Charlie Daniels, A Good Man The old posts went belly-up while I was writing this but, Charlie Daniels was flamed by some and, I would not feel right if I did not post a response to such unfairness. 1) On the question of Charlie Daniels being a good man. I may as well add my thoughts to this matter. He was quite active in something called Farm-Aid. For those who donâ€™t know what this is let me explain. It was a series of fund raisers, albums and, songs where money was given to help poor family farmers keep their farm. People who are not farmers would have a hard time understanding just what is involved in such a life. Farmers do not do what they do for the money because there is dam little of that. The conditions are harsh and, the work day long. Farmers endure it because they share a special relationship with the land. (I doubt that most are capable of understanding this.) Charlie Daniels did in fact associate with what is commonly called the average man or blue collar workers. It would seem that not only did he understand them but, that he shared their beliefs. Unlike so many he did not just use them when he needed some press coverage, unlike some others are apt to do. Charlie Daniels even when tired after a concert would take time for others. He was never too tired to offer a kind word or speak with others. 2) On the subject of what Charlie Daniels wrote. There is more than a little frustration in there and more than a little truth. Charlie Daniels was more than likely fed-up with hearing the mantra coming from Hollywood and, people of this nature. The name calling of those who supported deposing a brutal dictator; War-Mongers. Since when is it that a person is a War-Monger when, he cares enough to do something about such evil? Those who made this claim also had no solution to this situation but, that did not stop them from berating others. Hollywood is the land where illusion and, fantasy rule. That is more than true but, perhaps it would be a better place if reality crept in. Maybe Hollywood should have just sent a Super-Hero to talk Saddam Hussein into submission. 3) As far as Charlie Daniels being an extremist. He is not even close. I know what an extremist is and, he is not one. Perhaps he was also upset with those who would use that little piece of propaganda also. 4) As far as not being upset when this type of person dies. With some people I am not even this charitable. I have a far greater wish for them than death. I wish them to live forever and, with their own kind. It would be a place where those who have no real solutions try to convince each other how marvelous they are. (I wonder if the only way they can do this is like they do now and, cast stones at others.) It would be a place where people would not be inclined to help others if it may require sacrifice and action. It would be a Hell that they paved the road to. I have more than a little experience in judging human nature and, I canâ€™t find much fault with Charlie Daniels. He did not just talk about doing something, he did something; he helped others. If you think that helping others and caring about them is not the mark of a Good Man then I wish you life everlasting. I also very much doubt that any of those who talked bad of Charlie Daniels will ever, do a fraction of what he did for others. Based on what he did for others if you still think he is not a Good Man then, what does that make you.