There’s nothing to debate. Those Pittable (and pitiable) are obvious. This is nothing even close to mundane. Hence, IMHO.
Full disclosure, I first found this on Fark. I likely would have found it on my own, but not for another day or so.
Many of us like to air greivances in ways that make certain situations seem dire to the fate of humanity. There are many, many things any of us can get fired up over no matter your political bent. There are few things, however, that would get any of us this passionate. Few things that would make us stake our freedom and even our very lives on.
This guy (and many others) weren’t punching keyboards and linking websites to show the “non-beleivers” how the world was going to Hell in a handbasket. There were no histrionic ramblings about how a blowjob or gas prices were proof that Satan was, indeed, in control.
This guy risked it all to take a stand. To try to help his fellow man. This guy embodied what we all hope to be, and most often fail to be. You’re always going to have a Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, etc. Say what you will about any leaders today. Keep in mind that it isn’t as bad today as some think.
No, this isn;t some defend-Bush manifesto. It’s a reminder of what has and can happen, and a comparison to how “bad” it is now.
We have it pretty damn good. And I pray we never have to choose to follow Mr Penraat’s path. I pray the choice never needs be an option.