Shinestar: Are you for real?
First of all, I'm sick an tired of the age comments. This is REALLY irritating me. Who cares if you're 61 and I'm 24 when it comes to this subject?? I'm sick of you talking down to other people like we're stupid. Not to toot my own horn, (because I absolutely HATE doing that), but I happen to be an intelligent, college educated ADULT, and I believe I have very valid opinions when it comes to this subject. You talk about YOUR generation. Yeah, well maybe you did live through Vietnam. So I agree that you were more closely affected by it than I am. I'll give you that. But, now this is MY generation, and I believe I can very well UNDERSTAND what is going on in the world around me, especially after Sept. 11th. Plus, it is brave men and women MY AGE who are over there defending YOUR butt. So please stop throwing your age around. I have the utmost respect for my elders, and always try to heed their wisdom. But when they talk down to me like I'm a little ignorant baby, I automatically tune them out.
Secondly, we were intitally talking about PAUL McCARTNEY'S FEELINGS towards Sept. 11th. You didn't believe me when I said he was for defense, so I showed you the proof. But somehow, I knew you'd still have something to say.
Third, and most importantly of all, this is NOT retaliatory violence. It's SELF DEFENSE!! Shinestar, (and no I'm not talking down to you, like you've done to me so many times), haven't you been watching the news the past 8 months? If so, you'd see that the Taliban aren't into talking and peacefully solving matters. They're KILLERS, BUTCHERS, MAIMERS, ETC. You can't get through to these people peacefully. Whether you worked in the World Trade Center at one time or not, that's irrelevent in a way. The point is, they BRUTALLY KILLED OUR INNOCENT BROTHERS AND SISTERS. What are we suppose to do, Shinestar? Send Jesse Jackson over there to crack open a couple of cold ones, and rap with Osama? THESE PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO TALK. THEY WANT TO KILL. This is self defense. If we didn't defend ourselves, the Taliban, (as well as various nations and other lunatic groups), would continue to ravage our land...over and over and over and over again. We can't just sit back and do nothing. Actually, I would think that having worked at the WTC at one time, you'd understand this better.
Hey, this is no Vietnam, Shinestar. I was not alive during that tumultuous time, however, from all that I've seen and read over the years, I disagree with America's role in Vietnam as well. BUT THIS AIN'T NO VIETNAM. The Viet Cong didn't come over to our country and kill thousands of innocent people on our soil. This is self defense plain and simple.
Look, Shinestar, I wish we could solve things peacefully and without violence as well. Who doesn't? I wish we could solve things over tea and a handshake. But the world doesn't work that way. It's stand up and defend yourself, or be knocked down again, and again, and again. And what would we be showing for our loved ones who were killed if we didn't defend ourselves and their honor?
And having said that, I'm sure you'll STILL try to pick apart what I wrote. But what do I know? I'm just 24 years old.