September 13, 2007--
Gathering of Eagles poised to over-fly, overshadow, outnumber, out-class and swoop-down-on anti-troops/anti-mission protest by Code Pink, ANSWER, MoveOn, NotInOurName, Breasts for Bombs, and 9-11 "Conspiracy" nitwits, et al, ad nauseum, on 15 Sept. 2007.·
A Gathering of Eagles in D.C. on September 15, 2007, will again overfly, overshadow, out-number, out-class and swoop-down-upon an anti-troops/mission-in-Iraq protest by Code Pink, ANSWER, MoveOn, NotInOurName, Breasts for Bombs, Fonda-Lovers, 9-11 "conspiracy" nuts, et al, ad naseum as was done on March 17, 2007.
This occurs at the end of the week of the sixth anniversary since 9-11 at a time when Vets for Freedom, having already done "heavy lifting" in our war against fanatical jihadists, are now also doing the "heavy lifting" to counter the anti-troops/anti-mission propaganda by the American Self-Defeatists. Now that Vets for Freedom, Freedoms Watch, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, and countless other organizations have begun waging media campaigns to fully engage and counter the propaganda of the American Self-Defeatists, public sentiment is turning against that polyglot collection of leftists, paleo-Stalinists, and 9-11 "conspiracy" nitwits.
One of the problems that has heretofore plagued supporters of the troops and their mission has been the tendency of too many "independents" and "middle-roaders" to only "intermittently" pay serious attention to the news or actively engage in continuing self-education on the issues and the facts. Thus, they've heretofore been easy prey for the American Self-Defeatism propagandists and their intellectual/political soul-mates in the so-called "mainstream" media.
A recent manifestation of such problem came to my attention when a friend (who is a genuinely decent, "independent" person generally inclined to express "support" for the troops and their mission in social-conversation contexts to whom I had sent information about opportunities to become actively engaged in expressing such support) said she only "intermittently" paid serious attention to such things and seemed disinterested in active self-education about opportunities to overtly support groups or organizations seeking to support the troops and their mission and to counter defeatist propaganda. She's not even remotely sympathetic with the American Self-Defeatists. Yet it's such passivity that enabled the American Self-Defeatism propagandists to sway large numbers of "independents" and "middle-roaders" away from supporting the troops and their mission.
Fortunately for the country, however, fewer and fewer "independents" and "middle-roaders" are allowing themselves to be misled by the propaganda of the American Self-Defeatists and their overtly sympathetic allies in the so-called "mainstream" media. Why? In large part it's due to the fact that those who've already done the "heavy lifting" in battle (in which they did not have the luxury of paying "intermittent" attention to what's at stake) are now doing the "heavy lifting" in countering defeatist propaganda and in trying to get the attention of, and thereby educate, the "independents" and "middle-roaders" who pay attention to such matters only "intermittently."
Part of the challenge to supporters of the troops and their mission is to educate "independents" and "middle-roaders" that September 11, 2001, marked the end of the time when reality afforded Americans the apparent (but illusory) luxury of only "intermittently" paying attention to such matters. Expanding the percentages of "independents" and "middle-roaders" willing to step-up to the plate to begin, and continue indefinitely, their own citizen self-education will require a lot more "heavy lifting" in the form of media communications to counter American Self-Defeatism.
Supporters of the troops and their mission must also be willing to express such support in ways and in contexts likely to catch the attention of "independents" and "middle-roaders" primarily interested in other things, such as sports, for example:
or even bawdy satire, as another example:
But when all is said and done, the most important thing is to thank and support our troops and their mission:
--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com; also Editor at WrennCom.Com.
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