Thursday, June 23, 2005

No One Ever Accused Paul Harvey of Being Politically Correct

Paul Harvey shocked me with the following rant at noon today (emphasis mine). In about three minutes he advocates some pretty provocative positions. You can here it for yourself by choosing Thursday noon here go to minute 12 (note - you must have Windows Media Player):

I've been choking on something for weeks. Lets get it, up and get it out, for what it's worth. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill said that the American people, he said the American people he said, and this is a direct quote, "We didn't come this this far because we are made of sugar candy." That was his response to the attack on Pearl Harbor. That we didn't come this far because we are made of sugar candy. And that reminder was taken seriously and we proceeded to develop and deliver the bomb even though roughly 150,000 men, women and children perished in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

With a single blow, World War II was over. NewYork'ss September 11 Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill was not here to remind us that we didn't come this far because we are made of sugar candy. So following the New York disaster we mustered our humanity, we gave old pals a pass even though men and money from Saudi Arabia were largely responsible for the devastation of New York and Pennsylvania and our Pentagon. We called Saudi Arabia our partners against terrorism and we sent men with rifles into Afghanistan and Iraq and we kept our best weapons in their silos. Even now, we're standing there dying, daring to do nothing decisive because we've declared ourselves to be better than our terrorist enemies, more moral, more civilized. Our image is at stake, we insist.

But we didn't come this far because we are made of sugar candy. Once upon a time we uh, elbowed our way onto and into this continent by giving smallpox infected blankets to Native Americans. Yes, that was biological warfare. And we used every other weapon we could get our hands on to grab this land from whomever and we grew prosperous. And yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves.

And so it goes with most great nation-states, which feeling guilty about their savage pasts, eventually civilize themselves out of business and wind up invaded and ultimately dominated by the lean, hungry, up and coming who are not made of sugar candy.

Paul Harvey - Good Day!

3 Comments:

Blogger The Conservative Minnesotan said...

We could put Paul Harvey on Saudi radio and confuse them with Paul's seamless transition into commercials. Mmmm... sugar candy.

7:29 PM  
Blogger sachmet said...

This mornings was a bit different... he had a bit of a slip and called the atom bomb a "time bomb". Transcript:

For what it's worth... After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill told the American people, we didn't come this far because we are made of sugar candy, and that reminder was taken seriously. We proceeded to develop and deliver the time bomb, the bomb. Even though roughly 150,000 men, women and children perished in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with a single blow, World War II was over.

Following New York's September 11th Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill was not here to remind us that we didn't come this far because we're made of sugar candy. So, we mustered our humanity, we gave old pals a pass, even though men and women from Saudi Arabia were largely responsible for the devastation of New York, and Pennsylvania, and our Pentagon. We called Saudi Arabians our partners against terrorism and we sent men with rifles into Afghanistan and Iraq and kept our best weapons in their silos. Even now we stand there, dying, daring to do nothing decisive, because we declared ourselves to be better than our terrorist enemies - more moral, more civilized. Our image is at stake, we insist, but we didn't come this far because we're made of sugar candy.

Once upon a time, we elbowed our way onto and across this continent by giving smallpox infected blankets to Native Americans. That was biological warfare. And we used every other weapon we could get our hands on to grab this land from whomever, and we grew prosperous, and yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves. So it goes with most great nation states, which, feeling guilty about their savage pasts, eventually civilize themselves out of business and wind up invaded, and ultimately dominated by the lean, hungry up and coming who are not made of sugar candy.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahem

3:08 PM  

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