Moonbat Alert: Op Ed writer says he "Doesn't Support the Troops"
Every once in a while a "progressive" gets tired of maintaining a false front, and comes right out and says what they really feel about the military and about America. Today's self-unmasking is by Steve Almond, for the Boston Globe:
I agree with Charles up to a point. There are many lefties who actually do support the troops and prove it by serving themselves or talk about a loved one in the military.
But Charles is dead on. There are several left wing blogs who weep crocodile tears for the troops when it is politically convenient -- like around election time -- but who savage the military, serving in the military, and soldiers in particular on other occassions. These are the liberals who believe soldiers are mouth breathing, in bred southerners who didn't graduate from high school and couldn't get a job in the "real world." They let their mask slip for all to see what their true feelings towards our servicemen and women is.
But this fellow at the Boston Globe takes the booby prize for being "Moonbat of the Month":
PERHAPS the most insidious byproduct of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been a reflexive sanctification of the military. To put this in bumper stickerese: Support the Troops.
Well, I have an ugly confession to make: I don't support the troops - at least not unconditionally. When somebody tells me they serve in the military, my first impulse isn't to say, "Thank you for your service!" like those insufferable chickenhawks on talk radio.
My first impulse is to say, "I'm sorry to hear that." Because I am. I'm sorry to know that the person I'm talking to might someday be maimed or killed on the job, or might someday kill someone else. Or refuel a plane that drops bombs on buildings
I can't see how anyone who calls himself or herself Christian - or human, for that matter - wouldn't be sorry.
The fact that we have an army, that we need an army, is inherently tragic. It's an admission that our species is still ruled by fear and aggression.
There are, of course, plenty of laudable functions that soldiers serve. But their sworn duty is to wage war. They may perform this duty with courage. They may feel great love for their country. But we don't pay them simply for their patriotism or integrity. We also pay them to kill people.
And here it's worth making a point often overlooked. Anyone who pays taxes in this country "supports the troops." We're the ones who subsidize their training and equipment and medical care and education.
Read the rest of this stinker for some truly remarkable thinking. It's got everything; Haliburton, atrocities, and, oh yes - "violence" is spiritual regeneration for America.
What a a tool.