It’s so not PC, but I like it

Sousa’s marches have a lovely fin de siecle quality that makes them ageless.  This march, though, isn’t ageless, but it’s damn good, and I really, really, really love how completely un-PC it is.  It speaks to the heart of the troops’ job, without apology.  As my Dad always said (and, my God, did he know), you have to hate your enemy to fight and win a war.  This song, meant for the troops, understands that.  This doesn’t mean soldiers have to be unduly brutal or violate the conventions of modern warfare.  But they do need to hate.  Otherwise, they have no justification for what they do.

And as a reminder, this enemy — the Islamic extremist — is worth hating.  This enemy, wherever its ideology strikes, does the following things with great pleasure:

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  • 94Corvette

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I am a Navy vet, my father served in the Air Force, my uncles in the Army and I lost an uncle in the Battle of the Buldge. My son served two tours in Iraq driving a Bradley and thankfully he is home. Our nation has lost the tradition of generational military service and for those who do serve, we often fail to show them the honor or respect they deserve.

    This is just an idea, but it would be a wonderful gesture of thanks if companies would give veterans a day off on Veterans’ Day.