“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when needed, to do battle for the one against the other.”
John Stuart Mill,
Quinnipiac University recently released this poll which contains a heading “What Would America Do”. The question solicited was, “If you were in the same position as the Ukrainians are in now, do you think you would stay and fight or leave the country”? The statistical data was sobering in regards to our “state of the union”! Open the link and try not to shed a tear. Pay attention to the political and ideological demographic.
If you know one of these sorry Human Beings and think they are salvageable, read them the Mills quote and give them a lesson in American History. If they’re not salvageable ask them why the hell they’re here and, encourage them to leave!
During the beginning of the coming crisis’s, we will all have to ask ourselves the question, “who am I”? Am I consumer or a contributor to the prosperity and longevity of this nation. Do I value Liberty and Freedom above material possessions and a personal routine? Does the future of my children mean more to me then my personal prosperity?
If you had the moral courage to answer those questions honestly, with respect to those who afforded you the same unalienable rights, who made those sacrifices for you, you then, answered selflessly and can call yourself a true America worthy of the responsibility to defend your country and our way of life!
You know what to do!