On her MSNBC show today, Melissa Harris-Perry stated that the U.S. military is “despised as an engine of war by many progressives.”
“despised as an engine of war by many progressives.”
What did she say that was hypocritical?
she blames the military for war.
She says, U.S. Military “Despised As An Engine Of War"
quote:Bull shite. The movement to do this in the 60's, though popular at the time among the youth culture, backfired hugely in the long run.
IMHO this attitude will spread to the general US electorate as time passes. It won't end up being only the "progrssives" that dislike the military and military personnel . . . it will end being common amongst the populace.
You mean like communists and illegal immigrants?
Bull shite. The movement to do this in the 60's, though popular at the time among the youth culture, backfired hugely in the long run.
quote:By the mid 80's, the former "activists" who derided soldiers were either reduced to sheepish apologists or simply ran and hid, so to speak. The careers of people like Jane Fonda took a nose-dive and she is considered a liability for films today, as her fairly recent movies have proven.
Still, I don't know what you mean by the phrase "backfired hugely in the long run." That seems quite conclusory, and, you've provided nothing to support your conclusion.
quote:Nonsense. They've learned never to go after the soldiers themselves. Soldiers don't make policy and have no control over the resources that are allocated to them.
If the US civilian population can be propagandized over time into resenting the military ( say for example, because soldiers and vets consume too much of scarce FedGov resources, such that civilians have to do with less FedGov largesse ), then things might trend more towards my scenario.
quote:And so does the right, as the poster above, who you obviously misunderstood, pointed out. Communists and immigrants are the right's scapegoats.
If you think that the Left would never try anything like this in order to advance their political agenda, then, I disagree. The Left has proven willing to do anything to advance their agenda, by any means necessary . .
quote:Now THAT is the illusion. 10 years ago, the democrats were "done, it's over." 20 years ago, the republicans. It's a Machiavellian cycle. Just wait a while. Partisans who think they have a mandate will always bury themselves while trying to advance their fringe agenda.
they are winning the political war by a large margin just now.
Why would Leftys target other Leftys?