By Duncan Smith
Defense Department officials ripped the grotesque New York Times editorial board for publishing a piece on Sunday — amid the Memorial Day observance — claiming that the U.S. military “celebrates white supremacy.”
The piece, titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy,” was published in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper. It argued that “it is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.”
The disgusting article called out the military for naming some installations like Georgia’s Fort Benning, North Carolina’s Fort Bragg after Confederate generals.
In reality, many of those posts were named after leaders who either contributed heroics during the Mexican-American War or who contributed to the nation’s healing after the Civil War.
For their part, Pentagon officials blasted the Times, rightfully calling out the editorial staff for running the piece on Memorial Day, which is an observance of the men and women in uniform who gave their lives in service and sacrifice for our country — including those pukes at the NY Times.
“On a solemn day for remembering those that have given their lives for our country fighting against tyranny and subjugation, the NYT has more than a million possible stories of the ultimate sacrifice by American patriots that they could tell. But they don’t,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman tweeted late Sunday.
“Instead they chose to attack the US military — the most diverse meritocracy in the country and the most powerful force for good in world history. We have many stories of valor still waiting to be told this Memorial Day weekend.”
Yes, the South harbored slavery. Yes, it was wrong and remains wrong to own other human beings.
But the National Archives are rife with stories from Confederate soldiers and officers who talk not of fighting to preserve slavery but of standing up to defend their home state after it seceded.
In fact, the Confederacy’s most renowned military strategist and leader, Gen. Robert E. Lee, turned down Lincoln’s offer to command Union forces just because he wanted to fight for his home state of Virginia.
In any event, there are a thousand reasons why the anti-American sycophants at The New York Times should not have written and published that horrific editorial this weekend, and not a single reason for it.