posted on February 25, 2011 09:50
Overheated and over-caffeinated cable blowhards have been blowing hard about the amazing parallels they see between protests in Madison, Wisconsin and protests in the Middle East.
From the right: dangerous anarchists on both continents are threatening the very foundations and stability of society.
From the left: courageous patriots are standing up for their rights and their basic values against Hitler-like dictators.
Please take a breath.
Take a minute to reflect on how lucky you were. As Warren Buffet says: You won the lottery of life. You were born in America.
You’re free to protest. Free to compare the Governor or the President to Hitler (even if it makes you a fool). Free to carry on and carry signs and disrupt the government.
All without worrying (most always, anyway) that the army or the police or armed goons will gun you down or beat your brains in.
Be thankful. Even better, call up your favorite WWII veteran and thank him or her – before it’s too late.