A Letter to “One Pissed off Canadian Housewife”

So I was on facebook, and I caught a glimpse of a “pass it on” type post consisting of a letter from “One Pissed off Canadian Housewife”.  It reads:

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One Pissed off Canadian Housewife

This is very good PLEASE read….Thought you might like to read this letterto the editor. Ever notice how some peoplejust seem to know how to write a letter?This one surely does!This was written by a Canadian woman, but oh howit also applies to the U.S.A., U.K. and Australia .

THIS ONE PACKS A FIRM PUNCH

Written by a housewife in New Brunswick , to her local newspaper. This is one ticked off lady…

“Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Wasit or was it not, started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac fromthe capitol of the USA and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?

Do you think I care about four U. S. Marines urinating on some dead Taliban insurgents?

And I’m supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of a nation they are fighting against in a brutal Insurgency. I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East, start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which, is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan.

I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head, while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I’ll care when the cowardly so-called insurgents in Afghanistan , come out and fight like men, instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in Mosques and behind women and children.

I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana, care about the innocent children within range of their suicide Bombs.

I’ll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that their freedom of Speech on stories, is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home, to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a
CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent
terrorist to obtain information, know this:

I don’t care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the
head when he is told not to move because he
might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:

I don’t care. Shoot him again.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed ‘special’ food, that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe, in your heart of hearts:

I don’t care.

And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes
it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran.’
Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it.

I don’t care!!

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to
all your E-mail Friends. Sooner or later, it’ll get to
the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!

If you don’t agree, then by all means hit the delete
button. Should you choose the latter, then please don’t
complain when more atrocities committed by radical
Muslims happen here in our great Country! And may I add:

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering, if
during their life on earth, they made a difference in
the world. But, the Soldiers don’t have that problem.

I have another quote that I would like to
share AND…I hope you forward All this.

One last thought for the day:

Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ
2. The British Soldier.
3. The Canadian Soldier.
4. The US Soldier, and
5. The Australian Soldier

One died for your soul,
the other four, for you and your children’s Freedom.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS THIS ON,
AS MANY SEEM TO FORGET!

AMEN! GOD BLESS CANADA AND AMERICA .

Heres my response:

Dear Mrs. Pissed off Canadian Housewife,

Hello.  I am a fellow Canadian, and Permanent Resident of the U.S.A.   Upon reading your letter about your lack of “caring” for terrorists, their barbaric treatment, and their religious doctrine, I would like to respectfully say in response: I care.

You and me aren’t incredibly different.  From one Canadian to another, having to cope with the inevitable costs of War on Terror sucks. We do in fact “care” about something.

We care about the people who were murdered on 9/11.  We also care about the future and safety of our nations from radical fundamentalists bent on harming us.  And like you, I also care about the fate of the men and women of our armed forces overseas who have made the conscious decision to put their life on the line to the defend our continent and the safety of its people.  The whole ordeal has cost us our own citizens: co-workers, neighbors, friends, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters.   How can you and me not care?

However, I must say (and please excuse the wording) that I also “care” about your lack of “caring” for everything else.

Unlike you, I do care about “four U. S. Marines urinating on some dead Taliban insurgents.”  Perhaps its because urinating on the dead is the exact display of barbarism I do not wish to see my fellow countrymen flaunt as it makes them no better than the ones who so barbarically wish to kill us and piss on our own dead faces.  Or perhaps its because this type of barbaric behavior, including torture,  increases animosity towards us, allowing more people to sympathize with radical groups,  join their ranks, and further endanger both us and our troops.

Perhaps what I care most about is your attitude, which if held by many others, would tend to encourage negligence when conducting a war.  Perhaps its quite destructive to pass judgement by lumping the majority of moderate, peaceful Muslims with terrorists.   These so called “Islamic people” might actually be trying hard to fight the stereotype of being radical, violent, and primitive (in the same way we don’t want people fueling hatred of us here in the west)

And when it comes to innocent civilians who are killed, either caught in cross fires or getting crushed under the weight of their houses collapsing from a dropped bomb,  sorry but I’m gonna have to care.  What did those people ever do to us?

I care about what our nations stand for.   I won’t doubt that you stand for freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and human dignity any more or less than I do.  But if our troops commit atrocities that that the “terrorists” themselves,would commit, I am going to have to care.   While I absolutely admire the bravery of those willing to lay down their lives to defend us, nothing can ever grant immunity to those who lack total respect for human dignity, not even a uniform.

You and me don’t come from a society of injustice, double standards, and cruelty, nor do we exert those qualities during times of war.  We ratified the Geneva Conventions for a very important reason.

And sorry, your decision to bring Jesus into all of this causes  me to care.  Sure he died for our sins, but before he did, he said:

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” MATTHEW 7:1-2

So in conclusion, regardless of the amount of “corn” Jimmy has “cracked”, it turns out I do care.   Your letter has caused me great reason to do so, because your apathetic views on how to handle ourselves during times of war will never ever serve the interest of peace and or national security.  Please do not interpret my opinions as a snooty comeback to your letter, rather consider it an expression of me caring for you as a person, because if your attitude persists then you will inevitably remained “pissed off” for the rest of your years.

