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Liberals are terrified of Chris Kyle’s legacy

Liberals are terrified of Chris Kyle’s legacy

It has nothing to do with a movie

Legal Insurrection is not a media “watchdog”-type blog. We understand that the New York Times operates on a bias, and that 90% of what is said on MSNBC is generally garbage that should be ignored.

This, however, cannot be ignored.

I think that by now we’ve all seen the liberal freakout that has dominated in the wake of the fantastically successful release of “American Sniper.” We acknowledge the reality of the divide between conservatives and some progressives over the need for armed conflict, and its resulting debates. But what’s been happening with regards to the narrative about this movie as it relates to Chris Kyle’s legacy is beyond shameful.

Check out what this guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” had to say about what troubles him regarding the spotlight that has recently been shone on “American Sniper” protagonist Kyle:

“A lot of stories about when he was back home in Texas. A lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing in Iraq, how he viewed Iraqis, what some people described as his racist tendencies toward Iraqis and Muslims as he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment. I think there are issues.”

That isn’t just some random talking head. That’s Ayman Mohyeldin; he’s an NBC News foreign correspondent and regular MSNBC contributor. He goes on, as Caleb Howe at Truth Revolt notes, to defend his “killing spree” comment even above the objections of Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist. You can hear it in Scarborough’s tone; he obviously knew where Mohyeldin was going (buuuuuut??) but this was too much even for Joe.

Notice what Mohyeldin does here. At no point does he bring up a credible source for this heinous comment; even his fellow talking heads mention that the “stories that came out of Texas” may or may not have been true, but he blows right past that and continues with his assertion that performing your duty as a sniper in a war zone constitutes engagement in a “racist killing spree.”

Progressives like Mohyeldin are doing this not because they’re angry that a military movie made such a smash hit on American culture, but because they’re absolutely terrified that someone they believe is by default a racist murderer (by virtue of the fact that he was a sniper in a war zone that happened to be in the Middle East) could capture the hearts and minds of Americans that progressives so decisively lost in 2014.

This is insidious. This is intentional. This isn’t just bias—this is what a media agenda looks like.

h/t Caleb Howe at Truth Revolt


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I’m raising money for a statue of Chris Kyle pointing his sniper rifle.

Location: Just outside the exit of Gitmo.

    Ragspierre in reply to LukeHandCool. | January 29, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    We should put one up on Hollywood Blvd.

    They could hose down the streets every night to souse away the “head exploded” refuse.

    ConradCA in reply to LukeHandCool. | January 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Pointing right at the front door of the white house for the next two years. Then move it to NYC pointing at the entrance to the Muslim terrorist house built where the Muslims murdered 3,000 of our citizens.

Beyond shameful: the treatment of anybody who strays from the radical plantation that the Democratic Party has become. Harriet Miers, Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, and every single male Republican that gets a national name.

So, we point and giggle at the hysterics.

They are terrified because they know what sorts of vehicles leave a lasting affect on the culture.

This movie is going to define a narrative for decades to come, and they are desperate to discredit it.

theduchessofkitty | January 29, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Kyle is long gone. Nevertheless, there are quite a few former soldiers who were trained as snipers just like Kyle. And they’re watching all of this… and taking copious notes.

Those people don’t realize that all snipers in our Armed Forces, just like Kyle, had to be specially and specifically trained. Not just when to shoot or how to shoot, but also to exercise some serious, avoid-court-martial good judgement before the trigger is pulled. This is not about having a Sandy Hook-like rampage for the fun of it. This is not an X-box video game. This is real life, real situations, and real targets. Any wrong move with that rifle, and the sniper ends up spending time in Fort Leavenworth. But these people think Kyle was some sort of Navy SEAL Rambo, and just goes around shooting indiscriminately, pecks showing in full view. I wonder what other snipers think about this. I wonder how offended they truly feel about the total disregard for the Truth the Left has in this country.

Let me tell you when I will know for sure this has taken a point of no return: when his killer’s trial begins. I can bet you there will be Leftists everywhere who will defend his killer, not on the grounds he has PTSD, no!, but because they truly believe the act of taking Kyle out of this existence was, ahem, a “service to America”… Just watch. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING surprises me about that hideous Leftist bunch anymore.

(Full disclosure: the hubby and I are planning to watch it at our local theater tomorrow.)

    You’ll freaking love it. The actor who plays Kyle did an absolutely mind-bogglingly good job. 1/2 of what is going on in his mind and his situation is from his body language and his face – not dialogue.

    It is definately not a “pro-war” movie, though it shows the heroism and “can do” attitude of our troops.

    You’ll – freaking – LOVE – the movie.

The movie was excellent and entertaining, yet hard to watch. Cooper did a great job portraying a Chris Kyle that was flawed and human, but still an authentic American hero. The end was hard to take, even knowing it was coming, because by then you really want Chris and his family to finish healing together and to live happily ever after.

Best Chris Kyle post I’ve read.

Having read Kyle’s book, which none of these idiots have done, I can say that Kyle very carefully killed people he KNEW to be present in his area of operation with the EXPRESS purpose of killing or maiming American or allied troops.

Kyle, when he felt his SEAL training would best benefit Marines on the ground, left his over-sight position and performed and taught small unit tactics, house-to-house.

