I am writing this on a very warm Memorial Day reflecting the sacrifice of generations of those Americans who came before us and laid down their lives in service and defense of our nation. Whether you feel the causes they died for were just or not is irrelevant. They went In Harm’s Way and paid the ultimate price. No matter their race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious faith, or socio-economic status, they are heroes.
As I read the news and blogs this solemn day, I once again come across another liberal pundit that is too cool for the room for his own good by half, MSNBC host Chris Hayes. Hayes is a stereotypical MSNBC pundit, all things Obama are good, the “European model” is the solution always, and the world would be a better place if America’s influence and stature would be reduced.
Hayes, like the left leaning media and MSNBC in particular, political correctness rules and showing any type of support for traditional values is discouraged. So it should surprise no one Hayes over the weekend announced on his show, surrounded by like minded liberals, that he was “uncomfortable” referring to those Americans who lost their lives to military service “heroes.”
I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was.
Hayes stated to treat our fallen as heroes is “rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.” What? Firefighters who run into burning buildings are heroes, should they not be recognized as to “rhetorically proximate to justifications” for more fires? Absurd. Ridiculous. Nonsense.
Like most, if not all liberal pundits, Hayes only populates his panel with ”esteemed liberal thought leaders”, none offered an objection to Hayes’s analysis of Memorial Day. Hayes, an avowed socialist and supporter of the Occupy movement, has frequently called the Occupy members “heroes.”
Laughable if not so sad.
Those who died for our country should always be remembered as heroes, and have our undying gratitude.
Chris Hayes is a writer for the liberal magazine, The Nation and hosts MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes. Hayes is also the author of the book, Down with the 1%, the End of Elitism.