Earlier, I reported about how Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt posted a very thoughtful post on Instagram that not only paid tribute to the troops but made those who would look down on them and curse America very aware that without the people who died for them over the course of America’s long history, they wouldn’t be able to even speak the way they do about this country.
Pratt’s words read as very genuine. He truly appreciates the sacrifice that men and women have given to him (and indeed to all of us) over the course of decades. His words deserve to be read in whole:
I saw these images on @timkennedymma feed. Please, look at each one. Pause, give them your consideration. America’s exceptional armed forces have altered the course of the world for the better. From the Union Army defeating slave owning confederates, to the Greatest Generation and her Allies vanquishing the Nazis or our special operators hunting down the perpetrators of 9/11. We count the names of each fallen solider lest they be countless. They are the good guys. They run to the sound of gunfire. They know pain and suffering we never will. They have given us the most free and decent society planet earth has ever seen. We run the risk of losing that decency
Now compare that to our own vice-President, Kamala Harris, who posted this.
Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 29, 2021
The post doesn’t mention the day, the purpose of the day, or any appreciation for the fact that she’s the first woman VP in a country where men and women died to create the greatest country to ever exist where a woman could be VP. It’s just a picture of her telling everyone to enjoy the long weekend.
It wasn’t until the next day that Harris posted this in the early morning.
“Throughout our history our service men and women have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country. As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their service and their sacrifice,” she tweeted.
Throughout our history our service men and women have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country. As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their service and their sacrifice.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 30, 2021
No picture included with this tweet, just these two sentences.
It almost seems as if this tweet was a “fine, I’ll say something, shut up” tweet that was lazily crafted by her social media team in response to the backlash that her original, seemingly uncaring, and self-glorifying tweet caused.
The kicker here is that Harris is in a very privileged position afforded to her by the actions of better men and women who did violence on her behalf. As Pratt made clear, it’s their decisions that paved the way to this point in our history, and despite some self-important wackos sitting in university offices saying otherwise, this nation is not the sum of its mistakes but its glories, many of which involved men and women in uniform.
During this weekend, Harris, as the secondary leader of this free country, should be dedicating every moment, every tweet, every post, to the people who have made this possible. Yet, she takes the opportunity to post a picture of herself and shrug off the reason for the long weekend.
And they say Trump was a narcissist.
Harris doesn’t seem to have the necessary respect. In fact, being dismissive of the troops seems to be a developing pattern. Here she is not returning the salute from the troops as she boarded Air Force 2.
— Peter Velz (@PeterVelz46) March 20, 2021
While she’s not required to return the salute, it’s just something that you do. It’s a practice that presidents and vice-presidents have had for decades, but Harris doesn’t seem to think she should do it.
I can only guess Harris’s actual attitudes toward the military, but I’m guessing she’d rather not have to deal with them at all. Harris is, after all, part of the radical left and their attitudes toward the military are disgusting. Her constant bowing and scraping to the body politic of the radical left mean that showing actual respect toward the military would land her in hot water, and in order to avoid bad PR, she’ll toss out the bare minimum in terms of her “appreciation.”
As Rep. Brian Mast of Florida, a retired Army Ranger, told Fox News, Harris sees the military men and women as pawns to be used.
“I’m giving you my opinion at this point, and it’s because I think they see a lot of the culture just as pawns,” he added. “And that’s a really painful thing to say. I think this White House sees many of those in service, and they’d rather see an army of the woke than an army of the imperfect badasses that we served alongside. And I would take one of them over an army of the woke. And I think there’s a resentment in that, truly. That’s how I feel about the situation.”
He’s not wrong. It’s under the “Biden/Harris” administration that our military is delving into woke garbage and attempting to push critical race theory into its training practices. It’s putting far more emphasis on political action than actual action, and as they do this, our military becomes weaker. This makes them far more vulnerable, not just to our enemies, but to the whims and attitudes of extremists at home. Good men and women will suffer for the machinations of lesser people.
She’ll fulfill her duties, give speeches, take pictures, but it’ll all be hollow.
Harris’s first concern is Harris. Among Harris’s second concerns is the advancement of her politics. The military is somewhere in the back of her list of cares. They just aren’t useful to her cause…not yet at least.