I watched "League of Grateful Sons" this morning. On one hand, I commend you for applauding the heros of World War 2 and Iwo Jima in particular. On the other hand, I really dislike you using these brave, heroic men as propaganda tools. You are not worthy to tie their shoes, much less make a "documentary" about them.
#1) WW2 was not an epic battle of Christendom vs. statism, which you assert. We did not go to war with Japan because their little sons were "taken away from moms and dads and being raised by the state." However, when the only "historians" you interview are yourself and Matt Chancey, I don't know why I expected historical accuracy.
#2) The men of WW2 were not fighting so they could preserve the "historic Christian family" where Daddy works 9-5 and Mommy stays
#3) Stop talking about manhood, courage, valor and perserverance like you know what those words mean. You are clueless. Courage, valor, honor, sacrifice, perserverance...those aren't baby names, Doug. Those are attributes that many men--and women--I know posess. Taking your two sons to Iwo Jima to meet veterans of that battle is a good learning experience. It doesn't mean you are on some great research expedition or have suddenly been imbibed with courage and valor. It means you took your kids on an expensive field trip to meet great men.
Do you want to meet real heros, Doug? I'm a paramedic. A few years ago, on the coldest night of the year with -20 wind chill, I got called out in the early morning hours for an elderly man, a
They did it because it was the right thing to do.
That is honor, Doug. That is valor. That is sacrifice.
That is what I want my son to be.
I don't want him to grow up and be like you. Or Matt Chancey. I want him to know true courage, and true honor, and true valor. I want him to do the right thing, even when it's cold and uncomfortable and he's tired. I want him to be a man who will get out of his nice warm bed in the middle of a freezing winter night to help someone else out, and expect nothing in return.
Until you have any clue about real life courage, please stop talking about it like you know what those words mean.
A college degreed woman who does not stay at home with her children, but will go into your burning house to save yours.