Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ariel Sharon (1928-2014): My country, because of thee...

     Sweet land of liberty?  "For thee I mourn."

     Ariel Sharon just died.  He was America's friend.  What does that say about us?  The Butcher of Sabra and Shatila just died, a friend of Washington DC for the last 20-odd years, feted by the White House, praised by Congress -- from every mountainside. 

     Sharon is the kind of man that catches the eye of American leaders.

     Men like Ariel Sharon are lifted up and feted and praised.  Men like Ariel Sharon, who can coldly give orders to kill hundreds of women and children without a second glance or a second thought?  These kind of men?  These are the kind of men we can teach our children to admire and praise?

     I'm sorry that Ariel Sharon is dead.  I'm sorry when any human being dies.  I'll even be sorry at my own death -- but it is for America that I mourn for the most at the passing of Ariel Sharon.  America, who used to bravely condemn the actions of mass murderers?  America who fought against Stalin and Hitler?  America now actually feeds these monsters with cold hard cash -- and places cold, hard weapons in their hands.

    "Land where our fathers died...."  Let freedom ring.


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