Monday, May 28, 2007

In Memoriam

They were our young fathers, grandfathers, first husbands, and brothers...

They gave 62 years of their lives to pay for other people's freedom. It was not their debt, but they paid it.

Most would still be with us were it not for their heroic sacrifice on D-Day. We have lived without them for 62 years, to pay for other people's freedom. It was not our debt but we paid it.

It was not nothing. It was not then. It is now and has been every day for 62 years.

Paying the price for other people's freedom.

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At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy does it. Did you know that liberalism is a sign of narcissistism? Do you realize that the dictators today and in the past are extreme narcissists? Based your description of what makes narcissists tick throughout your blog they are capable of doing anything for the power. So are we fighting for other peoples freedom? I was near the twin towers when they went down. Those Islamo-Facists want to destroy us. Do you think they care if we are in the middle east or not? We are infedels to them. If you think the Bush Adm. is narcissitic then observe some of these Mullahs.

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

Pardon me if I take your comment lightly, but I had to read it two-and-a-half times before it dawned on me that you have taken me for a Bush-bashing liberal elitist!

I think you misjudged me and jumped to the wrong conclusion :-)

It was a simple memoriam. There is no next thought you're supposed to get. I wouldn't use them that way.

I have hotly defended President Bush from those absurd accusations that he is narcissist. That's a joke. I am a moderate liberal of the antiidiotarian stripe. If I weren't an American, I would have signed the Euston Manifesto (I don't think it's our place to sign a document that is largely anti-anti-American). In short, I'm on your side, Anonymous.

But this post wasn't a political statement. It was a simple memoriam. I wouldn't abuse their sacrifice to make a political statement.

And besides, I make my political statements on other blogs.

At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the thoughtful and moving memoriam, Kathy.

At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologize for misunderstanding you. Maybe it was just the way you worded the paragraph. "We have lived without them for 62 years, to pay for other people's freedom. It was not our debt but we paid it." I often hear this from the liberal side so please forgive if I was rude. I believe these narcissitic dictators would find their way to the USA and I would rather they fight over there.

I do enjoy reading your blog and thank you for this information on narcissists. I wish I knew this years ago.

Please direct me to some of the other blogs were you have express your political view points.
Thank you

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

No need to apologize.

I agree that the very people you mention would snort at this great sacrifice, denigrate it, and view it as pathetic. Something we should not have done. Something only idots do.

That's just one of the myriad ways their tangled up doctrine contradicts itself.

But I see the thing simply for what it is, a great and shining thing the American people have done. An amazing thing. A selfless thing.

What a great country. And what a great people.

I also think that Europeans should understand this. It was but a moment for them. But this is a living sacrifice because the dead have been giving every day of their lives since. And the survivors have lived without them every day of their lives since. Hence we don't take the ingratitude lightly. It is like a spear through our hearts.

As for my political comments, I make them anonymously like everybody else.

At 8:45 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

PS, we didn't have to get involved in WWII. We cut off oil to Japan in protest over the Rape and Nanking and other similar atrocities. That's what forced Japan to either attack us or give up its imperial designs. germany had no intention of attacking us. In fact, it originally had no intention of war with Great Britain. We could have looked the other way. There would have been a geopolitical price of course, but staying out of that war was not impossible. A blogger called the lonely Sandpiper explained a few days ago, but I don't remember the url.


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