Friday, February 18, 2005

A Few Words From An Old Online Friend

I pulled the following from the comments section at Villainous Company, it was written by an immigrant from somewhere behind the Iron Curtain (not sure where) who goes by the name of a former european.

I wish I could adequately describe to native-born Americans the special place that the USA holds in the hearts of freedom-loving people around the world. It truly is a beacon of hope; a shining city on a hill.

Pay no attention to the snide comments of your enemies or the snarky comments of the jealous has-beens of "Old Europe". Deep in their hearts, they know the truth about America and this is what fuels their rage. It is the hatred of the righteous man by the wicked.

Merely by existing, that man (or nation) highlights the failings of those others. The righteous man (or nation) by their actions holds up a mirror which reflects all of the ugliness of the evil man's (or nation's) deeds. The wicked would rather smash the mirror because they cannot handle the truth about their own wickedness.

For freedom-loving peoples, though, the US has always been the promised land; a land of opportunity and an escape from the tyranny which prevails in most of the rest of the world. The US has never lacked for immigrants because of this.

As an immigrant, but now a naturalized citizen for the last few decades, I am keenly aware of the precious gift of freedom and liberty that I am blessed to receive every day as an American. It often saddens me, though, that so many Americans are blind to this or take their freedoms for granted. If this were not the case, the Dimocrats would not exist as a political party.

Why do you think that the most conservative, anti-Dimocrat groups are immigrants from totalitarian or tyrannical regimes around the world? They have heard the false promises and empty rhetoric before, and seen the results, and they're not buying it.

When I listen to the spokespersons of the modern Dimocratic Party, they sound identical to the propaganda I heard in the former Soviet Bloc. I suspect it is the same for the Cubans.

Communism has caused more human misery and evil than any other form of govt or any religion in human history. Nevertheless, modern Dimocrats would trade away our precious freedoms, bought and preserved by the precious blood of brave Americans for centuries, in order to revisit the Soviet and Socialistic misery and failures of the past.

I cannot describe how strongly I feel about this. The best example I can come up with is a seemingly nice guy who hangs out in the communty park. He has a pleasant demeanor, and all the parents like him. They let him play with their kids because he seems safe and harmless. You, however, know him to be a child-molester. What do you do? Do you simply close your eyes to the situation and hope that nothing horrible happens, or do you do everything in your power to convince the parents and kids to wake up to the danger?

Other nations in the past were seduced by the false promises of Communism, and they paid a heavy price in pain and misery for it. The difference was that, even in those dark days, the oppressed people still had America as a beacon of hope that they too could someday be free.
Americans gave their money, their toil, and their blood, to liberate nations throughout the 20th Century. If America falls to the Dimocratic vision of a new People's Republic,who will come to our rescue? The French? Zimbabwe? North Korea?

I still get choked up when I hear the National Anthem, see the Statue of Liberty, and on the 4th of July, Veteran's Day, and Memorial Day. These, to me, are not meaningless rituals or an excuse to party (even if I do celebrate and party on the 4th), but a real expression of my love for this great nation and my thankfulness to all those brave men and women who have sacrificed themselves so that I can stand here today as a free man.

God bless all of you.