Don't Close Your Blinds!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pistolenschutze, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Some of you have undoubtedly seen this before, but even so, it is well worth a second read.

    Don't close your blinds . . . .

    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 neighbor's 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 coming 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 ladies 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 needs
    them...and they won't help.... You always say that 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...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 and 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, 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 its 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 atrocity in the world. "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 AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR BLINDS..."
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  2. wolfgang2000

    wolfgang2000 New Member

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    I have seen it before, but it still stirs my emotions. I look at our young and wonder if they are nothing but spectators. I pray that they are not. :(
  3. flopshot

    flopshot New Member

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    there is a reason this is the only country that could host the UN. there's also a reason i practice on hard hats painted blue. damn if you don't know how to push my button shutze. :mad:
  4. SouthernMoss

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    It's a hard lesson to learn. I only hope that our President has the guts and courage to stay the course, even though he "has to do it by himself."
  5. Yeah, Flop, it pushes mine too. Every time I see or hear one of those damned liberal SOBs denegrating our troops and the sacrifices they are making for all Americans, it infuriates me to the point of wanting to hit something--hard, preferably a liberal with a smirk on his face. :mad:
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    Pistol, I'm starting not to like you. I don't like those that make my cry, damn it! :)

    Thanks for posting that, I've never seen it before and off it went to everyone on my email list.

    Just another reason to get the US out of the UN! damn socialists/liberals and a bunch of other names that don't belong a family fourm.
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  7. shooter4

    shooter4 New Member

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    Thanks, I've been trying to find this to send to a lib friend that told me there is NO reason to ever go to war.
  8. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Having been in a war zone I can tell you that the last place you ever want to see one is your own back yard!!!!!!
    Please don't close the blinds
    It is also important that we help others keep theirs open as well
    Ron

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  9. flopshot

    flopshot New Member

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    i just thought this fit in the thread. on my way to lunch i was listening to the news of the peoples republic story about the UN claiming that it classified force feeding as "torture" ( if that statement alone is not insane enough ) because the prisoner has the "right" to kill himself.... ok,,,the vast majority (85 % ) of the US is Christian , i have no idea what the percentages are globaly, and believe suicide is a mortal sin. so you tell me if that statement is not as offensive to christians as a cartoon is to islam. anyone in the UN want to take a crack at this and bet i won't laugh ?
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