Symbol of Peace
by SquishyBComment by kaiser_chief:
I have stumbled across this image, and in reading the comments, thought it right to respond
Firstly, I am not American, therefore any argument (made by previous commentors) that it is patriotism regarding my comments is wrong......I am an Australian, and proud of it.
However, the claims that this is a symbol of war to me are incorrect. The America Nation, under this flag, have continued to defend the ideals that we, as a group of nations, hold dear. I note the variety of nations that have commented against this image, a combination of Scandinavian fence sitters, English who also went to war, and Americans that are willing to risk their freedom. I ask all fo them, will you fight for what you believe in??????
The American Nation, with the allied partners, including Australia, have fought to protect the freedom of people, both in our country and overseas on a number of occasions. The USA and Australia continur to fight together in the sands of Afganistan........I have mates there, we are fighting for a safer world.......Those willing to challenge our way of life, the freedoms we hold dear, through suicide bombing, through terrorism, through whatever means, threaten the safety of our nations and the world, and therefore threaten the peace that exists. By opposing them, we fight for Peace, making the USA flag a symbol of freedom, and for Peace in our world.
I am not a solider, but I work to support them......I can only hope that what I do ensures that each brave man and women wearing the uniform of my country will return safe and well to their family, knowing that they are making the world a safer place for their children, and for future generations. Simply by this, by their efforts, they are fighting for Peace, and thus making the flag that they fight under, be it the Flag of the USA, that of Great Britain, or that of the Commonwealth of Australia, a symbol of Peace for Future generations.