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Memorial Day, I caught an interview with WWII veteran, Edgar Harrell who survived the bombing of the USS Indianapolis. Sinking in 12 minutes, 300 boys died on the ship. Nine hundred went into the water.
Sharks devoured hundreds. Mr. Harrell entered the water with a group of 82. By the fourth day, only 2 were alive.
Mr. Harrell endured decomposed and disemboweled bodies bumping against him. He thanked God for rotten potatoes to eat and a few drops of rainwater to drink. He wept recalling hearing a boy pray, “God, I don’t wanna die! I’ve got a son back home!” Mr. Harrell spent four and a half days in the water; his skin covered in oil.
A technical problem forced a military plane to lower its altitude. Miraculously, a crewmember spotted boys in the water. He radioed, “Ducks on the pond!” Another plane arrived witnessing the horror of boys attacked by sharks. Because the plane was not designed for such a risky water rescue, the plane was ordered not to land. The crew unanimously decided to disobey. Tearing up a motor on impact, the plane rescued 56 boys tying 7 to the wings. Mr. Harrell attributes his survival to divine providence.
I welled up hearing Mr. Harrell express his sadness over “the revision of military history today.” See video: Edgar Harrell, USS Indianapolis Survivor
In 1835, French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville perceived that “America is great because America is good…” Mr. Harrell’s generation knew America was good because they were taught U.S. History without leftists’ bias, distortions, and lies.
For decades, passive Christians, conservatives, and Republicans have allowed Democrats/leftists to indoctrinate our kids; shamefully teaching them that America is not good. Far too many youths believe leftists’ outrageous lie that America is the greatest source of evil on the planet. America’s leftists say we have no moral authority to lead the world or say who should or should not have nuclear weapons. Thank God Trump nixed Obama’s insane deal that gifted the world’s leading sponsors of terrorism a nuclear bomb. See short video: Trump announces end of Iran nuclear deal, promises “highest level” of economic sanctions
The America-hating left’s hatred for Trump is so vitriolic because they vehemently oppose him putting America first and his heartfelt desire to make her great again.
Actor Robert de Niro receiving a standing ovation for saying “F*** Trump” at the Tony Awards was leftist elites saying f*** Trump voters and f*** America. See short video: Robert de Niro’s ‘F— Trump’ speech at Tony awards
When basketball superstar LeBron James dissed a fan for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, James was saying f*** America. See short video: VIDEO: LeBron James Snub is a fan of wearing a Donald Trump hat?
NY Jets owner said he will pay the fine for any of his players who choose to disobey the NFL’s new rule forbidding protesting the National Anthem on the field. In essence, the Jets owner is saying f*** patriotic football fans and f***America. See short video: ‘Goodbye to the Jets’: New York GOP Rep Rips NYJ Owner Over Pledge to Pay Kneeling Fines
A young woman on YouTube tearfully said she does not feel like an American because she is not white. Sadly, this millennial is infected with leftists’ anti-America hate-generating divisive lies. Americans are not racists.
Leftists love to throw America’s sin of slavery into the faces of each new generation of whites; cruelly teaching whites kids that they are born racist. (See article: Elite K-8 school teaches white students they’re born racist) These evil instigators of racial division and hate ignore the truth that Godly good white Americans fought, suffered and died to liberate blacks; 360,222 union soldiers died in the Civil War to end slavery.
In 2008, white Americans ran to the polls to vote for the first black president, naively believing it would heal our racial divide; ending leftists branding Americans racist. American voters had no idea Obama would use his skin-color to bludgeon Americans into surrendering to his extreme anti-God and anti-America agendas. Still, Americans awarded leftists’ Trojan Horse president (See article: A Black Man, The Progressive’s Perfect Trojan Horse) a second term. Americans are good. After 8 years of Obama Administration race-baiting, Americans were polarized along racial lines.
In 1948, my friend Peg was around 7 years old when her retired Army colonel dad took the family to dinner at their favorite restaurant. After the waitress took their orders and returned with drinks, Peg’s dad noticed a black couple seated before them had not been served. Peg’s dad asked the waitress why. She said they were hoping the couple would leave as they were not wanted there. Peg’s dad replied, “Well, if they are not wanted then we aren’t either!” Peg’s family left and never went back. Peg said her dad taught them respect for all people with that dinner encounter. Americans are good.
According to a report, America is the most generous nation in the world where its citizens give the most to charities. See article: America, New Zealand and Canada top list of world’s most generous nations
Remember leftists’ evil lie that Americans did not care about the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita because they were black? The truth is 26 million Americans (See article: 13 million Americans made donations online after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita) donated $4 billion. See article: Following the Money Donated in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Americans are good.
Folks, my greatest beef with Obama was him relentlessly lowering the cultural and moral bar and dignity of what it means to be an American. Obama ran ads encouraging Americans to get on welfare. See article: Obama wants Americans on welfare He thrived on instilling class envy (the sin of covetousness). He threw away the joy and honor of becoming a legal U.S. Citizen by opening our borders to illegal invaders; shockingly courting them with food stamps and freebies. See article: Shocking US government leaflet tells Mexican immigrants they can collect food stamp benefits without admitting they’re in the country illegally
Today, Mr. Harrell travels the country speaking to young people; mentoring young men to live clean lives. He says he must tell his story because of the revision of military history. America is good.