General Kelly Was a Marine and Gold Star Father and His Son Was an Honored Hero. Now Kelly is Just Another Hired Trump Liar. It Would Take Shakespeare to Unpack this Tragedy.
It’s a bad day for America when a Marine General lies about a black woman congressperson to protect a white supremacist abuser of women.
A few of my recent thoughts I Tweeted sum up where the Trump/Kelly Fiasco is going …
As the proud father of a Marine I say Kelly’s wrong. Military service doesn’t make one better than non-military like MLK, Lincoln, Rosa Parks.
Kelly’s choice to enable Trump disproves Kelly’s claim that military people are the best. Kelly’s military and he’s covering for a pervert.
Trump transformed General Kelly’s real loss into a loud crass fake crises in service of insatiable irrational Obama-hating self-pitying ego.
Kelly can’t shield himself from criticism for involving the sacred memory of his son in a political fight. Suffering doesn’t justify folly.
Kelly’s stupidity in lying for Trump proves that in fact military people aren’t always “our best.” This week Kelly certainly wasn’t.
America’s civil-military divide is a deadly problem. Kelly made it worse. Lying for Trump is no way to garner support for our men and women.
Trump & Kelly just made shared grief over military losses into yet another partisan litmus test and eroded respect for our military family.
Trump & Kelly have done more in one week to politicize and thus erode support for our military than any other administration since Vietnam.
Before Trump, Gen Kelly was a Marine & gold star father: Now he’s just another Trump Liar. Work for T & lose your dignity reputation and soul…
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Tech troubles today Frank ?
Oh well … here’s my comment of todays article now in a much more concise form
What Kelly has allowed himself to become under the Commander in Chaos is to put it quite bluntly ….. a quisling sycophant ,, throwing self respect , honor and duty aside preferring job security and financial well being instead
FYI ; As of Friday Mattis made his first move towards becoming one of Trump’s quisling sycophants as well when he announced that LPR’s are no longer welcome to serve in the US military and that the fast track program towards citizenship for LPR’s serving that has been in place since GWB has been brought to an abrupt and very harsh end
In addendum ; All of which can be summed up by the title and lyrics of a David Bowie / Pat Metheny soundtrack /song ;
” This Is Not America ” .. the best performances being either the original soundtrack or either of the two versions recorded by jazz bassist … the late great Charlie Haden
You are a good man
I am looking for peace!
Thank you for your kindness to even listen to me!
All my evangelical pals are in absolute termoil as truth is approaching them!
You called it PTSD course my theripist says I have the worst case due to my service to our fine government.
I do love them you know.
How about PTED?
Post traumatic Evangelical disorder?
Science says stress alters brain chemistry so if I am ill would Christian charity come to my aid?
I have not seen it yet frank, yet of course it will come as faith says its so
We shall know them by their love.
I get my pension check on the first and so I shall buy your book.
What I have seen is just simply well done!
If I may .. perhaps many of your Evangelical pals are suffering from PDVD ( Post Decision Validation Syndrome ) assuming they voted for Trump . As for your PTSD .. as a rather prominent psychologist friend of mine put it .. if you have it … consider yourself normal and worry more about those who do not ! Killing and war are not the natural order of things .
In as far as the overwhelming majority of what passes itself off as Christian charity . Unfortunately about all you’ll ever hear /see / receive is a barrage of Platitudes & Attitudes none of which will be of any help what so ever as they ignore all the mandates of Scripture resorting to meaningless regurgitation instead
Peace brother and consider yourself in my prayers .
Thank you for your spot on commentary. I served in the military for 24 years and lost friends and companions in that time. As hard as that was I do not even imagine losing a child like that. I also view Kelly as a victim of Trump. I believe he went to the White House with the best intentions and has now become soiled with the filth Trump inflicts on all around him. I pray that Kelly examinations his conscience, realizes his error, and immediately resigns. That is the first step to regaining what he has lost.
Nothing like serving up your dead son as a political asset to a maleficent regime.
Now that a few are becoming aware of the extent of our imperial operations world-wide, Kelly offers political cover for the emerging military dictatorship that would subjugate civilian life to ruling class whims.