Thursday, July 16, 2009
One or Many Men
Ladies, ladies, it's not what your thinking.I was sent an email the other day that has stayed on my mind and I decided to put it on here as I think it really needs to be read. First of all I want to say that I was a fan of Michael Jackson and mean him no disrespect. He Was an extremely talented man, whom I believe did not have much of a life due to his fame. That is my opinion! That being said the following is the content of the email.
...Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their minds with grief. When a man dies whos only contribution to the country was to ENTERTAIN people, the American people find the need to flock to a memorial in Hollywood, and even Congress sees the need to hold a 'momemt of silence' for his passing?
...Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he is a martyr because he entertained us for a few decades?What about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war, still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the United States of America. Wheir is their moment of silence? Where are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Where did this country become so calloused to the sacrifice of GOOD MEN and Women, that they can arbitrarily blow off their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop Icon?"
...I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS for Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, They need to PUBLICLY recognize every life that has been lost so that the American peopple can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE,those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit songs that the world will listen too. We only shed out blood, sweat and tears so that people can enjoy what they have.
...Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it. Remember thes five words the next time you think of someone who is seving in the military;
"SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE.." signed Issac
Although I know that millions of dollars went to Charities and that Michael Jackson was in the Guiness Book of Records for donating the most to the most charities. That is wonderful.....Issac makes a very strong case does'nt he. I am a Canadian and many of our men have been killed during the events since 911. Death knows no borders!Appreciation and Grattitude should be forefront and center for these amazing men and women whom need to be honored. I want to state that I am not pro War, I am pro Respect for what they do. I AM SO GRATEFUL !
Usually my posts are much lighter than this...sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe. like Issac. I am thankful to be alive, well, loved and at home.