Friday, December 7, 2012

They don't make speakers like this anymore.

The skilled rhetoricians of the past seem to be a thing of the past. 

Don't believe me?  Go listen.  Read the transcript.  Then tell me when in the past twenty years we've had someone speak like that. 

I wish Pearl Harbor had lived on in infamy.  But in a nation that's already forgotten September 11, 2001, I doubt that there are many who understand the significance of today's date. 

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  1. I remember thinking after 9-11 that this was our "Pearl Harbor" and that people would finally see who our enemies are but most have already forgot and don't care anymore. The WWII generation did not forget, did you ever see a "Pearl Harbor Survivor" license plate on a Toyota or Honda? I remember having a WWII vet tell me he hated seeing Mitsubishi cars because they were the company who made the Japanese war planes.

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    1. I was in college when 9/11 happened--the fall semester of my senior year. I remember looking at those around me, crying and horrified by what was going on, and then thinking about how shallow and self-absorbed they all were.

      America held onto the memory longer than I expected, especially with the mainstream media trying to force it out of the collective consciousness.

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