Meditation can go a long way towards bringing inner peace, but if I was on the streets of New York today when a bunch of clueless King Hippo-resembling City University of New York kids screamed in David Petraeus’ face, I think I would have lost it. There’s something about fat bodied losers screaming expletives at a man who dedicated decades of service to his country that gets the blood boiling. Who knew?
The Washington Times reports:
A YouTube video shows Mr. Petraeus flanked by students shouting at him from inches away.
“Warmonger! … You are nothing but a disgusting pig! … You have blood all over you. I can smell you!” they say, along with the promise to hound him throughout the semester.
Business Insider reported that the war hero had a “great game face” and refused to acknowledge the group, which included a student with his belly inexplicably exposed.
Listen as belly boy gasps for breath between insults, unable to even walk a block with the former Army Ranger before lactic acid (or was that hate?) runs through his veins. Sad.
As a friend of mine pointed out, these students are so lost that they probably don’t even realize that it was President Obama who assigned Petraeus to his last two posts. Where were the CUNY anti-war kids when Mr. Obama was running for his second term? Missing in action. Or as another friend of mine said, they were probably focused on “Cheetos and bong hits.” Bingo.
Not since the infamous MoveOn.org ad that took “General Betray Us” to task have I seen such disgusting behavior aimed at a military man.
A newspaper ad from the anti-war group MoveOn.org that attacks Gen. David Petraeus has prompted a Republican outcry in Washington, D.C., as supporters of the surge strategy in Iraq change the subject from the progress in Iraq to the rhetoric used by war opponents.
“General Petraeus or General Betray Us?” reads the full-page ad (CLICK HERE), which cost the liberal group MoveOn.org approximately $65,000 and ran in section A of today’s New York Times.
Is it any wonder that Ann Kirschner, Dean of the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, was quick to put out the following statement only hours after the story broke?
“Our university is a place where complex issues and points of view across the political and cultural spectrum are considered and debated in the hopes that we might offer solutions to the problems in our world. In order to advance reasoned debate on such issues, it is important that multiple points of view be heard.
Great universities strive to connect their students with remarkable leaders and thinkers so students can examine a variety of ideas, debate them, and form their own opinions. Those perspectives find expression through discussion in and out of the classroom.
We may disagree, but we must always do so in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding. While the college supports the articulation of all points of view on critical issues, it is essential that dialogue within the academic setting always be conducted civilly.”
Indeed, Ms. Kirschner. I’m assuming you wouldn’t like it if a bunch of slovenly imbeciles chased you down the sidewalk while sputtering nonsense in your face. That’s why it’s a little surprising that the statement you’ve just issued is so mealy mouthed. David Petraeus is hounded by a roving pack of CUNY goons on the way into work, and the best you can come up with is “it is important that multiple points of view be heard”? Give me a break.
Those who follow this blog regularly know that my political identity was shaped by academic bullies when I exited the military. I had to put up with lines like “only red neck Republican hicks join the military because they’re happy they get a free pair of boots.” I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.
My suggestion for any New York City veterans — particularly Army Rangers — is to head on down to CUNY if the kids want to continue to get in David Petraeus’ face. Let’s see how tough they are when a few infantrymen enter the equation. My guess is that that their tough guy posturing won’t last long.