Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lemon: Of Brave Canadians and Lily-Livered Champagne Socialists

Lily-Livered Rosedale (and Outremont) Champagne Socialists want to deny the right of young Canadians to do as they wish, often as their parents and grandparents did, by serving in a foreign war. Risking their lives but doing so for the purest of causes, to save the lives of others and the futures of their children.

The ultimate commentary on Layton / Dion / Duceppe and their ilk came well before their time; from Teddy Roosevelt some 130 years ago:
It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
The Laytonites (and Dionistas and Doofceppes)
cannot accept the fact that there are Canadians who have fortitude and act otherwise than in self-interest. With their complete pursuit for personal comfort, they fail to appreciate that there ARE families who have members who are willing to die for their beliefs, for their causes or to put bread on their families' tables.

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