The stalwart Chuck Ross has all the details, but just look at this nonsense in Oregon during a ceremony for WWII Navy veteran Dario Raschio:
I realize that nobody who staged this asshole-in is reading this, because it’s not on MSNBC. But what purpose do they think they’re serving? Yeah, great, now they’re on YouTube, stomping all over an old Navy vet while chanting a proven lie. Who have they convinced? What did they get done that day?
Say, what was that at the 2:03 mark? Looked like an act of violence to me. Guess it only counts when white people do it.
And then that same loudmouth asshole screamed at the guy appealing for civility, calling him a “token.” Refusing to bellow at the top of your lungs at a bunch of people who have never done anything to you, just because of the color of their skin, that’s “tokenism.” Trying to show some respect to an honored veteran of our armed forces is “tokenism.”
As Ross notes:
Raschio dedicated the awards he received — which, according to The Oregonian, included the U.S. Naval Aviator Badge, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victor medal, the American Defense Service Medal, and the “Ruptured Duck” award — to those killed in action.
And you know why he earned all those medals? You know why he fought? To guarantee the right of those stupid idiots to make fools of themselves. And to guarantee my right to call shame on them. And on you, if you’re miserable enough to defend them.
My grandfather, a career Navy man who served in the Pacific theatre of operations during WWII, would’ve been 102 last July. And he wouldn’t have given a damn who called him a racist for telling these morons to sit the hell down and shut the hell up. He’s no longer with us, so it’s up to you and me.
Hands Down, Mouths Shut. Show some damned respect for your elders.
Update: Thanks to any dipshit with a Twitter-enabled cameraphone, now we know that Snap, Crackle, and Pop are racist too.