Stop Labeling the Troops ‘Heroes‘, rants Salon reporter David Masciotra; a reporter no doubt protected under the First Amendment that was secured and is still secured for him by the very people he dictates to you not to view as heroes. I suppose the irony is lost on this poor soul.
Take careful note that in the very first sentence of his nonsensical diatribe, he not only takes a jab at our men and women in uniform but ignorantly decided that invoking race into the equation is absolutely necessary so as to encourage more “outrage” from the start. As though only a white man, or as Masciotra put it “put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him.” only wear the military uniform armed with a gun.
I often wonder if free people, like Masciotra ever realize what would have taken place had Al Qaeda been fully successful on 9/11; had they been permitted to inflict even more damage and infiltrated America further, so much so to the point that his Freedom of Speech and the Press would be significantly violated. Doubtful, as individuals like Masciotra take this for granted as an absolute with no ongoing protections necessary.
The fools. How was Afghanistan in the 1960’s vs Today?
This may be cut directly from a Hollywood script but I think it illustrates a point that may be forgotten here:
” Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don’t want the truth, because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall. We use words like “honor”, “code”, “loyalty”. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said “thank you”, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to! ” – COL N. Jessup (USMC)
Because I am sure in Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia or Iran, women would be permitted to behave exactly like this woman did and men would be allowed to take a crap on that country’s flag in public without fear of being beaten, or worse; you know, because Freedom of Speech is exactly the same across the globe that never needs protection: