Some of us are in awe of our troops and their devotion; yet, when we look at the people around us, we shake our heads and wonder where these young people come from, since there seems to be so few Americans with enough backbone to step forward and stand on the wall. Sadly they are but a small percentage of the 350 million people of this country, and yet, so much is owed by so many to such a small number of people.
Traditionally, the Left has considered our troops and their sacrifices to be beneath their society of effete snobs. Many who have worn the uniform have felt the derision and condescension of the Left, but they are normally silent and stoic, the Left’s snide remarks and superior attitude hardly registers to these who love their country. Trained to endure hardships and adversity, ridicule and condescension from the Left doesn’t really register in the consciousness of the veteran.
They were given a special day to remember fallen and maimed comrades, it is a solemn day for them and for many Americans who appreciate those who have fallen. In typical silence and reverence, loyal Americans and former military people reflect and give thanks to those who fell and the many who have passed on, in this righteous cause of defending our nation. They have ignored those who have contempt for the ones who gave the last measure of devotion, for it is the cause of freedom that inspires our warriors. All they ask of those who hate them, is to not desecrate the memory of the fallen on Memorial Day.
They don’t complain when they realize the vast majority of Americans consider Memorial Day to be nothing more than a paid holiday and the chance to get drunk and pay homage to hedonism. Thus there are two groups or two methods of celebrating this special holiday: ignoring the meaning of the holiday and concentrating on having fun or by moments of quiet reflection and reverence of those who gave everything for America. The two groups ignore each other and it is probably for the best; respect is not something that can be forced on someone who sees everything through their own perspective or through the eyes of the Left, who considers the work of the military to be little more than an occupation for ignorant people who have not evolved to a “higher plane of Leftism”.
However, when this special day of reverence is defiled with the effete derision of those from the Left who hate the military and consider patriotic sacrifices to be little more than the bravado of a bar fight, real Americans have an obligation to step forward and condemn this obnoxious behavior.
Chris Hays, a condescending witless snob with MSNBC, has insulted the memory of our fallen warriors in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq, by saying he is reluctant to call them heroes, as if his opinion was a guiding light for Americans.
I feel… uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that.
For those of us who have spent time in academia, this attitude and language will bring back memories of the commie grad student trying to seduce the innocent and impressionable freshman coed with a haughty arrogant attitude and a superior vocabulary, “rhetorically approximate justifications” as she sits listening to three dollar words that impress no one but the most naive.
Chris Hays and his corny bullshit would have been ignored or laughed at almost any other time, but he chose to unleash his vindictive toxin just before Memorial Day, a day he normally ignores to concentrate on his own foolish pleasures, while laughing at the sacrifices of those he considers suckers, those who gave the last measure of devotion.
We can rage inside, but in reality we should thank this pompous arrogant ass, for he has exposed the underlying contempt the Left has for those who serve our nation to preserve our freedom. Remember the arrogant Chris Hays as November approaches and his reluctance to call our fallen troops heroes. His bravery consists of standing in front of the camera and spewing toxic hatred with the self-serving caveat to cover his ass, “But maybe I’m wrong about that.” Oh sure Chris Hays you are dead wrong, you and all those of the Left who want to march us into some totalitarian Hell hole, but thanks to useful idiots like you, America is realizing the true nature of America hating Leftists. Thank you again for dropping your phony pretenses and giving us a glimpse into the twisted hatred of the Left.