In one such incident, he killed a squad of Caucasian Islamists.

He was an equal opportunity killer of America’s enemies.

“Savages” are not a race. No more than “pirates”.

I spent 22 years on active duty, some of it in combat zones, supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States of America, and am a passionate believer in that Constitution. However, if I an ever in the presence of anyone who spews forth such garbage as Ayman Mohyeldin did, I’m liable to forget my reverence for the First Amendment and deck the silly S.O.B! By logical extension every person who has ever served in a combat zone, anywhere at any time, is a psychopath who has joyfully gone on killing sprees!

Perhaps someday some of these fools and poltroons will realize why they have the freedom to spout off about things they obviously don’t understand. Perhaps. In the meantime I recommend they all be given copies of this short piece:

Charles M. Province, Author

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

    FrankNatoli in reply to Walker Evans. | January 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Oh how comely it is, and reviving
    to the spirits of just men long oppress’d
    when God in the hands of their deliverer
    puts invincible might

    -John Milton

    P.S.: my mother, Belgian during the German occupation, was a “just [wo]man long oppress’d”, and my father, US Army combat infantryman, was one who had placed into his hands “invincible might”. Chris Kyle also had placed into his hands “invicible might”. God bless him.

We live in two worlds. Over the last 20 years, those worlds diverged more and more as a new orthodoxy of left thinking has become more doctrinaire and inflexible. We’re at the point where Hilary Clinton, formerly “oh she’s too extreme for America” is considered centrist by about 50% more or less of our population because we now have new even more extreme viewpoints to compare to.

Modern liberalism is focused on the one basic truth, that the good guys are standing up to evil. We’ve seen patriotism redefined as jingoism, service redefined as colonial imperialism, and the notion that somehow we have an exceptional duty to bring and support freedom and liberty in the world is disparaged. Anyone who serves in the military is being oppressed by the patriarchy. Anyone who serves with distinction is an unhinged killer.

The Left is freaking out because heroes are emulated and emulating Chris Kyle might inspire one to take up shooting as a sport which would mean more guns amongst the populace.

“Progressives like Mohyeldin are doing this not because they’re angry that a military movie made such a smash hit on American culture,”

That is certainly why, in part, they’re doing it.

    They’re doing this because they want to send the message people need to be proud of Islam and ashamed of America. I don’t hate them for taking this stance, I just don’t share it.

I imagine that the left believes that in WWII we sent all the racist snipers to the Pacific Theater and all the Jewish snipers to the ETO.

These fascist clowns will always viciously attack anything pro-American.

If a sniper trained his scope on us, you’d see this a-hole on NBC singing his praises.

“Savage, despicable evil. That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy ‘savages.’ There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there.” Chris Kyle

Rest in Peace American Warrior

    DaveGinOly in reply to Roy Rogers. | January 30, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Interesting quote, because therein lies the reason leftists are criticizing the movie and Kyle. They have never “encountered” the barbarism and disregard for human life that Kyle observed first-hand. Such barbarism is so difficult to imagine (I don’t say “comprehend,” because even after experiencing it, it’s still incomprehensible to civilized people), it’s impossible for some people to believe that anyone is capable of such acts that they deserve to be labeled as Kyle labeled them.

Liberals are terrified because of the *implications* of the huge financial and critical success of the movie American Sniper. They must now accept the American public is not where they have tried to force them to be via anti-war propaganda, PC, etc. America stubbornly remains in the main a conservative country with basic, old school values. You see, we were supposed to heap praise and dollars on one of their many anti-war film efforts, not on movies like American Sniper.

This is somewhat like the shock and surprise of Hollywood when well-done Biblical movies are so successful.

    Ragspierre in reply to Henry Hawkins. | January 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Remember the terrible hatred unleashed on the Barry Pepper sniper character in “Saving Private Ryan”?

    Naw, you wouldn’t remember it, because there wasn’t any.

    He was a “good” sniper because…Steven Spielberg.


      ConradCA in reply to Ragspierre. | January 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Soldiers hate the enemy because the enemy is killing their brothers in arms and trying to kill them. Only an idiot could not understand this.

My theory as to why liberals are going insane? They have lost their preemptive war on the American public & our massive support for American Sniper showcases their utter failure in front of the entire world.

How about a little accuracy from the posters here?

In fact, only a very small number of ‘lefties’ attacked the film, or Chris Kyle’s service. The large majority of ‘liberals’ on news shows and the press PRAISED him and the film, from the ‘show liberals’ on FOX, to the reporters and commentators on last week’s major news programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS. Almost every ‘liberal’ film reviewer shown on the Rotten Tomato film site rated the film highly. And ‘liberal infested Hollywood’ — the perennial lefty whipping boy for right-wingers — its votes dominated by liberals — nominated American Sniper for best picture. Even the Wicked Witch of the West Wing Michelle Obama praised the film, calling it “complex,” “emotional” and a realistic “depiction of a veteran and his family.”

The Left, it seems, like the movie, and the soldier it was based on.

This was another manufactured brouhaha news story meant to stir up animosity at the extremes of the kooky left and the self-righteous right — raw meat for each side to growl over in Pavlovian reflex. GRRRRR. GRRRRR.