No More Queen of Nice: By Posting Anti-Military Article, Rosie Revealed True Feelings
All I can say is Rosie O’Donnell’s mask is slipping. Rosie was so motivated by an article in the Gay City News written by contributing writer Brendan Keane, that on June 4, she cross-posted it on her own site. By posting the article, Rosie at least tacitly approved of its content, and thus Keane’s anti-military stance gives some insight into who Rosie really believes are the terrorists as well as what she thinks about the military she claimed to love while on “The View.” She didn’t condemn or correct any of the negative comments about the US armed forces, like this one, which indicate that she was indeed questioning the military’s morality (emphasis mine throughout):
O’Donnell’s pacifism is ridiculed when it questions the morality of the American military and of the decision-makers that send young people to kill and die in America’s name.
Thanks for finally admitting it, Rosie. I’m sure if she disagreed with any of this article, she would have said so, instead of proudly posting it on her website and thanking the person who pointed it out to her. As for the “decision-makers that send young people to kill and die in America’s name,” Rosie and Keane must really hate Franklin D. Roosevelt, the OG of evil fascist warmongers.
Keane then set up a list of what he considered “long ingrained” ideas that are “ridiculous” and untrue and opposite of how the world really is. These are not supposed to be true:
Terrorism is suicide-bombing in cities. Soldiering is risking one’s own life to drop bombs from the sky on cities. Terrorism is gunning civilians on purpose.
Soldiering is gunning civilians because the soldier is some scared kid that panicked. Terrorists started it. Soldiers finish what politicians started. Terrorists are trying to build a caliphate. Soldiers may go on offensive to defend the homeland even as they advance an empire of freedom.
Terrorists have evil ideas that would make the world a bad place. Soldiers defend true ideas that make the world better.
Soldiers represent the righteous sword of progressive American idealism. Terrorists are disruptive wasters, bent on backwardness
The four previous paragraphs are apparently true in Keane’s and one can only assume, Rosie’s Bizarro world, meaning terrorists DO NOT have evil ideas that would make the world a bad place and soldiers DO NOT defend true ideas that make the world better. Quick test Rosie and Keane. Which group would imprison and stone you both to death just for being gay—Islamic terrorists or “soldiers?” (I wonder if Keane--or Rosie-- realize that the term “soldier” does not include everyone in the military?)
Keane wrapped up by dipping into the “terrorist or freedom fighter” mantra and hit the “we’re all alike underneath the ski mask and machete” shibboleth (quotes mine) when he wrote:
By denying any equivalence between the bloody gruesomness (sic) of the two enterprises we can ignore the soldiers’ actions and harp on terrorist atrocities.
Rosie O’Donnell…may embarrass the liberal cognoscenti. That does not destroy her moral perspective. She is a mother thinking of Iraq’s mothers, and that is a perfectly valid intellectual principle. O’Donnell said, “I believe every human life is equal.” Does anyone in this country but an American idealist believe such a thing?
Sure, the life of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl is “equal” to the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s good to know that Keane and, by association, Rosie think the people who drill holes in hostages' heads, jail rape victims and kill gays and lesbians for their sexuality as well as women because they “dishonor” their families are worth about as much as Rosie herself. Remember, they’re equal now.
But she loves the troops and doesn’t minimize terrorism, right?
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