Originally posted by Dermo
Originally posted by nenothtu
He lacked the testicular fortitude to just smoke whatever he wanted to here? Everybody else did smoke whatever they wanted. Wait - you mentioned it
was during the Vietnam War that he bailed. Hmm... come to think of it, the US DID have a certain type of guy who ran away just as hard as they could
back then. I was under the impression that most of THOSE ran to Canada, but I reckon Europe is always an option.
I just have to say something here..
You are talking about someone's old man here.. there's no point in being an insulting #.
You have some good points in your other posts but what is there to gain from the above? Insulting someone's parents? WTF?
First, there were a lot of guys that came back from the war this one hid from, who were also somebody's old man, that got spit on and called baby
killers by folks that didn't even know them, or what they'd done or not done. Not saying this gent was one of them, but as a runner, he was at the
least cut from the same cloth. I see folks even now, even at ATS, attempt to steamroll those same guys, who are STILL somebody's old man.
Second, the point about just smoking whatever he wanted to - lot's of folks do exactly that, every day, and have done so for 60 years or more now.
None or let's just say "few" of them had to run to a foreign land just to exercise their "freedom", they did it right here. The gentleman in
question didn't run just to be able to fumigate his head with his weapon of choice, either. That's nonsensical, not to mention unnecessarily
expensive. He had other, more questionable reasons. The bit about smokin' "freedom" was an... ahem... "smokescreen", an attempt to mask other
motivators. I guess my main point here is that's a really weak reason to bail out on the land of your birth. There truly are some really GOOD
reasons, but that giving THAT as an excuse is pretty darn insulting too.
Third, I can respect that you called me an " insulting # " more than I can respect this sorry excuse for a migration. You were honest, you were
real, and you didn't hide behind any weakly made up excuses. I respect you for that. Besides, I probably really have that coming to me.
won't have been the first, nor will you be the last, to tell me that. I just call 'em like I see 'em.
Fourth, it was the poster's father-in-law, not his old man. Of course, I can see his need to defend the family's honor, since that would be his
wife's old man, and as they say around here, if momma ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy.
Fifth, Dermo, you just earned a bit of respect from me, whether you need it or not. Good post. You were honest, didn't hide behind anything, concise,
to the point, and defended what you thought needed defended. Respects to ya.
Don't expect me to feel a compulsion to get along over it, though.