America, Big brother to the World
edited: Thursday, November 18, 2004
By Felix LeRoy Perry
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2004
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To all out there in the world community I have a small point of view I'd like to share if I may. It coincides with a poem I recently posted to the Den called "Old Pals Across the Border" and I think it's time people, including Canadians, open their eyes to the heavy responsibility the United States has taken on in our world.
As Canadians, like so many other countries of the so called civilized world, consider ourselves peacekeepers but these countries that we send our troops in have to be brought to a peace first. That peace doesn't come cheap and over the years guess who has paid the highest price to do that...the youth of America.
People argue that is what the United Nations are for, diplomacy, and embargoes are far better then shows of military power. Crap, ask the women that were raped, the children that died the whole races that became victims of genocide while the UN debated or said fine we make rules and maybe they'll listen.
People argue that there hasn't been a World War since the League of United Nations was formed. They are using semetics friends there may not have been a World War but... the World is at War. I don't always agree with all of the policies or engagements of the United States but I shiver to even contemplate what this world community of ours would become if the American government decided to listen to the voices of the pacifists of the world and say no foreign intervention no matter the need.
Would the world be a better place if such leaders as Sadam Hussein, Gadaffi, Bin Laden, to name only a few were allowed to go unchecked. Have we forgotten already what men like these in the past have done, can we live with our conscious if we did. I wonder if the politicians who turned blind eyes and ears during Hitler's holocast were alive today what their advise would be.
I cannot and do not presume to speak for other Canadians or other members of the world comunity...only for myself,
Thank you my neighbour to the South for the scarifices your youth have made, I'm glad to have you as our friends,
Long may the Stars and Stripes fly in the breeze close by my beloved Maple Leaf.
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|Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
|Well said! I appreciate your openness and honesty.|
|Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader)
|Personally I'd rather our country be more like Canada - I haven't seen any terrorists hit you guys lately! (grin) Thanks for sharing.
|Reviewed by karen beecher (Reader)
|Thanks for the good things you wrote about MY COUNTRY. We have suffered a great deal from terrorist, losing many lives. And, yes I am proud to say that The United States of America stands up for what we believe and the men that are fighting for us, trying to protest the people of their country are real hero's to me. Again thanks for standing up for the United States.|
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|I am glad to see this because I have recieved a lot of hate mail from some Canadians, I do not hold to the fact that all are like minded. Neither do I hold to the fact that all Americans act like civilized people. Yes a great deal of other things like the Sudan has been ignored. You are correct here and this is what I like about Canadians. The one that called me a satan, whorshipping troll is probably one of the people hiding thugs that are members of Bin Laden's gang. Just like we had the two Johns, Malvo and Mohammed. We should work together as you said side by side as it should be.|