A REAL American

Every time something bad happens on one of the coasts, what we hear for weeks is complaining, fingerpointing, and victim mentality tripe. Remember Katrina, how all of the people who had been begged to leave NO before it hit then pointed fingers at everyone but themselves. Remember how they were shooting at rescuers?

Those people are not real Americans.

Real Americans – those who believe in what the country stands for – can be found throughout the midwest. When a tornado 2 miles wide completely leveled Greenwood, KS, the townsfolk never complained – just thanked god they were alive. They used the opportunity to do something amazing – rebuilding the town back 100% “green”.

You probably read that a military jet crashed into a residential area this week. There were four people killed, a mother, two children, and a grandmother, all from one family. The husband was at work when it happened, and came home to his recently purchased home completely gone, and his entire family including his newborn daughter killed.

This man was a naturalized Korean who had lived her since 1989. I’m sure you’re all guess what he said – probably something like “The people responsible for destroying everything I cared about in my life will pay for this!” But that’s not what he said.

Instead, he asked for divine help in making it through the grief, and he told the reporters that everyone should pray for the pilot (who had safely ejected) so that he would be able to deal with what had just happened.

His first instinct was to have people pray for the pilot who just crashed a plane into his home.

This man is a REAL American. He understands that bad things do happen, and usually happen on accident. He wasn’t looking for someone to blame, just looking upwards for comfort.

Dong Yun Yoon is my new hero.

  5 comments for “A REAL American

  1. livieloo
    December 10, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Amen to that!

  2. December 10, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I second that amen!

  3. December 10, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Well said, dear. Well said!

  4. Meg
    December 10, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    First, it’s Greensburg. Not Greenwood. =)

    Secondly, I agree with you whole heartedly. That man amazed me when I heard his comments. It’s so much the right thing to do, that it seems completely out of place.

  5. YMM
    December 11, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    The story leaves me speechless.

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