After sitting through yet another “moment of silence” in honor of September 11 last week I had to ask myself “Self, why do you hate moments of silence? And why do you especially hate it today?” I came up with two conclusions.
#1 When I die I don’t want anyone to have a moment of silence in my honor, I want a moment of productivity. Write in a journal, pay a bill or work some overtime. That, I think, would be a more fitting honor to me then sitting around quiet for a few minutes. One of my friends suggested that he wanted a moment of profanity in his honor. Cool by me. But a moment of silence just seems so freaking defeatist, particularly on 9/11. If I had died on that day I would much rather have a moment of ass kicking dedicated to me.
That’s when it struck me that in America over the years we have been conditioned to remember our defeats more then we have been our victories. We all can recall at least the month Pearl Harbor was attacked but can any of us remember the day Japan surrendered to the overwhelming power of our nation? By remembering our defeats we are conditioned to accept them and focus on the negativity of those events. It has to be way more productive to focus on our successes then on the negative. What I am saying is it is a commie plan to condition us to defeat. OK that may be a bit much but you get my point.
#2 By focusing our attention on the negative we don’t see the good that is going on all around us. For instance we always hear the death toll of American troops in the war on terror but seldom do we hear about the number of the enemy our men have smoked. The rising death toll of Americans is played like a Baptist tambourine during revival but, there is never a mention of all the pigs our boy’s have laid to rest in their permanent dirt nap. Clearly no one can disagree that by doing this those apposed to American strength in our own country use this negative focus to shape public opinion against their political opponents. So did you know we are killing them at least by a 6 to 1 ratio? Yea we are, how do you think America would react if they knew that? That looks a little somthing like this.
Or like this.
Almost every Hollywood movie paints our soldiers out to be conflicted if not crazy. Combine this with the constantly repeated death toll and constant reinforcing of the attack and defeat on 9/11 and you have a culture that is being trained to be defeatist.
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