I’m pretty sure my step-dad was a Democrat because he liked to ruin everything. Nothing pissed him off more than seeing me having a good time.
It’s Memorial Day, and what are the Democrats and other Leftists celebrating?
Not a damn thing. They are too busy being outraged to have any fun. And what are they outraged about? They have their panties twisted up because some Americans are wandering around on American beaches wearing nothing but a surgical mask and some sunscreen. HOW CAN ANYONE HAVE FUN WHILE PEOPLE ARE DYING??? HOW CAN DONALD TRUMP GO GOLFING DURING A PANDEMIC???
A religious (Christian) or patriotic holiday is anathema to Leftists. At Christmas they dump all over Christian beliefs. On our two biggest patriotic holidays they dump all over America. But what is better than trashing a patriotic holiday? Hijacking a patriotic holiday to dump on America and attack Trump while simultaneously dumping on the holiday too.
Check out this editorial in the LAT:
In the waning days of April, the number of people who died from COVID-19 in the United States surpassed the tally of those killed in the Vietnam War. The nation has been stunned by the many who have died in this pandemic.
We think of them today, Memorial Day, as we pause to remember and grieve for the nearly 60,000 U.S. service members who died in Vietnam — and the hundreds of thousands of other Americans who gave their lives in other wars.
As the COVID-19 death count continues to mount, it has had a cumulative and numbing effect, much like the counting of war dead. Individual cases disappear into the whole. The focus is on the number, not our fellow citizens.
Many news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, have sought to put a human face on the COVID-19 tragedy, publishing profiles of some of the deceased, reminding the world what they had done with their lives and what remained for them to do. The remembrances sometimes include heartrending stories of the many family members and friends who were unable to be with their loved ones at the end because of coronavirus-related restrictions.
Just as the COVID-19 dead have likely been undercounted, so have the U.S. military dead in Vietnam. The official number fails to include the many veterans who died after the war as a result of lingering medical and emotional conditions.
And such tallies often don’t acknowledge that as many as 3 million Vietnamese died in that war.
Now, the American generation that suffered most in Vietnam is the most vulnerable to the coronavirus.
If COVID-19 disproportionately strikes the elderly and the vulnerable, the Vietnam War disproportionately killed the young and the vital. More than 60% of the names on the Vietnam Memorial belong to those who were 22 or younger when they died. Members of that once-young baby boomer generation are now senior citizens.
Many observers have described the struggle against the pandemic as a “war.” The COVID-19 fight is not a war but a public health crisis, striking randomly. The Vietnam War was not random; it was the result of calculated choices.
The COVID-19 and Vietnam eras do share unfortunate similarities, including officials ignoring reports and warnings, and confidently insisting on their capacity to control events. Leaders in the 1960s also assured that we could wage the war without economic sacrifice, and today many insist that we can remain safe while enjoying economic and social freedom.
That war and this pandemic have each been marked by a pronounced inequitable sharing of the burden and the cost by the poor and by racial minorities. And in neither was there official national recognition of this or a pause for national mourning.
In both crises, unspoken politics, personal ambition and arrogance too often have framed public statements as well as military and public health strategy.
Then and now we have seen official optimism and an absence of candor regarding projections of what was to come: “It is over; we have won” echoes from Vietnam to 2020. In April, President Trump said there was “light at the end of the tunnel.” Gen. William Westmoreland reported seeing a similar light in Vietnam in 1967.
During the Vietnam Era it became fashionable among the elite intelligentsia (i.e. Leftists) to hate America. They showed their disdain for the United States by burning American flags, wearing /displaying Communist uniforms and flags, setting off bombs, and calling G.I.s returning from ‘Nam “baby killers.”
They paid for their over-the-top rhetoric in 1984. Reagan was in the White House, the economy was booming, we were hosting the Summer Olympics, and it was an election year. America kicked ass in the Olympics which led to scenes of crowds of people waving American flags and chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!” We saw so many shots of Reagan at the Olympics I began to wonder how many gold medals The Gipper had won.
Reagan was unapologetically patriotic. He didn’t see anything corny or quaint about the Pledge of Allegiance or standing for the National Anthem. So when a wave of patriotism swept the nation as it does occasionally, which party reaped the benefits? (Hint: It wasn’t the party that hates America.) It was an Electoral College blowout.
Four years later, Poppy Bush shredded that Greek bohunk guy with the Pledge of Allegiance. Blowout #2. Bill Clinton was smart. He saw that some issues that play well with the Democrat urban base won’t play in Poughkeepsie. More importantly, the anti-Americanism of the Radical Left is electoral kryptonite.
That’s why this OpEd is bylined by somebody nobody ever heard of. Joe Biden won’t say these things, at least not in public. Unless he commits a gaffe, but what are the chances of that?
This OdOp (odious opinion) is directed at two groups. The first is the LoFo voters who are stupid enough to believe there is any comparison between Vietnam and the King Flu Grippe. The second group is the Trump haters on the Left who need fresh talking points. Ever notice in comment threads and on Twitter how they all seem to say the same things at the same time?
The Democrats used to send out talking points in texts and email blasts, but they discovered that all that was needed was to get their message into the stream of commerce in the Marketplace of Leftist Ideas. Sometimes a single tweet will do it. The Democrats have their monkeys well trained, they will grab it and run with it.
But is you could read between the lines of the OdOp you would see this:
Happy Fucking Memorial Day you racist bastards! We hope you all get the Trump Flu and die.