• Not Nice: Smearing Our Heroes on Memorial Day

    Surge Summary: A Baltimore politician, a Pittsburgh vandalizer and the New York Times managed to turn Memorial Day into an excuse to push partisan progressivism – and to dishonor our military heroes in the process.

    by Gary Bauer

    I saw a lot of uplifting things over the very poignant Memorial Day weekend, like this report about retired Marine Master Sergeant Timothy Chambers.

    The tribute to our fallen heroes that usually takes place on the Washington Mall was done without the usual big crowds.  But it was an extremely well done and moving tribute. The president and vice president marked the day with events at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and at Fort McHenry outside Baltimore.

    Sadly, some progressives were up to their old tricks. The mayor of Baltimore demanded that the president not go to Fort McHenry and used the coronavirus as the pretext.

    Several monuments to our war dead were vandalized over the weekend. One in Pittsburgh was spray-painted with the hammer and sickle, the symbol of communism.  But the most disturbing thing came courtesy of the New York Times.

    On Memorial Day weekend, the “Old Gray Lady” ran an editorial entitled, “Why Does The U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?”  As evidence, the Times noted that a number of military bases are named after southern historical figures.

    That’s right. They chose the weekend during which we honor the men and women of all races and ethnic backgrounds who have laid down their lives for this country to attack the military for white supremacy.

    Shame on them!  This is the kind of idiocy that exemplifies progressives today.

    We can sand-blast the paint off our memorials.  But purifying the hearts that are being infected with the left’s hatred of America will be a lot harder.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from:  https://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/blotterview/664

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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