“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
a group of pro-Palestinian activists surrounded Dexter Van Zile of the
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) at
a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) rally at the University of
Massachusetts in Boston.
The pro-jihad protesters tried to intimidate
Van Zile physically, poking their fingers in his face, shouting at him,
shoving him, spitting at him,
and calling him a “bitch,” “Nazi,” and “f**king pig.” Then they no
doubt went away believing themselves to be on the side of righteousness.
It was a small incident that reveals many of the big problems facing
America today, thanks to the American Left.
Just before Van Zile was surrounded and menaced, a speaker at the
pro-Palestinian rally told the crowd: “Uh, Dexter Van Zile over here is
in the crowd, he’s a rabid Zionist with this group called CAMERA.” After
the crowd booed and hooted, the speaker went on to explain how “Zionist
racist fascists… under the guise of journalism, write only to smear and
muckrake on our righteous movement.” He called upon the crowd to start
chanting “Zionists, go home,” which they dutifully did, turning toward
Van Zile to do so. Van Zile was surrounded, abused, and reviled shortly
thereafter, even as one of the pro-jihad activists repeatedly tried to
convince his companions not to do so, saying over and over again: “They
will use this against us. They will use this against us. They will use
this against us.”
Well, yes. And here we are. Because in the first place, no one in the
crowd was saying that Van Zile should be left alone for any reason
other than that surrounding him, yelling at him, and spitting on him
would make the demonstrators look bad. No one reminded them of the
American tradition of free discourse and Voltaire’s old adage, now
completely forgotten, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend
to the death your right to say it.” The American Left has now replaced
that idea, which is at the foundation of any free society, with “If I
disapprove of what you say, I will revile you, slander you, and
physically menace until you are too afraid to stand up against me.”
Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and pro-Palestinian activists generally
take that principle for granted, and are so certain of their own
righteousness that they apparently believe that it gives them a free
pass to be as vicious and violent toward those whom they hate as they
wish, because it’s all for their sacred cause. This was how Joseph
Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and the rest justified murdering millions of
their own people: on their blood-soaked graves would be built the
Marxist utopia of a classless society in which the workers controlled
the means of production, and that justified everything.There is more.