Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1875, December 28h, 2011

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The following short piece came from a Vietnam era combat veteran.
The war is over!
Recall a young girl named Jessica Lynch? Of course you do. She was a “reluctant hero” of the war!
The Army made a big story out of her heroism and her rescue. Jessica Lynch played along, some.
She was seriously injured, confused and being pressured by military superiors to be something she wasn’t. She knew the truth and she was uncomfortable. Eventually most of the story came out. The rescue was not exactly “the raid on Entebbe”. In the initial action where she “fought like a tigress, or so we were told, ”She never fired her gun! She was incapacitated. Bottom line is she went thru hell, she served honorably and I hope she is doing well today. The fantasy was the Army and the Administrations work. An attractive wounded, young American White Female was great spin in a fantasy war that employed a sales and promotion team that eventually gave us “Mission Accomplished!”!
What I want to know is this, The commanders and soldiers watching the initial action that night, in infrared light, saw the image of a “slight built soldier” fighting like a madman. A slight built male soldier was identified.
A good case was made that he was the Hero. Who was he? Is he alive or dead? What decorations did he receive for his actions, which were deemed exceptional enough to declare mistakenly that Miss Lynch was a hero?
I never saw any follow up on this story.
It fits well with this war and let us know we were being lied to right down to the reason for war!
The staged downing of Saddam's statue was a fabricated over the top piece of 1940s Hollywood as well!
Saddam is dead, that’s good.
Turmoil will soon prevail in Iraq and a large number of fine young Americans are gone, never to come home.
Others were horrifically wounded.
Was it worth it? And who was the Hero, one of many who we never heard of?


At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Welcome back from Christmas break. I hope you all had a nice holiday which was doubtlessly spent in your various local water holes and doubtfully spent celebrating the man from Galilee.
As I am aware you are probably fighting off or sleeping off your hangover, I will make today's lecture brief as possible.
The business of this classroom goes forward:
Regarding the posting by the Vietnam veteran (and I thank him for his service) we must remember an important thing. War, by definition, is NOT a hollywood film and in no way a romantic idea. IT never was and never will be. There is carnage, and injury and blood and ultimately for some, the utmost sacrifice, death.
So it is, so it was, so it always shall be.
My point being, in light of what I have stated, we NEED heroes. We long for heroic stories to keep us rooting for the team.
Ms. Lynch may not have been the hero we thought she was. Pat Tillman may not have died under the circumstances we originally were told of. Indeed, the famous flag raising at Iwo Jima, captured in an iconic photo, was in actuality a staged photograph. The original raising on Mt. Suribachi was done hours before.
Fact is class, we create heroes for the better good.
The first televised war, Vietnam, was basically the first reality show on TV (and I know you all love the Kardashians) and it destroyed American morale, for it portrayed war truthfully and if there is something the American people do NOT need to know it is the truth of war's carnage.
IN closing, we needed Jessica Lynch, Pat Tillman, Audie Murphy and Ira Hayes to be heroes, not because it is the truth, but because of the greater good of our nation's purpose. We needed them to be heroes.
Something to think about this morning.
Class DIsmissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marketing... at the cost of human lives... shameful. Wasn't the first time, wasn't the last. Propaganda is not only done in the Communist countries. Our government's priorities have long been in need of a thorough examination.

At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American people do not need to know the truth of Wars carnage?!
Thats about the dumbest thing ever said on Lulac!
As to heroes, the only true heroes are the real ones and of the three mentioned, only one truly was a hero. The others were there, which for some is enough.
Professor again you show your ignorance. There are real Heroes.
What is your point and why must you be so condescending to those of us who read Lulac and use our brains? In short, who the hell do you think you are?
We only need to create heroes for false endeavors and failed policies and leadership and you insult the real heroes.
Clearly you, Sir never served and just dont ever get it!

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The false professer comes out in favor of false heroes. Hey shithead
believe it or not there are real heroes and if the people really saw war maybe they wouldnt be so quick to sign on to invented wars.
Next war maybe the professer should sign up and lead us poor morons down the path to destruction. Problem is nobody would follow him. Phony heroes for the common good. What an asshole!

Desert Storm Veteran

At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica Lynch just graduated from college which was why she joined the Army in the first place. She has ongoing problems from her injuries, but she has a clear conscience. Pat Tillman's family protested the use of their son's death to promote a war. Bad enough he died trying to do what he thought was right, but for our government to use him as a recruiting poster was beyond insulting. He deserved better. They all did. We all did.

At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said 11:00PM. Very well said.

At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I reread the professor and he EXPLAINED the need for the marketing of heroes. No where did he say he agreed with it or supported it.

He included some premises that you might like to refute but
your innate dislike, bordering on hatred, for his explanations and opinion are retarding your development and, dare I say, understanding of life.

Glad he's got the courage of his convictions. I welcome the challenge of his viewpoints.

At 2:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11"50 you sound a whole lot like the professor himself. I doubt that anybody who reads LuLac would take even a moment to defend this guy. He does talk down to the readers and for the life of me I can't understand where he thinks he got the right to do so. The man truly is a pure jerk.


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