#Chattanooga #Marines – ‘The Nation’s Duty Is To Avenge Them’
Per usual, it is Mark Steyn who speaks the cold, hard Truth we need to hear and acknowledge:
A fifth victim of the Chattanooga jihad boy has died: Petty Officer Randall Smith, US Navy.
I’m afraid the makeshift memorials of flags and other patriotic memorabilia that have sprung up on the edge of the police tape depress the hell out of me. A no doubt sincere veneration for the military apparently can only express itself with a feeble passivity that is a large part of the problem. This isn’t a time for the bumper-sticker bromides of “We salute our heroes/Thank you for your service/We support our troops”. Among the dead are men who waged a bloody and hard-fought battle to retake Fallujah …only to come home and die unarmed in a crappy shopping mall at the hands of a halfwit fanatic….
A Chinese-made teddy bear from Wal-Mart is not an appropriate reaction. Righteous anger is. And there’s not a lot of evidence of that. At that parking-lot memorial, the public seems to discern that such anger is no longer an approved sensibility — whereas a teary generalized sadness gets plenty of media coverage….
…We who did not know them cannot mourn them: That is for their friends and family. The nation’s duty is to avenge them — so that they did not die in vain.
Who would have thought that a large majority of Americans would choose Impotence as their response to direct attacks on American Society?
Weren’t we at one time made of sterner stuff?
Weren’t we at one time a people who instinctually reacted with Righteous Anger when all that we hold dear was threatened, instead of being paralyzed weaklings who respond to real, actual outrages with lame acts of pitiful masturbation on our own slobberingly sentimental egos?
Most Americans these days are so lame-brained that they truly believe placing cute stuffed animals, candles, and heartfelt notes at the scenes of murders, and then shedding a few mawkish and maudlin tears, is a meaningful act, that such an act carries with it some significance.
What a sorry bunch we are.
Perhaps we are the first Americans who do not deserve the Favor of Providence.
SIDENOTE: In related news, Mark reports:
Speaking of defiant jests, the new editor of Charlie Hebdo has announced there will be no more more Mohammed cartoons. So another non-senseless act has paid off big-time for the Islamic enforcers. I regret the decision, although I understand it.
It’s not just the French anymore who deserve to be mocked as ‘cheese-eating surrender monkeys’.