The tragedy of socialism is the abandonment of the individual. Imagine that! -- the cure-all state trades your life for the sake of the rest. That's like you're up against Utah Beach, and you turn around and your buddies are all hollering for your success from their boats offshore, as you walk the Nazi firing line. Americans who threw themselves at Normandy didn't do it for God and country, they did it for Mom and Dad, and then for God and country. If they had to do it for someone else, say, FDR, they'd have never gotten on the boats.
Imagine if Dubya tried to sell the Iraq war by saying that Saddam was a danger to the USofA. He'd have gotten as far as an Al Franken punch line. No, our soldiers did and do it for themselves first, then God and country. If it were the other way around, we'd be glorifying our soldiers' entrance to heaven, rather than crying over their each and every exit. There's no such thing as a suicide bomber in America.
Ferners will never understand it. I tried to explain it back in March to a Mexican friend by telling her that we were going to war in Iraq not because of WMD or the UN resolutions or anything else, but because I was afraid, and 250 million other Americans felt personally, themselves, afraid and under attack. She'll never understand.
Give yourself to the State, and nobody gives a damn for you, not even yourself. The lesson of the "no vacancy" signs at French morgues this summer has been lost to global warming. The crisis came not in death tolls, but in the treatment of the dead. A people that are fed by their government will expect the government to bury them, too. Oops, nobody showed up for the funeral.
Thank God for American individualism.
posted on 09/12/2003 8:43:19 PM PDT
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