Patriotism Is Always “Too Soon” for the Left

(c) ltn72[at], 2006

The release of the movie United 93 shows the first counterattack in the war on terror. It is the first theatrical movie to graphically recreate the events that occurred when average Americans fought-back against the greatest threat to the 21st Century, the homicidal sewage of Middle Eastern madness. However, even before the movie’s release, the Left was squawking that it was "too soon" after Sept 11, 2001, to release this film. This despite the film’s unanimous support by the families of the 40 brave Americans who brought-down the aircraft on its way to destroy either the White House or the Capitol.

A brief search on the Web about the Left’s favorite hate fest, Vietnam yields 52 movies that have been made about Vietnam, from “1969” to “War Dogs.” It seems that to Hollywood, there wasn’t time enough to release films about Vietnam – some before the war even ended, let alone five years later. Of the 52 films located, five are pro-military/pro-USA (includes the only four comedies), 23 are neutral, and 24 are anti-military/anti-USA. Among the anti-military are some that are almost psychotically hateful towards the country and the military. These include “Casualties of War,” about an Army squad that kidnaps and gang-rapes an innocent Vietnamese girl for fun as they drag her through the jungle, finally shooting her; “Coming Home,” in which a returning Marine is cuckolded by his wife (Jane Fonda playing to type) with an injured returnee as her Marine drowns himself in ‘war remorse;’ “Platoon,” one of Oliver Stone’s upchucks about how hateful and crazy is the US military; and “Apocalypse Now,” which is the much fawned-over three hour-plus puddle of leftist drool involving assassination, murder, insanity, and military evil, all courtesy of the Hollywood Left, and none of which even faintly resembles the Vietnam I and my shipmates honorably served in all those years ago.

The simple truth is that the Left – whose imagined glory days are embedded in Vietnam and the 60s the way a painful, twisted, impacted tooth is imbedded in the jaw – cannot and will not ever admit that they live their carefree, happy, meaningless lives courtesy of those who would protect them, including those heroes aboard United 93.

For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"

But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;

An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;

An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool—you bet that Tommy sees!

-- “From “Tommy,” by Rudyard Kipling

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