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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Great Movie Quote

OK, this is from A FEW GOOD MEN, which is a good movie. Drawbacks, Rob Reiner is a flaming lib and Clinton lover, but decent director when he was apolitical, here. Drawback, Jack Nicholson once praised Castro, years ago.

However, Jack, great actor that he is, made a great quote. The film made this man arrogant, but I imagine other soldiers share his sentiments.....

"Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and curse the Marines; you have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives and that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use then as the backbone of a life trying to defend something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest that you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

3 Comments:

  • At 7:45 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    ...and the movie also found him guilty.

    Perhaps you should read into the entire movie ND. It expresses how defending the lives of millions is HARD. Very hard. And the general public may not like many of the methods used.

    But, like our system of commerce, capitalism and democracy SHOULD be the driving force behind this great military, and as such, improvements can and must ALWAYS be made.

    You are right in all of your comments quoting 'noone is perfect'. Jack's character wasn't perfect either - and truth be told - he honestly believed in what he was doing. But as the audience was to see, it didn't mean he was right.

    So, interesting that you have posted this movie quote after the discussions from today. It actually does a fair job to illustrate where I am coming from. I'm not complaining that we're doing things the wrong way - I am POSITIVE we are doing them the wrong way -- but we're probably also doing them the best that we know how.

    With that however, we need people to point out the faults so the system becomes better. It can become better.

    When McDonalds fucks up my order, I call them and bitch at them. Maybe something changes, most likely something does not. But the reason for doing it is that when I pay for a meal (a shitty one at that) - I should at least get what I paid for, but I didn't. If this happens enough, and enough people complain, the system SHOULD be fixed.

    So in regards to our military at the moment, I think you see a lot of that going on. And for our country to be the great nation that it can be where capitalism thrives, I believe that constantly critiquing our motives is not only necessary, but healthy in the very name of what we are fighting to protect.

     
  • At 6:04 AM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Leave it to Mr. Overanalytical to pick apart a perfectly good quote. Yes, I own the movie, genius. Is everyone from UT as pompous as you, or just you?

     
  • At 6:48 AM, Blogger Steve said…

    Being a simple kind of guy, I wll not try to overanalyze the speech. I just want to say that I agree with the speech, and that there are some things the military has to do that the general public would be much better off not knowing about. And yes, we NEED people standing watch that are not afraid to do violence to protect our country.

     

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