November 14, 2015

Listening to Toby Keith: From 9/11 to 11/13

John InglisRebel Blogger

I am writing this the night of the Paris attacks, and I have just come home from one of the best workouts of my life. Ordinarily I work out to something ironic, like Celine Dion or Meatloaf. Tonight, I listened to one song: Toby Keith's "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue."

The song was written in the immediate post-9/11 aftermath, at that time it was a triumphant song. 

Three days after September the 11th, President George Bush, when speaking to emergency workers said “I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

This time, I do not expect a similar reaction from the current President.

And Canadian Liberals cannot even be expected to have the same level of courage as American liberals.

Some of you are thinking that the Paris attacks are not the same as that situation, because this was not an attack on America directly. But NATO believes in the principle of collective defense, which means as the Three Musketeers say, “Un pour tous, tous pour un.” France and America are members of NATO. France’s President has come out saying some tough words, as though now, after all the past terrorist attacks on French soil, he will finally do something significant. I am inclined to agree with Mark Steyn on this.

There was controversy when Toby Keith's song came out, but a lot has changed in the 13 years since the song was written, which in a way, can make it seem depressing:

American girls and American guys, will always stand up and salute.
We'll always recognize, when we see ol' glory flying,
There's a lot of men dead,
So we can sleep in peace at night when we lay down our heads.

But some believe the West had it coming.
My daddy served in the army where he lost his right eye,
But he flew a flag out in our yard 'til the day that he died.
He wanted my mother, my brother, my sister and me.
To grow up and live happy in the land of the free.

The University of Missouri Student Association’s VP is “tired” of freedom of speech.

Now this nation that I love is fallin' under attack.
A mighty sucker-punch came flying in from somewhere in the back.
Soon as we could see clearly through our big black eye,
Man, we lit up your world like the fourth of July.

America is currently engaged in a photo-op bombing campaign against ISIS, I do not expect that to change significantly. And there are those who are incredibly upset that the Paris attacks are distracting people from their protests. 

Hey, Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list,
And the Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist.
And the eagle will fly and it's gonna be hell,
When you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bell.
And it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you.
Ah, brought to you, courtesy of the red, white and blue

Of course among the names at the top of his list turned out to be a guy who made a video...

Oh, justice will be served and the battle will rage:
This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage.
An' you'll be sorry that you messed with the U.S. of A.
'Cos we'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way.

But no one believes in the American way anymore. Not the President, not even Superman.

Hey, Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list,
And the Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist.
And the eagle will fly and it's gonna be hell,
When you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bell.
And it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you.
Ah, brought to you, courtesy of the red, white and blue.

The American Left prefers the French Trinity (Equality, Liberty and Fraternity) to the American Trinity (E pluribus unum, Liberty and In God We Trust) the flag is still red, white, and blue; so, to coin a phrase “What difference at this point does it make?”

So what can ordinary Westerners do, who cannot expect adequate protection from their governments?

Pyrrhus of Epirus, after whom the term “Pyrrhic Victory” is associated -- "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined" -- is said to have noticed after the Battle of Heraclea, that all of the Romans who were killed against him laid with their faces turned towards their enemy.

Make every innocent life as costly for the attacker as is possible: Ben Carson got in a lot of trouble for saying that would be victims of mass shootings should rush their attackers. I’m not as brave as my brother, who fought in Afghanistan, but if given the regretful opportunity, we should all do as Carson said.


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commented 2015-11-14 17:55:43 -0500
france is at war against the attacker. where is trudeau. not our war, nobody is attacking quebec. isis and hitler would love to have scum like you to go against. time to clean out the imans in this country who tell their followers to kill in the name of allah as well. jail or deport-what will ding dong do. kiss the killers and fight israel who have been fighting these scum for decades. yeah nato including canada is in trouble thanks to ding dong. he is embarrasing and scary.
commented 2015-11-14 15:59:37 -0500
“Those who hammer their swords to plowshares will plow for those who will not.” Thomas Jefferson.

If we care about saving our own assess we best be prepared to swing the sword and mean business.
commented 2015-11-14 14:24:30 -0500
When the Nazis threatened the world , we had strong leaders like Churchill , now we have Justin and maybe Hillary ,
commented 2015-11-14 14:06:23 -0500
Every time another of these attacks takes place, Enoch Powell moves a little closer to redemption and a little closer to looking like the greatest prophet of the 20th century
commented 2015-11-14 10:27:22 -0500
I have an old picture taken in 1940 of C company of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. My father and his brothers and their cousins are in that picture, along with a couple of hundred other fine young men from across Glengarry County who had volunteered. With few exceptions they were tough, independent of thought and action, and undoubtedly courageous.

I can’t help but think about the difference between them and the effete, feminine, examples of urban masculinity who appear during evening TV news casts as Canada’s representative “man on the street”. The contrast is depressing.

Where have all our soldiers gone? THAT is the question. And THAT is the problem.