Someone Died

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by nick1368, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. nick1368

    nick1368 Registered User

    Yes, Michael Jackson did pass away a week ago, ...and so did:

    Army SSG Paul G Smith, 43, of East Peoria, IL
    Army SSG Joshua A Melton, 26, of Carlyle, IL
    Army SPC Chancellor A Keesling, 25, of Indianapolis, IN
    Navy MCPO Jeffrey J Garber, 43, of Hemingford, NE
    Army 1SG John D Blair, 38, of Calhoun, GA
    Army SGT Ricky D Jones, 26, of Plantersville, AK
    Army SGT Rodrigo A Munguia Rivas, 27, of Germantown, MD
    Army20SPC Casey L Hills, 23, of Salem, IL
    Army 1LT Brian N Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, WA
    Army SPC Joshua L Hazlewood, 22, of Manvel, TX


    This is written by a young soldier serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. Thought you might find his take on the Michael Jackson news interesting.

    "Okay, I need to rant.

    I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael Jackson. As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an entertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spent millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villian to many people. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and
    I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point of my rant.

    Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the country was to ENTERTAIN people, the Amercian people find the need to flock to a memorial in Hollywood, and even Congress sees the need to hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

    Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war, still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the United States of America. Wher e is their moment of silence? Where are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddence," and "thank God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the sacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop Icon?"

    I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS for Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They need to PUBLICLY recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE, those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit songs that the world will listen too. We only shed our blood, sweat and tears so that people can enjoy what they have.

    Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it. Remember these five words the next time you think of someone who is serving in the military;

    "So that others may live..."

  2. Leomarth

    Leomarth Guest

    People die. I don't particularly value the life of Micheal Jackson over that of a soldier over that of the common guy on the street.

    ugh. This isn't a politics section, so I'll skip the retort to this.
  3. Hippie19950

    Hippie19950 Premium Member

    I agree with Isaac, and find that so much has been talked about in this instance, I have not watched much TV in the past week, not that I watch much anyway. I would also figure Isaac may well be in the Air Force, or has knowledge of PJ's.... The Badge says it all.
    As for politics, not sure this so much directed toward politics, as toward the loss of many a Comrade or brother and no real recognition from those who sent them into Harms Way.
  4. LRG

    LRG Premium Member

    here here

    from Bro Lins

    If you hear thunder tonight, don't be alarmed, it's just Elvis stomping the $$** out of mj for dating his daughter
  5. JEbeling

    JEbeling Guest

    I fell sorry for a young man who had a lot of mental problems.. ! was very talented.. ! and a lot of people hung onto him to take as money from him as they could..!

    I think the coverage by the media was too much.. ! they all wanted the ratings .. !

    but it also seemed to be a daily count of service men that were killed .. and daily cover of every phase of the war.. ! now the Media seems to not want to upset the new persident..? or is it just me...?

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