Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Fred Mcfeely Rogers

Fred Rogers was the closest thing to a living saint that I have ever experienced in my life. This supremely kind and calm man taught millions of children the simple joy of sharing and caring for one another. Now, Kim is right... I do tend to dwell on the dark and the negative. Indeed, I honestly think I would be worse if it weren't for Fred Rogers. Which is why this video is so upsetting to me:

I am all for free speech and unpopular thought, but that is libel. I can't begin to express the utter disapproval I have for Fox News.

It's ok to have a point of view. It's not ok to libel Fred Rogers. This will not stand.

This will not stand.


Heidi said...

I love the first e-mail comment that was read. That's my view on it too. Parents are growing more and more apart from their children, especially as they age into teens, in this society today. How dare they blame one person for the laziness of people today.

Kimber said...

Mr Rogers has made this world better and anyone who says differently is selling something you don't need.
This was part of an email I received today:
On another note, there was this wimpy little man (who just passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet. Mr. Rogers is another of those you would least suspect of being anything but what he now portrays to our youth. But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV, to cover the many tattoos on his forearm and biceps. He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat. After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister and therefore a pacifist. Vowing to never harm another human and also dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life. He hid away the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm. America's real heroes don't flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy..

Kimber said...

Oops - I snopesed it and Mr Rogers was never in the military - oh well... I liked the idea of him covered in tats!

Anonymous said...

My mom told me that when I watched Mr. Rogers onetime I turned beaming and looked at her and said, "He's talking to ME!". I was the only kid in the universe that day. I am sure of it.