Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Powerful Video, Humble Patriot

Musician John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting.

See Michele Malkin's article.

I hope that bloggers will spread this video around the Internet this weekend.


Where did his sense of patriotism come from?

“I have no family members who are in the military and not a lot of friends who’ve joined the military. Frankly, to me, it’s just common sense. In our business, we make a living off liberty and freedom of speech. The world my children are going to grow up in, their opportunity, their lives, their safety, are dependent on folks like our soldiers and their families. It’s common sense to me. They provide us with everything that we take for granted a lot in this country. You know, that “Freedom Never Cries” video, I think the message of that video, at least for me, is that look, freedom is not free. There is a price that is paid for freedom and we have to constantly acknowledge that. If we accept that freedom is free and that it’s no big deal, I think we’re in trouble. And I do think there is some of that mentality pervasive not only in the United States, but in Europe as well.”

The author of the song also has much to say about Hollywood; including this paragraph:

“People across the world are seeing films being made about troops that disparage them, and they’re going to think, ‘Hey, if they’re saying that about themselves, it has to be true.’ And I wouldn’t be so bothered about it if there were the counterarguments–you know, films basically showing the good side. You don’t see that, and it’s frustrating. I think it’s to our detriment. And I think we pay a price for that…I think people do take our troops for granted. They take our freedom for granted. I don’t think we have the clarity we need as a country going forward.”

Thank you, Mr. Ondrasik. You are a great American. Thank you for being willing to use your musical talent to counter those in our country, and elsewhere, who (unfortunately) make a career out of disparaging our country and our brave troops.

HT: Michelle Malkin


Tamela's Place said...

WOW! that was an awesome video. Thank you Father God for our freedoms and thankyou for our servicemen. God bless you i am going to share that with others thanks for sharing. Keep up the wonderful blogging. It is reaching others! I will come back to view your blog!

Christinewjc said...

Hi Tamela!

Thanks so much for coming by and commenting! I have watched that video three times. Can't get through it without my eyes welling up in tears!

Thanks for being willing to share the video with others. Please visit here anytime!

God bless,

Matt W. said...

Awesome video, thanks for sharing that with us.