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    Default June 6 Anniversary of D-Day

    Text of Radio Address - Prayer on D-Day, June 6, 1944:

    "My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

    And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

    Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

    Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

    They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

    They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

    For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

    Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

    And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas -- whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them--help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

    Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

    Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

    And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

    And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

    With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

    Thy will be done, Almighty God.

    Amen."

    I'm no fan of a lot of what FDR did (court packing, internment camps, destroying food while people starved) - but he sure had a way with words.

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    Lol, get bent you slimy little fascist.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Lol, get bent you slimy little fascist.
    You are upset about a post commemorating Dday? Everything all right up there in the old noggin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewkowski View Post
    You are upset about a post commemorating Dday? Everything all right up there in the old noggin?
    Lewk, if you were to write a post about how poop smells bad, I would still be compelled to point out that you actually eat shit. In this case, I was just drawing attention to how pathetic it is for a sniveling little fascist to try to get vicarious credit for other people's fight against fascism. Fascism is bad, and fighting fascism is good, but you get no credit for posting about it, because you, my desperate little friend, are a fascist—just not a particularly accomplished one.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Lewk, if you were to write a post about how poop smells bad, I would still be compelled to point out that you actually eat shit. In this case, I was just drawing attention to how pathetic it is for a sniveling little fascist to try to get vicarious credit for other people's fight against fascism. Fascism is bad, and fighting fascism is good, but you get no credit for posting about it, because you, my desperate little friend, are a fascist—just not a particularly accomplished one.
    You need help bud, hopefully its just cabin fever.

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    No Lewk, it's contempt. I'm surprised you couldn't recognize it, given it's what everyone in your life feels towards you.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewkowski View Post
    I'm no fan of a lot of what FDR did (court packing, internment camps, destroying food while people starved) - but he sure had a way with words.
    Too many thees and thous, and references to a Biblical Christian God. In historical context it makes sense tho: the best way to appeal to "patriotism" was thru religious beliefs and radio addresses. At that time a majority of people didn't have 12 years of Elementary Education, or have access to newspapers with op-eds, but gathered around the town radio to hear news (because electricity wasn't readily available either) or went to church every Sunday.

    Context matters. That kind of speech wouldn't be appropriate in 2020 and you damn well know it.

    In fact, it sounded more like The Handmaid's Tale or The Last Kingdom or Vikings, or any other TV show/movie about God and religious favor. Braveheart Freeeedom, right?

    Is it pathetic or ironic that you ignored the part about greed and racial arrogance?
    Last edited by GGT; 06-08-2020 at 12:22 AM.

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    It's still in living memory.

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