The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

RIP "Smokey Smith", Last of the Valorous Canadians

It was somewhat ironic that on a day when we should be mourning the loss of a valiant Canadian hero and celebrating his courage and stoic humility, my friend Richard at Canukistran Chronicles posted this silly flippant remark from Ann Coulter:

“ We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity”

Ann sounds like a clone of the Al Qaeda goons. Is this not their agenda? If her policy is ever implemented I would expect her to suit up, lock and load and hook up with one of the first waves going in.

Chicken Hawk saber-rattling like hers adds nothing to reasoned debate....and it certainly does nothing for her credibility.....and nothing what so ever in regards to respect for the ultimate sacrifices others have made for their nation's freedom.

I invite any soft assed war dog ( left or right) to put his pampered nanny state ass in the grass to back his political convictions. I bet I don't get many takers. In modern North America we like to talk the talk and let an ever-diminishing stoic warrior class walk the walk for us.

Such a selfless warrior of freedom was Ernie " Smokey" Smith...until yesterday he was Canada's last living recipient of the Victoria typical chicken hawk fashion our craven elites did not run the national flag down to half mast in respect for the sacrifice this valiant Canadian gave his nation.

War is sometimes necessary to restore peace, security and freedom. The craven left denies this but they have to erect a facade of "morality" to cloak their own cowardice in refusing to do their duty to defend their own freedom...relegating this task to the more stoic individual. None the less, war is a brutal bestial affair that grinds up a lot of humanity in its maw before peace and security are wrested from the madness of predatory be so flippant of it and to be so nonchalant in committing others lives to sacrifice to the leviathan of war is simply a cowardly is cheap Ann...let us know what you think with the enemy's bullets and frags snapping past your ears. My guess is you'll be diving for the deepest part of the foxhole.

In my lifetime I have had the honor to know many who have served us by going in harms way to defend freedom....not one...not one of them glorified battle nor so flippantly waved the treat of war around to settle every little political dispute.

With PFC Ernie (Smokey) Smith just freshly in his grave, we should put the sacrifices those who fought/fight for us in proper perspective and reverence.

RIP valiant Canadian...You stood on guard, and now pass the torch.


Blogger Debris Trail said...

Bill: Anne's comments were intirely Tongue-in-cheek. I've read the comment in context, and in her usual style, she's is having fun. She does not mean it. When you read Anne's books, she does a lot of moonbat bating, and that is all that this is.

On the other hand, I agree with the premise of your post. Those of us who are too old to serve anymore, simply because basic would kill us, had better be mindful that young men and women put it all on the line in places like Iraq.

August 4, 2005 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Bill, an excellent post. How soon we forget, and how quickly our politicians twist honorable acts to their ends.

Do you think Ms. Parrish caught the fact that Smokey actually KILLED Germans? In the 40's? Is that "peacekeeping" as she defines it?

What a sham of a country this has become.

August 4, 2005 at 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Snowbunnie1 said...

Maybe a viewing of "Saving Private Ryan" or even better, "The Longest Day" ...then again Ms. Parrish does not strike me as much of a patriot.
Isn't that a sad commentary on someone who presuposses to represent citizens.

August 4, 2005 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Sorry Paul this is a toughy subject for me...I have lost 4 American relatives and 3 Canadian to best childhood buddy went for a hitch in Bosnia and is tota;;y jaded towards the pussy politics that control the Canadian forces....there is a wide demoralization in the military when they read the political and media fawning over an enemy that is shooting at them....Anns comments were identical to the flippant cowardly rhetoric of a left wing ignoramus.

August 5, 2005 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Bunny, Candice: Parrish is a soulless, empty-headed leftist drone who is below our ( real Canadians) contempt....she's unfit to lick the boots of a real Canadian like Ernie Smith.

August 5, 2005 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

Point well taken Bill. I have not lost anyone to armed conflict, but two of my students ended up in Bosnia. One was trapped in a village during the slaughter of its Muslim population and could only stand by and watch because our "pussy" politicos did not give permission to intervene. He's suffering from post traumatic stress now. The other fellow did one tour in Bosnia, was due back, and deserted. Again, for him the problem was living in constant fear and not being able to shoot back until actually coming under fire. I think that driving around in thin-skinned APC's was too stressfull. He said that for fun they shot a .22 longrifle into one... and it went through.

My son is in training right now, getting in shape, and will be applying for a US green card this winter... he wants to join the US Marines or Army. I told him that if he actually goes through with it, he's better off joining the US forces where the financial and material support is enormous compared to the Canadian forces. Quite a number of Saskatoon young people are serving in Iraq right now with the US Army, and they wouldn't trade the US forces for anything.

You can imagine my aprehension as a father, but my boy has had this in mind since he was in grade 8.

August 5, 2005 at 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Snowbunnie1 said...

Debris Trail:
Well, my hat is off to you and your boys and those good Canadian boys serving in the US military in Iraq.
THAT kind of news doesn't hit our headlines , now does it?!
Just as in Bill Clinton's presidency, disdain for the military is so obvious we ought to be ashamed we let our politicians behave so disrespectfully to them. The stripping of funds for such outrageous behaviour of the ruling party should have reached such a level of anger that they wouldn't DARE show their faces ever again on the political stage, but they continue tp parade around, totally unashamed of how they have misspent the funds that would ensure our troops, no matter where in the world they are, are given the best of equipment for going into harm's way.
There are only two things leaders should assure their public and that is security at home and strong military.
These are dangerous times and it is derelection of duty for them to stand down our military and equipment ( any of our military are at serious risk of great harm or death by ANY of the equipment they have do deal with. From helicopters to guns, to uniforms, to tanks and armoured vehicles to pathetic substandard submarines!)
There should be a law against letting our defenses deteoriate into such disrepair. It is amazing that we do not make it clear we will not tolerate this kind of neglect. But we do. From health care, to roads, to military to schools ... no where is there the hand of prudence and common sense and responsibile spending to ensure the services are maintained, enhanced and improved as they are mandated to do.
Yet, they allow the likes of a Carolyn Parrish denigrate those who DO look after their own and see to it their military are brought up to standards that were so sorely neglected in the Clinton era. She would be the first to head for under the bed when the fighting reached our own neighbourhoods while reviling those who would protect us and die in the doing to keep evil from our shores.
She is beneath contempt and so is the government that backs her views.
Thank God for our young Canadian men and women who do sacrifice for the good of us all.

August 6, 2005 at 3:12 PM  

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