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.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Spineless Boomers Mirror Europe

Powerline published a letter from Col. Joe Repya wherein Repya stated that he is 59 years old and that he is tired of nay Sayers and those who run down our country. He wrote,

I'm tired that my generation, the Baby Boom - Vietnam generation, who have such a weak backbone that they can't stomach seeing the difficult tasks through to victory.

I'm tired of spineless politicians, both Democrat and Republican who lack the courage, fortitude, and character to see these difficult tasks through.

I'm tired of the so called "Elite Left" that prolongs this war by giving aid and comfort to our enemy, just as they did during the Vietnam War.

On the occasion of Pearl Harbor Day, I contrasted the character of the World War II generation with the “Baby Boom - Vietnam generation,”

There must have been grit in my father’s generation. That something was lost to my generation when it came to the Vietnam War.

Despite the attempts to rewrite history, the U.S. military did not lose the war in Vietnam. The U.S. public, and consequently the members of Congress, lost their collective spine and abandoned the sacrifices of our soldiers and our Vietnamese allies. It was decidedly a disgraceful era in American history.

Spineless seems to be an apt description for a distinctly ungrateful group of people. Of course, there will always be a certain percentage of these type people in any group. One would hope that the percentage is small. Otherwise, there is a deterioration of the national character.

Certainly self-gratification, appeasement, shallowness, and an unwillingness to make moral judgments have become key characteristics in a large percentage of today’s American population. How else can you explain the clamor by the elite left for granting clemency to convicted four time murderer and condemned to die Tookie Williams?

This nation has entered an era of danger greater than it has ever seen before. Previous wars were fought and won on the battlefield. Today’s war must be fought for the mind’s of man. And, those who cannot abide by the conventions of civil society must be destroyed. That goes for all of the Tookie Williams and Usama bin Ladins in the world.

America has the advantage of being able to watch what is going to happen to us if the elite left has it way. Just watch Europe. Take a look. You can see Kennedy, Kerry, Murtha, Dean, Hillary and the rest looking back at us from the mirror of Europe. You do realize that the European mirror is on fire. The flames are most recently from the arson of thousands of cars and scores of buildings and the bombings of railways, subways and buses.