignored, our President (whether you like him or not) has been undermined, and our country has suffered for it. These two troops beaten are but a microcosm of the bigger picture of America. They represent a country that has been beaten by rhetoric and hate speech from indivuals and organizations who do not represent the majority of America, but somehow get the majority of the media. Ultimately, we need to look at what is in the best interests of America and who is fighting for that. Unfortunately, there are many who have positioned themselves to be against that, whether they would like to admit that or not.
One futher thought. When a thug rides down the road listening to Eminem or Ludacris whose lyrics speak about murdering, raping, and abusing people, and they go out and then do the same, do you think that there is any connection there? No, Eminem and Ludacris did not force them to do it, but they encouraged it. Granted, I cannot say that these attackers knew that these men were soldiers or that they read Ariana Huffington's blog, but I do know that they live in a country where the ACLU and other leftist couks support, yea even inspire such action. Don't worry, these guys will get away with it, and even if they get caught, they will get out because it was their right as an American to do this. I guess this would be true patriotism according to the anti-war movement . . .

8/29/2005 12:43:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps I understated myself in emphasizing that it is extremely doubtful that this was a politically motivated crime and even less in emphasizing that these attackers were even politically informed people. I would be much more inclined to believe that these attackers are closer in persona to the “thug[s]” that you wrote of later in your reply, moreover I would venture so far as to say that these men are completely ignorant to names such as Howard Dean, Cindy Sheehan and the likes. By admitting your own ignorance to the fact of whether it was known by the attackers that the attacked were soldiers you thereby nullify your argument and it becomes little more than an escalatory rant. Indeed it is true that we live in a country where anti-war sentiment is high and in your words “glamorized” but I do know that I would be much more proud of this than being part of a country that glamorized the war itself. As for you other point, I will consider it… after all kissing the government’s well polished tail end has always and irrefutably been the best way to progress and a better tomorrow...

Dan

8/29/2005 09:09:00 PM

 

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