September 21, 2006
This closing line spoken by the character of Colonel Nicholson, played by Sir Alec Guiness in the 1957 movie, “The Bridge Over The River Kwai,” is one I can imagine being uttered in the future by those who have been supporting the Democratic Party in their quest to unseat George W. Bush ever since he won the election in 2000.
Thinking back to the movie, Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guiness) unwittingly collaborates with the Japanese captors holding him and his men in the jungles of Burma in World War Two in the designing and building of a bridge spanning the Kwai River. Desiring to prove the British could build a better bridge than his Japanese captors, he becomes obsessed with the building of the bridge, losing sight that he is a Prisoner of War and completion of this bridge would help the enemy forces holding him and his men win the war against his country. Acts of sabotage are ceased and he directs the men to build it to exacting standards, to be a testimony to British skill and worth.
Towards the end of the movie, the bridge is completed, but unbeknownst to Colonel Nicholson, a group of commandos have showed up to destroy the bridge before the first Japanese train can cross. The Colonel discovers the plot and following the detonation cord up river, he finds a commando ready to detonate the charges and destroy the bridge. He fights the commando, killing him, but is attacked by another. After another fight, he returns to his senses and realizes that he has been helping the enemy fighting his country, as he utters the famous line, “My God, what have I done,” before falling on the detonator, blowing up the bridge.
Unlike the ending of a movie, what Democrats and those virulently opposing President Bush won’t have is a detonator to fall on to destroy what they have been building. There will only be those words as they realize how they knowingly gave up the very Liberties our founding fathers worked so hard to give us when they realize their support for the radical leftist agenda of the Democratic Party has brought the country to ruin. As terrorists engage in their tactics within our country, they will realize that it was they and their agenda of opposition that empowered, protected and blocked every effort to discover and stop the very ones that will be trying to kill them.
We have recently seen two small despotic leaders of third world nations show up on American soil and engage in their rhetorical bashing of President Bush at the United Nations. One even made speeches in Harlem before an audience of Americans that gave him a standing ovation as he stated Bush was the Devil. The other vaguely insinuates Bush and Americans should convert to his religion, while we strongly suspect his country is secretly striving to develop nuclear weapons. We do know his country has a long history of supporting terrorist acts against America. What they state really isn’t that much different than what we have heard from Democrat Party leaders in the past few years.
We have heard Democratic Party leadership using every opportunity to denigrate the President, accusing him of lying, concocting a war, hating Black Americans, betraying the country, playing on fears, of being stupid, yet misleading all the elite Democrat leaders on Weapons of Mass Destruction and the War on Terror. They have accused him of targeting American citizens, intercepting their everyday telephone calls and violating the civil rights of these same citizens. They accuse him of fraudulently stealing the Presidential elections and of orchestrating the horrific September 11, 2001 terrorist acts that took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people.
Conspiracy theorists have concocted some of the wildest theories of how he destroyed the buildings in New York and sent a cruise missile into the Pentagon, all to justify a “needless war.”
Much like the Bridge that was built over the Kwai River, Democrats and moderates, the Colonel Nicholson’s, accept these conspiracies and lies about the President by the Democratic Party leaders, the World War Two Japanese captors. The lies and conspiracies become that Bridge they wish to show they can build much better, but have lost sight of the greater purpose of America, liberty and freedoms for all, personal responsibility and the opportunity to build wealth, if you work hard enough.
As they build their Bridge Over the River Kwai, we are being tested and scanned by terrorists as to where they may execute their next attack. Granting Constitutional protections to the terrorists captured and imprisoned, giving them legal rights to representation in our courts and ensuring they receive better protections than do our Military Service Members, just lengthens the span over the river. Using our Constitution to undermine the very principals our country was founded on, saying you are protecting freedoms and civil liberties, while you fight others freedoms and liberties, erects more spans of that bridge.
Just as the bridge neared completion, connecting both sides of the river, or a Socialist America, along comes the commando, George W. Bush. After the attacks of 9/11, he saw the need and attacked those that murdered our citizens. Like Colonel Nicholson, the left has seen the detonation cord attached upriver and are fighting the Commando that is trying to destroy the bridge and return America to its original principles, as well as preserve it.
Our Colonel Nicholson’s have yet to realize what they have done and are doing. Should that bridge ever be completed and totally span the river, there will come the day when they realize their tax rates are astronomical, their parental rights are gone, their freedoms of thought and speech as well as ownership of a gun, has been stripped by the new Japanese captors. Every time they vote one of these Socialist Democrats into office, they add planks to the bridge and bring it closer and closer to the other side of the river. They fail to see these Socialist Democrats have slyly maneuvered them into building the very bridge that will strip them of the freedoms and liberties, losing the war.
On the day this realization hits home, they too will look around uttering, “My God, What Have I Done?” There may not be a detonator hooked to explosives on their bridge by then, for them to fall on.
If we don’t support the commando trying to destroy the bridge, if we become complacent and think someone else will support the commandos, it’s too hard or too dangerous to fight, we too may wake up that same day in the future and realize, “My God, What Have I Done?”
Thursday, September 21, 2006
September 21, 2006
Posted by Lew Waters at 9:44 PM