(Tea Party PAC) – Memorial Day is supposed to be a day that we set aside to remember the dead who have served our nation throughout the past and have passed on from this life into the next. It’s a somber time that is meant to honor those who gave it all in service for our country. Instead, it’s become a time for cookouts and visits to the park or the beach and a free day off work.
But not this year, thanks to the coronavirus. You’d think since everyone is pretty much stuck at home right now, folks would actually take a little time to honor our fallen members of the military. Maybe many Americans are. The NY Times sure isn’t. In fact, they’re doing quite the opposite.
The left-wing publication posted a piece on Memorial Day, asking why the U.S. military celebrates “white supremacy.”
Here’s the scoop from Breitbart:
The New York Times published an editorial on the first day of Memorial Day weekend asking: “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?”
The article‘s byline is the entire editorial board, and it is accompanied by an image of a bullet shaped like a Ku Klux Klan robe.
The central complaint of the article is that there are U.S. military bases named after Confederate Army officers:
This same toxic legacy clings to the 10 United States military installations across the South that were named for Confederate Army officers during the first half of the 20th century. Apologists often describe the names as a necessary gesture of reconciliation in the wake of the Civil War. In truth, the namings reflect a federal embrace of white supremacy that found its most poisonous expression in military installations where black servicemen were deliberately placed under the command of white Southerners — who were said to better “understand” Negroes — and confined to substandard housing, segregated transportation systems and even “colored only” seating in movie houses.
The gall of these people is unbelievable. Who would say something this awful during a holiday weekend where we’re supposed to be honoring folks who served? It’s uncouth to say the least. In all honesty, it deserves much harsher words, but we won’t go there right now.
While not at all agreeing with their point, they do have the right to write up such a piece, but does that mean they should have posted that up over this weekend, knowing full well what they were doing? It seems pretty clear, morally speaking, that this is disgusting. They ought to be ashamed of themselves for dishonoring those who served their country. Soldiers have given far more for our nation than these “journalists” ever will.
The editorial further claims that “The federal government embraced pillars of the white supremacist movement when it named military bases in the South.”
It rejects the argument — offered by the U.S. Army during the Obama administration that “there was no need to expunge Confederate base names because the names were merely ‘historic’ and ‘represent individuals, not causes or ideologies.’”
The editorial also claims that the names were adopted “as part of broader accommodation in which the military embraced stringent segregation so as not to offend Southerners.”
The South has historically contributed disproportionately to the ranks of the U.S. military, and continues to do so today: in fiscal year 2017, it contained 33 percent of the nation’s young adult population, but provided 41 percent of the nation’s military enlistees.
Of course, The Times does not provide any further “evidence” of the military “celebrating white supremacy,” which means they are taking molehill and making it into a mountain. Individuals like this are always looking for something to be angry about. When something doesn’t exist, they make it up or twist something up to make it fit some sort of narrative they can get huffy about.
It’s a rather sad existence when you think about it. However, that’s not stopped them from doing it, over and over again.
Rather than pay attention to these folks, take the time to remember our veterans who have died, many in the line of duty. These folks gave it all in order for us to have the way of life we enjoy and often take for granted. Never forget them.