What Did Our Fathers Go Through So That We Could be Free?Submitted by James_Madison_Lives on Sat, 01/08/2011 - 17:43
Hearing the news that NFL great Mark Stepnosky is matching donations for the Building What TV ad, (and I'm not kidding, as I glanced at the Facebook posts I thought, "why are they talking about Pat Tillman?" - in that small photo anyway a small similarity) I am drawn to thinking about sacrifice, since Mark has spoken up like a man where our pigeon-livered leaders fear to tread. Prof. Steven Jones, an early shock troop of 911 Truth, was hounded from his professorship at BYU, as have many other patriots been persecuted, derided, and threatened for speaking the dangerous truth. This is certainly a kind of sacrifice. But what does sacrifice for freedom really look like?
The landing craft at Normandy held up to 40 men, with backpacks and combat gear. As the beach approached, it was sometimes certain that within minutes, half the men on that craft would be dead, or worse. You looked at the man next to you, thinking shameful thoughts. Please, let it be him and not me. You threw up. You shook uncontrollably. And yet you had a job to do, and you were going to do it.
Some units took over 70% casualties. Hideous, appalling sacrifice. And yet there was no way around it. The Nazis were a cruel, genocidal regime and philosophy which had to be stopped.
Compare them to politicians and prosecutors who are afraid of being mocked or losing their jobs. At least they know that in five minutes, their guts will still be in their bellies.
On D-Day 10,000 men would be dead or wounded by the end of one day. They didn't do it so we could lose our freedoms like this.
After nearly ten years of debate and education, it seems lions among us like Stepnosky have reserved judgment long enough, listening to both sides, and are slowly making up their minds. Charlie Sheen, Willie Nelson, Jesse Ventura, the patriotic military officers at PatriotsQuestion911, history will record their names as among the first with much to lose to stand like free men and speak the truth.
Three minutes. You can hear German machine gun rounds pummeling the sides of your landing craft. Your leg is wet with your own urine. You are walking, almost literally, into a buzz-saw.
You wake up. You don't have to do this. In exchange, you have made a pact with the gods: all you have to do is work your heart out for 911 Truth for the rest of your days. That's it.
You cry for joy. That's it? That's it. Now go, begin.
VIDEO: Opening scene, Normandy landing from "Saving Private Ryan." June 6, 1944. NEVER FORGET