Monday, March 23, 2009

Supporting The Troops; SDA Style

Over at Kate's Sociopathic Social Club, the same assorted armchair commandos who were glad to label fellow Canadians as "Taliban supporters" a while back are having a hard time getting too worked up about Fox's Greg Gutfeld's thoughtless and decidedly un-funny mockery of our Armed Forces.



One commenter, "Phil", who describes himself as a serving member of the Forces tries to interject some personal perspective.
As another serving member, an infantry corporal no less, who's lost many friends overseas, I can tell you that I'm not a person who makes insulting jokes about Americans. I'm not a clown who would vote for funding cuts to the CF. I'm not from Toronto, and I don't live in Toronto. And I do have the nerve to bitch and complain and in fact, be disgusted at the Fox talking-heads. Have you risked your life under fire to bail out American troops? If you have then I'm guessing from your comment that you have a couple of screws loose. If you haven't, then maybe you should talk to some of our lads who have. They'll sort you out right quick. To Kate: If you have never had to put your arm around a grieving father who had his son blown up with only melted and charred plastic pieces of his tactical vest left around a burning LAV, then you could never understand how incredibly despicable and hurtful these comments could be. I pray that you may some day gain some sensitivity.[...]And yes, I have indeed watched the show before, and I have indeed watched Fox News before. I'll lighten up when I feel it's necessary. Now's not the time. I guess I'm with the liberals on this one. Proud to be agreeing with them on this matter.
The response from compassionate conservative "Alex" comes quickly:
Nice appeal to emotion, Phil. Very touching. I shed a tear, I really did.[...] I'll sacrifice a goat that you may some day grow a pair. I'm not sure how you managed to stay in the infantry long enough to get your second hook, if this is the kind of shit that gets under your skin.
Now "Alex" may sound like a disrespectful asshole, but he probably has a yellow ribbon stuck to the back of his pickup truck. So I guess his troop-supportin' credentials are up to snuff. Stephen Taylor must be proud.

7 comments:

Tory@York said...

"May, probobly, guess" You make a hardhitting argument. Do you have any real evidence of this being a widespread feeling among conservatives or you just letting the ramblings of one random asshole tar an entire group of people? I thought you liberals were supposed to be against that sort of thing.

Red Canuck said...

T@Y - Do you have any real evidence of this being a widespread feeling among conservatives

Did I say that anywhere? If you're going to disagree with my post, at least have the courtesy to read it first (or find someone who can read to do it for you).

And while you're at it, why don't you cruise over to SDA, and see how many of her commenters were like "Alex" vs. like "Phil". And why don't you go and read David Frum's condemnation of the Red Eye segment, and then take a gander at the vitriol in the comments section. Compassionate conservatism indeed.

Bowler said...

Heh. Does it make me a bad person if I took some pleasure in seeing David Frum being whacked by the same nutjobs he helped to create, with all of his "axis of evil" douchebaggery?

I personally could care less what Red Eye thinks. Like you, I find it far more interesting to see the reaction among the Canadian right. Their lack of outrage over this blatant disprespect of Canadian troops in Afghanistan speaks volumes of their hypocrisy and slavish toadying to the most reactionary, dumbed down segments of the American right.

Red Canuck said...

Bowler - Quite right. Prior to this, I'd never even heard of Red Eye. But the casual dismissal of Gutfeld's remarks by members of the Canadian wingnutosphere speaks volumes about their integrity (or lack thereof) when it comes to the issue of respect for our Armed Forces. Can you just imagine the furious outrage and spittle-flecked shrieking that would have erupted from the Blogging Tories if Rick Mercer or Jon Stewart had made such comments about our military?

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