'Food for Thought' during these crazy times
Food for thought
I'm going to the store:
QUOTE (from David Horowitz Freedom Center - Jihad Watch) :
I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this CoronaVirus scare was gripping America.
He simply smiled, looked away and said:
“Let me tell you what I need! I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for… I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children…”
“I need to know this generation will quit being a bunch of sissies…that they respect what they’ve been given…that they’ve earned what others sacrificed for.”
I wasn’t sure where the conversation was going or if it was going anywhere at all. So, I sat there, quietly observing.
“You know, I was a little boy during WWII. Those were scary days. We didn’t know if we were going to be speaking English, German or Japanese at the end of the war. There was no certainty, no guarantees like Americans enjoy today.”
“And no home went without sacrifice or loss. Every house, up and down every street, had someone in harm’s way. Maybe their Daddy was a soldier, maybe their son was a sailor, maybe it was an uncle. Sometimes it was the whole damn family…fathers, sons, uncles…”
“Having someone, you love, sent off to war…it wasn’t less frightening than it is today. It was scary as Hell. If anything, it was more frightening. We didn’t have battle front news. We didn’t have email or smart phones.”
“You sent them away and you hoped…you prayed. You may not hear from them for months, if ever.”
“Sometimes a mother was getting her son’s letters the same day Dad was comforting her over their child’s death.”
“And we sacrificed. You couldn’t buy things. Everything was rationed. You were only allowed so much milk per month, only so much bread, toilet paper. EVERYTHING was restricted for the war effort.”
“And what you weren’t using, what you didn’t need, things you threw away, they were saved and sorted for the war effort.”
“My generation was the original recycling movement in America.”
“And we had viruses back then…serious viruses. Things like polio, measles, and such It was nothing to walk to school and pass a house or two that was quarantined.”
“We didn’t shut down our schools. We didn’t shut down our cities. We carried on, without masks, without hand sanitizer.”
“And do you know what? We persevered. We overcame.”
“We didn’t attack our President, we came together. We rallied around the flag for the war. Thick or thin, we were in it to win. And we would lose more boys in an hour of combat than we lose in entire wars today.”
He slowly looked away again. Maybe I saw a small tear in the corner of his eye. Then he continued: “Today’s kids don’t know sacrifice. They think a sacrifice is not having coverage on their phone while they freely drive across the country. Today’s kids are selfish and spoiled.”
“In my generation, we looked out for our elders. We helped out with single moms who’s husbands were either at war or dead from war.”
“Today’s kids rush the store, buying everything they can…no concern for anyone but themselves.”
“It’s shameful the way Americans behave these days. None of them deserve the sacrifices their granddads made.”
“So, no I don’t need anything. I appreciate your offer but, I know I’ve been through worse things than this virus.”
“But maybe I should be asking you, what can I do to help you? Do you have enough soda to get through this, enough steak? Will you be able to survive with just 113 channels on your tv?”
I smiled, fighting back a tear of my own…now humbled by a man in his 80’s. All I could do was thank him for the history lesson, leave my number for emergency and leave with my ego firmly tucked in my rear.
I talked to a man today. A real man. An American man from an era long gone and forgotten.
We will never understand the sacrifices. We will never fully earn their sacrifices. But we should work harder to learn about them..learn from them…to respect them.
comments to the above:
Linda Rivera says
March 26, 2020 at 10:39 pm
Back in the days of the Greatest Generation, we didn’t have leaders and politicians who SOLD their SOULS and Sold Out their own Nations for the planned UN Communist One World Government.
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March 27, 2020 at 2:06 am
Thanks, Shirley, however, I was never in the military and never “served” .
As to what’s going on now, and what’s to come; people haven’t seen the worst of it, yet. They think it’s bad now, just wait.
I’m not trying to panic anyone, just prepare them. To get them to take heed of their current situation and to continue stocking up on supplies when this “new-found-money” comes in. If they’re wise, they will learn from this.
Hopefully, people will have also learned how to “improvise”, as my parents did, re-purposing some items for entirely different jobs to get us through. The war taught us this and continues through to today – if we’re smart.
However, if they squander it, and blow it on toys, junk foods, or foolishness, then all I can say is: “suffer the consequences; you had your chances”.
And lastly, keeping “sane”. People need to keep themselves and their minds busy or they’ll got stircrazy. Find a hobby, clean the damned house, learn to sew clothes or just clean out your closets.
Puzzels, cards and board games work, if you have family. And SHUT THE DAMNED T.V. OFF. The last thing we need is more panic. Stay informed but limit it to twice a day, at most.
Play with your pets, as well. They need comfort too, not just food and water. Isn’t that what you got them for???
And above all, KEEP YOUR HEAD. Focus, evaluate and decide.
To read more: https://barenakedislam.com/2020/03/26/shame-on-us/
arsehole - too true:
Churchill-fascists of the future:
Europe to be guided:
lassie (sorry, but moslems will not understand this one, so they can skip it):
Russia for 3 years:
Sanctuary Cities - coincidence?:
Are there any readers of Superman comics here? Do you remember Bizarro (if I got the name right) who was Superman from a bizarre alternate reality?
Could it be that we swopped and are now the reality of Bizarro? Wouldn't that explain a lot of the shit being done to us - and that we bizarrely allow it?
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Posted: 27th March, 2020