Our buddy, Blanka sends us a link from the Huffington Post in which our favorite Orcan American, Michael Moore tries to explain what he meant the other night when he resolved in the New Year to “not support the troops”.
I don’t support the troops, America, and neither do you. I am tired of the ruse we are playing on these brave citizens in our armed forces. And guess what — a lot of these soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines see right through the bullshit of those words, “I support the troops!,” spoken by Americans with such false sincerity — false because our actions don’t match our words. These young men and women sign up to risk their very lives to protect us — and this is what they get in return:
Then he goes on to list the things that he could do but doesn’t for the troops;
1. They get sent off to wars that have NOTHING to do with defending America or saving our lives. They are used as pawns so that the military-industrial complex can make billions of dollars and the rich here can expand their empire. By “supporting the troops,” that means I’m supposed to shut up, don’t ask questions, do nothing to stop the madness, and sit by and watch thousands of them die? Well, I’ve done an awful lot to try and end this.
Yeah, well, by running your fat mouth, you extended the time our troops have been engaged in these wars, dingus. You’ve given aid and comfort to the enemy who, through your idiot meanderings through the English language saw a light at the end of their tunnel and thought they could just wait us out. And it’s worked out very well for them. Has the violence ended in Iraq? But you told us that the violence in Iraq would end when our troops were gone, but it hasn’t has it?
3. How many of you who say you “support the troops” have visited a VA hospital to bring aid and comfort to the sick and wounded? I haven’t. How many of you have any clue what it’s like to deal with the VA? I don’t. Therefore, you would be safe to say that I don’t “support the troops,” and neither do you.
Yes, I do, asshole, and you could if you weren’t such a dick. or if you weren’t expecting an ass-whooping the moment your oversized face came through a VA hospital door. Chickenshit.
5. Help a homeless vet today? How ’bout yesterday? Last week? Last year? Ever? But I thought you “support the troops!”? The number of homeless veterans is staggering — on any given night, at least 60,000 veterans are sleeping on the streets of the country that proudly “supports the troops.” This is disgraceful and shameful, isn’t it? And it exposes all those “troop supporters” who always vote against social programs that would help these veterans. Tonight there are at least 12,700 Iraq/Afghanistan veterans homeless and sleeping on the street. I’ve never lent a helping hand to one of the many vets I’ve seen sleeping on the street. I can’t bear to look, and I walk past them very quickly. That’s called not “supporting the troops,” which, I guess, I don’t — and neither do you.
If your grocery bill didn’t consume most of your millions, you could, moron. So instead of hiding behind whatever this grand statement is, do something and show a little gratitude for what you’ve been given by this country where a talentless hack can roll around in his millions for entertainment.
I support you, and will try to do more to be there for you. And the best way you can support me — and the ideals our country says it believes in — is to get out of the military as soon as you can and never look back.
And please, next time some “supporter of the troops” says to you with that concerned look on their face, “I thank you for your service,” you have my permission to punch their lights out (figuratively speaking, of course).
Just because your fat ass doesn’t actually do something to support the troops doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t. He adds that he hires vets and gives them tickets in his movie theater. That’s a good start, Michael, now do some of the things you claim the rest of us should do for veterans. Crack that wallet of yours open and pay them for being what they are so you can be whatever that is that you are over there.
From Fox News, James E. Koutz, the National Commander of The American Legion replies;
“What I can say is that The American Legion fully supports all the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, always has and always will,” Koutz told FOX411.“We don’t need to make a New Year’s resolution for that.”