America....the new 'Flanders Field.'

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    1. On this day, November 30. 1872, Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae was born. (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918)
    He was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the battle of Ypres. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem In Flanders Fields.

    In Flanders fields, the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below...


    2. “This poem was literally born of fire and blood during the hottest phase of the second battle of Ypres…Just as (McCrae) describes, we often heard in the mornings the larks singing high in the air, between the crash of the shell and the reports of the guns in the battery just beside us.”

    As stated by John McCrae’s close friend and former Ottawa newspaper editor, Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Edward Morrison.


    3. Today, "The larks, still bravely singing, fly," yet one must mourn the passing of an America that stood for rewarding ability and success....and has given way to collectivism and victimology.

    Once a religious nation, now " the crosses, row on row," remembering those soldiers who gave all to support that which is no longer.



    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.
    In Flanders Fields - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    What a twist!
     
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    And continuing to support that which is no longer.
     
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    Nice thought

    Too bad you had to spoil it with your rightwing propaganda bull shit

    Can't even leave the dead alone?
     
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    1. It seems that you just aren't perceptive enough to realize that you have become merely an inadvertent satire of yourself.

    2. What is the driving force of the unAmerican, the Leftist...i.e., you?
    Simply this: shut down opposition voices.

    "Too bad you had to spoil it with your rightwing propaganda...."




    3. While the attempt to silence opposing ideas covers the greatest percentage of Leftist posts....in this case it
    has particular significance, as I fully understand why you’d like to slink away from the fact that folks like you have destroyed what so many of those referred to
    died for…..


    4. A more reputable voice might have attempted to prove that "and has given way to collectivism and victimology" isn't the case.

    But you cannot.
     
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    it's got a good beat... can you dance to it?

    :rolleyes:

    but PC, you're living in flanders field?

    you're in poverty?

    you're dead?

    stop it... it's nonsense.
     
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    Your quote

    Today, "The larks, still bravely singing, fly," yet one must mourn the passing of an America that stood for rewarding ability and success....and has given way to collectivism and victimology

    To defile dead soldiers to claim they died in vain because America no longer supports your rightwing political ideology is despicable. To use it to present your own political propaganda is as low as you can get
     
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    :lmao:

    well, it's HARD!!!
     
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    1. Not certain what you mean….is it that veterans continue to support the late, great nation of the United States?

    Once, it was a foregone conclusion that the military was clearly in favor of Republican issues....
    ...but now, the divide is almost as wide as it is in the nation as a whole.



    2. This is the destruction that the education system has wrought:

    ….the military tends to vote Republican. In 2008, Barack Obama got about 44% of the military vote (which was a slight increase over what John Kerry got in 2004), and there is no reason to believe Mr. Obama will get more than 40-45% of the military vote. What percentage of us military voted for Obama in 2012



    3. Most American elementary schools and high schools, and nearly all colleges and universities, teach everything that is significant from a liberal/left perspective. Multiculturalism has replaced E Pluribus Unum; the American past is villainous; the country is racist; morality is relative; and the left-wing cause of the day -- now global warming -- is taught as incontrovertible truth (ask your children if they have been shown Al Gore's global warming video, "An Inconvenient Truth," or if they have been taught both sides of the man-made-global-warming-leading-to-catastrophe hypothesis).

    American schools, especially universities, are left-wing seminaries. The only difference between your local college and a Christian seminary is that the latter are more honest. The Christian seminary announces its goal -- to graduate committed Christians. The universities deceive when they say they have no agenda other than to open minds. They may believe this deception but it is one nevertheless. Almost no university ever has a conservative speaker at its commencement exercises; nearly every professor in liberal arts departments is a Democrat (and a left-wing Democrat at that), and on the few occasions that conservatives do receive an invitation to speak at a college, they are likely to be continuously heckled, may well need body guards, or their invitation is rescinded, as Fordham University did to Ann Coulter last week.
    The Dennis Prager Show




    4. And, the indoctrination overwhelms evidence to the contrary....

    "When the New Left emerged in the 1960s, something else was born that would mark American elites for decades thereafter: the notion that social-democratic Western Europe was far superior to the capitalist United States. For much of the American Left, Western Europe was nothing less than an abstract symbol of progressive utopia.

    This rosy view was never accurate, of course. Europe’s socialized health care was blighted by outrageous (and sometimes deadly) waiting lists and rationing, to name just one example. To name another: Timbro, a Swedish think tank, found in 2004 that Sweden was poorer than all but five U.S. states and Denmark poorer than all but nine. But in recent years, something has happened to complicate the Left’s fanciful picture even further: Western European voters’ widespread reaction against social democracy."
    Heirs to Fortuyn? by Bruce Bawer, City Journal Spring 2009
     

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