Well said! Don’t read history—make it. Don’t see evil and close your eyes—change it. There was lots of evil in the 1930s and 40s but there is almost as much today. You can sit back and do nothing or get up from the couch and do something.
- All of us, whether we are Americans, Europeans, Asians or whatever should seek guidance in the manner America fights evil.
USA is a great source of inspiration to all of Mankind.
Trough living up to its promises and manifest believes, even after wars already were won, the boldest of continents also has proved itself as the the most honest and reliable one.
We have different backgrounds and should be able to laugh at each other in a friendly fashion, but whenever ignorants in my corner of the Earth raise their voices to slander USA in a bad tongue (or whatever to call it) I always confront them in a way and line of thought like this; (- my translation into English might not fulfill the highest of requirements, but anyhow:)
- Where would those words of your today echo if good hearted sons of Ohio, Mississippi and Oregon would not once had picked up their swords?
I'm not not ashamed of being European, but I am ashamed of certain Europeans.
Luckily enough, such Europeans do not represent us as a continent and furthermore everyone could be taught how to distinguish between right and wrong, good and evil (- But some people you just have to threat smashing their skulls in by heavy machinery few men could even lift don't you?..)
Why do English, French, German, other European troops, Asian and African soldiers today fight side by side with the US?
One reason, of course, is we wish to protect our own nations from terrorism.
But let it also be known to each and every American and to everyone around this Globe who has a heart that Humanity, at large, does not accept what happened to America on the 11th of September in the year of 2001.
Stop thinking America is hated.
Only Muslim and Communist terrorists truly hate USA.
I'm proud my country often is the subject of appreciation by Americans - and as I true friend of USA, I wish to share the dark moments.
Over here in Sweden, people had to comfort and attend to infants who were in shock because children's TV was interrupted by news of the attack on the WTC, making children think it was happening in their own neighborhood..
How did American ones react?
I just can't imagine..
Do I care? You don't need to ask me.
Next thing that happened, from a Swedish perspective, was that we Swedes gave our support in a lot of speeches, articles and so forth. But anyone who wish to say Europe in general or Scandinavia in particular is all about plain words and does not, in proper deed, express sympathy with USA and the idea of freedom it stands for is severely mistaken.
By Today, most European countries participate in the WOT.
Not because anyone working at Pentagon told us to do so, but because we happen to yearn for, celebrate and enjoy the very same things all people do;
We Europeans say it far to seldom; but I'd like to start a new trend here. Not because Obama is black, your architecture is mind-boggling, your movies are thrilling and your chili recipes are awesome, but because you simply deserve to hear these words from across the Atlantic a little more often being the best of allies, sisters and brothers any other corner of the World could wish for:
- GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
I'm not the only European who sincerely means it.