Got this email today. I'll include it as it appeared, but with pictures arranged in a slideshow like before. My comments will be below.
Old War II posters found .
Most of us are too young to recall these posters and WWII, but they were a part of our parents' lives and a good demonstrations of the values of that time. These are great. Pass them along, especially to your older email buddies "WW II Posters Found"
I wonder whatever happened to this kind of thinking. I got a lump in my throat when I read this. I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way! I am glad to see that somebody saved them. The statement at the end says it all!
These were our parents. What in God's name have we let happen? I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these? Whatever happened? Political correctness (or "re-education") happened, lack of God's name happened, lack of personal responsibility happened, lack of personal integrity and honesty happened, lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened, lack of being an American happened.
Did all of these die along with common sense?!? I'm proud to be an American! If you are too.. pass it along, in English!
If you didn't find the English crack offensive, stop reading here and spare us all your comments.
A couple of things:
"Lack of being an American happened"
"Lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened"
Please tell that to every family that has a member in Afghanistan or anywhere overseas.
"I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these?"
Yeah, you're absolutely right. How could we have missed Fox News over the past 9 years?
The MOST interesting part though, is in the rhetoric. It is SO interesting to me how people react (namely Americans) when we are attacked on our home ground. The words on these posters are the EXACT same thing we've seen from "true patriots" since September 11th.
How many countries have we attacked on their home ground? Please think back to history class and remind yourself how WWII ended.
I think our short record of a few on our home land is pretty good. Especially considering the destruction we have caused all in the name of "freedom".
Listen, I have just as much respect for our troops, our leaders, our country as any other patriotic American. I do agree that things have changed in terms of patriotism since the days of the World Wars. I was taught to stop what I was doing and stand for an American flag passing by. Most people don't anymore. But, I don't go around parading the fact that America is going to doom. And I don't make strong statements that aren't true. This accusatory tone is what is ripping our country apart.
When can we go back to "United We Stand"?