Friday, March 28, 2008

I Like This Too

From JonnyMordant


Vigilante said...

Shameless conflation of 911 attacks with Iraq. Congratulations for contributing to the problems instead of the solutions side of the equation.

BostonMaggie said...

How does this conflate Iraq with 9/11? It explains to woefully ignorant people that the United States Armed Forces do more to help people around the world than any force of it's kind in the history of mankind.

LOL Code Pink blocking the doors of recruiting offices is an infringement on the rights of their fellow Americans. It is *not* freedom of speech if one citizen blocks another from conducting the lawful business they wish to conduct.

What is happening in Berkeley and at other recruiting stations, in the name of protesting the war in Iraq is stupid and shameful.

I have never, for one moment, at any point in time believed that the United States going into Iraq had ANYTHING to do with 9/11. I never knew anyone whose intellect I respected who thought that. I know why we went. I agree with why we went. Despite some of the problems, I still support the mission.

That is all.

Vigilante said...

Excuse me, Boston M., for making a mountain out of a mole hill. The video clip shows a brief, image of the attack on the World Trade center on 911. My mistake was to assume that:

1) inclusion of that iconic image was purposeful.
2) when you said you liked this video clip, you meant all of it.

My mistake.

BostonMaggie said...

LOL, are you being sarcastic? I have to assume you are. Even though we are on completely different sides of this issue, I have been to your place and I don't think you are thoughtless or stupid. However, you are quick to read my thoughts and you do seem to jump to conclusions.

However, in the interest of being clear......
1. The inclusion of the power image of the WTC on 9/11 *is* purposeful.
2. I do like the *whole* video.

The video is not pro-Iraq war. The video is pro-Marines. The video is explaining that people who blockade, deface, bomb or otherwise attack recruiting stations are wrong to do what they are doing. It further emphasizes the irony of people incorrectly dumping on and maligning the very people who protect their right to spout off.

If you disagree with the war in Iraq, fine. I disagree with your view, however I respect your right to have that view. If you want to have a candle-light vigil in front of the White House, fine. If you want to write your Congressman/woman, good! If you want to carry a sign, wear a T-shirt or in some way express your witty anti-war sentiment, great! Everyone should work to better America however their views move the framework of the Constitution and the laws of the land.

But the Marines did not decide to go to Iraq. They are honorable men and women serving their country. These protests are misdirected. Further, they are fundamentally wrong in their execution. Another person's right to express their opinion ends at the tip of my nose. The Code Pink protests that blocked the Marine recruiting center in Berkeley infringed on the rights of other Americans.

If you were trying to enter any other public building in America and someone pushed you back and knocked you to the ground, that person would be arrested for assault. Why is Berkeley not arresting those people?

That's what the video is saying.
Wrong message.
Wrong target.
Wrong tactic.

Next, the inclusion of images from 9/11. Following your logic, (including images from Iraq with images from the 9/11 attacks = conflates both conflicts)the shots showing the flag raising at Iwo Jima must mean that the I believe Tojo is responsible for Iraq and 9/11 as well. See? Step back, take a breath, watch the video again.

Vigilante said...

Good points are made above. Thanks for going to the trouble of making them.

BostonMaggie said...

No problem baby!!

As I said I above, you have a different point of view, but I respect it and you. You are not a troll.