Saturday, May 12, 2007

I'm Harry

Bill Moyers has an article titled "I'm Harry," referencing Prince Harry and his fellow troops who have, in the face of some criticism regarding the effect of his presence on the safety of themselves, purchased T-shirts with that silk-screening. I'd give you a short review but considering Moyer's credentials as a writer and commentator, I'll pass and just send you over there. Suffice to say, I agree wholeheartedly.


Steve Culley said...

Way back in 1775 we decided that being born to rule was UnAmerican. I can't understand why we are still facinated by royalty. Could be that we didin't teach history very well in our schools. When you think about it we have our own royal class. It's time to end dynasties here, no more Bushes no more Clintons.
Duncan Hunter and JIm Webb have sons in Iraq. Why no big media stir about them?

Chuck Butcher said...

good questions Steve, but I don't suppose anybody on this blog has the answers.

Anonymous said...

The original 'I'm Harry' T-Shirt story started as an idea and has since taken on an apparently almost mythical status across the web. I'm Spartacus, I'm Harry, We're all Harry now is a simple enough message. Confuse the Enemy we said. And everyone seems to agree. The insurgents, the extremists use the web (our web/their web) to PR their views and foment the fear, so we thought hang on - why are we running scared of their threats? Spartacus we thought. And that great bond of numbers. Hence and the project. There are a few very relevant factors in the message, some subtle, some obvious. But the over-riding message was bravery and defiance beyond the call of duty. Harry's got that and we're with him, we're all with him. The US soldiers have that. Always have. And - in reality by joining the 'I'M HARRY' campaign we the public, we the families, we the people are trying to stand alongside all the serving soldiers in Iraq as a consequence. Each individual one. 'I'M HARRY' makes you think, it gets people talking and gets our soldiers back on the international agenda. Oh and it sticks two fingers up at the enemy.In the meantime each and every sale of the T-Shirt - trademarked and copyright registered - raises money for the Army Charity - the Army Benevolent Fund. It's caught something - something original, something new, something that makes a difference- call it zeitgeist - call it mood -call it attitude - but it puts a smile on the face of those wearing the shirt and and a pride in sharing the message. It's been photographed all over the world, in Baghdad and Basra, in the US, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, India, South Africa, and of course Europe.We're proud of it. Any questions - or