Blood and Guts
It's all about the blood and the guts - this we learned at our mother's knee.
(*WARNING*WARNING* - Government education rant approaching***)
What are they teaching these kids for American history these days? Do the kids in America understand about THE BLOOD AND THE GUTS??!!
Have they been taught that they are the guardians of Freedom??!! Do they understand about honor...and, and, LIVE FREE OR DIE??!! Do they? Are they being taught (as I was) that the red in the American flag symbolizes the valour and the blood, the white symbolizes purity, and the blue - vigilance? (Swear to God I was told in school that the red symbolizes the blood - pretty freaky for a 1st grader BUT!! I NEVER forgot about the BLOOD AND THE GUTS.)
My father was a real prick - but there are a few things he reinforced in me that I cherish. One of those things is Blood and Guts. Another is:
Better Dead than Red!
I've met a few people who think Better RED than dead! HA! I scoff at them. I like the saying I learned more! Some would be fine living the half-life of a slave. Not I. Apparently not 8+ million Iraqi.