This is America

Stolen from Old NFO who in turn “appropriated” it from other sources:

Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston or Florida. Almost all of them driven by men. They’re using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.

Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there’s a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.

These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they’re so much better than. These are The Quiet Ones. They don’t wear masks and tear down statues. They don’t, as a rule, march and demonstrate.

But they’ll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They’ll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.

When disaster strikes, it’s what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. White men, Black men, Asian men, Hispanic men. And then they’ll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they’ve never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.

And the next time they hear someone talk about “the patriarchy”, or “male privilege”, they’ll snort, turn off the TV, if they have one, and go to bed.

In the meantime, they’ll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work’s done.

They’re unlikely to be reimbursed. There won’t be medals. They won’t care. They’re the unsung heroes. And it’s what heroes do, get the job done and move on to the next job, or go home and resume their daily lives.


3 Replies to “This is America”

  1. Yep, STILL waiting for any least bit of help from the likes of antifa or blm, or from the likes of princess nancy and her cronies. Won’t hold my breath as they would rather riot I mean ‘peacefully’ demonstrate in St. Louis, or try to prevent a border wall or something else ‘much’ more important than aiding their fellow Citizens who are still in need.

  2. I still have a lot if family that lives in NYC. After Sandy in 2012, I was in and out of contact with cousins, aunts, uncles, and a few friends living mostly in South Queens and Long Island. What was being reported as Chis Christie was hugging Obama and the media stroked their messiah’s political pecker was vastly different than what was happening on the ground. The majority of aid being given in places like Rockaway and Breezy Point were from private and religious charities. Not that I believe in government solving problems but the dishonest reporting that helped Obama win in 2012, from Benghazi to Sandy, is still a travesty. Everyday people that understand the simple motto “no one is coming, it’s up to us” are the ones that make a life saving difference.

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