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'The League of Grateful Sons'
Posted By Judith Reisman On 07/07/2007 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
I just had the exciting experience of watching a documentary entitled “The League of Grateful Sons.”
The film revisits Iwo Jima with some of our surviving World War II veterans, their sons and grandsons.
One of the surviving warriors, 2nd Lt. Bill Brown said:
“This is what history is … talking about, telling about, which my generation didn’t do for 50 years. … Now … real history is being transferred to the younger generation.”
Adds “League” producer Doug Phillips: “More than 406,000 American men died during the Second World War, leaving an estimated 183,000 children fatherless. Of the 3.9 million WWII veterans still alive, more than 1,000 die each day. Soon there will be none.
“This is our last opportunity to say thank you.”
But for the sacrifices of our young men, surely other men in jackboots, and those waving the flag of the rising sun, would control the world.
I remember World War II well. My daily walk to school was fraught with the fear that one of the framed blue stars – proudly hanging in neighborhood windows – might suddenly be gold.
Gold meant that yet another boy, another father, son or brother had died defending my life and the lives of us all.
Viewing “The League of Grateful Sons” reinforced my unwavering commitment to expose the draft-dodging sexual psychopaths who had deliberately libeled their generation as sexually promiscuous hypocrites.
So I wept when Lt. Brown spelled out why so few WWII vets told their stories “for 50 years.” Instead, six decades of cowards and charlatans have been corrupting the truth to destroy everything The Greatest Generation fought and died to preserve.
For, “researcher” Al Kinsey and his ghoulish allies had to lie about our WWII heroes, their wives and sweethearts, or there could be no sexual revolution.
At last, in 2000, on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, liberal commentator Tom Brokaw told the truth about The Greatest Generation:
Faith in God was … part of the lives of the World War II generation. … They stayed true to their values of personal responsibility, duty, honor and faith … the ethos of their family and community.
However, for 60 years, the world has believed Kinsey’s lawyer Morris Ernst’s description of the WWII generation: “The whole of our laws and customs in sexual matters is … to protect the family, and at the base of the family is the father [who Kinsey proved] ‘is quite different from anything the general public had supposed.’”
How “different”? Kinsey said 95 percent of American men (read fathers) were really playboys, sex offenders and nearly half experienced homosexual satisfactions. Moms were similarly promiscuous, he said. Kinsey’s phony 1948 and 1953 statistics shook the nation’s trust in fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, in ourselves and our laws.
With our heroes unable to tell their “real history,” Kinsey’s assault on father as a moral authority successfully trashed family “laws and customs in sexual matters.”
“The League of Grateful Sons” does not claim that all those who gave their lives were honorable men. Yet, this courageous God-fearing generation “went to war to protect women … their mothers … their families … their sweethearts, their homes.”
Once home, the nation was bombed by media and scholarly accusations that The Greatest Generation were really “sexual adventurers” and “hypocrites.” How many veterans spent their last years wondering what they did wrong to produce our immoral culture?
But they were wronged. Our fighting men were betrayed not on the black sands of Iwo Jima but by university-trained domestic saboteurs. The inability to “talk about what happened” allowed Kinsey’s well-funded psychopathic allies to slander our warriors with impunity.
The reality? After Pearl Harbor, American men and boys immediately joined the service. Two letters from Lt. Col John A. Butler, a marine battalion commander typify the best of our men’s values.
Dear Johnny Boy:
Tomorrow morning Dad is going to play war with all his strength, so that Mommy can sing to you “A Wee Little Lad.” … As the man of the house, Dad is counting on you to continue in helping Mom in every way. …
Thanks for praying for Dad.
To his wife, a final message:
Babe, I am leaving you with four small children… the living testimonials of this love. … I have great faith in them, babe, because I have faith in you. … It is so … important that they know, love and serve God and respect the integral dignity of all men. It is goodbye for a little while only, babe. I always loved you.
In the documentary, surviving Marines stand at attention before a rough, hand-written graveyard sign for the 5th Division in Iwo Jima:
When You Go Home, Tell Them For Us … For Your Tomorrows, We Gave Our Today.
May this documentary stir a national resolve to correct 60 years of slander against the moral honor of our Greatest Generation.
Let the “Telling” of their commitment to “personal responsibility, duty, honor and faith … the ethos of their family and community,” help revive the moral values of our World War II generation.
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