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Wednesday, March 19, 2003

They aren't all True Protestors - Old Blog Post

I have the news on right now and listen intensively and yet don't really want to. I particularly felt that the following entry was worth mentioning here.

My mind if filled with many thoughts about what is happening here in America and across the world. They just said on the news that Bush is relying on his advisers quite a bit right now. I can understand that... but I just don't know how anyone can make a decision like this. I never wish the presidency upon any of my family or friends.

With that said, I think it's important for the American people to support our military with praise and hope for their safe return. Anyone who protests in such a way to hurt those individuals who are being sent to do what they are instructed to do, is not an American in my book. Does being an American mean anything to anyone any more? I grew up believing that this is the best damn country in the world. Of course, I suppose people from other countries feel the same about where they live.

Some protestors are "true" protestors. In other words, they are protesting because they are in hopes that what they are doing will make a difference. But there are some protestors I've seen on TV who are obviously just trying to get a little attention. They're smiling as they're being arrested... actually in hopes that they are arrested. Do they hope to tell their grandkids one day that they stood up against their own country and, in that way, are not to blame for any war that may happen. "I was against it... look... here's proof".

I just feel angry sometimes. It burns in my mind and there really is nothing I can do about it. I don't feel compelled to force my opinions on any other person... not even my son. When he asks questions, we look it up. When he's scared, I wrap my arms around him. The only way that I force my opinions on him is in the form of telling him what he shouldn't do (ie. drugs, smoking, drinking, sex, etc.). I sound like a stick in the mud... but even at 11 years old these are all issues that must be addressed.

I do feel indifferent at times when it comes to what's happening with America, Iraq, Bin Laden, etc. I feel helpless and in order to get rid of that feeling, I'm in hopes that someone else will take care of it. Right or wrong... I want our leaders to take care of it. I can't possibly do it and sometimes want to just hid myself in a hole.

It is now 4:25pm.

Time just moves forward with no regard for what is happening around it.

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May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~