I have encountered numerous organizations in the US on the net, and one of those I respect deeply is the Gathering of Eagles, a veterans group which supports veterans in many ways.
I have posted on them here before: -
In February this year I first noticed references to a “Gathering of Eagles” on the Michelle Malkin site. Apparently in response to protests against the troops and the desecration of memorials some former servicemen had been trying to do something about it …….
As an Australian I have always held a deep sense of shame and revulsion at the way our Vietnam veterans were treated, for them there were no parades to welcome them home as their predecessors from both world wars and Korea, no great public speeches, no accolades, and little recognition.
These men served with honor and distinction, yet were vilified, they won their battles, yet were defeated, not by the North Vietnamese or Viet Cong, but by the treachery of the opposition and the gutlessness of the government who sent them there, and snuck them back at the end of their tours of duty like thieves in the night, as if their service was something to be ashamed of.
Gathering of Eagles, gained the support of most veterans groups, and turned up on the day in huge numbers, some reports indicate up to 30,000, which even if exaggerated as some claim, was a great effort. Anti war moonbats now know they are opposed.
Learning from their own experiences at the end of their war, they have applied that knowledge in ensuring that the new generation of warriors knows that they have the support of their elder brothers in arms. ….
Political correctness is one of the many enemies nations face, an insidious bastardization of language and cultural values that turns logical principles on their heads. Someone got it right in the following quote: -
"Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." Source Unknown.Now it has permeated the Marines as the following demonstrates: -
Jesse Nieto is a 25-year Marine veteran whose honorable service to our nation included two combat tours in Vietnam. He achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant before retiring from the Corps. Since 1994, Nieto has worked as a civilian employee for his beloved Marines at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.There are on one hand plenty of Islamic people living among us in peace and harmony, and have no association with terrorism and they should be respected. There are also other terrorist groups around the world so it can technically be argued that “not all terrorists are Islamic,” but the fact is that those terrorists attacking the US and other free countries are Islamic. To argue that there should be some sort of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell,” for people who are self proclaimed enemies of the nation is about as silly as it gets.
Tragedy suddenly struck Jesse Nieto on October 12, 2000. That's when Islamic terrorists killed his youngest son, Marc, and 16 of Marc's Navy shipmates when they bombed the USS Cole.
Ever since, Nieto has displayed various decals on his vehicle expressing anti-terrorist sentiments. These decals contain messages such as: "Remember the Cole: 12 Oct 2000," "No Quarter Islamic Terrorist," and "We Died, They Rejoiced."
On July 31, 2008, two military police officers (MPs) issued Nieto a ticket for displaying "offensive material."
Nieto refused to remove the "offensive" decals from his vehicle. Two weeks later, the Base Magistrate ordered him in writing to remove his vehicle from the base until all decals were removed. He further banned Nieto's vehicle from all other federal installations.
GET THIS: The order prevents Nieto from driving his vehicle to Arlington National Cemetery (a federal installation) to visit the grave of his fallen son. …..
The banning of these decals is political correctness run amuck in the military. Our troops are being killed by Islamic terrorists, 9/11 was caused by Islamic terrorists, Islamic terrorists want to destroy America, Islamic nations persecute Christians, and now the Marine command at Camp Lejuene is victimizing a father whose son was killed by Islamic terrorists while serving our nation. ……..
I have met a few ex marines over the years, none ever struck me as being particularly politically correct, certainly not the sort of pantywaisted Nancy boy wimps who instigated this directive.