Monday, March 08, 2004

The Machine

I was going to do a post about Martha Stuart today. She's gonna have to wait. I've come across a post on another blog that NEEDS to be put up. This is what it means to safeguard our freedom. This is part of the price that is paid. I sleep better at night knowing that someone like this is out at the edge of reality making sure the nightmares never reach us here at home. Most of us will never know what exactly it is within us-exactly what it takes to do what they do to keep us safe. They come to terms with the "machine" so the rest of us hopefully never have to. If you are not completely awed and humbled by this then go find some hippy-ass liberal web site and bleed your heart out there about what a monster Doc-russia is. This is what it is, this is what it takes. This is just a small glimpse at the machine that hopefully the rest of us never have to face, and I tell you right now without hesitation that I am DAMNED proud to be an American. Damned proud to be worthy of this man's protection. And I consider it my duty to earn that protection by living my life well, by living the American dream. Being productive, and fruitful, and to work hard and honestly, cuz when it comes down to it, whether you're flipping burgers or running multi-billion dollar companies, without this man and those like him your life and my ilfe wouldn't be worth a shit. It is because of those wililng to embrace the machine that we live free today. You owe it to yourself to read this, and you owe it to him to pass it on.

the machine