Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Soldier haters?

Over the weekend I saw one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. No, it wasn't someones gashed opened head, Star Jones' anorexic new body in a bikini or the homeless guys smiling with no teeth. Instead, it was the freedom of speech gone wrong.
Now let me be let say a few things before I tell the story. I am an avid supporter of the Freedom of Speech, I do after all work in the media. I believe everyone has to right to say and believe what they want. I do not frown on people's opinions 99% of the time (not that I always agree) and think you can believe in who or whatever you want to.

But this weekend I thought twice about all those opinions. Never in my life I have been more disgusted by the actions of five men standing on a street corner by my place.

On Saturday afternoon I was driving home after running some errands and when I came up to the stop light I saw a group of people, and then I really saw them.

There was a group of people dressed in Middle Eastern clothes preaching. OK that's fine, but that's not what got me. Next to them was a man dressed as a soldier who was tied up.

The first thing that popped into my head was, wow how have these men not been shot? I say that because I live in the buckle of the Bible belt and let me tell you, these people don't kid around. Most people here aren't Bible thumpers, but they typically are religious and they do support the troops. You can look around and see the ribbons everywhere.

Like I said, I was appalled. I support the troops no matter what. They are the one's having to deal with the war and making sure our country stays safe. While I might not agree with the war, I do know they can't go against government orders.

So God Bless the Troops, please come home safely.

1 comment:

a H.I.T. said...

Ew. Even here in NYC that is appalling, gross behavior. I'm with you and support our troops no matter what. Whether I agree or disagree with the platform doesn't matter.

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