No matter what your political bent is, there are some things which should be flat out beyond the political fray of the moment. Those brave members of our military deserve our respect and gratitude. They serve our nation without question. They have no say in the political considerations which are used to place them into harms way. Memorial day is the day we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of what should be a grateful nation. In November, we honor those who are still among us. I decided to go in search of some of the memorials being played out today on our major media. The first offering is from MSNBC, a few words will follow.
Yes, he really said the following. (Clip and transcript from Breitbart.com)
Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow. Just talked with Lt. Col. Steve Burke [sic, actually Beck], who was a casualty officer with the Marines and had to tell people [inaudible]. Um, I, I, ah, back sorry, um, I think it’s interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words “heroes.” Um, and, ah, ah, why do I feel so comfortable [sic] about the word “hero”? I feel comfortable, ah, 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: 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.
I do not know where Chris Hayes was educated. Where ever it was, he learned nothing more than how to use big words which end up meaning nothing. The phrase, “rhetorically proximate to justifications,” is exactly the point made in yesterday’s post by Thomas Sowell about why society does not need intellectuals. Hayes put that big brain of his into action and came up with the most morally bankrupt piece of nonsense ever uttered on American Soil. This tolerant creature from the left is exactly the same type of individual which made Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Qaddafi, and Ahmadinejad, possible.
Now, let’s leave the post on a good note. Here is one of the tributes made on Fox News during a long weekend. Actual gratitude for our sons and daughters who have been asked for and paid the ultimate price for our continued freedom.
Notice that there was not a single mention of anything even remotely political during the thanks. Just a personal tale of what Memorial day means to Jenna Lee. and all of it with a vocabulary that while it was easy to understand, it packed one hell of a meaning.