Brace yourselves, the latest smear from the left is an ugly shot at American armed forces

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When we ponder our future as a country, as people continue to disrespect and dishonor the flag, the country, and the national anthem, thoughts turn to what else is eroding American greatness.

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Well, we are seeing volley shots of the left to undermine several of our venerable cultural institutions. Brace yourself for the latest incoming artillery rounds of intensified efforts to break down the bulwarks of the great American freedoms.

The left has attacked, trying to radically alter, nearly anything that can legitimately be called the foundations or institutions of the American republic, from our education system, to the family and marriage, on to religion, the economy and banking system, the Courts and Congress, extending even to the English language and Boy Scouts.

But the latest target of the Far Left represents their disgusting and dishonorable opening salvos against the American armed forces, our military. It is coming from radicals at the “The Economist”, a British globalist magazine with progressive political roots, continuing its ways as a left wing, world-order rag, at least as it pertains to United States politics and culture, and to social issues. It has endorsed a Democrat in the last three U.S. presidential terms and picked Clinton over Trump. They favor a carbon tax to fight global warming. Their policy positions reflect cultural liberalism, often in common with Obama and the two Clintons, and they have been known to promote the principles of Keynesian economics.

But get a gander at what The Economist has now done. They are downplaying the American military, implying that our armed service members are not particularly patriotic at all. They say the courage of soldiers on the battlefield is not so much about the American flag as it is about their comrades. Apparently, Economist reporters have no understanding at all of the patriotism and the sacrifices made by our military, claiming we Americans have a “highly romanticized view of military service”—they call us “the beloved chumps back home”.  They’ve labeled drone strikes, fighter jets and aircraft carriers as “toys of career airmen and soldiers”. Also, the Economist says that the “soldier worship” of our civilians is causing a “looming crisis” in the area of federal funding because our Defense Department takes unfair advantage, as agencies fight for funds.

From 3,600 miles away, how would they know? Perhaps they should speak with enlistees in our fighting forces, nearly all of whom will tell them that they knew exactly what they were signing up for, and it was to protect the men and women of this country, as well as their fellows on the fighting field. Perhaps more rational thinking by The Economist’s economically radical reporters might lead them to realize that the American armed forces are the greatest vehicle against evil this world has ever known. Our military is there to help civilians when natural calamities hit. Our fighting forces protect many in the world’s population, who can’t count on their own governments.

Bottom line: It is the poison pen and the ignorance of The Economist that’s the problem here– reporters who misunderstand that Americans failing to revere our military only makes us ungrateful and un-American.

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First, it was the pathetic kneelers for the national anthem, then the police, now the target is our soldiers. See the pattern here? It’s called destabilization, a Far Left technique to upset the smooth functioning of a society they deplore, a weapon to undermine economic, political and military power needed for a steady and secure nation. Their intent is to destroy in imperceptible stages, using insidious and underhanded means to subvert. These are destroyers and masked protesters—brothers-in-the-bond of the ilk of George Soros, Che Guevara, Bill Ayers and Karl Marx (who used The Economist magazine as “a major source of financial and economic information”). These demolishers want our government, Donald Trump, and our economy, and our educational system to be unsuccessful so it will fail and be replaced with their brand of radical politics. They do not want America to be great because a strong America thwarts their globalist agenda and sticks a finger in their collectivist eye. And the left-wing Economist plays right into their hands.

John R. Smith

John R. Smith

John R. Smith is chairman of BIZPAC, the Business Political Action Committee of Palm Beach County, and owner of a financial services company.
John R. Smith

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