Memorial Day is our national holiday to remember the men and women who died protecting this country in the service of the United States Armed Forces. If a member of the military died protecting this country, that member is a hero. In a society of the patriotic and the conscientious, Memorial Day would not be a day of division, politics, or ideological anomaly. This is a day set aside for this country to put divisions, politics, and ideological anomalies aside, and join together in reconciliation, if just for this one day, and pay tribute and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their county: death. Memorial Day is a day about heroes, and those deserved of the title.
But, repugnance and hatred does not take a holiday.
For those skulking behind the imprudent veil of the apolitical, and who do not believe that politics matter, take heed. There is an insurmountable ideological chasm within this nation; with unadulterated hatred for this country on the left, systematically dismantling the fundamentals that created this country, and patriotism on the right, struggling to protect the fundamentals that created this country. Then there are the apolitical vagabonds drifting aimlessly in the middle, unaffiliated and unattached to this country.
Just this weekend, this Memorial Weekend, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was able to epitomize the hatred and disdain of this country by the left. Here are the thoughts of Chris Hayes regarding the term “hero” being applied to anyone who was killed in military service for this country:
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.
This is much bigger than Chris Hayes and his statement; this is about the ever increasing manifestation of the hatred and the disrespect of this country from the left. Chris Hayes is not an outlier, a deviation, as his statement is archetypical of the left. Just as vile as his statement is, so too were the accolades and support of those in alliance within the comment sections of the myriad media outlets of the left, vomiting their equally as loathsome remarks.
Then there is Barack Obama, who used a Memorial Day a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to campaign for reelection. In a line within his speech, it did not take Obama long to insert the term “I” in celebration of himself: “As long as I’m president, we will make sure you and your loved ones will receive the benefits you’ve earned and the respect you deserve. America will be there for you.”
Fortunately being labeled and celebrated as a war hero on Memorial Day is not a democratic process, thus denying Chris Hayes and the moral deviants of the left the enjoyment of a vote, and their malignant rhetoric against the heroes of this country falling on deaf ears.