Tim Oren is now an Armed VC with a little help from Marc Danziger, formerly Armed Liberal, whom he met via Winds of Change blog. Marc has unmasked his identity and joined Spirit of America as its COO to help spread the spirit of America abroad by sending donated supplies to countries like Iraq.
To be honest, I think the effort amounts to dumping sugar into a sea of hate but it's a Good Thing for our spirit at least. Maybe I am soured by the spread of anti-American sentiments among young Koreans. I tried to engage them online but they have constructed a strong echo chamber around them to protect their warped viewpoints.
Iraq will be worse even if Iraq becomes a strong ally of America and Iraqis are drowned in everything American for the next 50 years like Korea has been. Internet? It's the very substance their echo chamber is made out of. Still, we need our idealistic delusions like every Miss Universe needs her beauty sleep.
Enough people misunderstood me about this post that I think further clarifications are needed.
I like good people and good will. America is particularly abundant in both which I like very much. But practicing good will with hope of return in kind is not a good thing IMHO. So what use is good will? While dumping sugar into a sea of hate will not change the sea, it does change those who are doing it. Primary benefector of good will should be the practitioner.
I want to see more people join the effort Spirit of America is making so their daily lives will glow with the warmth of good will. But I don't want to see people feel the pain of betrayal later when their good will is paid back with terrorism.