Of Heroes, Cowards (and Morons)
Vol: 31 Issue: 30 Friday, April 30, 2004
Army Ranger Pat Tillman put a face on the war on terrorism when he was killed on April 22 in Southeastern Afghanistan. Most knew Tillman as a football player for the NFL Arizona Cardinals.
In June 2002, Tillman walked away from a three-year, 3.6 million dollar contract with the Cardinals in order to satisfy his need to serve his country. By all accounts, Tillman was deeply influenced by the attacks of 9/11, and set out to do what so many have done since: He voluntarily put himself in harm s way for his country.
Sgt. Tillman’s death seems to have angered the morons of the world, most of whom have taken the time to write me to prove they are still out there.
Here’s one example:
“Jack, I must take issue with you regarding Tillman and your comment that he “died defending that system”, referring to the current political system in the US.
Anyone who gives up his life for a corrupt system like the one this has become is either too stupid to understand the truth, or is suffering from an overdose of testosterone, thinking that he was going to the battle to “save the world”, little doubt the goal of which is (was) to impress someone back home with his bravery, and not understanding the reality of war. (an attitude so typical of jocks, young and old).
Why all the fuss about Tillman? How about all the other “little people” who lost their lives, their souls, and other body parts fighting a war that benefits only Israel?
Why not tell these people the truth about this dirty little “war” illegal and unconstitutional as it is, BEFORE they lay their lives on the line for something about which they know little, and can change even less?
Sgt. Tillman did not die for his country, he (and all the rest of them) died for an ideology foreign to ours, and if they had knowledge of the truth, very few would chose the action they did.
“John’s” email is a textbook example of how easy it is to be brainwashed by the mainstream media. It is unlikely that John learned such garbage from any other source.
“Anyone who gives up his life for a corrupt system like the one this has become is either too stupid to understand the truth, or is suffering from an overdose of testosterone” — sounds like Peter Jennings in an unguarded moment, doesn’t it?
Sgt. Tillman died in Afghanistan fighting the forces that attacked New York and Washington on September 11, and NOT in a ‘war that only benefits Israel’ but you wouldn’t know that if you got your news from the same source as our correspondent, ‘John’.
He seems to suggest he has some secret knowledge not available to the ordinary American, saying, “if they had knowledge of the truth, very few would chose the action they did.” John doesn’t specify the ‘truth’ they are unaware of, but he somehow ties it to Israel.
He speaks of the ‘reality of war’ as if he knew it, but his comments suggest he knows what he has seen on TV. And suggests the ‘corrupt’ system of the United States can somehow be fixed by sitting at home in his armchair watching television and criticizing those who are standing in his stead on the battlefield.
The Bible says that, “the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2nd Timothy 4:3-4)
I know nothing of my correspondent, ‘John’, beyond what he wrote to me in this email. But I have heard his comments repeated on an almost daily basis by the mainstream networks anchors since the beginning of the election cycle.
‘Sound doctrine’ for a country at war would be to win that war as efficiently as possible. It is a ‘fable’ to believe that al-Qaeda will give up if America pulls out its troops and goes home.
But there are plenty of ‘Johns’ out there. And plenty of fables. Just turn on the news. I couldn’t have built a more convincing argument for the power of propaganda than the one ‘John’ dropped in my lap.
“A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.” (Proverbs 17:4)
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)
I had some network problems this morning and was unable to send out your Omega Letter on time. My apologies for being late.