– My Take –

I had the good/bad fortune to have grown up in the ‘decade of turmoil’; the 1960s.
I can remember like yesterday all the ‘love childs, children of God, and peace-nicks’ protesting and acting like drugged out kids.   Also can remember how they treated our troops coming home from Vietnam.    OK, so they had an excuse to be such pompous and naive jackasses; they were stoned most of the time.

Jump forward to today and all these ‘liberals’ (code-speak for ex-drug-head but still naive). What is their excuse today for being so brain dead and out of touch with reality??    Sure a lot of them are products of their 60s habits but what about the newer peace-nicks?   Are they that weak and naive that they would just follow the lead of the shameless 60s ‘enlightenment’??   ( See American Tradition Gone for Good? )

Are they really serious about their hallucinatory ideology?  How f_ _ _ ing stupid can anyone be to believe that any decent human being ‘wants war’ ??????    Of course since the beginning there have been those SOBs who gain power and greed to the point where they want to own and control everyone and everything.     Result:  War.   If the good guys don’t stop them, well you can imagine the rest.  AND THAT IS WHY THERE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE WARS…

I’ve been wanting to say this for 50 years now so here it is;  To all of you ‘love childs, children of God, and peace-nicks’ out there:   Say hello to Dorothy and The Tin man.  Quit insulting our intelligence and denigrating this great country.   Since you started in the 60s and until today, the only case you have ever made is this one:  ‘The only abortions that should have ever happened, didn’t…’

Now I have the privilege of letting you here it from ‘the horses mouth’ and someone who is much more experienced and vastly more articulate than me.   All I could say after visiting Jim Baxter’s  site is that Shakespeare must have been reincarnated.   He’s still brilliant but this time he makes sense and we can understand him!

Here’s Jim Baxter’s Take:

Every September,  I recall that is more than 65 years since I landed at Nagasaki with the 2nd Marine Division in the original occupation of Japan following World War II.   This time every year,  I  have  watched and listened  to the light-hearted   “peaceniks” and their  light-headed
symbolism-without-substance of ringing bells, flying pigeons, floating candles, and sonorous chanting and I recall again that “Peace is not a cause – it is an effect.”
In July, 1945, my fellow 8th RCT Marines [I was an ARman] and I returned to Saipan following the successful conclusion of the Battle of Okinawa.   We were issued new equipment and replacements joined each outfit in preparation for our coming amphibious assault on the home islands of Japan.

B-29 bombing had leveled the major cities of Japan, including Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Yokosuka, and Tokyo.

We were informed we would land three Marine divisions and six Army divisions,  perhaps abreast, with large reserves following us in. It was estimated that it would cost half a million casualties to subdue the Japanese homeland.

In August, the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima but the Japanese government refused to surrender. Three days later a second A-bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.  The Imperial Japanese government finally surrendered.

Following the 1941 sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese admiral said, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant…” Indeed, they had.  Not surprisingly, the atomic bomb was produced by a free people functioning in a free environment. Not surprisingly because the creative process is a natural human choice-making process and inventiveness occurs most readily where choice-making opportunities abound.  America!

Tamper with a giant, indeed!   Tyrants, beware: Free men are nature’s pit bulls of Liberty! The Japanese learned the hard way what tyrants of any generation should know: Never start a war with a free people – you never know what they may invent!

As  a  newly  assigned  member  of  a  U.S. Marine intelligence section, I had a unique opportunity to visit many  major  cities  of  Japan,  including Tokyo  and Hiroshima, within weeks of their destruction. For a full year I observed the beaches, weapons, and troops we would  have  assaulted  had the  A-bombs  not  been dropped. Yes, it would have been very destructive for all, but especially for  the people of  Japan.

When we landed in Japan, for what came to be the finest and most humane occupation of a defeated enemy in recorded history, it was with great appreciation, thanksgiving, and praise for the atomic bomb team, including the aircrew of the Enola Gay. A half million American homes had been spared the Gold Star flag, including, I’m sure, my own.

Whenever I hear the apologists expressing guilt and shame for A-bombing and ending the war Japan had started (they ignore the cause-effect relation between Pearl Harbor and Nagasaki), I have noted that neither the effete critics nor the puff-adder politicians are among us in the assault
landing-craft or the stinking rice paddies of their suggested alternative, “conventional” warfare. Stammering reluctance is obvious and continuous, but they do love to pontificate about the Rights that others, and the Bomb, have bought and preserved for them.

The vanities of ignorance and camouflaged cowardice abound as license for the assertion of virtuous “rights” purchased by the blood of others – those others who have borne the burden and physical expense of Rights whining apologists so casually and self-righteously claim.

At best, these fakers manifest a profound and cryptic ignorance of causal relations, myopic perception, and dull I.Q. At worst, there is a word and description in The Constitution defining those who love the enemy more than they love their own countrymen and their own posterity. Every Yankee Doodle Dandy knows what that word is.

In 1945, America was the only nation in the world with the Bomb and it behaved responsibly and respectfully. It remained so until two among us betrayed it to the Kremlin. Still, this American weapon system has been the prime deterrent to earth’s latest model world- tyranny: Seventy years of Soviet collectivist definition, coercion, and domination of individual human beings.

The message is this: Trust Freedom. Remember, tyrants never learn. The restriction of Freedom is the limitation of human choice, and choice is the fulcrum-point of the creative process in human affairs. As earth’s choicemaker, it is our human identity on nature’s beautiful blue planet and
the natural premise of man’s free institutions, environments, and respectful relations with one another. Made in the image of our Creator, free men choose, create, and progress – or die.

Free men should not fear the moon-god-crowd oppressor nor choose any of his ways. Recall with a confident Job and a victorious David, “Know ye not you are in league with the stones of the field?”

Semper Fidelis
Jim Baxter
Sgt. USMC
WW II and Korean War
point-man/follower of The Lion of Judah

5th Grade Teacher – 30 wonderful years!

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