The image is from rescue operations of Hurricane Harvey. The title is, of course, a satirical zing at anti-whitemale Social Justice Warriors. A Twitter user gets 100% credit for the idea. I just don’t always like to “embed Tweets” because they seem to slow up the blog, sometimes.
A Trump supporter went to Milo’s book opening a few weeks ago. He wore a “Make America Great Again” hat. Afterward, he went out with friends to a bar in progressive, tolerant, liberal Manhattan. Inside the bar, a straight couple told him how they hated his hat, and him. Then proceeded to assault him and cut up his face with a broken bottle.
Fortunately, a plastic surgeon is working pro bono to fix the guy’s face.
Bullying is a huge cause for the progressive left, and they have put forth their usual array of “solutions” to the problem of bullying; such as talking to each other about how bullying is bad, sending social workers into schools to lecture kids that bullying is bad, wearing ribbons to raise “bullying awareness,” and making lots and lots of simpering YouTube Videos. Most of this is intended not to put an end to bullying but to allow progressive leftists to posture sanctimoniously about how much they care about the issue of bullying.
That doesn’t stop bullying. This does.
Just to end the year on a positive note, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge someone I’ve actually come to admire over the past twelve months: Lenore Skenazy of Free-Range kids.
Her crusade against helicopter parenting, and the insane practice of turning people in to the “authorities” for the crime of letting their kids play outside , the sheer bureaucratic idiocy of zero tolerance policies (“that kid touched a Tylenol, send him to juvie and put him on Adderall! Zero tolerance!”), and rampant deranged paranoia against phantom sexual predators (contrary to popular belief, there is not a sexual predator behind every bush ready to leap out and carry off unattended children).
If we don’t get away from the busybody fascism Skenazy rages against, we will lose our culture and society. We will turn into Britain, a country where there are earnest efforts to outlaw kitchen knives (on the progressive basis that “no one needs a sharp kitchen knife and if even one life is saved, the ban will be worth it.”)
A lonely voice of reason standing against a cacophony of insanity:
All too often, our friends in the legacy media sensationalize the actions of rogue soldiers in the U.S. military who act against express orders or in a manner at odds with their training. More often than not, our service members perform their duties bravely — and with honor.
And sometimes, they go beyond the call of duty and do something truly heroic. One man who did just that was Sgt. Dennis Weichel who “died in Afghanistan last week as he lifted an Afghan girl who was in the path of a large military vehicle barreling down a road“:
Weichel, a Rhode Island National Guardsman, was riding along in a convoy in Laghman Province in eastern Afghanistan when some children were spotted on the road ahead.
The children were picking up shell casings lying on the road. The casings are recycled for money in Afghanistan. Weichel and other soldiers in the convoy got out of their vehicles to get them out of the way of the heavy trucks in the convoy.
The children were moved out of the way, but an Afghan girl darted back onto the road to pick up some more casings that lay underneath a passing MRAP, or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle. The huge armored trucks can weigh as much as 16 tons and are designed to protect the troops they carry from roadside bombs.
Weichel spotted the girl and quickly moved toward her to get her out of the way. He succeeded, but not before he was run over by the heavily armored truck. The girl was safe, but Weichel later died of his injuries.
Dennis Weichel helps define the greatness of this nation. He risked — and gave — his life to save a young girl in harm’s way.
Our hearts go out to his children. His example inspires us all.
Every Memorial Day as I try to craft a post to remember those who gave their lives so that we might be free, I find myself struggling for words. How can one man use language to convey the power of other men’s deeds, those who made the greatest sacrifice, not just for their own families, but for their country. Particularly in this day of an all-volunteer military, we are all humbled by their sacrifice as we’re grateful for what they accomplished through that sacrifice.
Today I recall the youthful braggadocio of one of the first patriots to give his life for our freedom, Nathan Hale who regretted that he had but “one life to lose for my country” at a time when his country wasn’t even five months old. How many men (and women) in the ensuing 235 years have recalled Hale’s bold statement as they set out to fight for his, for their, for our country, knowing that they too may have to lose their life for its cause to triumph.
And that is true courage, knowing that they might have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
There are signs, Walter Russell Mead writes,”that we are aiming to repeat a compromise of that kind [made after Vietnam] when it comes to the war in Iraq.” “Regardless of the merits of the war, those who did honorable service in it or laid down their lives at their country’s call, deserve our respect and our thanks.”
Those who opposed the war and those who supported it can unite in tribute to the loyalty, the courage and the sacrifice of those who served there.
That is something, but it is not enough. The Americans who served, suffered and died in Iraq — and who still serve there today — changed the world and won a great and a difficult victory. No account of their service, no commemoration of the dead that ignores or conceals this vital truth is enough.
Good evening everyone from Music City, USA. If you follow me on Twitter you know that PatriotPartner and I are on vacation in Nashville, TN.
Our normal Nashville trip is in June for the CMA MusicFest. But we decided to come during Christmastime because of Garth Brooks. Garth is having a series of charity concerts to raise money for victims of the historic floods that hit Middle TN this past May.
Tonight is the concert for us, but Garth will have had about 20 shows over 10 days when it’s all done. News reports say the effort has raised over $3.5 million.
Thanks Garth. And Merry Christmas Nashville!!
Good Sunday morning. Nothing like waking up with The President. Reagan, that is.
GayPatriot readers, let me introduce you to Alexander McCobin from Students For Liberty. Alexander was one of the student activists who spoke from the main CPAC stage yesterday. He spoke up IN FAVOR of CPAC’s including GOProud BEFORE Ryan Sorba’s tirade a few minutes later.
THIS IS THE PART OF THE STORY THAT HASN’T BEEN TOLD YET.
UPDATE at 5:00PM – I’ve learned a couple of important facts that shed some more light on this whole incident. First, folks have emailed pointing out that there were boos when Alexander spoke (see video) below. But the boos were quickly and resoundingly overtaken by applause. Secondly, the booing was started by none other than Ryan Sorba and it is quite possible he was THE ONLY one booing since he was onstage and near a microphone.
From Students For Liberty on the CPAC kerfuffle:
Secondly, I have found out that Ryan’s outburst was a publicity stunt. Ryan is hawking a new book called “The ‘Born Gay’ Myth”. That pretty much speaks for itself and the CPAC crowd rejected Ryan’s message and tactics resoundingly.
The first video is Alexander’s remarks yesterday.
The second video is my interview with Alexander this morning.