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Bloviating Zeppelin: Memorial Day 2012: "Rhetorically Proximate"

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day 2012: "Rhetorically Proximate"

This is how the American Leftists "celebrate" Memorial Day on MSNBC. From NewsBusters.org:



Chris Hayes of MSNBC's Up With Chris Hayes says he is "uncomfortable" calling fallen US soldiers heroes.

CHRIS HAYES: 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.

American Leftists fail to see the obvious squarely before them. Everything in their world in nuanced, gray, squishy, negative. They are GOWPs: what I term Guilty Overeducated White People: effete, superior, sanctimonious. They are educated, but they have not learned.

More and more, I find myself "uncomfortable" calling Leftists, Demorats and "Progressives" actual Americans.

God bless the American Soldier.

BZ

9 Comments:

Blogger Old NFO said...

F**K him...

Mon May 28, 03:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Their motivation is Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier". Blame the soldier is the norm. Praise the soldier and you are a war monger.

Must be hard to perch on your self proclaimed high moral ground when you know, in your heart, you are a gutless puke.

Mon May 28, 03:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Should have copied Old NFO.

Mon May 28, 03:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

GOD bless the soldier, past and present...

I wonder if this libber bed-wetter would be comfortable with a shotgun stuck up his ass?

Oh hell, free speech and all, let him babble, he makes a fool of himself...

Mon May 28, 07:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ASM826 said...

I posted about this, too. I would say that Old NFO's comment is rhetorically proximate to what I had to say.

Mon May 28, 08:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ASM826 said...

I posted about this, too. I would say that Old NFO's comment is rhetorically proximate to what I had to say.

Mon May 28, 08:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Scotty said...

While I disagree with Chris Hayes about the why the term hero is used I do think nowadays it is overused.

I served with some heroes but the act of just serving in the military does not deserve the title of hero.

I don't pretend to be some sort of psychologist but it seems, at times, to be over compensation for the atrocious way we Vietnam vets were treated.....who knows.

I carry the scars, both physically and mentally as reminders of my service but, I'm certainly no hero. Heroism is something more than just serving or just dying while fulfilling ones duty. Heroism is head and shoulders above that.

Tue May 29, 07:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Scotty, in reply, I would posit this: generally you are correct. But I will submit there are infinitely MORE heroes in the US military -- in one month -- than have EVER been in JOURNALISM.

So sayeth me.

BZ

Tue May 29, 03:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Scotty said...

BZ: "But I will submit there are infinitely MORE heroes in the US military -- in one month -- than have EVER been in JOURNALISM."

You'll get no argument from me!

Tue May 29, 05:10:00 PM PDT  

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