February 6, 2013
Neocons and faux conservatives have raked former Texas Rep. Ron Paul over the coals following his tweet earlier this week stating “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.”
“Ron Paul should be ashamed, should issue an apology and then he should just go away,” wrote an indignant Katie Pavlich on Townhall.
“Just unbelievable and appalling. Can someone be much more insensitive to the death to such a great American patriot?” chimed The Right Scoop.
“Chris Kyle was an American hero of the highest order,” said an aggrieved Awr Hawkins, writing for Breitbart.com. “And he used the sword because he was in the military, where his job was to keep America safe.”
Hawkins does not bother to explain how the largest and most deadly military in the world invading small backwater countries and unleashing snipers and other trained assassins to kill insurgents resisting occupation keeps America safe (in fact, it is likely to do just the opposite, as the phenomenon of blowback has repeatedly demonstrated).
Twitter was ablaze with ridicule as well. “Ron Paul might want to ask Jesse Ventura what happened last time he ridiculed a dead SEAL,” said an uninformed Lachlan Markay, apparently unaware or unwilling to accept the fact that Ventura had filed a defamation lawsuit after Chris Kyle falsely claimed he had punched out the veteran and former Minnesota governor after he supposedly made a derogatory comment about American foreign policy. Kyle allegedly engaged in the ruse to drum up promotion for his ghost written book, American Sniper.
“Grandpa’s talking to the furniture again,” a snide David Burge of the Iowahawk blog tweeted.
Glenn Beck’s website was compelled to state that Ron Paul’s own son had “seemingly backed away from his father’s controversial comments.”
Rand Paul had characterized Kyle as a “hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country.”
It is no secret the junior Paul has ingratiated himself with the neocon wing that controls the Republican Party and Beck’s insinuation that trouble on the Paul home-front is at best mischievous.
Finally, in the video below, the late Jimmy Stewart’s character in the great antiwar film Shenandoah unleashes his thoughts on a dictatorial state demanding the sacrifice of citizen-subjects to its warmongering mandates. (Thanks to Daniel McAdams for the link.)
In the quotes above, we get a pretty good idea how this mentally defective mindset at the behest of the warheads has so perfectly infected the “conservative” intelligentsia who rarely go to war themselves but find it sentimentally praiseworthy when others do so to advance the imperialistic objectives of a marauding and pillaging state.