Huffington Post had the audacity to question as to whether a person’s military service to their country makes them racist or not. Is this even a question?
How on earth would fighting for your country make you racist? For one, America is a melting post of all different races. Guess what that means? There are different races in our military services. So who exactly are they being racist against? Serving has nothing to do with race and everything to do with protecting our country and our freedom.
The author notes that veterans of the Iraq-Afghan war were among the white nationalists who rioted in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving one counter-protester dead. One Iraq-Afghan veteran was one of the rally leaders.
It said, “To learn that these brave men and women over there return with a new-found hatred for those different from them, especially after their mission is one of liberation from those who kill and persecute anyone of different faiths/beliefs, is quite disturbing to say the least.”
Seriously??? Did they miss where veterans condemned the white supremacists? We certainly do not agree with Antifa or BLM or any other crazy alt-left group. However, that doesn’t mean we put up with violence from a crazy spin off of our side either.
We “represent the diversity of America and have stood together against our enemies overseas. And we will stand together now against intolerance, hatred and violence here now at home,” said Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
“If there are any VVA members who harbor any of these bigoted ideologies, they are encouraged to turn in their membership cards,” said John Rowan, national president of Vietnam Veterans of America.
The Huffington Post piece condemned the “utter failure by our so-called Commander-in-Chief to condemn these hate groups.”
Because the armed forces encounter such horrific threats from foreigners they are “returning from duty harboring feelings of such intense anger and disgust toward anyone who isn’t white,” the author writes.
What would you say to the author of that article? I’d like to tell him to shove it where the sun don’t shine!!
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