Believe in equality
Author: W. K. Hayes
Show respect for equality and for those who protect us.
Born of patience, it is very, very seldom anyone can manage to crawl underneath, my skin. However, I was reading a news article about the bombing in Egypt and the anti-Christian sentiment, there that led to the bombing.
After reading the article, I decided to cruise on down and read some of the comments when I read this, one comment that lit a fire under me and I am still mad about it.
This, person, suggested that Christians form an army to help Christians overseas fight since the soldiers of today weren’t capable of doing their jobs and should be ashamed of themselves. Yea…that flew all over, me!
After blasting this person for being such a worthless piece of crud, I, counted to ten and then I realized, many people do not know what is really going on in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Regardless, his comment warrants enough to have his sorry hide kicked out of America. Please do not take this wrong. Nothing would be greater than, for these wars to end but the threat is still there and hearing an American cut down the soldiers fighting to keep the war over there while protecting this commentor, over here, ticks me off.
As a firm believer in the Freedom of Speech, I believe all people have the right to their opinion. However, referring to Muslims as, ‘Towel Heads’, and referring to his supposed, fellow solders as being, ‘worthless’, and you can understand my anger.
I, detest racism on any level. The instant one person thinks they are better than another human being they are indeed, a racist. Regardless of color, gender, religion, short, fat, or tall…if one person, thinks themselves, better, than their fellow human being, they are racist.
Getting past, my strict regard for absolute equality, I watched a little known documentary called, Restrepo. The documentary follows a group of soldiers who spent over a year in the Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan.
From the moment, they arrived until the day they left; they were, shot at every single day. Many, a good man was, wounded or killed in action, in that little seven-mile, strip of tall mountains while fighting for their lives.
Many Americans simply do not understand the rules of engagement. Rule number one; do not shoot unless you are, shot at first. This makes sense…okay, not really. I am sorry but should I see a man with a gun, I am opening fire and it is, that simple.
Ultimately, it is the sincerest wish that any one watch this movie although, it is graphic and those will be actual events you see, as they took place. Just as a quick reminder, the title of the documentary is, Restrepo.
Secondly, racism comes in all flavors and those flavors are villainous evil. Rise above such nonsense and embrace each other with devout respect and equality regardless of gender, color, ethnic background, religeous beliefs or anything else that is used to make a person feel less than they are worth.
Thank you for reading this article-slash-rant. No matter what nation you serve, in the defense of that nation you have my undying respect.