Two-minute video going around the Internet (thanks, Mel):
Our Grandchildren need to see this, to give a little perspective on life. This is a VERY touching video, actually a piece of film that has been made into a video, this is one that is NOT photo shopped, it’s the real scene! Notice in the opening shot you’ll see the gunner’s position is all shot to hell while the pilot’s cockpit ahead of it is undamaged. Later on notice the corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunner, before the film continues, then showing the chaplain saying the final prayers, followed by taps, then the sailors push the aircraft and our patriotic airman over the side and watch it sink into the sea. Here’s one for a serious conversation with your kids. THIS WAS REAL! This is what 18 year old “kids” were doing in 1944. No safe spaces, no hurtful unthinkable remarks that they couldn’t cope with, just dying for their country so the ungrateful, uninformed snowflakes of today could act like fools decades later. This 2 minute video is moving. Worth your while. “What actually made this country great is ordinary guys like this doing extraordinary things.”
No question, political correctness has gone too far on many campuses and elsewhere; and to the extent anyone is ungrateful or uninformed, that’s a problem.
People should be informed, “a well-informed citizenry being necessary to the liberty of a free state” — not misinformed by thousands of Russians posing as Americans to subvert our election and weaken Western democracy.
People should be grateful. Despite the Republican criticism, President Obama was right when he said, “you didn’t build that.” Read his remarks in full. We all have so much to be grateful for — the hard work, ingenuity, and sacrifice that got us to this miraculous point in time.
Many of today’s kids are grateful and informed. But many, it’s true, are not.
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On the day of the 1983 economic summit, James A. Baker 3rd, then chief of staff, realized Mr. Reagan had not read his briefing book. When Mr. Baker asked why, Mr. Reagan responded, 'Well, Jim, The Sound of Music was on last night.'~Professor Herbert S. Parmet reviewing President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime
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