A friend of my wrote a statement on the New York Times comment page this morning about the happenings of the past two days, most especially the increase in airport “security”.
It went something like this:
“I lived through the Cold War, Vietnam, the Nuclear Threat, and I will live through this. I was disappointed in the Federal Government’s handling of Nam, especially with McNamara and his crew, and I am equally disappointed now. A certain group of people in this country who are weak, combined with the mentally deficient and historically challenged pacifists in Europe make a very problematic brew. We did not try to win in Nam and simply wasted 58,000 strong, brave lives, and we are not trying now. If you want to stop terrorism, go to the roots. We have to exterminate the Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda, the Mad Mullahs and president of Iran, and level Syria. We should demand nothing less of our government. Taking our toothpaste and our freedoms is not acceptable, too many people died for those freedoms. Shame on all of those who want to just stand by and let them win!”
I could not have said it better myself… well maybe a little better.
The point is the Times refused to allow it to be printed. It was in ”moderation” for almost 2 hours, then removed.
You have to question, since when did the New York Times decide that standing up for ourselves was something that should be censored? It is an example of the very liberal, pacifistic mindset that will get some or all of us killed one day.
Shame on them too, for sure!