“Come on all you big strong men; Uncle Sam needs your help again; got himself in a terrible jam, way down yonder in Viet Nam . . . and it’s one, two, three, what’re we fighting for?   Don’t ask me; I don’t give a damn . . . .  Next stop is Viet Nam.”

Above, the lyrics from Arlo’s “protest song”, right out of the 60’s expressed it well.  I was a protester then, . . . and a leftist – I’d gone back to school and was hanging around with young people.

After being challenged to study the history of Nam by a radical Professor at the University of Chicago (Yes; Marla, even back then, the U of Chicago was just the same – radical left!), I did.  

Due in part to issues in my own life, when I found he was right about the history, I too became one of the alienated ones.

After growing up, I saw the big picture and have since, apologized and have spoken to a Memorial Day gathering . . . .

I told them I realized that though my motivations may have been right, my actions had elicited / accomplished just the opposite of what I’d intended.   I’d helped prolong the war which resulted in more people dead and injured.

  • I told them what I’d done. 
  • I told them I understood what I’d done was wrong, and asked their forgiveness.
  • I told them “thank you – you responded to your country’s call and served and protected us all!
  • I told them, something they’d not heard very often . . . .   If you’re a Nam vet, this is for you too.

Back then, they needed to hear it; some may still.

Since then, it’s been almost acceptable to be one of the Hate-America crowd; no nation is perfect, but if you’re a member of that group, I’ll tell you what I was told . . . . if you find a better nation, go there!   Please.   Or, …. if you hate me so much, for exposing the truth, you can buy me a 1-way ticket to Israel!

About josiahe

Watching closely, working to understand all I may, in this "Age of Information", even from my limited view, I can see much of what's going on ..... and I oft see it's going to impact all of us which is why I share it. My focus is to expose evil, and to serve my Lord and savior Jesus in whatever way He shows me. If one waits long enough, better writers will come along and comment; it's just that I have so little patience with the evil that lurks among us and I've wasted so much time and now, there is so little left! WELCOME!
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