Antipathy toward anti-war protesters
Believe it or not I do occasionally peruse the Dallas Morning News even though I’m convinced it’s become a liberal rag and a waste of time and newsprint.
Today in the "Metro" section on page 7B an item caught my attention. The story was about the anti-war protesters gathering at the site of the George W. Bush library groundbreaking ceremony.
It was during the Vietnam era when I was in the military I gained a healthy disgust for anti-war protesters, and the even today the peace symbol makes me angry sick. Songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" or Peter, Paul and Mary’s "Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?" still make my skin crawl. Those people were dupes of the Communists and did more to harm the American people’s resolve to win that war than can ever be calculated. There is more than adequate evidence of the Soviet Union’s involvement in those riots and terrorist activities.
Most of those people, particularly Jane Fonda and John Kerry, should have been tried, convicted and executed for treason. Words simply cannot adequately express my hatred of those traitors.
Now, we can argue until the cows come home about whether or not Vietnam was a "just" war, a "good" war, a "necessary" war or whatever, but there can be no doubt the activities of those people degraded the morale of our soldiers and gave aid and comfort to our enemies. To me it was shameful and directly led to the disrespect paid our returning soldiers.
Back in the 1940s, the Communists and American leftists were opposed to war until Hitler invaded the Soviet Union then they had an epiphany and wanted us to kick Hitler’s backside. Again, people were played as dupes by the Communists. It’s just whose ox is getting gored I guess and "Uncle Joe’s" was then.
Wars have been going on since men could fight with sticks and stones. Perhaps it’s something in our wiring but the inclination or desire to fight for your territory, your country, your family or whatever seems to be a natural part of mankind. William Wallace fought the British for Scotland’s freedom. Muslims fought Christians during the Crusades to protect lands they had killed for and conquered. The Indians warred with one another over hunting grounds then fought the white man when he intruded on what they deemed to be their territory.
Today’s anti-war crowd gets too much publicity and hence too much respect. To me they are no different than those despicable cretins protesting during the 1960s. You can lay a lot of that off to a staunchly liberal media that makes a heroine of some goofy non-entity like Cindy Sheehan (who is by and large one worthless blob of protoplasm in my opinion).
A woman in the picture on page 7B had a sign in her hand that said "THERE IS NO ‘GOOD WAR’." Now I agree with that. Wars are always terrible. There is always loss of lives and property that are unspeakable. The loss of one life is a dreadful thing, not to mention hundreds of thousands of lives. But in the real world, not the fantasy dream world of anti-war protesters, wars sometime are necessary. I would certainly categorize our Revolutionary War as such. I would categorize the Texas Revolution as such. What most people call the "Civil War" was a travesty and completely unnecessary. It should never have happened and might not had there been a different president elected back then.
Today’s rally at the Bush Library groundbreaking was organized by the Dallas Peace Center. I’m sure that’s a gaggle of worthless human beings as ever was. In order to preserve our way of life, our values, our culture and our families sometimes it’s just necessary to beat those plow shears into swords and do what’s required, which is to fight and to hell with the protesters.
Of course, we live in America and our First Amendment protects their right to protest. I also have a right to detest them and state I do.