Don't Close the Blinds (Really Good Read)

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    "Don't Close The Blinds"

    The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war. My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I
    were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation.

    My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our front living room window. He told him: "Son, stand there and tell
    me what you see?"

    "I see trees and cars and our neighbor's houses." he replied.

    "OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the United States of America and you are President Bush."

    Our son giggled and said "OK."

    "Now son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every house and yard on this block is a different country" my husband said.

    "OK Dad, I'm pretending."

    "Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and see that man come out of his house with his wife and he has her by the hair and is
    hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her in the face, he throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are crying, they are watching this but do nothing because they are kids and afraid of their father. You see all of this son.... what do you do?"

    "Dad?"

    "What do you do son?"

    "I call the police, Dad."

    "OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations and they take your call, listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help.

    What do you do then son?"

    "Dad, but the police are supposed to help!" My son starts to whine.

    "They don't want to son, because they say that it is not their place or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of it," my husband says ! "But Dad...he killed her!!" my son exclaims. "I know he did...but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I want you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who you're pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his children."

    "Daddy...he kills them?"

    "Yes son, he does. What do you do?"

    "Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next door neighbor to help me stop him." our son says.

    "Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to get involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop him,"
    my husband says.

    "But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!"

    "WHAT DO YOU DO SON?" Our son starts to cry. "OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you ask for help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands taller and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next son?"

    "What Daddy?"

    "He walks across the street to the old ladies house and breaks down her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on fire and
    then...he kills her. He turns around and sees you standing in the window and laughs at you. WHAT DO YOU DO?"

    "Daddy...."

    "WHAT DO YOU DO?"

    Our son is crying and he looks down and he whispers, "I close the blinds, Daddy."

    My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him.."Why?"

    "Because Daddy.....the police are supposed to help...people who needs it...and they won't help....You always say that neighbors are supposed to
    HELP neighbors, but they won't help either...they won't help me stop him...I'm afraid....I can't do it by myself ...Daddy.....I can't look out my window and just watch him do all these terrible things and...and......do nothing...so....I'm just going to close the blinds....so I can't see what he's doing......! ..and I'm going to pretend that it is not happening."

    I start to cry.

    My husband looks at our nine year old son standing in the window, looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my husbands questions and he
    tells him..."Son"

    "Yes, Daddy."

    "Open the blinds because that man.... he's at your front door..."WHAT DO YOU DO?"

    My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls up his tiny fists and looks his father square in the eyes, without hesitation
    he says: "I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM, DAD!! I'M NOT GONNA LET HIM HURT MOMMY OR MY SISTER, DAD!!!, I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM!!!!!"!

    I see a tear roll down my husband's cheek and he grabs my son to his chest and hugs him tight, and cries..."It's too late to fight him, he's too
    strong and he's already at YOUR front door son.....you should have stopped him BEFORE he killed his wife. You have to do what's right, even if
    you have to do it alone, before......it's too late." my husband whispers.

    THAT scenario I just gave you is WHY we are at war with Iraq.

    When good men stand by and let evil happen is the greatest EVIL of all. Our President is doing what is right. We, as a free nation, must
    understand that this war is a war of humanity. WE must remove evil men from power so that we can continue to live in a free world where we
    are not afraid to look out our window. So that my nine year old son won't grow up in a world where he feels that if he just "closes" that blinds the
    atrocities in the world won't affect him.
    "YOU MUST NEVER BE AFRAID TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT! EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALONE!"
    BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!
    BE PROUD OF OUR TROOPS!!
    SUPPORT THEM!!!
    SUPPORT AMERICA!!
    SO THAT IN THE FUTURE OUR CHILDREN WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR BLINDS..."
     
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    Wow. This is pure gold, but it really should be moved to humor.

    'But daddy, I don't wanna!'
    'Son, take that rifle AND BLOW OL' YELLER'S HEAD OFF!'
    'Noooo!!!'
    'You're a MAN NOW, boy! Turn him into puppy chow!'

    I'm reminded of the 50s anti-marijuana add "Reefer Madness". Political propaganda at its finest. Cp- You forgot the part where the father points out the aggressive neighbor hooking up insecticide to his house and starts spraying the other houses. And also the part where the father arms his son, sends him out the front door, and watches him get shot. This allegory is rife with horrible leaps of logic and non-analogous metaphors. But it is hilarious :D
     
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    You've got to be one of the most ignorant people I've seen in the first few days on these forums..
     
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    Aw, you're just sad your 'good read' is one of the worst pieces of creative fiction I've read in a long, long time. Buck up! Ol' Yeller didn't REALLY die, it was a movie!
     
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    No i think he's sad that there are ignorant souls like you that are useful idiots to the communists tryin to destroy our country.
     
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    Communists trying to destroy our country. And I'm helping them.

    :rotflmao:

    :clap:

    This reminds me of when Zell Miller talked about the half-asked campaign run against FDR in '44 to preserve national unity, then criticized the Kerry campaign for being divisive and unpatriotic for even running.

    You're making fun of an over-the-top, crudely written allegory of the United States' moral imperative to going into Iraq...you must be.. A COMMUNIST! AHHH! :clap:
     
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    Never said you were a communist. but you fit the description of their "Useful idiots" alright. Listen to everything spoonfed to you in the schools and through the Television. If MTV says it is so, it must be so. If ABC, CBS, NBC says its true it must be. Willfully call any opposing view censorship because your crockumentaries tell you to.

    I don't believe everything im told. I listen to Rush and Hannity but i take everything under the emphasis that i know their persuasion. So before i take their word for it, i consult more moderate news sources such as Fox or certain internet blogs as well as Drudge. If you just follow the leader like most of the Democrats are doing these days, this country is doomed.
     
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    fact is you are helping the communist agenda. did you ever wonder why the communists are supporting Kerry for President? Have you ever paid attention to the Communist goals to defeat America? Ironic that they are working so well yet the Soviets fell.
     
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    You're making blanket assumptions about me because I'm a liberal. It happens ALL the time on this board. If you check my posting record you'll see I've cited, Rush, Drudge, FNC, along with all the other outlets.

    Spoonfed? Hardly.
     
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    The communist agenda? They're supporting Kerry ecause Bush is expanding the government and Kerry is the guy running against him?

    Avatar, how am I HELPING the communist agenda? What a load. You know that the RNC is supporting Ralph Nader's presidential big, right? There are CIRCUMSTANCES for everything.

    Oh, communism sucks.

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