Honorable Death, Disrespected Rest

You are young. You are free. You have your whole life ahead of you. Full of dreams. Full of promise. Pure smiles and bright eyes. Hearty laughter and merry nights.

Then war breaks out! There is an evil that is burning countries and killing people. Like many young men in many countries, you step up, you don the uniform, take up arms and leave home to look evil in the eye.

This is your first trip away from home, unfortunately, it will be your last. You will never return to the rooms of your childhood, the village of your family, the pretty girl down the lane. For your last stand will be in a foreign land, no longer full of adventure and heroism; yet, resolved in getting out alive with your brother in arms. At least one of you must get back home, someone must tell the tale. The fight must prevail and the lesson not be forgotten. For this is hell! This is no way for boys to become men! No way for women and children and the old to perish!

It isn’t you that will tell the tell. Your last sight is the sky you have never known. Laying in dirt your hands never touched. You are a soldier buried with honor and gratitude in a land, not yours that you protected to the end. You have laid in rest while children grew free of the evil you fought. You have watched the world move forward without the evil you fought. You gave the greatest value you had, you gave your life.

Now decades later, someone that lived better for your sacrifice wishes to dishonor and disrespect you. Mr. Nikola Spaisic, wishes to treat you in the manner that the evil you defeated would have treated him. Over fees that have not been paid for your dirt roof.

This is unacceptable. This is disrespectful. And the methods which Mr. Spaisic are using, even if there was any good intentions as motivation, are not suitable for such a responsibility of caring for our past heroes and loved ones, our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters, our grandparents and best friends. These are the soul of our nation, our country, our place,our time and are not just commodities to barter and rent and sell!

Mr. Spaisic, maybe you need to search your soul and seek out a better suited path for your professional travels in life, for your disrespect and apathy for our roots is not suitable for the honor of caretaker for those that took care of us!

 

D Day +70 years

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. And this post should be about honoring the honorable, brave men that stormed the beaches and eventually fought their way to Berlin. My problem is that it seems that their service to once great nations was in vain. Thus, the ceremonies taking place on sacred ground are a farce. Many of the remaining warriors from that Good War traveled great distances, both physical and emotional, to stand on the same sand that was stained with the blood of young boys full of heroic fear. Those young men from nations near and far stepped up and took a stand against evil and oppression. They trusted their governments and they were full of idealism. It was, on the surface, the Good War.
But, today it seems that we are full of bad wars and the leaders cannot be trusted. Ironically, those immoral, cowardly (with the exception of Prince Phillip) leaders of the West turned this momentous occasion into a political drama scene. Apparently, POTUS can sink lower than thought possible. Less than month ago the hottest story was how the US treats its survivors of this historic day, which Obama managed to hide behind an even more insulting event to those men and women that have given so freely in defense of the idea of America. He traded 5 high ranking Taliban leaders for 1 little Private that willing walked off his post in a war zone after sending home all personal valuables and stating his disillusionment with certain aspects of the situation. With these fires burning at home, POTUS flies off to Europe as the leader of the US at the ceremony remembering D-Day, 70 years ago. The truly pathetic role that Mr. Obama chose to play this week was one of a spoiled, entitled, ill-mannered child, mad that he wasn’t getting all the other kids at the cool table to follow his demands and knowing that all those “nobody kids” in the world were watching the event unfolded in real time.
Here is the deal POTUS, when you travel as the elected leader of the US, you are representing EVERY American. Some of us are not so uncultured as to think your behavior which is more reminiscent of a reality TV show (insert your own example of de-evolution) represents us and we are appalled that you think your classless rude behavior elevated you on the world chessboard. How dare you smear what our fathers and grandfathers died for on that beach! How dare you use their sacrifice to take jabs at Mr. Putin, whom represents an important ally in that Good War, that apparently you did not study while prancing and strutting through the halls of Harvard, finally decrying your blackness, having found that it gets you extras without actually being anything special, which is also an insult to each and every African-American whom fought and defended this nation and did it not by pointing out the color of their skin but in spite of the color of their skin. You shame them the most, they fought and struggled for you to have an equal and fair chance and you took their struggle and mocked it by claiming their heritage as your own and demanding benefit for it.
You should have conducted yourself with class and dignity. You should have focused on the meaning of this event. You should have made EVERY attempt to take the higher road, you know that one that you often look up to and wonder what it is, since you have never actually taken the high road. This was not the time for political drama pouting. If you thought shunning Mr. Putin and speaking of the Iron Curtain and Cold War, made you a better man, it is just more proof of your totally and completely naracistic personality. You are not the better man, the better man would have shaken the hand of the man whom leads the country who lost more than 20mil people at the hands of Hitler, the US did not suffer cities under siege or bombings or combat in the streets and you totally belittled the price paid by all Russians over what, your campaign of “Everyone Hates Russia”? Shame on you!!! This was NOT your day, it was the day of those that fought and those that suffered and those that gave their lives. And you could not for one day think past yourself! I do hope that you are proud of yourself; cause I as one American am not!
To EACH and EVERY man and woman and child that suffered, survived, fought, and died from EACH and EVERY country; I salute you, I thank you, I honor you. To the men and women that fought the Good War, on D-Day and every day of the struggle you are our heroes, our hope and our future! Not just on this day but on everyday.