In memory of Roger, I wanted to show you folks some of his work. This is a blogpost piece put up by Roger back in January of 2008 - a full year prior to Barack Hussein Obama taking the helm as President of the United States of America. Read this piece by Roger Gardner and tell me that he had not seen Obama, at that stage of the Presidential campaign, for what he was and what he would bring to our Country. Read this piece by Roger Gardner and tell me he wasn't a year and a half ahead of everyone in the blogosphere in detailing what we Americans needed to do. Not only did Roger predict the future, he told us how to handle it. Amazing.
Here's the link to the post at RADARSITE.
A Brief Message To America
America -- it's time to stop what you're doing for a minute and take a good long look in the mirror.
You have allowed other people to delineate your image for too long now. You have uncritically accepted their skewed portraiture as truth and bought into their self-serving lies. You have been bullied by cold-hearted cynics and wrong-headed critics into believing that you are something that you are not, and never could have been.
It's time to stop all that now, America. It's time to remember who the hell you are. In the words of our late great Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick, "Americans need to face up to the truth about themselves, no matter how pleasant it is.
"You seem to have forgotten that the world is weak and envious of your strength. They want what you have and deride you because they need you. But your detractors are small and petty and vicious; and you are great and beautiful.
You are nothing less than the light of the world, and the hope of all its people. Without your stalwart protection and the selfless sacrifice of your courageous fathers and sons who have fought and died on foreign soil to protect other people's liberties, the glorious achievements of this whole wondrous Western Civilization would have long ago crumbled into dust and been trampled under the feet of the barbarians.
So listen up now, America. The world needs you once again. Take a good hard look at yourself. And stand tall and be proud. You are quite simply the bravest, most noble, most generous, most high-minded and judicious nation the world has ever known.
And we love you.
Other Tributes, with the most recent listed first:
Roger Gardner's last interview with the Newburyport Daily News
The Brilliance of Roger Gardner by Holger at Holger Awakens
The Night Roger W. Gardner Got in my Pants by Courtney Messerschmidt
Remembering Roger W. Gardner with video and photos by Norm Hooben
A Poem for Roger by FaultlineUSA and Dean Bremkamp
In Memory by Findalis at Monkey in the Middle
Roger by Gary Fouse at Fousquawk
Mourning Roger Gardner