Saturday, January 17, 2009

A person should be admired for his or her deeds and bravery not just for the color of their skin.


It's being called the "Miracle on the Hudson". Yesterday a group of heroes showed why people should be praised and celebrated for their bravery and noble deeds and not judged on the color of a person's skin. Yesterday US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York to Charlotte North Carolina. Just after lift off, a flock of geese blew out both engines of the aircraft. Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III skillfully guided the plane and made a perfect landing on the Hudson River. Experts are calling the landing one of the most precise emergency landings ever done on water. Mr. Sullenberger's piloting skill can't be highlighted enough. If one of the wings would have touched the water on a slant upon landing, it would have caused the plane to cartwheel and break up on the water. Once the plane safely landed on the river. Mr. Sullenberger's and his crew successful evacuated all 150 passengers onto fairies and tugboats that arrived on the scene a few minutes after the plan landed.



To further highlight the heroic actions of Pilot Sullenberger, he doubled checked the down jet for passengers even when it was assumed that all were evacuated. Mr. Sullenberger and his crew illustrates perfectly why I'm not caught up in the hype of a person being "historic". What these four individuals did along with the assistance of the tugboats and ferry operators goes beyond one man being "historic". What all these individuals did was "HEROIC". People's lives were saved because of the leadership of pilot Chesley Sullenberger and his crew. It goes back to what I've been saying time and time again. A person's greatness and admiration should be judged by his or her character and deeds not the color of the individual's skin. These are comments from one of the passengers of 1549 about the actions of pilot Chesley Sullenberger.

Brace for impact,'" said Mark Hood of Charlotte, N.C., who was flying home after a work trip. "He said it in a calm, cool, controlled voice. It was a testament to leadership."Had he let any tension leak into his voice," Hood said, "it would have been magnified in the passengers."As the cabin took on water, Sullenberger climbed out of the jet only after the four other crew members and 150 passengers made their orderly exit. When he reached a raft, someone on a ferry tossed him a knife, and he cut away the tether to the jet.One by one, the passengers were plucked to safety from the rafts, Hood and Sullenberger the last ones left. The passenger insisted the pilot get off first, but Sullenberger refused. He had been the last off the plane, and he would be the last off the raft.

Why can't people like Chesley Sullenberg run for political office or even President. Our country is currently suffering severely from peopole being stuck on stupid. Right now our country needs leadership and swift decision making like the kind Mr. Sullenberg clearly shown. Nope, we can't have that. A person's race is more important I guess. This just makes me think how incredibility trite and shallow our country has become. Pilot Sullenberg and his crew along with the responders should take a bow. Leaders and heroes don't exist in Washington, but they are still alive an well in this country. Job well done!!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Chilerkle said...

God Bless you CB. You are awesome. I agree that a person should be admired for deeds and bravery. Something a lot of politicians lack these days. I think politics is starting to resemble the entertainment industry it's all for show and fame.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous allyHM said...

What struck me the most about this miracle is how the pieces that were put into place - surely by God himself - were so far from being "happenstance" it is truly amazing. "Sully" is not only a pilot with 40+ years flying experience, he is also a glider pilot - skills that certainly came into play while "gliding" a jetliner into an emergency landing. Then there is the fact that the plane missed the NYC skyscrapers and the GW bridge. Add to that the fact that "Sully" is an expert on safety in high risk industries. You could not ask for a better formula for having a miraculous outcome. It is a blessing to watch God at work through His people.

12:52 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

chilerkle "God Bless you CB. You are awesome. I agree that a person should be admired for deeds and bravery. Something a lot of politicians lack these days. I think politics is starting to resemble the entertainment industry it's all for show and fame."

The Presidential Election might has well been another season of American Idol Chilerkle. It all came down to nothing more then a popularity contest. Obama's beliefs, morality and character didn't follow his groupies into the voting booth.

allyHM "What struck me the most about this miracle is how the pieces that were put into place - surely by God himself - were so far from being "happenstance" it is truly amazing. "Sully" is not only a pilot with 40+ years flying experience, he is also a glider pilot - skills that certainly came into play while "gliding" a jetliner into an emergency landing. Then there is the fact that the plane missed the NYC skyscrapers and the GW bridge. Add to that the fact that "Sully" is an expert on safety in high risk industries. You could not ask for a better formula for having a miraculous outcome. It is a blessing to watch God at work through His people."

It was like he was the right person for the right job at the right moment allyHM. I truly wonder how many pilots would have reacted the same way. Pilot Sullenberger had "ice water in his veins" pardon the pun ally. I have so much respect for him and his crew, I can't even explain it. His background is also very impressive. Right now he's being treated like a rock star. yet I believe his treatment is rightfully so.

allyHM "It is a blessing to watch God at work through His people."

Very much so indeed.

4:23 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB says;"A person should be admired for his or her deeds and bravery not just for the color of their skin."

You referenced the same idea at least three times in your essay. Frankly, after November 5th, the tone of your attacks have taken quite a strange direction.

I read through the entire essay thinking that perhaps you had some new information, or that Captain Sullenberger had made a recent or prior statement about the president elect. Unfortunately, and oddly, there was none such reference. Basically there was nothing relating Obama's skin color to Sullenberger's amazing and dramatic water ditching.

Really Tyrone, ahhh...I don't get it...

A pilot brings a disabled airplane carrying 150 passengers in safely where no deaths occurred, and minor injuries at worse, so Barak Obama should not be "admired" as being the first Black person elected as president of the United States???? Is that what you're saying???

