Ma Deuce Gunner

Ma Deuce Gunner


Saturday, July 02, 2005

I think not, Mr. Willams...

Brian Williams yesterday compared the Founding Fathers of The United States of America to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and said that the Founding Fathers could have been considered terrorists by the British Crown.

I beg to differ, sir.

The account of his remarks are found here (hat tip: LGF, Michelle Malkin, and FrankJ).

Let us dissect this ludicrous assertation.

Terrorists use fear and violence against the general populace to gain their goals. They attempt to intimidate the populace into effecting change within a government or group of people. Terrorists attack innocent people. Terrorists do not wear uniforms, fight under battle colors, march in rank and file, or maneuver on battlefields. Terrorists blend with the civilian population, hide behind innocent men, women, and children, and strike in marketplaces, neighborhoods and office buildings.

Our founding fathers rebelled against nearly tyrannical and opressive British rule. They formed standing armies, and citizen militias, and fought a war against a uniformed army, on fields of battle, not city streets.

In the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers did not attack the population to effect change. We fought battles against a standing, uniformed army in order to repel them from the shores of a new country and install freedom. In fact, it was the population that rose up to fight against the opressors. The new patriots that formed this country were not terrorists, they were fighting for freedom.

Some people characterize the terrorists here in Iraq as freedom fighters. Again, I beg to differ. My enemy does not fight for freedom... we have already given the Iraqi people their freedom. They fight, in my opinion, for power, driven by religious zealots and bigots, and fueled by hatred. America fought for freedom from tyrannical rule, taxation without representation, for personal property and the sanctity of home.

No, Mr. Williams, these men and their ideals are mutually exclusive of the terrorists of which we are embroiled in this conflict against, and for you to bring such parallels and equivocate the fight for freedom from tyranny to the fight against freedom for dictatorship and opression brings great discredit upon yourself and to our country. You are a mouthpiece for our country, as sad as that is, for the world gains its' knowledge of America through what it sees on the television and reads in the news. You have done your country a great disservice, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Yours Truly... Ma Deuce Gunner



At 9:21 AM, Anonymous MissBirdlegs in AL said...

Dear MDG - You're absolutely right! Great Post! Hope you sent this to him at NBC.

Happy 4th of July and thanks for doing your part to see that we can celebrate it! Stay safe!

At 3:52 PM, Blogger thepatriot15 said...

you're good with words...

down with Brian Williams and his funky eyebrows! (sorry if I was too blunt)

At 6:42 PM, Blogger frazzledsister said...

Oh; and I will not give you my mailing address thank you very much! I would much rather send YOU something than have it the other way around. :)


At 11:38 AM, Blogger devildog6771 said...

I couldn't addd a single thing to what you have said so eloquently.

God bless you and keep you and yours safe. Have a great 4th as much as possible under the circumstances.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger PSUpete said...

That was flipping brilliant writing...need to link to this.

At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Bill Williams said...

Dear Sir,
Just read your comment on Brian William's comments about the revolution. First, let me say thank you. I was a soldier in Vietnam and have an idea about how you feel about people who seem to be undermining your position and purpose. With that said, however, what I THINK Mr. Williams was trying to point out is that 200 years ago perspectives were different. For instance, the British did not really consider themselves to be tyrants trying to smash patriots. They considered America to be a possession, a colony since they financed it, peopled it, paid for it's protection by posting troops on the borders to fight the French and Indians, etc. Armed rebellion was looked upon as treason. Even the Founding Fathers realized that if they did not win they would be hanged as traitors. It was a matter of prospective. We certainly did not use terrorism against the British, but in point of fact, legally, or technically, we DID commit treason. So I think Williams was trying to point out that kind of parallel.
The other point here is that like Durbin, I don't think we have a choice now. We HAVE to stay there and finish the job. But unlike you I really resent the way we GOT there. I think we were lied to. Being a Vietnam Vet I've had a bit of experience in this area. I don't believe our leaders said to themselves "Hey.. the brave Iraqi people want freedom from tyranny and we should go help them." Nor did they say to themselves "Hey.. Saddam is a definite danger to the security to this country." No. I think they said to themselves "Hey.. wouldn't it be a good idea to have an oil producing country in the Middle East under our thumb so we can dictate our own prices and our friends in big business can generate some huge profits. Why don't we take this opportunity, blow a little smoke up the public's ass, feed them some patriotic shit, and make Iraq a colony?" War is good for business you know. Think of all those contracts. Find any WMD lately? That doesn't excuse the raghead terrorists and the Islamic extremists, but it makes a lot of us very cynical when Bush and Rumsfeld pull out the flag and start wrapping themselves in it. Hey Gunner... there are real bastards in the world and they're not all easily identifable, ya know. Peace man. Keep your head down.


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