An Apology to A Soldier

April 28, 2006 at 1:08 pm (Uncategorized)

While the instructor harangued against The Government and The Armed Forces, of which you are a member, We kept silent.

While he made ludicrous allegations against The United States and their Armed Forces, We kept silent.

While he smeared into the dust the honor and devotion of The Armed Forces, We kept silent.

While he would lecture to you, personally, on the evils of The Armed Forces, We kept silent.

While he would dismiss your respectful and reasonable arguments with more moonbattery, We kept silent.

While he would spew forth hate-filled diatribes against The Armed Forces (in an institution paid with funds from The Government, who would pay his salary) while not distinguishing between The Armed Forces as a body and individual soldiers, We kept silent.

While he would claim you ought to have known or done better, We kept silent.

While he would lie despite being corrected, We kept silent.

We kept silent. And now Our heart weighs heavy. We did not speak up in your defense, or in the defense of The Armed Forces, or in the defense of The Government. We rationalized away Our silence by maintaining that no one could say anything to counter his arguments, that he was entirely beyond the boundaries of reason and logic, that nothing We could say would make a difference. But that does not excuse Us.

We kept silent. You attempted to defend your honor, to defend The Armed Forces, to defend The Government’s policies. You tried to explain, to enlighten him. But your efforts were in vain: he did not listen, he dismissed your arguments, he steamrolled over them as if they were grass. And We kept silent.

We kept silent. Thank you for fighting for spineless cowards like Us. We apologize for not speaking up. It is inexcusable, and this will be something We will have to answer for before the judgment seat of God. May your mercy increase God’s mercy for Our undeserved forgiveness.

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