VHeadline.com commentarist Mary MacElveen writes: As I read Michael Ruppert’s piece published here at VHeadline.com, I am angry in the way he depicts the citizens of my country since he has basically renounced his citizenship, by stating that he is a citizen of the world.
When he (Ruppert) stated “its people have surrendered to tyranny, and in so doing, they have become tyranny’s primary support group; its base constituency; its chief defender.”
Like it or not, we as a society here in America still have a choice in which we partake or not partake in politics and the issues that surround it.
- But, not everyone has surrendered nor do they act as this government’s primary support group and base constituency.
As I have written in previous articles, there are many within my country working more than one job just to make ends meet, and just where are they supposed to find the time to get involved when they have to put food on the table?
Also, many of these workers do have families and are they supposed to put aside the needs of their family to meet Ruppert’s expectations?
If that is so, then he is pretty selfish for thinking that they should.
When he said that America was dead, that is a smack in the face to the many volunteers across this country who donate their time to help those less fortunate or rise to the occasion when America is in trouble. I do not care whether or not they are Republican, Democrat, Green Party, Independent Party or any other party, but if they rise to this occasion, they are showing the strength of this country.
After 9/11, people rallied together to help the victims of that horrific event. I’ve decided to leave out what caused this attack to happen since this piece is not about what caused it … but our resolve afterward.
Many from different walks of life came together to see how they can best help out … they did not do this because our government told them to, but out of the love of their fellow citizens. Those that did pay the ultimate price were our first responders such as police officers and fire fighters.
- As those fire fighters raced up the stair of the Twin Towers, they were climbing the stairs into Heaven.
That is what our first responders do. They put their lives on the line to keep us safe. To say that America is dead is a slap on the face to every single first responder. People even lined up around blocks to give blood and hospitals were overwhelmed in these donations. Even massage therapists showed up to help relieve the muscle tension of those volunteers working at Ground Zero.
When TWA Flight 800 came crashing down off the coast of Long Island where I live (please no conspiracy theories in response to this tragic event), I know many first responders personally who answered the call. You can still see the pain on their face when it is mentioned.