We’re Not Gonna Take It

There’s a story on CNN about the former pro football player, Pat Tillman, who went on to join the Army and became a Ranger after giving up a $3.2 million contract to join the forces. I was reading that he was killed in Afghanistan today, while fittingly Twisted Sister’s We’re Not Gonna Take It is playing on iTunes. That pretty much sums up my thoughts on the whole matter. It’s getting tiresome to see these militant radicals that don’t represent their country nor their beliefs killing people in the name of some excuse they’ve dugged up. The fact that a man gave up millions to serve his country means that some people truly care about their own country by giving up a good life to ensure others have a better one. His sacrifice was the sacrifice for the people of Afghanistan to have a better life. Hundreds of thousands of others are also sacrificing their life, time, and sweat to do the same thing, in both Afghanistan and Iraq. They deserve our respect and support.

The same goes with the militant cleric urging a bloodbath instead of promoting peace like a real cleric should. I mean, come on, a “cleric” has no business being militant.

Honestly, this is becoming sickening and stupid how these radicals skew everything just so they can run around carrying guns and have an excuse to uphold their traditions, which include subverting women, living in the stone age, and repressing everyone with so-called leaders hell bent on power and wealth.

3 Responses to “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

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  1. Cindy

    Matt — check out this site http://www.memoryhole.org

    There are some interesting pictures and documents pertaining to 9/11 as well as the war in Iraq right now.

    I found myself perusing the site for the better part of an hour.

    Definitely some interesting stuff.

  2. Let the poor guy rest in peace… can’t you put political rage aside for one moment. He choose what he wanted to do in his heart, this stuff happens, leave him alone.

  3. Cindy:

    Interesting site, thanks for pointing that out. :)

    Jamie:

    There was no political rage going on when I made that post. More along the line of pride that such a fine man gave up a lucrative career to serve his country and fight for a better world. It’s the realization that men like him were the ones that built America, and it’s good to see that they’re still around.

    What you miscontrued as rage was more annoyance at the fact that some people are so radical in their beliefs that they think death is the only answer to their problems, and use their religious belief as an excuse. No religion in the world encourages killing to serve a purpose.

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