Pro-Hamas Protestors Shut Down West LA and Desecrate the National Cemetery, Making More Enemies

Vandalized Spanish War Veterans Memorial, L.A. National Cemetery, aka “Spirit of '98” (Credit: Austin Dave)

Once again, pro-Hamas protestors made their hatred and ignorance of Israel and America's support for the Jewish state public when they shut down traffic in West Los Angeles on Saturday along Wilshire Boulevard between Interstate 405 and Glendon Avenue outside the U.S. Federal Building. But they did not stop there. No, they decided that to get their hate-filled message across fully, they would proceed across the street to the Los Angeles National Cemetery and defile it. 

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Ever since Israel invaded Gaza, calls for everything from a cease-fire to a full end to the conflict started coming from the forces of evil on the left. All over the world and here at home, these individuals have gone out in public and shut down roads, freeways, and airports, even going as far as launching balloons at JFK Airport to disrupt flights. 


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When you ask them why they are doing it or even why they feel it is okay to disrupt people's lives, if they answer, it usually oozes with ignorance and shines a light on what mental midgets these people are. The usual, "it's just a minor disruption, we're not hurting anybody." All that comes as a protester's balloon could possibly get sucked into a jet engine of a landing airliner, causing it to crash, or an ambulance on its way to a medical emergency could get blocked and not arrive in time to save that heart attack victim. 

In this most recent case, protestors defiled a National Cemetery of fallen war dead, as well as the graves of those who served and made it out of the wars alive but earned their right to lay amongst their fellow brothers and sisters. For me, a Combat Veteran, it makes my blood boil with rage to see the images of protestors spraying paint over a war memorial, regardless of what war or conflict it is memorializing. In this case, they spray-painted their garbage on the walls of a Spanish American War Memorial located at the cemetery. 

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To be clear, as a Veteran, I am honor bound to keep the memory of not just my generation of American fighting men and women alive but all generations of warfighters, dating back to our Founding Fathers and their generation of patriots that gave us this blessed nation. To see a memorial to the warfighters of any war hurts us all. It hurts us because no matter the war, no matter the fight, we served our nation because it asked us or we asked it, to defend it and our principles. We all agreed that our rights and our Constitution are worth enough that we would die to defend or stand up for them. And we all agree that while you have the right to say what you want, we don't have to agree with what you say and how you say it. Just like when protestors burn our flag. It is their right to do so, but I do not have to like it. It is their right, that is -- until they start breaking the law and defiling our nation's dead. 

As time goes on, more and more people, especially from the younger generation, forget something so very important. An adage has been referenced by Winston Churchill and George Orwell and was taken from a poem written by Rudyard Kipling that said in part: ..." O makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep...[.]" George Orwell cleaned that line up a little in his 1946 "Critical Essays" when he said that:

A humanitarian is always a hypocrite, and Kipling’s understanding of this is perhaps the central secret of his power to create telling phrases. It would be difficult to hit off the one-eyed pacifism of the English in fewer words than in the phrase, “making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep.”

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These protestors forget that they take full advantage of the fact that they sleep peaceably and comfortably at night because good hard men stand by to commit violence on their behalf. Their ignorance of this is painfully clear and it just puts another stain on their views. It also shows another disgusting tactic that goes widely ignored; these people constantly choose the most vulnerable and or cherished targets to vandalize and defile. Why? Because they know it will anger people and get some attention. But in this case, only a personal friend and former colleague of mine, Austin Dave, was there to cover it. If you were to scour the interwebs for this, you would find just a few random sites that picked it up. Local media just brushed it aside. 

RedState has covered these protests extremely effectively and will continue to do so, not to bring any attention to the causes of these miscreants but to show the world that they truly do not care about the things they say they care about. Ask any one of them if they have donated money to relief organizations in or for people in Gaza and you will find maybe a handful. Even further, ask them if they have gone to Gaza and put their money where their mouth is, and you won't find a soul. Why? Because they are just doing the bidding of their political and or ideological overlords. They are weak and feckless, and they have no idea that one day, they will take it too far and someone will get hurt or, even worse, killed. Because there are people out there who do not have the patience or the willpower to refrain from doing something about it. And they will be mercilessly crucified for doing it, even though these protestors are injuring and possibly killing more and more people with their protests than they know. 

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Leave our honored dead alone in peace, they have earned that right a million times over. Their friends and families deserve to visit them without fear of being mobbed by protestors or worse. 

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