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From the Eugene Oregon Register Guard:

Don't give support to U.S. troops

In response to Tabitha Perkins (letters, May 11) encouraging us to tie a yellow ribbon to support the troops no matter how one feels about the war, and to everyone else of like mind: I do not support the troops who are willing to kill for their government, for the money it pays, for the education they may receive later - if they make it home alive with their brains intact - or any patriotism they claim to represent. A yellow ribbon should denote cowardice in the case of welcoming these people home.

They took the easy way out in the current climate of "You're either with us or you're against us." The willingness to kill, maim and torture for the government is not something to be proud of.

To go against the grain is the honorable thing. I would like to honor all the women and men who refuse to fight any battle that is not their own, whether it's for oil, power, money, government or greed. I honor those brave and decent enough to take good care of themselves and others. I honor those wonderful, intelligent beings who can think for themselves and not sign on to anything that would compromise their own respectability, those ethical enough to take responsibility for directing their own actions.

I say tie a blood-red ribbon on your arm, on your trees or any other limbs you can think of to show support for those willing to save blood for worthy endeavors.


She's a real peach; Eugene is lucky to have and eco terrorist loving, cop bashing, military hating activist like this.

Via Opinion Journal


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Comments (12)

I do not support the tro... (Below threshold)

I do not support the troops who are willing to kill for their government...

Then you obviously don't understand the purpose of the military: kill people and break things.

The ignorance in that lette... (Below threshold)

The ignorance in that letter is breathtaking. The soldiers are doing their job often at great personal sacrifice. They protect all of us, even those who are not worthy of protection.

You guys are so fucking bra... (Below threshold)
Baningyour mom:

You guys are so fucking brave and talk all this shit, why aren't you over there killing people. And will someone please explain to me how killing women and childern prtect my freedom of speech. You guys should hang those yellow ribbons down your back so everyone can see your yellow stripes.

(I usually ignore trolls, b... (Below threshold)

(I usually ignore trolls, but I feel compelled to respond to the fella who can't even spell his insults correctly.)

You don't know your targets very well, do you? For my part, I'm retired from the Navy, and I took part in Desert Shield/Storm. My son is a Marine, scheduled to deploy to Iraq later this year.

And please point out all the women and children our bloodthirsty troops are killing. Surprisingly enough, I must have missed the news reports.

I can't comprehend the thou... (Below threshold)

I can't comprehend the thought process people like Sherry go through in order to draw such a naive conclusion; it's like she's speaking from some parallel universe.

Look here. It isn't spelled... (Below threshold)

Look here. It isn't spelled "childern", it's "chidren". If you can't get the basics down then git back to the commune.

Het why don't you both blow... (Below threshold)

Het why don't you both blow me . Did I spell that right?

Oops, guess not. It should ... (Below threshold)

Oops, guess not. It should be hey, why don't the both of you faggots blow me.

So now you're a necrophilia... (Below threshold)

So now you're a necrophiliac. What's it like, doing it with 35-year-dead corpse?

OIC, Boyd, your just a dumb... (Below threshold)

OIC, Boyd, your just a dumb-fuck cowboy with cow shit on your boots. Your proud that you served in the Gulf Was 1? So did Timothy McVeigh. And look how well he did.

Banny Yo Mommy,I a... (Below threshold)

Banny Yo Mommy,

I am brave too but I am also lazy. As far as killing ememies of America goes. I'll do it but I can't come all the way to your house. Could you meet me in Texas or something?

Okay, you win. You've prove... (Below threshold)

Okay, you win. You've proved your rhetorical superiority. How could I ever compete with that?






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