Sincerely,

Not so pissed off, yet slightly concerned, daveysthunderpegasus

P.S. While were on the topic of “respect”, Im not sure whose decision it was to post the pic of the two towers exploding to help the argument, but is it really necessary?

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8 responses to “A Letter to “One Pissed off Canadian Housewife”

  1. Carlito

    I agree with everything Housewife has posted. I am so sick and tired of society trying to prove that we are better then the people who try to harm us. The liberals constantly make excuses for everyone and when fire is fought with fire they are outraged!!
    Was it necessary to show the Towers? ABSOLUTELY!! as someone who was there and carried the body parts of innocent people whose only crime was trying to support their families, you bet your ass it was!! For every one they killed we should of killed 50 thousand and I guarantee future attacks would be thwarted. I wait for the day when the working man in this country has had enough.

  2. Lulu

    Why do Americans say ‘better then’? The correct word is than. Better than, prettier than, etc. Here is how then should be used; I saw the lightning and then I heard the thunder.
    This so called ticked off lady seems to live all over the world; Canada, England, USA and who knows where else and writes this letter to all the newspapers inthe West.

  3. Rab

    daveysthunderpegasus, put very simply your attitude is exactly what these terrorist feed off. They expect to be able to wage a campaign and expect a very predicable response from us. In the years to come it will get steadily worse until we realise that nothing can be done about it. Religion plays no part, the media is what gives the terrorist power and like the original letter I too do not care about many aspects that the terrorist hold dear (actually its us that hold them dear not the terrorist, they just play a very clever game many people are afraid to confront). The bottom line is and I don’t care if you do or don’t care about this is that we do not stand up for ourselves and one day when its too late to, people like you will wish you cared about confronting this issue in the manner it deserves. Possibly unlike you I have seen this up close in both Iraq and Afghanistan, we fight with an honor and regardless what goes on, 99.99% of us are 100% professional in our job. If people back home were to open their eyes and understand as one then there would no need to send troops, think about it because we would not care!!

    • Thanks for reading, Rab. Let me first say I appreciate your perspective. If I understand your argument, terrorists feed off our complacency. I agree and I’m not, in the slightest, advocating for complacency by saying that we can’t condone negligence and barbarism in a campaign against terrorism. I have not been to Iraq or Afghanistan, but I don’t think its presumptuous to say that when emotions get in the way of duty, it endangers the mission and radicalizes the enemy.

  4. Rod Allen

    Hi everyone
    I am sorry but in my opinion if you commit an act of terrorism then you have given up any right to be respected I do not ram the car that’s cuts me up on the motorway I do not claim the right to kill anyone who does not agree with my beliefs. Me I am Britsh and proud of it I have served my country for 31 years or half my life and I am pissed off with all this PC crap. Let’s go back to basics if you kill be prepared to DIE.

    • I think what I wrote does not necessarily negate what you have written in your comment. My basic question is that, is it “PC crap” to want to wage war with a sense of honor, an honor that terrorists do not possess?

  5. Oh my … I am so grateful for your thoughtful posting! I came across this rant on my Facebook page and felt a sense of outrage. I responded by saying “Oh my …THAT is a lot of venom and hatred. I am more inclined to align with the old adage “it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness”.

    I took a good shot from someone about lighting a candle and singing Kumbya … but I cannot find it in my heart to see how any of that callous rhetoric brings us any closer to peace on this planet. In fact, I fear that embracing this ‘eye for an eye’ attitude will unwittingly reduce us to the same kind of malicious mentality that drove those planes into the towers in the first place. If we are willing to look beyond 9-11, we have thousands of years of history to confirm that you don’t erase contempt with more contempt … you don’t end evil with more evil … you can’t eliminate darkness with more darkness. It just doesn’t work to ‘not care’.

    An if I look from a global perspective, I am not proud of what I see. Historically, there are countless examples of barbaric atrocities committed against innocent people all over the world including; the Christian Crusades, the Holocaust, the African Slave Trade, the attempted genocide of Aboriginal Culture(worldwide), Female Genital Mutilation, the Sex Slave Trade … oh my … I could go on and on and on and on.

    Sadly, most of these have been inspired by some sense of righteous entitlement. I heard a similar sense of pious indignation in that rant. It’s okay to be mad, but it’s not okay to be mean. My comment about lighting a candle is not Kumbya … it was a metaphorical call for us to consider answering these global issues with a different level of thinking than caused them. We must learn to care … to care for ‘them’ as much as we care for ‘us’.

    Nonetheless, we can agree to disagree. We all have a right to express our own perspectives … albeit respectfully. And I hope we also have the hearts to honor any differences without letting them divide us. If not, we have simply become a microcosm of the global macrocosm that inspired this conversation in the first place …
    Karen

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