6 then and now-- June 6, 1944, and June 6, 2005; D-Day and T-Day; Loose Lips Sink Ships; ACLU--
American Careless Lips Union.
Common-sense self-restraint exercised by the media, other organizations and the American people in
general during our World War II struggle against totalitarian fascism didn't prevent us from
becoming a freer, better country following the defeat of such enemies of freedom and human
rights. Today, too many in the dominant media and too many organizations professing to serve
the public interests exhibit a serious lack of such common sense. (Some,
few, in the media
are willing to condemn such abuse
of common sense.) Why else in the midst of a world-wide, no-front-line war against
the totalitarian, fascist and fanatical perversion of Islam would so many in the dominant media and
in organizations (such as the ACLU) professing to serve the public interests think it sensible to
find as many ways as possible to disseminate as widely as possible as many flaws, errors and
mistakes as possible with respect to American conduct of warfare against such global
Would the ACLU, for example, be willing to adopt a policy requiring all its members traveling abroad
in Islamic countries to wear signs on their backs identifying themselves as members of an
organization in which at least a significant percentage of its members (if not many or most)
consider all religious believers to be "morons"? Of course not-- their common sense
would motivate them to attempt to minimize rather than maximize the dangers to themselves
that such form of self-identification would create.
Why, then, are they so patently callous with respect to the fact that their efforts to overemphasize
mistakes (such as instances of mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib) is the equivalent of putting
targets on the backs of our troops in this war without a front line? It's because their ivory
tower existence made less insecure by the risks being undertaken by our troops (whose faith
they smugly disdain) affords them the luxury of engaging in intellectual preening in an effort to
distinguish themselves from the rest of us. What do they deserve for their conduct so utterly
contemptuous of the lives of our troops and sacrifices being made in our behalf? At they very
least, they deserve our utter, unqualified contempt.
Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.
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