Image from the Nigeria’s Daily Post
This is a quote from the film a ‘A Few Good Men’ with the brilliance of Jack Nicholson bringing the words to life.
Read the words carefully. Replacing names and places as you go along.
I have also added a video clip to get the message across.
You can’t handle the truth! Son,
we live in a world that has walls.
And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns.
Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg?
I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom.
You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives…You don’t want the truth.
Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty…we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use ’em as a punchline.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it!
I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!
” So when you listen to the politicians on all sides, when you pick up your voting card, when you join a political party, when you speak to your local government chairman, house of rep member, senator, minister, governor or president, remember these words. They are looking at you and saying these words to themselves over and over again