Friday, January 30, 2015

Some Thoughts on AMERICAN SNIPER

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!


Anonymous said...

Hear hear!

Anonymous said...

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!

Michael, you managed to make it even more personal for a bunch of us. That was perfect.

Eric said...


Anonymous said...

And now for the elephant in the room:

There is this matter about Kyle's truthfulness concerning Jesse Ventura.

The verdict is being appealed but we can not ignore a jury heard evidence from both sides and decided that Mr. Kyle defamed Mr. Ventura in his book.

Jason M said...

I will take the word of a hero over a truther any day of the week. said...

It is easy to question the integrity and honor of a dead man. Chris Kyle was unable to tell his side of the story. Jesse "The Body" Ventura was a WWF wrestler, 9-11 truther, and conspiracy theory whack job. I only regret I wasn't there to witness Chris Kyle knock Ventura on his butt.

Anonymous said...

You seem to have left out Navy SEAL for Jesse. Guess that would be a bit of a conundrum for you.

Pathfinder said...

No, Anonymous, no conundrum, the fact that Ventura was a SEAL doesn't change anything other than the fact that he has lost all sense of honor. Remember, Martha was a Marine, and became one of the greatest internal enemies of this country. What you once were only demonstrates what you once were. It says nothing about the person you ARE!

Pathfinder said...

That was supposed to be Murtha, not Martha.

Anonymous said...

So Jesse has lost honor but Kyle is without sin? Guess all the SEALs who testified that Kyle lied are without honor also. Guess the Katrina and truck stories Kyle told MUST be true.

The reality, sadly, is that being a SEAL or serving means little. It is no protection from being human. IMHO after reading the trial, hearing all the other stuff, I believe Kyle was human. Like most folks he was just a human being. Flawed, troubled, noble and brave. But worthy of sainthood? No. IMHO he probably made the fight crap up for a dozen reasons and got stuck with it. Sad actually. I remember watching Audie Murphy being intrrviewed. No doubt of his bravery, but a very flawed and troubled guy.

Anonymous said...

Facts are important. Ventura was never a Navy SEAL. He was with the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT).

Big difference.

Ventura should have been proud of his association with the original frogmen, but he had a hard-on to hitch is little wagon to the Teams and has never missed an opportunity to claim he was something that he wasn't.

Now Ventura lives like a hermit-bum, off the grid on a remote beach in Baja California. Alone with his paranoid thoughts and memories of wearing a feather boa in the kabuki theatre of professional wrestling.

He's the king of couch commandos and no doubt revered by all of all his drunk ex-pat Baja beach buddies and will dies with a smirk on his face because he considers the height of his life to be the fact the he screwed Chris Kyles widow out of a million bucks.

Anonymous said...

They are the ones who defended Alger Hiss, the confirmed Soviet spy back in the 40's and 50's, were on the other side in the Vietnam war, and threw the cold war, and keep telling us that radical Islam is not Islamic.
Tom Bogan
Laconia NH

ELIMN8U said...

Amen MB....Amen.

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