Originally posted by Shoktek
Newsflash Venus, there were millions of people against the vietnam war, and the FBI kept tabs on almost all of them...Kerry is no different, he was
against the vietnam war, that makes him a better man in my opinion, and with many other people. It is funny that you even posted this, because
obviously only the right wing war mongering types will even consider this detrimental to Kerry's image...
Yes, it's "all coming out now"! Oh boy! Kerry met with...COMMUNISTS!!! Nevermind the fact he was meeting with them to "secure the release
of prisoners of war"...and this is bad why??? Do you even read and start to comprehend these articles before you post them? Oh I forgot, you
supported firebombing of Vietnamese villages, to take care of all those "commies", since they posed such a threat to our country at the time...yes,
we had to keep dumping more and more troops into a hopeless war, that has ultimately been remembered as one of the biggest #-ups of our time. 58,000
americans and millions of vietnamese died for absolutely NO reason, and our government lied about it...Kerry disagreed with this, and you are using it
to try and bring him down? Really, why don't you enroll in a US history class at the very least before you WASTE OUR TIME with this bull#,
it's all fine and wonderful if you want people to die for no reason, just come out and say it...if you support this country so much, by all means
join the military and go get shot up for the cause, it will be a great honor. Until then, keep spewing your right wing propaganda in order to keep
the war mongers in office, support innocent people being killed, and of course renew your John Birch Society Membership Card to "Get them Reds"
(terrorists I suppose now) and save us all from these perceived threats, that are really used to further the greedy murderous agendas of those in
[edit on 11-6-2004 by Shoktek]
I wasn't even going to respond to this IGNORANCE...but I just can't help myself. You are missing the entire point of this post. Mr. Kerry is
HONORED BY THE VIETNAMESE FOR HELPING THEM WIN THE WAR AGAINST THE U.S......oh......nevermind......you are obviously a filthy DEMOCRAT....I don't
have time for you:shk:
I really wish I had wrote this myself:
John Kerry, after an abbreviated, and carefully calculated, tour of duty in Vietnam, returned to instantly oppose the very war in which he had
volunteered to serve. Such fickleness from soldiers turned politicians resembles very bad men.
Adolph Hitler first dodged the draft in Austria, and then he enlisted for combat in Bavaria to fight for Imperial Germany when the Great War began,
then he joined the Bavaria Soldier's Soviet in the brief Bavarian experiment with Marxism, then denounced Marxism as well as the Kaiser and the
"November Traitors." Hitler never tired of reminding his audiences that he, too, had been a front line soldier. Hitler was a brave and decorated
veteran in the Great War. He was also an evil liar.
Mussolini gained his first real notice in Italian politics when he protested the "Imperialist" Italian war against Libya and denounced war in
general as a capitalist ploy. The Duce, as his Socialist compatriots called him long before his Fascist compatriots called him Duce, emphatically
opposed Italy entering the Great War in 1914, but by 1915 Mussolini emphatically supported entering the war against Austria and Germany.
Duce, as the leader of Fascist Italy, first supported Austria against Germany, then betrayed Austria to Germany, then stayed neutral during the first
nine months of the Second World War, then joined the side of Greater Germany (Germany and Austria united in Anschluss.) Mussolini, like Hitler, was a
brave front line soldier. He never tired of telling people that he was a brave front line soldier. Like Hitler, Mussolini was also an evil liar.
Bravery in combat, all other things being equal, is a virtue, but bravery itself is not a virtue. Hitler and Mussolini were genuinely physically
brave, as was Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun and General Yama#a. Bravery, like intelligence, magnifies the capability of the individual, but the
individual must choose whether that magnification of potential makes greater good or greater evil.
Mendacity and betrayal are the best indicators of whether courage and technology, like wealth, beauty, fame, strength and popularity help or hurt the
cause of virtue in life. Churchill and Washington were at least as physically courageous as Hitler or Mussolini. These two good men also had the true
and better courage: moral courage.
We all know that we will die, and that makes physical courage possible in evil hearts. Some of us, however, do not believe in a good and true God
watching and judging us. They lack the courage of conscience. These men, like Napoleon and Caesar and Hitler and Mussolini, parlay their physical
courage into turning a savage lust for power into empires of lies, doubt and fear among men. John Kerry seems, sadly, like such a man. Venting rage at
men tortured by North Vietnamese Communists whose cause Kerry tacitly championed is not a good sign.