The Last Full Measure of Devotion

28 May

I had meant to write this post last night and post it before work today, because after all, Memorial Day is not a holiday in Canada.  In my defense, I was extremely drunk and fell asleep.  However, it allowed me to respond to the idiocy spouted by Television Non-Entity Chris Hayes on MSNBC.

“Why do I feel so uncomfortable about the word ‘hero’?” Hayes said. “I feel  uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so  rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to  obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously  there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous  heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers and things like  that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic.  But maybe I’m wrong about that.”

Yes, maybe you’re wrong.  Maybe you’re a giant pussy who is uncomfortable around soldiers in general, because they do things that you wouldn’t do.  That you COULDN’T do.  And fuck your non-apology, jagoff.  You made it all about you, you narcissistic bitch.  Get back to that fucking ratings bonanza that no one has ever heard of or watched.  I’d rather listen to the characterization of our fallen by a man I respect:  Abraham Lincoln.

Today’s schoolchildren will likely remember Abraham Lincoln as a dude who totally fuckin’ kicked vampire ass, man.  But long after he had left a trail of broken, undead, glittery, emo Eurofag bloodsuckers across our country, he gave a speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where a few months before the Union’s General George Meade and his Army of the Potomac defeated General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, breaking the back of the Confederacy and ending Lee’s plan to capture Washington D.C.

His speech was only two minutes long and was only one of many made that day at the commemoration of Soldiers’ National Cemetery, but it will still be quoted hundreds of years from now.  I won’t reproduce all of it, but just the end, to counter the foolishness of Chris Hayes, who neither respects nor understands courage, bravery or sacrifice.  To our honored dead, rest in peace.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Fall Out.

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3 Responses to “The Last Full Measure of Devotion”

  1. daveintexas May 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Nice

  2. Kansas Gman May 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Amen.

  3. Krebs v Carnot May 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    I hesitate to bring this up, but we can all look forward to Sir GolfsALot speaking on the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 2013 and, if there is any justice and common sense left here, as a private citizen.

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