“Well, it’s Tommy this and Tommy that
and chuck ‘im out, the brute.
But it’s Tommy come and save us
when the guns begin to shoot.”
Looking down on soldiers is nothing new. The left were not even the sole originators of the attitude. But WW1 and especially WW2 gave most Americans a well deserved respect for the military. By the time of the Viet Nam war, however, the left had begun a process of rewriting the narrative of American History. In that narrative the military is the terrorist arm of the US government. The vile treatment of the military during the Viet Nam war was strictly a tactic of the left. Those of us on the right should feel a certain degree of shame because most of us did not stand up to support the military. I include myself in that shame.
Since the end of the Viet Nam war most Americans, probably as a result of the residual feeling of respect by the remaining WW2 generation, have had an increasing recognition of the value of the military. The left has found itself in an uncomfortable corner. Continued vilification of the military could cost the left votes from a public increasingly respectful of the military. So the left has submerged its hatred of the military and pretended to have the same respect as the general public. But, like the scorpion on the back of the fox in the middle of the river, they just can’t help being themselves.
Hillary’s hatred of the military is well documented, but not generally known thanks to the cover given her by the lamestream media. And recently, the left’s true feelings have been showing their ugly disdain for the military in the occasional illustrative news story. Fox News just posted the story of a California high school teacher named Salcido bashing U.S. military men and women. He characterized recruiters as “pimps” and our soldiers as the “lowest of the low.” And worse than that. Additionally, the left has been using the same sort of characterizations in their rants against the police recently.. The left just can’t hold back . Their true feelings must eventually come out. BTW, make no mistake – Antifa (so-called ‘Antifasciats) are, in fact, the fascists and fascists are leftists. As is BLM.