Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A great idea

Regardless of whether or not one believe that this military action or that military action is justified I believe that it is important to support our troops wherever they are in the world. Anyone who puts their life on the line in the service of their country should be supported and as such I believe the following is an excellent idea and one I'll be following myself.
"RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Canadians who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority". We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.
Many Canadians, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of Canadians supporting our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded Canadian who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.
By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make Canada on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before Canada is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.
The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is...We need your support and your prayers. Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear some thing red every Friday."


Gwenhwyfar said...

I don't support the millitary actions taken. However I do believe the canadians over there think they're doing the right thing, doing their duty (wow, I managed to use all three there's in one sentance) and I can't fault them for the sentiment.
I think they idea behind this artical is a good one, but I have to say I don't appreciate the way they went about conveying their message.
our love for God
liberal media coverage
Every red-blooded Canadian who supports our men and women
your support and your prayers
As much as they're trying to send a good message, it unfortunately marred by some serious right-wing, conservative and religious overtones. But again, I can't fault them for the sentiment.
Sorry, that's just my crack-pot, left-wing, commie oppinion.

Jason Doan said...

You are aware that there isn't a law that says you have to take it as a personal insult anytime someone uses the word "God" in a sentence, right? And it is possible for commies and conservatives to agree on the odd topic from time to time.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Pffft... that's crazy talk! Commies and conservatives getting along? Ha!
And who said I was insulted?
I was applauding their effort and less enthused about their choice of delivery.
I think you read my post to seriously... remember who wrote it? Me.

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