Are your blinds open?

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  1. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

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    Got this in an email today. I wanted to share it. It is long and I'm sure that some might not like it.



    >Are your blinds open?
    >
    > For all the liberal press, I have never heard a better analogy of U.S.
    >aggression. Nobody wants to see our troops have to go to war but
    someone has
    >to do it.
    >
    >
    > The other day, my nine-year-old son wanted to know why we were at
    war...
    >My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I
    were in
    >the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and
    defend our
    >country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good
    >explanation. My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son
    to go
    >stand
    >in our front living room window.
    >
    > He said, "Son, stand there and tell me what you see?"
    >
    > "I see trees and cars and our neighbors' houses," he replied.
    >
    > "OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the
    United
    >States of America and you are President Bush."
    >
    > Our son giggled and said, "OK."
    >
    > "Now, son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every

    house
    >and yard on this block is a different country," my husband said.
    >
    > "OK Dad, I'm pretending."
    >
    > "Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and pretend

    you see
    >Saddam come out of his house with his wife, he has her by the hair and is
    >hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her in the face, he
    >throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to death. Their
    >children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are screaming and
    crying,
    >they are watching this but do nothing because they are kids and they are
    >afraid of their father. You see all of this, son.... what do you do?"
    >
    > "Dad?"
    >
    > "What do you do, son?"
    >
    > "I'd call the police, Dad."
    >
    > "OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations. They take your

    call.
    >They listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help. What do
    you do
    >then, son?"
    >
    > "Dad....... but the police are supposed to help!" My son starts
    to
    whine.
    >
    > "They don't want to, son, because they say that it is not their
    place or
    >your place to get involved and that you should stay out of it," my
    husband
    >says.
    >
    > "But, Dad... he killed her!!" My son exclaims.
    >
    > "I know he did... but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I
    want
    >you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who you're
    >pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his
    children."
    >
    > "Daddy... he kills them?"
    >
    > "Yes, son, he does. What do you do?"
    >
    > "Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next
    door
    >neighbor to help me stop him," our son says.
    >
    > "Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to
    get
    >involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop him,"
    my
    >husband says.
    >
    > "But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!"
    >
    > "WHAT DO YOU DO, SON?" Our son starts to cry.
    >
    > "OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you
    ask for
    >help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands taller and
    puffs
    >out his chest. Guess what he does next, son?"
    >
    > "What, Daddy?"
    >
    > "He walks across the street to the old lady's house and breaks down
    her
    >door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on
    fire and
    >then... he kills her. He turns around and sees you standing in the window
    >and laughs at you. WHAT DO YOU DO?"
    >
    > "Daddy...."
    >
    > "WHAT DO YOU DO?" Our son is crying and he looks down and he
    whispers,
    >"I'd close the blinds, Daddy."
    >
    > My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him.
    "Why?"
    >
    > "Because, Daddy... the police are supposed to help people who need

    them...
    >and they won't help... You always said neighbors are supposed to HELP
    >neighbors, but they won't help either... they won't help me stop him...I'm
    >afraid.... I can't do it by myself, Daddy ...... I can't look out my
    window
    >and just watch him do all these terrible things and do nothing ... so
    .....
    >I'm just going to close the blinds ... so I can't see what he's doing
    . And
    >I'm going to pretend that it is not happening."
    >
    > I start to cry. My husband looks at our nine-year-old son standing
    in the
    >window, looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my husband's
    >questions. He says....
    >
    > "Son....."
    >
    > "Yes, Daddy?"
    >
    > "Open the blinds, because that man...... he's at your front door...

    "WHAT
    >DO YOU DO?"
    >
    > My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls up
    >his tiny fists and looks his father square in the eyes, and without
    >hesitation he says, "I DEFEND MY FAMILY DAD!!! I'M NOT GONNA LET HIM
    HURT
    >MOMMY OR MY SISTER, DAD!!! I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM, DAD, I'M GONNA FIGHT
    >HIM!!!!!"
    >
    > I see a tear roll down my husband's cheek and he grabs our son to his
    >chest and hugs him tight, and says.... "It's too late to fight him,
    he's too
    >strong, and he's already at YOUR front door, son... you should have
    stopped
    >him BEFORE he killed his wife, and his children, and the old lady
    across the
    >way. You have to do what's right, even if you have to do it alone, before
    >it's too late," my husband whispers. "THAT scenario I just gave
    you is WHY
    >we are at war with Iraq When good men stand by and let evil happen, son,
    >THAT is the greatest mistake, believing that the atrocities in the world
    >won't affect them. "YOU MUST NEVER BE AFRAID TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT! EVEN
    IF
    >YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALONE! BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! BE PROUD OF OUR
    >TROOPS!! SUPPORT THEM!!! SUPPORT AMERICA SO THAT IN THE FUTURE OUR
    CHILDREN
    >WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR BLINDS..."
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Active Member

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    It is a rerun well worth reading again. Thanks
  3. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    Defenitaly worth the read
  4. glocknut

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    THE FORUM MASCOTT...
    That pretty sums up the truth of the situation with todays terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere.
    The translation of a recent speech by the second in control of al qaeda had him quoted as saying that they would not stop fighting until islam reigned supreme from Spain to Iraq...
    They need to be stopped. Period.

    mike
    gn
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I agree with Marlin T. It is well worth reading again, again and again as a reminder of what it's all about.....
  6. Bernie109

    Bernie109 Former Guest

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    And what you are actually doing is finding out that the domestic violence turned out to be the mother and kids beating up on dad for tossing out the sons dope and gang paraphailia and tossing out the daughters boyfriend for sleeping with her in her room. Now that you killed the man of the house, Mom is free to do her meth, the son is free to smike his dope and hang out with his gang, and the daughter is free to scew her boyfriend.

    Our decadent permissivness is not the answer to their problems
  7. Marlin T

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    Bernies blinds are forver closed and bolted shut.
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  9. Bruce FLinch

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    My blinds are open:mad:
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    Actully, I refuse to wear your blinds.
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