Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, April 18, 2008

Patriots' Day

April 19th is more than the first day of Passover and the 65th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Ghettto Uprising. It is also Patriots' Day, the 233rd anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. 50 Americans died, as did 73 Lobsterbacks. These were the first battles of the Revolutionary War. [1]

"Stand your ground. Do not fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." Maybe those words were said, maybe not. But when I was a child in the part of the Commonwealth where the fighting took place, you learned those words at an early age.

And you learned that freedom and liberty are things to fight and kill and die for, not things to be thrown away in haste out of fear. The sons and daughters of liberty in Massachusetts, who took up arms against the superpower of that day, were not fearful folk.

Pity how far we have fallen, when one of the two political parties outright pursues a policy of giving up liberty and surrendering freedom for tyranny, in the vain hope of purchasing a small degree of safety, while the other political party was unwilling to confront them on it until it became politically expedient to do so.

[1]Bush, the man for whom there is no such thing as an original thought, tried to hijack the name to designate September 11th. I say: Fuck him.

3 comments:

Distributorcap said...

again thanks for the link

as for how far we have fallen --- dont even go there ---- i worry we havent hit bottom

The Earth Bound Misfit said...

We are nowhere near bottom, DC.

Philip Sinclair said...

Being an arrogant, bolshy bastard, I find myself incredibly surprised by the degree to which I agree with everything you write.

P