WHY WE ARE NOT LIKED
March 19, 2003
A Marine, who as a teenager, fought as a rifleman in Korea, in 1950, wrote this article. He switched to the Army and served as a Special Forces officer in Vietnam. After Vietnam he joind the CIA and went back to Korea, and he has some specific thoughts on countries that "don't LIKE (underline LIKE) us." He says polls are being taken in foreign countries as to whether or not they "LIKE" us. The word "LIKE" has nothing to do with foreign policy. I prefer "respect" or "fear." They worked for Rome, which civilized and kept the peace in the known world a hell of a lot longer than our puny two centuries-plus. A left-wing German got elected to office recently by campaigning against the foreign policy of the United States. Their head honcho said they wouldn't take part in a war against Iraq. It's kind of nice to see them taking a pass on a war. I think it's time to bring our boys home from Germany. Outside of the money we'd save, we'd make the Germans "LIKE" us a lot more; after they started paying the bills for their own defense.
France isn't too fond of us either. They sort of "LIKED" us back on June 6, 1944. If you don't think so, see how nicely they take care of the enormous American cemeteries up above the Normandy beaches. When Europe couldn't take care of their Bosnian problem recently, guess who had to help out? Last time I checked our kids were still there. I remember they said they would be out in a year. Gee, how time flies when you're having fun. Now the South Koreans aren't too happy with us either. They "LIKED" us a lot better in June 1950. It took more than 50,000 Americans killed in Korea to help give them the lifestyle they currently enjoy. I think it's also time to bring the boys home from there. There are about 37,000 young Americans on the DMZ separating the South Koreans from their brothers up north.
A good portion of the Arab/Moslem world doesn't "LIKE" us either. What should we do to get them to "LIKE" us? Die? Commit ritual suicide?
I'm not in favor of going to war. Been there, done that. But, I think we ought to have some polls in this country about other countries and see if we "LIKE" them.
In a recent visit to Norway, I engaged in a really fun debate with my cousin's son. a student at a Norwegian University. I was lectured to by this thankless squirt about the American "Empire," and scolded about dropping the atomic bomb on the Japanese. I reminded him that empires usually keep the stuff they take; we don't, and back in 1945 most Norwegians thought dropping any kind of a bomb on Germany or Japan was a good idea. I further reminded him that if it weren't for the American "Empire" he would be speaking German or Russian. Sorry about the rambling, but I just took an unofficial poll here at our house, and we don't seem to "LIKE" anyone.
© 2003 Derry Brownfield, All Rights Reserved
Derry Brownfield was born in 1932 and grew up during the depression. He is a farmer and a broadcaster. Derry attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Derry served as Director of the Kansas City Livestock Market Foundation at the Kansas City Stockyard prior to establishing himself in farm broadcasting.
Derry started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of America State Farmer degree in 1949. Since that time the Brownfield Farm has grown to over 1000 acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolias cows.
In 1972, Derry and his partner established the Brownfield Network which now serves 250 radio stations throughout the Midwest with news and market information.In 1994, Derry started his own syndicated radio talk show and he is one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in America. The Derry Brownfield Show can be heard on approximately 80 radio stations in 23 states. With his entertaining sense of humor and witty commentary he has captured audiences for over 30 years. His ability to present an informative talk show while being light and colorful is why he has a large loyal listening audience.
Derry Brownfield is a practical farmer, a practical business man and a very entertaining speaker. He travels extensively throughout the country speaking about his common-sense point of view. Web Site: www.derrybrownfield.com