Moonbat Denounces Veterans at Salon.com

Veterans Day is not moonbats’ favorite day of the year, as is made obvious in a piece by David Masciotra at the liberal establishment’s Salon.com:

Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as “heroes.” The rhetorical sloppiness and intellectual shallowness of affixing such a reverent label to everyone in the military or law enforcement betrays a frightening cultural streak of nationalism, chauvinism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, but it also makes honest and serious conversations necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of a fragile democracy nearly impossible.

Denunciations of “authoritarianism and totalitarianism” from a liberal are not easy to choke down, particularly considering that vets are honored not only for their courage and sacrifice but because they apply their courage and sacrifice to the defense of our society from authoritarianism and totalitarianism — which in stark contrast sunken-chest leftists have been using their control of the information establishment to impose. But let’s keep reading. Skipping past a wordy vilification of US military personnel as rapists, sadists, and fiends, we come to a liberal proposal for how they should be honored anyway:

Improving and universalizing high quality healthcare for all Americans, including veterans, is a much better and truer way to honor the risks soldiers and Marines accept on orders than unofficially imposing a juvenile and dictatorial rule over speech in which anything less than absolute and awed adulation for all things military is treasonous.

Veterans who fought in Korea or Vietnam, or against the Nazis in WWII, explicitly put their lives on the line to defend America from socialism. So how better to “honor” them than to demonstrate that their sacrifices were for nothing by imposing socialism from within? In other words, how better to kick them in the teeth?

As for the physical courage and prowess displayed by American troops,

Physical strength and courage is [sic] only useful and laudable when invested in a cause that is noble and moral. The causes of American foreign policy, especially at the present, rarely qualify for either compliment.

America is the bad guy, for blocking the expansionist ambitions of communists and Muslims. This is the mentality that put Barack Hussein Obama in charge of foreign policy — with catastrophic results that are only just beginning to unfold.

If guys who risk getting their legs blown off and worse to defend the American way of life aren’t heroes, who are? Reflexively seditious, squishy-soft moonbats of course. The author treats himself to a loving pat on the back:

Wars that are not heroic have no real heroes, except for the people who oppose those wars.

Masciotra also projectile vomits the same bilious ideology at the law enforcement officers who allow us to go about our business without being set upon by sociopathic Michael Brown types. Officer Darren Wilson, who was hospitalized with facial injuries after his famous confrontation with Brown, is denounced as a murderer.

So how should a dutiful liberal celebrate Veterans Day?

Americans, especially those who oppose war, should do everything they can to discourage young, poor and working-class men and women from joining the military. Part of the campaign against enlistment requires removing the glory of the “hero” label from those who do enlist. Stanley Hauerwas, a professor of divinity studies at Duke whom Time called “America’s best theologian,” has suggested that, given the radical pacifism of Jesus Christ, American churches should do all they can to discourage its young congregants from joining the military.

Don’t you love getting preached at about Christianity by liberals? See Matthew 10:34 for an example of the “radical pacifism of Jesus Christ”:

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

I wonder what Masciotra would make of Lutheran minister and Revolutionary War veteran Peter Muhlenberg:

It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776. In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself. Muhlenberg’s text for the day was Ecclesiastics 3 where it explains, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted….”

Coming to the end of his sermon, Peter Muhlenberg turned to his congregation and said, “In the language of the holy writ, there was a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away.” As those assembled looked on, Pastor Muhlenberg declared, “There is a time to fight, and that time has now come!” Muhlenberg then proceeded to remove his robes revealing, to the shock of his congregation, a military uniform.

Marching to the back of the church he declared, “Who among you is with me?” On that day 300 men from his church stood up and joined Peter Muhlenberg. They eventually became the 8th Virginia Brigade fighting for liberty.

Per Ecclesiastes 3:8, there is “a time for war and a time for peace.”

But despite having no clue what he is talking about, Masciotra pulls his chins and attempts to be profound:

Every hero needs a villain. If the only heroes are armed men fighting the country’s wars on drugs and wars in the Middle East, America’s only villains are criminals and terrorists. If servants of the poor, sick and oppressed are the heroes, then the villains are those who oppress, profit from inequality and poverty, and neglect the sick.

Just as soldiers and cops aren’t heroes, criminals and terrorists aren’t villains. The real villains are those who resist “servants of the poor, sick and oppressed,” which coming from a progressive means coercive redistributors of other people’s money. Those who resist these tyrannical “servants” conspicuously include American veterans.

Actually, the real villains are moonbats like Masciotra and the fiends he sides with against American civilization. The heroes are those who stop them — although I have to admit that stopping them on the battlefield is a lot more heroic than trying to stop them with a keyboard.

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Masciotra: squishy-soft, moronic, but very trendy and hip.

On a tip from Wiggins. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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