A Military Doctor
A MILITARY DOCTOR
I was in my late teens and in the military when college students and other young Americans protested the Vietnam war. There were marches. There were sit-ins. There were protests. There were signs. And the government took notice. All those actions by all those young people influenced government policy and decisions. They even played a big part in the announcement by President Johnson that he was not going to run again for president. Americans made their voices heard and history listened.
Today is a different world. Today, young Americans don’t seem to care enough to protest, to march, to have sit-ins, to carry signs. No, young Americans today prefer to post their dissatisfaction with government and things in general on Facebook. The truth is, all that whining on Facebook is NOT having ANY influence on the government. History is NOT listening.
It seems young Americans today prefer to be passive and lethargic. It seems not even ONE young American, not ONE college student even dreamed of actually doing something active, to publicly voice their concerns and disapproval.
Young Americans today have become an immense flock of baa-ing sheep. They make noise, but are easily controlled by little things like dogs and a man with a stick. The sight is pathetic.
Complaints against Michelle Obama. Complaints against Barack Obama. Complaints against government control. Complaints against Islam. Complaints against invasion of privacy. Complaints, complaints, complaints. But NO ONE is actually DOING anything about it. And the sad part is no one WILL do anything about anything.
If you want change, if you want corruption stopped, if you want taxpayer money to stop being wasted, if you want anything from the government, you have to put down your cell phones, your ipads, your tablets, your video games, your computers, and get off your lazy asses and go out into the streets and VOICE your complaints.
March. Protest. Carry signs. Get media coverage. Fill the streets with protesting young Americans. March on Washington. Create traffic jams because of the huge crowd of Americans who seriously care about their country. Have sit-ins on college campuses. Have sit-ins at government buildings. Create havoc.
THEN—THEN government will take notice. THEN—THEN history will listen. THEN—THEN you can effect change. But nothing will ever change if all you do is whine online.
Come on, young Americans. Take some pride in your country. Have confidence that your voices, joined together, can make things happen. You CAN change things—if you get off your butts and make the effort.
We did it back in the 60’s. You can do it now. Your enemy is more apathy than the government. Dump apathy and go out and change things in your country. What’s the saying? Oh, yeah—
JUST DO IT!
Story: New York Post
What kind of ally refuses to send you desperately needed weapons when you’re smack in the middle of a war?
Apparently, that’s what the Obama folks did with Israel, which is caught up fighting with Hamas. It’s unforgivable.
The decision came, it seems, after White House officials learned that, unbeknownst to them, Israel had gotten mortar shells and grenade-illuminating rounds from the Pentagon to use against Hamas, as The Wall Street Journal reported last week.
Officials say they were “blindsided” by the transfer. But it turns out that it was done as a matter of routine: No OK by the president or secretary of state was needed.
Still, the White House suddenly put all future transfers on hold, including a scheduled shipment of Hellfire missiles. And it ordered the Pentagon to consult with the executive branch and State Department before approving any future requests.
Obama folks downplayed the move and claims of a new tiff with Israel. They say reports that they held up missile shipments “does not indicate any change in policy.”
If true, though, what kind of a policy is it?
In any case, the animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no secret. Just last week, the Journal reported, the men had a “particularly combative phone call.”
No doubt the White House is irked by the fact that its efforts to mediate an end to the fighting have fallen flat and that it’s been pushed to the sidelines as others, like Egypt, take up the role.
It also resents the fact that Israel insists on pursuing its right to self-defense and won’t give in to US pressure to make more concessions.
Yet none of that justifies lashing out against Israel — and holding up weapons — in the middle of a war.
If Israel suffers, and its terrorist enemies are emboldened, America’s own security interest abroad will be harmed. And if any ally still trusts us to have their back, they won’t anymore.
The president is letting his personal pique get the better of him. It’s unwise. And certainly no way treat a friend in wartime.
Yeah. It was a very good decision to put into office and put back into office a Muslim for president.
Obama supporters, you are as big a group of morons as can be found anywhere.