I heard the following read on Pacifica Radio on July 14, 2005 (by someone who did not agree with it, of course) and it absolutely stunned me. From my research, Paul Harvey made this radio commentary on June 23, 2005. It is so far over the top that it is hard to imagine he actually said it, but he did. Paul Harvey is sponsored by Disney. Does this sound like a Disney message? Not to me. If you are offended by this diatribe, I suggest that you let Disney know what you think about their guy, Paul Harvey. That's what I intend to do.
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 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's 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!
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Paul Harvey Diatribe of Insanity (AND HE WORKS FOR DISNEY!)
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Paul Harvey is a wingnut. I intend to tell Disney that I will refrain from purchasing any of their merchandise, or going to any Disney movies if the money I spend goes to support Mr. Crazypants Harvey.
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