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Dont close your Blinds (Great read)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BranndonC, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    Interesting illustration....

    Don't Close Your Blinds

    The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war.
    My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I
    were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation.

    My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand
    in our front living room window. He said "Son, stand there and tell me
    what you see?"

    "I see trees and cars and our neighbor's houses." he replied.

    "OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the
    United States of America and you are President Bush."

    Our son giggled and said "OK."

    "Now son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every
    house and yard on this block is a different country" my husband said.

    "OK Dad, I'm pretending."

    "Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and pretend you
    see Saddam come out of his house with his wife, he has her by the
    hair and is hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her in
    the face, he throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to
    death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are
    screaming and crying, they are watching this but do nothing because
    they are kids and they are afraid of their father. You see all of
    this son.... what do you do?"

    "Dad?"

    "What do you do son?"

    "I'd call the police, Dad."

    "OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations and they take
    your call, listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help. What do you do then son?"

    "Dad.......... but the police are supposed to help!" My son starts to whine.

    "They don't want to son, because they say that it is not their place
    or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of it," my
    husband says "But Dad...he killed her!!" my son exclaims.

    "I know he did..but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I want
    you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who
    you're pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his
    children."

    "Daddy...he kills them?"

    "Yes son, he does. What do you do?"

    "Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next door
    neighbor to help me stop him." our son says.

    "Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to get
    involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop him,"
    my husband says.

    "But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!"

    "WHAT DO YOU DO SON?" Our son starts to cry.

    "OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you ask
    for help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands
    taller and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next son?"

    "What Daddy?"

    "He walks across the street to the old ladies house and breaks down
    her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on
    fire and then...he kills her. He turns around and sees you standing in he
    window and laughs at you. WHAT DO YOU DO?"

    "Daddy..."

    "WHAT DO YOU DO?"

    Our son is crying and he looks down and he whispers, "I'd close the blinds, Daddy."

    My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him..."Why?"

    "Because Daddy.....the poli ce are supposed to help people who need them...and they won't help.... You always say that neighbors are supposed to HELP neighbors, but they won't help either...they won't help me stop him...I'm afraid....I can't do it by myself Daddy.....I can't look out my window and just watch him do all these terrible things and...and.....do nothing...so....I'm just going to close the blinds.... so I can't see what he's doing........and I'm going to pretend that it is not happening."

    I start to cry.

    My husband looks at our nine year old son standing in the window,
    looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my husbands questions
    and he says..."Son"

    "Yes, Daddy."

    "Open the blinds because that man... he's at your front door..."WHAT
    DO YOU DO?"

    My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls
    up his tiny fists and looks his father square in the eyes, without
    hesitation he says: "I DEFEND MY FAMILY DAD!! I'M NOT GONNA LET HIM HURT MOMMY OR MY SISTER, DAD!!! I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM, DAD, I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM!!!!!"

    I see a tear roll down my husband's cheek and he grabs our son to his
    chest and hugs him tight, and says... "It's too late to fight him,
    he's too strong and he's already at YOUR front door son.....you should have stopped him BEFORE he killed his wife, and his children and the old
    lady across the way.You have to do what's right, even if you have to
    do it alone, before it's too late." my husband whispers.

    THAT scenario I just gave you is WHY we are at war with Iraq. When
    good men stand by and let evil happen son, THAT is the greatest EVIL of all.

    Our President is doing what is right. We, as a free nation, must
    un derstand that this war is a war of humanity. WE must remove evil men from power so that we can continue to live in a free world where we are not afraid to look out our window so that my nine year old son won't grow up in a world where he feels that if he just "closes the blinds" the atrocities in the world won't affect him. "YOU MUST NEVER BE AFRAID TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT! EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALONE!" BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! BE PROUD OFOUR TROOPS!! SUPPORT THEM!!! SUPPORT AMERICA!! SO THAT IN THE FUTURE OUR CHILDREN WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR BLINDS..." /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    probably one of the better things I have read in a long time...thank you /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That was awsome!!!! good read!! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Thats a powerful story. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    I think I'll go kill the guy across the street now... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Ahhhhhhh what a whiney kid
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Ahhhhhhh what a whiney kid

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    Id tell my dad to shut the [censored] up and id blast my [censored] neibors with my nine.
     
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    Hahahahahahaha "your nine" hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I think I'll go kill the guy across the street now... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    way to take it too literally fumes! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    excellent read! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I'm sure backcountry would send flowers to all of his neighbors and ask them to back him up while he went across the street with some chai tea and a yoga mat to ask the bad man if he could just sit down and talk about how much positive thinking could change his life. Then he would blame the victims for provoking the bad man with their policies of no snacks before dinner and please stop drinking so much (oppressing him, really...). Then he would try to get all of his neighbors to pony up some cash so that he could give the guy some money for his anger management classes...

    You get the point, right?
     
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    I think you hit the target, great read thanks /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Excellent story /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    The point is that you despise Backcountry ?
     
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    this needs to be sent to everyone in AMERICA. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Very nice, thank you for sharing that /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    The point is that you despise Backcountry ?

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    No way! I'm sure he is a good person, hell, he's a fireman and that's reason enough not to hate they guy! I DO hate his views on subjects such as this. I just feel he is a bit unrealistic and quite possibly a socialist. He kind of brings this stuff on himself with all of his "positive thinking" and "Bush is the Devil" posts. But I definitely do NOT despise him. I can like a man and hate his opinion.
     

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