Citizen Soldiers September 13, 2008Posted by Michael in Heroes, Music, Politics.
Tags: National Guard
The story line is a NASCAR race driver (played by Dale Earnhardt Jr.) who gets called up to National Guard service. It looks pretty much like a normal Kid Rock music video, until you get to the end and discover it’s a National Guard recruiting video.
Liberals will certainly sneer at the fact that the Guard is cynically targeting those rednecks who somehow are too stupid to understand that the Democrats represent their real interests. These bubbas bitterly cling to guns and religion, and fail to realize that their deployment in Iraq was undertaken on behalf of Big Oil and and Halliburton. NASCAR hicks are, in their view, natural born cannon fodder for the Guard.
Never mind. It’s nice to see an unabashed display of patriotism like this. Well, more than nice. It’s moving; it reminds us of the critical role played by the Guard in recent years, and the enormous burdens that have been shouldered by our citizen soldiers and their families. We owe them all an enduring debt of gratitude for their valor in defense of our freedom. God bless them.
And, by the way, God bless Kid Rock.
Thanks to Retired Geezer for this tip.
A cool thing about this video is the part where the citizen soldier takes off his sunglasses to kick the ball back to the boy. That’s pretty authentic. I read, somewhere, that our troops are actually trained to take off their shades and make eye contact, so that we Americans appear less menacing and more human.