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FROM HERE TO LT. COL. ALLEN WEST

 

By Michael Moriarty
June 8, 2011

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Nothing so reinforces the essential integrity of the American character than another viewing of the American Classic, “From Here To Eternity.” Seen through contemporary eyes, it looks like an extended examination of Lt. Col Allen West’s entire experience with the Third Millennium American military.

The American rebels with a cause in “From Here To Eternity,” the heroes of that 1941, Pearl Harbor drama, are all, in some sense, a replica of Lt. Col. West. The Colonel’s individual freedom and individual integrity, his truth to himself and responsibility to his enlisted men were fulfilled in the clearest and most unswerving manner.

In my opinion, he saved the lives of American servicemen and drew a line in the sand before the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, homicidal bully of Iran.

In the eyes of Col. West’s military superiors, he was considered the villain in “From Here To Eternity.”

To the contrary, he belongs with the characters played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra. Three distinctively American integrities.

Why was the Colonel singled out for an enforced “resignation”?

The collective bargaining and cronyism of the Third Millennium, American Army-at-War was seen spitting on its own best soldiers because of the New World Order’s increasingly Marxist agenda.

In my opinion, he saved the lives of American servicemen and drew a line in the sand before the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, homicidal bully of Iran.

In the eyes of Col. West's military superiors, he was considered the villain in From Here To Eternity.”

To the contrary, he belongs with the characters played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra. Three distinctively American integrities.

Why was the Colonel singled out for an enforced resignation?

The collective bargaining and cronyism of the Third Millennium, American Army-at-War was seen spitting on its own best soldiers because of the New World Order's increasingly Marxist agenda.

In the film translation of that always surprising novel by James Jones, From Here To Eternity, individual freedom and individual responsibility are the heroes battling the community organizing pressure and collective bargaining going on under the guidance of Captain Dana “Dynamite” Holmes. That officer is, in short, the villain, played by Phillip Ober with perfect contempt for anyone or anything but himself.

Does such elitism sound familiar?

There are prophetically Marxist-style cabals and pressures existing to both force Prewitt, the Montgomery Clift character, to box, and to transform — Frank Sinatra's Maggio into a coward and someone ashamed of his Italian roots. Maggio would rather die, be beaten to death, than succumb to any bully.

Neither effort succeeds, of course, and both Maggio and Prewitt, true to themselves, die as heroes, fighting not only their enemies abroad but the very—community organizers—and collective bargainers that can so obscenely crop up in any military setting.

With prophetic irony, the villainous officer of From Here To Eternity, —is given the same sentence which a whole new, politically correct military during President George W. Bush's militarily ambitious administration felt obliged to give our contemporary hero, Lt. Col. West a forced resignation.

No wonder the likes of the Soros/Obama New World Order arrived. The enemy to the essence of American identity already had 30-some years of a homicidally corrupted law and order.

Therein lies our President's stated view of his mission: to save the collective. The undeniably Marxist collective.

How odd that the Marxists abort millions of the very collective they claim to be protecting while traditional America feels obliged to ensure the life of every child conceived within the United States.

I feel those American identity nightmares are worse now than ever.

No, the Sergeant of From Here To Eternity is hardly a saint, nor should we expect Col. Allen West to be one during his long and inevitable pilgrimage to the White House.

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Am I that sure of his destiny?

Yes.

Col. West may not become our President though circumstances may very well make him that but he will serve in some very important role in our next President's cabinet, that team of advisers which President Obama has so cavalierly ignored.

The increasingly Fatted Marxists of the Obama Nation, in turn, won't mess with Lt. Col. West.

2011 - Michael Moriarty - All Rights Reserved

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Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent movie and TV credits include, Pale Rider, Who'll Stop the Rain, The Glass Menagerie, Courage Under Fire, The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby, Deadly Skies and many more.

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The American rebels with a cause in “From Here To Eternity,” the heroes of that 1941, Pearl Harbor drama, are all, in some sense, a replica of Lt. Col. West.