On our knees, or on our feet- Choose one

Well, it’s been over a hundred days since Barama was crowned, and in this time the administration has surely apologized a lot, and to virtually everybody in the world, as if we did something wrong.

Let me think- after we were attacked on 9/11, we went into Afghanistan to topple the Taliban and deny safe havens to Bin Laden. Any thing to apologize for here? No way.

Knowing that Saddam had ignored more than 17 resolutions from the gutless UN, and upon hearing from the French intelligence service, and the Israeli intelligence service (Mossad), and the British and Russian intelligence services, and from SADDAM HUSSEIN himself that he indeed had WMDs, President Bush decided that the risk was too great to allow WMDs in any terrorist groups hands. This was prudence on the President’s part, considering the information given. No apologies here.

When it comes to America’s security, a leader cannot take anything lightly. Not in this environment, considering the past actions, and future plots. There is still too much to be done, and it is looking like much of the work will be left unfinished due to a change in leadership, and a vast gulf in Global Understanding on the part of Barama, who thinks that just because some people cheer him, they wish him well. Caesar could say a few things about friendship and its transient quality.

But more important than being liked is being respected, and any hint of weakness is not a building block for respect, but a chink in our armor that someone will seek to exploit. Apologizing for something that has happened, before all the facts are known, as happened with Secretary Clinton, apologizing to Hamid Karsai, the head of Afghanistan, regarding an alleged American air strike that reportedly killed civilians, was premature.

Before any facts were known, Secretary Clinton had apologized for what was, in fact, a Taliban setup intended to embarrass the United States, something they have grown fairly adept at, with the complicit media, who take these killers at their word.

Wouldn’t you think that if it came to America, or the Taliban, that veracity might play into who to believe. Character counts, and America has always been in the forefront of aid to starving countries, and the first to aid devastated places. America gives more than anyone else to anyone else. We give more to Palestinian aid than many Arab countries. Ouch- that’s gotta hurt Muslim pride, huh? What has the Taliban ever done for its people? How has Al-Qaida made the world a better place for the people of this world? What fakers, what poseurs these apostate dogs are.

I understand jealousy, and that is what motivates most countries in their hate for the U.S.- they have most, if not all the same advantages that we have, but they cannot seem to make their government work right. In some cases, countries cannot seem to understand the concept of democracy, in others, they understand, but they hate the very idea, because empowering the people means no more power for the dictators.

I said all that to say this- there is a core of people in this country that will never feel the need to apologize, people that know deep in their DNA that there is no greater country, or form of government in the world today. We know that what we do for other countries, we do not out of any guilty conscience, but because it is the right thing to do, and doing the right thing comes natural to us. We know that there is an innate greatness and hope within all people, and we hope that our example does not create jealousy, but instead creates the environment where democracy and peace can sprout.

But mark my words well- we will be respected, and we will be sovereign in our undertakings. We will welcome partners in our endeavors, but understand one thing, and understand it clearly-

We will live on our feet, not on our knees, and nothing shall change that fact.

Blake

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2 Responses to “On our knees, or on our feet- Choose one”

  1. Big Dog says:

    Here, here.

    A Clinton being premature, say it isn’t so.

    It is in my DNA and I don’t ever intend to apologize for living in the greatest country in the world. Though I might take issue with the idea that others are jealous because they can’t make their government work right.

    After what this country did in November it would appear we are having trouble in that area ourselves…

    • Blake says:

      yea, but you know what they say about those who do not learn from history, and I have found that many people actually do not know history, because they think the subject is dull.