This Memorial Day will always serve as a reminder, to me, that there is something inherently wrong with liberals. A true example of this would have to be MSNBC weekend host, Chris Hayes. Mr. Hayes hates war. Doesn’t see a reason for it. Mr. Hayes is a believer of “conflict resolution”. The kind promoted at your preschoolers playground should someone not share the “Speak N’ Spell”.
So I was not too shocked to learn that Chris Hayes would take issue with referring to our fallen soldiers as “heroes”, stating he’s “uncomfortable about the word [hero] because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that”.
Coming from a military family, I have always argued that my family members were more courageous than I because they enlisted with the premise that in a time of war, they may indeed be sent to do battle and could quite possibly be injured, maimed or die. In my eyes (as well as anyone with a brain), they were already heroes just for volunteering in the first place.
I wanted to call my family and ask how they felt about Mr. Hayes’ comments but I was reminded that every time someone says something ridiculous about military service my family shoots back with a statement that makes me angry and proud at the same time.
“We defend his right to say it and always will”.
Maybe Chris Hayes just doesn’t know the meaning of the word.