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posted: 12/18/2012 4:49 AM

Losing ideals as 'old white men' pass on

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Losing ideals as 'old white men' pass on

It was interesting to read the comments from Joe Triolo, the World War II and Pearl Harbor survivor, particularly regarding his fear that future generations will not be taught about the sneak attack and the lessons it taught him and most of the other members of the "Greatest Generation." It won't be long before he and most of the other men who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam will be gone.

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On the other hand, this is undoubtedly good news for the Democrats and for left-wing editorialists such as Froma Harrop and Eugene Robinson. After all, these are mostly the "old white men" whose ideas and philosophies do not fit today's society and the America of tomorrow. You know, outmoded ideas such as patriotism, self-sacrifice, self-reliance, individual accountability and responsibility. Silly ideas like the right to say what you think is right without fear of being "politically incorrect" and other politically unpopular ideas such as self-determination.

Well, as I said, it won't be long before all the old white men are gone and the new America devoid of their ideologies and perspective will exist. At that point, the fundamental change of America will be complete. God rest the souls of all those old white men; it is so sad that we have let the American ideals they protected with their lives be given away so easily and with so much disregard.

John Noll

Naperville

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