Archive | August, 2012


31 Aug

…so a long time ago there was this guy who just got out of prison. His country was really angry at a lot of other countries. A big war had just ended, and his nation had been wrongly punished for it. There was in an economic crisis. The angry people sought a means to get back at those who had punished them wrongly. So the guy grinned and got to work writing a book. When it was done and published, it sold pretty well. In it the guy talked about how he was going to kill a lot of people because of who their parents were, and because of how their kind had helped cause the present problems in his homeland. Many of those living in the guy’s country, who were angry and needed to find hope in something, read the book and agreed with the guy. They thought, “Yeah, let’s do that!”

Later on, the guy began to make radio and television broadcasts saying he’d carry out the overthrowing of his country’s government, followed shortly by the plans he had set out to accomplish so long ago. He even formed a club called Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei. Many nations had heard of this guy, but they just laughed. He just had a funny mustache, how could he be a threat? The guy was a joke, a twit! Nobody listened to him outside of his country because nobody believed he was a threat.

In 1939, Poland was invaded by the country that very guy overthrew.

Now, why am I telling you this? Why am I blabbing about some guy who was dumb enough to call his club Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei? Well, if you look on a globe, there’s this little dinky spit of land called Iran. I have met nice people from there, and not so nice people. However, it should be noted that there may be a guy there attempting to do the same thing again, a guy making radio and television broadcasts saying things about launching a nuke at Israel. There are U.S. troops there keeping that from happening. Would you want them pulled out if it meant the beginning of World War III?

Ah, but hell, it’s probably nothing. The guy’s just a fella with a funny looking mustache.

I don’t support war any more than the next guy, but sometimes one must look at the difference between what is right and what is easy, and note that in the end, when the dark time has passed and the troops have done their job, they will come home.