Racist Killing Sprees: The Condemnation of Chris Kyle
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, journalist Ayman Mohyeldin added his voice to the chorus of liberals who think American Sniper‘s Chris Kyle makes for a terrible hero. Acknowledging that the film itself was a good one, Mohyeldin said that the more you know about the real Kyle, the harder it was the justify holding him up as someone to be celebrated.
Speaking to his reasons for vilifying Kyle, the former Al Jazeera correspondent argued that “a lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing in Iraq, how he viewed Iraqis, some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims as he was going on some of these, um, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment” were troubling.
Speaking for what I can only imagine (or, perhaps to put it better, hope) are the majority of Americans, host Joe Scarborough looked at him with shock. “Wait a minute…killing sprees?”
Wait a minute, killing sprees indeed. Unwittingly, Mohyeldin has exposed this entire liberal crusade against the movie and Kyle. Killing sprees! Like Michael Moore, Seth Rogen, and the cavalcade of leftists who have slammed Clint Eastwood and the glorification of Kyle, Mohyeldin has never spent a single day engaged in armed combat. Awfully easy to sit back, enjoy the fruits of freedom planted by soldiers willing to shed blood, and characterize those soldiers are little more than racist mass murderers.
Putting American Sniper at the top of the box office for two weeks straight, the general public has voted with their hard-earned money. But this liberal attack on the film sheds light on a point of view that is doubtlessly shared by many Americans, and that’s a crying shame. It shows a deplorable ignorance of history. It can only be that these people view all American troops through the same lens. Their Iraq War mantra that they could “oppose the war but support the troops” is coming unraveled. They didn’t support the troops. They considered them spree killers.
As for the charges of racism, who cares? Others considered racist by the extreme left: every Republican, most of the Founding Fathers, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, the Tea Party, most police officers, anyone who criticizes Islam, anyone who criticizes Obama, anyone who opposes illegal immigration, anyone who supports school choice, and the entire southern United States. They’ve lost all credibility when it comes to calling out racism.
Liberals can’t stand the fact that patriotism is having a moment in the sun. As a movement, they despise everything this country stands for. While they certainly enjoy the freedoms bought and paid for by “racist spree killers,” they reserve the right to demonize them at every opportunity. It apparently never occurs to them that they enjoy another freedom as well: the freedom to leave.
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