I was privileged…let me repeat and expand on that…privileged and honored to know and have spent time with Chris Kyle. He was an American in the fullest sense of the word, a man of honor who accepted and shouldered a hard — indeed, nightmarish — job without complaint and performed it to the best of his not insubstantial abilities. An aside, with apologies to my friend Steve Hunter…when I sat down with Chris the first time, I thought, Good Lord, I'm talking to Bob Lee Swagger!
Like Chris, I grew up in the South surrounded by hard men, men who saw the elephant in World War 2 and Korea, men on both sides of the law, men who regardless of their views were irrevocably joined by an iron-bound sense of honor. And America was better for it.
I refer you to this article in Red State by Erick Erickson, "The Ninnies of America:"
War is hell. It is a gruesome affair. And there are bad guys and there are good guys. Normally, Americans roots for Americans, but the ninnies of America, who tend to also love soccer, root for teams other than America because we are number one. They feel comfortable rooting for the USA team in soccer, because we are not. It makes them feel good.
It makes them feel good in a way they pride themselves on gender neutral toys. With enough time on their hands, the ninnies — who, I should add, are upset at the cis-gendered heteronormative misogyny of me even using the word ninny — can rally with religious zeal to causes and create their own gods while eschewing the real God. They worship an effeminate Jesus who double majored in Queer Theory and Gender Studies and is the patron saint of professional victims and who wears a kick ass European futbol jersey.
These ninnies, given their pedigree, also hate stories that show real good and real bad. Unless those movies show the GOP, Christians, or the NRA as the enemy, the ninnies prefer a GLAAD approved movie where good and bad are ambiguous unless there is a transvestite, in which case that character is morally good in every circumstance and probably has been abused by the Pope.
In the world of the ninnies, “American Sniper” cannot be praised. Chris Kyle is a monster because he ruthlessly fought for his country. Were Kyle a Russian against the Nazis or a Chinese Communist against Chiang Kai-shek doing the exact same thing, the ninnies would demand “American Sniper” get an Oscar. But Chris Kyle is Southern, white, Christian, and a bad ass. He is therefore all that the ninnies are not, has probably never even heard of cis-gender nonsense, and is not ashamed to fly the American flag.Read the whole thing.
When progressives say they love the troops but hate the war, they are lying. They hold their hatred of the military, of men like Chris Kyle, and, indeed, of America closely under their cloaks, waiting for the moment they can unveil their true feelings like a blood-red banner across the field of battle. We have an administration who released dedicated terrorists to save a traitor, claiming no American would be left behind, but who left American heroes to die in Benghazi and then lied to their survivors.
AMERICAN SNIPER is a success because, amazingly, the liberal fascists have not made as many inroads in the heartland of America as they hoped. Let us pray that remains the case!