Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Quivering Voice of Weakness

We can stop listening to quivering voices that lack the strength or endurance to find a lasting solution. When the Iraqis can survive the next storms—which of course will come—and also serve as a stable area where people can come to work and live in safety and peace, the “birthplace of civilization,” will be restored to the promise of its motto. Then, we can walk away.

Michael Yon concluded his latest dispatch from the war in Iraq, The Battle for Mosul IV, with the above observation. His work validates the construct that a beaten and subjugated people can arise from their despair and torment and provide for their own care and welfare. All that is needed is a helping hand to give them the necessary hope and breathing space, and they can accomplish the long-term heavy lifting.

There is strength in the human that is tempered in the fires of adversity. And, conversely there is weakness that grows in the lap of luxury. Many Americans seem tormented by today’s world conditions and shrink from any thought of American involvement that becomes a little uncomfortable due to injuries and lost lives.

Thomas Jefferson succinctly stated that, "The tree of life must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." The old saying that “there is no free lunch” seems to be forgotten by a large segment of the American society. And thus, many Americans not only fail to participate in the watering of the tree of life, but they are not grateful for the sacrifices made on their behalf. And make no mistake about it, the sacrifices made by American military personnel not only aids subjected peoples in foreign lands, but it directly supports our continued safety in the homeland.

Samuel Adams had some advice for the ungrateful,

"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"

If you do not think that the Islamo-fascists are intent upon and capable of exterminating you, you are ignorant and a self-deluding fool. And, you are an ingrate for enjoying the great benefits of this country and not supporting the costs necessary to guarantee the continuance of those benefits for your children. Reflecting upon the costs paid by so many on your behalf, you are unworthy of calling yourself an American.

So listen up you quivering voices of ingratitude; Heed the words of Samuel Adams and leave the U.S. like you promised with the election of Pres. George W. Bush. Your protestations that you support the troops but oppose the war are hollow, empty words. Of course, if you leave and go to your European philosophical cousins, you will simply hasten you or your progeny’s death. The moral decay of socialized Europe is an easily exploitable weakness attractive to the Islamo-fascists. The Islamo-fascist threat is like no other threat the world has ever seen, and that is saying a lot considering all that happened in the 20th century.