Thou shalt kill
The US Congressional Medal of Honor, awarded to soldiers for bravery under fire, has been “feminised” according to someone who complains that “We now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.”
I have noticed a disturbing trend in the awarding of these medals, which few others seem to have recognized.
We have feminized the Medal of Honor.
According to Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal, every Medal of Honor awarded during these two conflicts has been awarded for saving life. Not one has been awarded for inflicting casualties on the enemy. Not one.
Gen. George Patton once famously said, ‘The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his.’
I suspect that Fischer is taking Patton’s words out of context, but since he has taken them out of context and made them his own, he clearly believes that killing is a virtue in itself. Even the most belligerent warmongers usually acknowledge that war is evil and that killing is a bad thing, but say that we should be willing to put up with these evils so that a greater good may come. Not so Fischer — for him the object of war is killing for its own sake.
A few weeks ago I said in a blog post (Left and right in America | Khanya) that the view that the difference between the left and right in America was that the left objected to their tax dollars being used to kill people and that the right objected to tax dollars being used to save lives was simplistic. In the light of Fischer’s comments, it seems that that view is way too nuanced. You can’t take the mickey any more. The moment you produce a caricature to satirise a tendency by exagerating it and showing an extreme version, someone comes along who goes way beyond the caricature.
The American right may be religious, but it is utterly godless. People like Bryan Fischer must believe that Jesus was a wimp.
Hat-tip to The Poor Mouth: Bryan Fischer is an arsehole.