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May 29, 2023Liked by Bethel McGrew

You have the ability to help us feel the ache of humanity in this fallen world, and this is a really good example of that gift.

When you write, "that is all we can do" it does not feel like quitting or cowardice, it feels human.

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Thanks very much, Mike.

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I have to agree with your complement. I also have to remind us all,so look back over my 70 yrs ,that we could be speaking German our Japanese right now. We could have lost many conflicts that would have altered our current comfort substantially, even drastically, except for those who sacrificed. And sacrifice will be required if we are to survive our current mess with any kind of comfortable similitude to our republic steeped in liberty.

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May 29, 2023Liked by Bethel McGrew

Sadly accurate. Ever since Vietnam, it seems like the majority of the major conflicts we’ve been in have been a bloody and violent exercise in futility.

When we were watching Afghanistan collapse, a buddy of mine who served there remarked that at least we brought a generation of freedom from the Taliban to the people of Afghanistan, and that’s certainly not nothing.

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May 30, 2023Liked by Bethel McGrew

Thank you for writing this, you express the thoughts of many. Currently my son serves in the military so Memorial Day is weighed down with the possibility of him being in that number. I honor the dead with trepidation for the ones to follow.

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Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Suzanne. God bless and keep your son.

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May 30, 2023Liked by Bethel McGrew

Once again, I can only offer a “thank you” for what you have written. I recall adventures in odyssey - listening to it with my son. Nice memories. Human kindness displayed and hope provided.

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I still have a CD set of Adventures in Odyssey. They still hold up, really good stuff.

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I think I finally let go of all my physical copies a while ago. Everything is streaming now...

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Jun 10, 2023·edited Jun 10, 2023

Knife Attack on Babies in France: All the Media’s Dirty Lies --> spectator.org/knife-attack-on-babies-in-france-all-the-medias-dirty-lies

🗨 the press took about a second to tell us that he was a Christian who had supposedly shouted, “In the name of Christ!” during the attack (*this was one of the most perverse misrepresentations*; by now we know that the one who exclaims this in the video is not the attacker but the person who is recording it, horrified by what he is seeing)

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PS Sorry for out-of-place comment: this is the closest I found where audacious freeloaders were allowed. Thought it's important enough to override good manners rulebook 🥹

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Thanks!

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Such a beautifully bittersweet and touching post. I feel this, more than blind jingoism or caustic cynicism, is the right note to hit at all our memorial days around the world.

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