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Dear Michael Moore,

    I haven't seen American Sniper, I will admit. I've heard it was a very good movie, and I intend to see it. But what got me to write this letter was a man on the radio I heard. I had seen your tweet before, a few days ago, but it was what this man said that drove home. But I'll get to that later.
    I've always been a staunch supporter for the military. So, when I saw your tweet, I got angry. It was only natural. Maybe you didn't remember the tweet, Mr. Moore. Well, here it is. “My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse.” Maybe you were drunk. Or sleep-deprived. I've done similar things on a chatroom on deviantArt. But, if not, then I have a few words to say to you.
    Mr. Moore, I'm ashamed. You spend all your time ambushing people off the streets for your "documentaries," and I use that word in the loosest definition possible. You spend your time turning America into the scapegoat for the world's problems. You regularly call the military monsters. You have every right to say that. But think before you do that.
    You and the other elites like to slander the military as a bunch of deceived thugs with guns at best, or a pack of bloodthirsty killers. Before, on Veterans Day, you said that 22 Veterans kill themselves. 
    I'm no expert on behavioral psychology, but I figure the liberal elites calling you bloodthirsty killers would be a bit depressing. It might just be me, but I wouldn't like having the sacrifices I've made paraded around as a crime. 
    Mr. Moore, though people may not believe what you say, your words still hurt them. Every time you make some documentary about the military, keep in mind what it's telling them. It's telling veterans that the men and women they sacrifice for, the ones their friends died for, are ungrateful. They make sacrifices for us, and the actions of you and those like you are telling them that their sacrifices were unwanted. Maybe the reason they kill themselves is partially that the country they sacrifice for calls them monsters.
    Anyway, the thing I heard was a vet calling in on talk radio. He said that he hated the fact that people thought that the military was full of bloodthirsty killers (I'm paraphrasing) because it hurt them. They are pained at the fact that they've killed. By calling them killers, you're taking something incredibly painful for them, something they've willingly, painfully sacrificed for, and telling them that they are monsters for that.
    He was crying. He was crying for the fact that he had killed in the name of America, yet he didn't regret it. I doubt that the men shouting "God is great" in Arabic were crying when they rammed airplanes into the Twin Towers. If you want to find killers, look there. The military men are not, by and large, killers. The men screaming while blowing themselves up in subways are. But you vilify our heroes and sanctify the enemy.
    Bravo, Mr. Moore. Bravo. You note that PTSD is a problem, yet you add on the problem. I can't stop you, but I ask you a few things.
    Men and women are wounded so you can tell them they're fighting the "good guys." Soldiers sacrifice a peaceful nights sleep so you can ridicule them. They go where you never would so you never have to, and you call them monsters for that. They die so you can make them the scapegoats of the world's problem.
    Remember this; the 22 vets that commit suicide are someone's son, someone's brother, someone's father. Their deaths are preventable, but I know that vilifying them isn't going to help. Remember that every time you call them killers, it's another knife in their hearts. They feel guilty already. They don't need you hurting them worse.
    And, sorry about your uncle. But he was probably in the war on his own. He knew what he was getting into. War is monstrous, yes. It's a shame he, and so many others died. But if he fought for the right side, his death helped end one of the travesties of history. 
    And snipers are heroes. They sacrifice the security of their minds so you can sleep easy at night. They shoot you in the back for their country. And yes, invaders are worse. But know what's even worse than that? Genocidal dictators. Iraq suffered under one; so did Germany. Russia did too. Wars were the only things that took them out of power. It was a necessary evil.
    They're not monsters. They're hurt, and they've sacrificed so much for this country, so you could speak out against them. Keep that in mind.
    
    Sincerely
        -Panhead13
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www.wattpad.com/story/28622302… and Here it is!
Read it, fav it. Recommend it.
 Please.
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: Dr. Jamie Glazov
  • Reading: My chemistry test
  • Watching: Dr. Jamie Glazov
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

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VioletRogue Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :hug: :cake: :la:
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww! Thanks!
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Yep! :3
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I've made a sci-fi RP chatroom. Stop by some time if you're into that. 
Now I'm going to go work on the other lore.
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Happy birthday mate
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Thanks!
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i'm alive : D
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Good. I've been asleep.
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hey! I'm back from days of being ill.
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Hope you feel better.
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