How does becoming the first Black person elected as president relate, or even compare to bringing in a plane safely? So every time a plane is disabled, and everyone comes out alive, we should not recognize Barak Obama's ... ahhh...SKIN COLOR????

How about this... If a baby falls down a well, and is later rescued, we can pay a "little less attention" to Obama's skin color...huh?

Better still, recently a dog dials 911 when it's owner has a seizure, saving the mans life. How could you "not" admire that?? A dog saving a mans life! Could there be a "better reason" not to admire the first Black president of the U.S.???

So, in summing up your essay, your advise to those "millions" of Americans who choose to "admire" the first Black president of the U.S., would be the idea that they would be better served if they "admired" a pilot that could bring his plane disabled plane in safely...

Ahhhh...Hmmm...I still don't get it

5:01 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

P Allen "You referenced the same idea at least three times in your essay. Frankly, after November 5th, the tone of your attacks have taken quite a strange direction."

Of course I did allen. Repetition is the best way to highlight and cement a fact into the mind of the person reading allen. It worked, you noticed it. Mission Accomplished

p allen "I read through the entire essay thinking that perhaps you had some new information, or that Captain Sullenberger had made a recent or prior statement about the president elect. Unfortunately, and oddly, there was none such reference. Basically there was nothing relating Obama's skin color to Sullenberger's amazing and dramatic water ditching."

I was simply highlighting the fact why a person should be judged on their deeds like Pilot Sullenburger. There are no similarities allen between Mr. Sullenberger and Obama. Mr. Sullenberger is a leader and a hero. Obama is neither and just a politician.
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P Allen "A pilot brings a disabled airplane carrying 150 passengers in safely where no deaths occurred, and minor injuries at worse, so Barak Obama should not be "admired" as being the first Black person elected as president of the United States???? Is that what you're saying???"

Saving people's lives is a matter of bravery and valor allen. Obama being elected because of his skin color is an issue of "vanity". There is no comparison.Get real allen.

p allen "How does becoming the first Black person elected as president relate, or even compare to bringing in a plane safely?"

Have you noticed how so many people are saying that "Sully" his actions were "heroic". What is "heroic" about Obama allen? What deeds or actions that Obama performed that truly warrants his admiration by his cult following?

P Allen" So every time a plane is disabled, and everyone comes out alive, we should not recognize Barak Obama's ... ahhh...SKIN COLOR????

And the reason why all 157 people came out alive was because of "WHO" allen? Go ahead, you can answer it. You can recongnize Obama's skin color. It's just retarded how so many people are obsessing over it. I mean yes bi racial or black man is going to be president. I guess some people in this country aren't controlled or blinded by race. I rather "judge a person by the content of their character and not the color of his or her skin"allen. Does does words ring a bell?

P Allen "ow about this... If a baby falls down a well, and is later rescued, we can pay a "little less attention" to Obama's skin color...huh?"

If a person is risking their life and becomes a hero by rescuing that child then I agree allen. lol I guess what I'm trying to say is that "there are more important attributes to a person then the color of his or her skin.


Better still, recently a dog dials 911 when it's owner has a seizure, saving the mans life. How could you "not" admire that?? A dog saving a mans life! Could there be a "better reason" not to admire the first Black president of the U.S.???

So, in summing up your essay, your advise to those "millions" of Americans who choose to "admire" the first Black president of the U.S., would be the idea that they would be better served if they "admired" a pilot that could bring his plane disabled plane in safely...

P Allen "Ahhhh...Hmmm...I still don't get it"

If you don't get it over the next four years allen, it won't be, because I didn't lay it out for you to clearly see. lol

12:33 AM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB;"There are no similarities allen between Mr. Sullenberger and Obama."

Exactly...that's my point. And, that something you do much to often. Making comparisons of people, places or things that have no similarities proves nothing and accomplishes nothing.

Tyrone, the tone of your attacks have taken quite a strange direction. You're becoming a "straw man" by deliberately overstating and incorrectly contextualizing how people view themselves and others.

CB;"Mr. Sullenberger is a leader and a hero. Obama is neither and just a politician."

The "fact" that Sullenberger is a leader is a correct assumption because he "earned" his wings by doing what it takes to become a pilot. The "idea" that he is a hero depends on who see's him as one. (personally, I do think he is)

The "fact" that Obama is a leader is a correct assumption because he "earned" his wings by doing what it takes to become president. The "idea" that he is a hero depends on who see's him as one. (personally, I do think he is)

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Eponymous said...

From Slate.com's Anne Applebaum:

"As you listen to President Barack Obama speak Tuesday, as you watch him parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and dance at the inaugural balls, keep this story in mind, for it describes with eerie accuracy the task ahead of him. He is, in effect, the pilot of a plane whose engine has unexpectedly exploded: Though a handful of people did predict the financial crisis of last autumn, the fact is that almost no one in mainstream politics did so, any more than anyone ever predicted that a flock of geese could bring down an Airbus. Like that pilot, Obama's task now is to prevent the unexpected financial crisis from leading to a major catastrophe. To do so, he must demonstrate competence and professionalism, qualities so rare in public life that those who possess them are—like that pilot—widely described as 'heroic.'

But—to extend the metaphor one step further—successful completion of this task depends not only on the pilot but also on the passengers and the bystanders who keep calm. In other words, if large numbers of people use this crisis to expand their own fortunes or push their own agendas, they might wind up sinking the whole plane."

7:07 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Anne Applebaum... perfect correlation, elucidation, illustration and representation.

Tyrone... take "notation"!!

12:32 AM  

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