The recent flap about Ted Rall’s POS cartoon, along with the constant moaning from those on the left that, dispite all their actions to the contrary, they do support the troops, has brought me very close to the point where I need to find a progressive/liberal/statist and show them how I “support the troops”, by wringing their bloody necks.
Calming down a bit, and for some odd reason, feeling charitable towards those whose grasp of logic, common sense, and or civility (if nothing else), is sorely lacking, caused me to come up with the following.
In an effort to make it easier for those without a clue as to what they may really be. Just read the following and see where your actions place you.
BIG HINTS: There is no pass or fail. There are no extra points for gender, race, religion, or cultural background. There is no gray area, “you are what you are” and that is it. If you are uncomfortable with what the following shows about you, then look inside you and change. OR, kindly leave this country as soon as possible, because the rest of US are getting real tired, fed up, and royally pissed off at ya’ll (along with your actions, thoughts, and deeds).
You claim to “support the troops” (but not the war/mission).
Yet, at every opportunity you:
1.Cut back on their funding, or monies to be used to buy/produce/develop weapons/equipment for them to effectively do what ever they are tasked to do.
2.Make disparaging comments or innuendo about the intelligence of the troops (especially the enlisted side of the house).
3.Make disparaging comments about current missions/battles/wars where our troops are actively participating. (It is bad enough if you did this in private. That may or may not be considered in poor taste, depending on the social groups you travel with. And your private words are your own, as long as they are not voiced in public,then all bets are off.)
4.Produce/Report/Edit/Release incomplete, inaccurate, or completely fabricated information as news/commentary about military forces/operations and their over all (or, more correctly, to fit your agenda) “lack of success”.
5.Actively support groups, either by providing funds for same, promoting these organizations, or giving credence to “mouthpieces” who seek to spread their own propaganda, which in turn makes it harder for our troops to do their job in the field.
6.Allow all the above (and more) to have their say in your public form (be it print or audio/visual media outlets/stations) under the guise of “Freedom of Speech”, regardless of the accuracy of said information and or spokesperson.
Before we go any further, let’s step over here a sec and take a look at a couple of definitions.
Main Entry: trai·tor
Etymology: Middle English traytour, from Anglo-French traitre, from Latin traditor, from tradere to hand over, deliver, betray, from trans-, tra- trans- + dare to give — more at DATE
1 : one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty
2 : one who commits treason
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.
In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to one’s nation. A person who betrays the nation of their citizenship and/or reneges on an oath of loyalty and in some way willfully cooperates with an enemy, is considered to be a traitor. Oran’s Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as: “…[a]…citizen’s actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation].” In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aided or involved by such an endeavour.
Note: I was going to add Sedition (which in and of itself is no longer applicable in the US), or perhaps parts of US code 18, but that doesn’t really fit the argument presented here today .Unless you are one of the leakers of classified information (to the press and others), but you are already in dutch because of the SF-312 you signed. And that, in itself, may be enough to put your big yaps behind steel bars.
Ok, we have our six categories, and applicable definitions. So to see where you fit in just follow the three simple steps below the fold
(If you are NOT a government official and or office holder GO TO Step two.)
If you are a government official or office holder and you have been a party to items 1, 2, or 3, you are at the very least a fool, and a disgrace to the office or position you hold. If at all possible you should be removed from same.
If you are a government official / office holder, and are guilty of items 4, or 5 … then you are by definition a traitor, treasonous or both. And if there were any federal prosecutors with a pair they should be bringing suit against your sorry butt right about now.
If you are a celebrity / an artist/ a writer/ a cartoonist/entertainer/sports figure (and you use your celebrity status), or you are acting as a “private individual”, or you ARE an ordinary citizen/individual who takes part in any group activity whose stated goal is to slow down the ability of this country to wage war, (ie: planned protests in front of military bases/supply depots) or actively support groups which produce propaganda that pants the terrorists and their fellow travelers in a positive light. Or buy and or disseminate information from news print media/magazines, mass media (the 3 major networks and their affiliates/cable news outlets, who have consistently painted a one sided view of our progress on the WOT). Or have (and will continue to) vote(d) for and support(ed) any elected official who falls into “Step one” above.
If your words (printed or verbal) or actions have caused you to answer YES to any of the six categories listed above, or to any part of “Step one” or “Step two”, then guess what YOU DON”T SUPPORT THE TROOPS!
I hope this clears it up. I would hate for there to be some unsuspecting people out there who thought all along they were supporting our men and women in uniform, when in reality they were not. Feel free to pass this along to your progressive/liberal/statist friends or relatives. Let them know we only want to help, and that the first step to getting back to becoming a functional member of society is facing reality.