Archive for the ‘love it or leave it’ Category


October 31, 2006

By the way, Jarrar reports that he has received death threats. On his blog, he quotes from a National Guard member who served in Iraq: “If I run across you in my daily tasks, I will kill you. GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY COUNTRY IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT HERE.”


October 31, 2006

Try looking at both sides of the argument before bashing our nations companies and governments. If you don’t agree with the war, then protest the war or move to Canada. Don’t be hippocritical and make a documentary, wildly profitting from ridiculing companies, CEOs, and the US government. Also, don’t complain when there is a proliferation of attacks on the US and innocent people around the world.

National Youth Leadership Forum

October 27, 2006

During the first week of February, instead of taking a math test, several Japanese quizzes, and doing numerous assignments, I went to Washington D.C. and participated in a National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy (DID).

Our first speaker, Barney Barnum Jr. (the fourth Marine to ever receive the Medal of Honor) greeted questions about the legitimacy of our current war in Iraq with the response that the student who asked the question should reconsider their thoughts and/or move to another country. Barnum’s complete dismissal of such liberal questions was greeted with waves of cheering from the uniformed ranks. Needless to say, I went to bed less than thrilled.

I think that the reporter may not have a good grasp on what the word “liberal” means, but the response by Barnum makes it seem like it was a propaganda event instead of an educational event. states “Leadership requires a greater understanding of the world around us and demands knowledgeable, involved citizens.” and “Students participate in thought-provoking question and answer sessions with highly respected, internationally recognized civilian policy makers and senior military officers, who provide rich insights into current issues and discuss the strategies that helped them succeed.” How is ‘shut up or move’ a good answer to a question from a high school student at an academic conference?

However, the student’s question may have been stupid, inappropriate, or confrontational.

Does anyone have video, audio, or a transcript?