These People Really Exist

by Jonah Goldberg

Please don’t send me email explaining why this guy is wrong. I just thought you’d be interested in knowing that I really do hear from people like this guy:

Subject: Insurgents Are NOT Terrorists…!!!

Ask yourself this: What would YOU do if the U.S. was invaded by the Chinese on false pretenses in a grab for natural resources, and the Chinese built permanent bases all over the U.S.–making it very clear that they had no intention of EVER leaving?

Then, what would you do if the Chinese shut down your religious newsletter, destroyed your church, took over your town, broke into your house in the middle of the night, arrested, tortured and sexually abused your friends, and killed your childen and your parents at a checkpoint because they did not slow down enough?

As a patriot, would you fight them any way you could? Or do I overestimate you?

The people resisting the occupation in Iraq are NOT terrorists. They are fighting against an invasion and an occupation by whatever means necessary. When the colonists in the young United States fought against the British during the American Revolution, the colonists were considered “terrorists” by the British, because they used unconventional hit and run tactics, and because they would not stand in a straight line and fight like the British had been doing for centuries. And in case you did not know it: The colonists also attacked and killed American civilians who were working for the British—and there were many.

One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. If we were invaded by the Chinese on false pretenses, I hope YOU would fight hard and smart enough to be called a “terrorist” in China.

When your children and grandchildren ask you what you did to speak up against this insanity, what will you tell them?

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