Cowards often confuse bravery with stupidity
There is a psychological phenomenon known as the Dunning-Kruger effect; Its defined as “a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.” (Wikipedia Definition). Alternativly it also points out that people who suck at something lack the skills to properly understand what it means to suck at something and subsequently rate themselves as better than they are. Don’t believe me? Ask John Cleese:
This was on full display this week by Michael Moore, Seth Rogen, and other stupid members of Hollywood who have made a career of taking shots from the cheap seats. In response to movie ‘American Sniper’ based on the book of the same title by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Michael Moore had this to say on twitter:
“My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse”
This is big talk from a man who seems to be afraid of diet, exercise, and good health and who has made a career out of taking shots from the cheap seats.Who taught you this? Who taught you that ALL snipers are bad and that Invaders are worse? It’s the kind of statement that could only come out of the mouth of someone who has absolutely no idea what the they are talking about. I would be willing to bet that if his uncle had heard this he would turn over in his grave to listen to you speak about American Servicemen like that. This is all putting aside the discordant logic of the statement itself: So your uncle, the American “invader” (using the definition of the term as loosely as he is) deserved the bullet because, as you said yourself, “Invaders r worse”.
and if that wasn’t bad enough Seth Rogen had this to say on twitter:
“American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglourious Basterds.” IE comparing it to a fictional Nazi propaganda film. I’m assuming this is because both American Sniper and the fictional movie from Inglorious Bastards were about snipers…that’s where the similarities end. But obviously Seth Rogen gave this comment a lot of thought; We finally found evidence that Pot can be bad for your: You say stupid things that offend the entire armed forces of the US; the side effects can be deadly.
I’m not even going to get into the military justification for why snipers are not only important but extremely necessary for minimizing casualties on both sides since there are people much better qualified than me to make that argument; To make such a blanket statement about anything without even the most basic understanding of the topic with such confidence is the kind of thing that only the echo chamber that is Hollywood can produce. This is all never mind that Michael Moore hasn’t done anything important in the last decade (unless you count single handedly supporting a Krispy Kreme Franchise) and Seth Rogen’s major accomplishment is wringing money out of the same Pot jokes over and over and not getting murdered by North Korea which up until this week I was against.
I’ve had a theory for a while that the Liberal Elites from places that produce people like Michael Moore and the like, these self assured idiots; the people who try and use their status to lord their moral superiority over us less perfect than them have no ability to conceptualize what a soldier is or what makes a person do what soldiers do. Since the end of the draft in the US the decreasing participation of the American population in the armed forces has lead us to the point where the average person can no longer relate to soldiers in any meaningful way. It’s gotten to a point where the average American liberal, the ones whose starbucks order takes more than 15 seconds and when the barista get’s it wrong they make a face that only someone who thinks they are the most important person in the world can make when an over worked and underpaid barista adds a “dash” of cinnamon instead of a “pinch”. It’s the type of people whose instagram account is an offensive collage of yuppie bullshit like a picture of a salad or their tiny little dog.
The part that is so infuriating about this is that these people have not let their lack of education get in the way of making stupid comments. (Dunning and Kruger would be proud) One member of the academy said “He seems like he may be a sociopath,” “he had not yet seen the film but had read the article, which is being passed around”; a critic for the new republic wrote: “I have not seen ‘American Sniper, But if the trailer is any indication, Eastwood’s film, like ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ tries to make a straightforward situation more complex than it is.” These people are so open minded that their brains have fallen out; you can’t judge a book by it’s cover (or it’s content when it comes to the Koran) but you can judge a movie by what you’ve heard. Like I said too stupid to know how stupid they are.
It’s the “I am the most important person and everything must be perfect for me” group of people who have no conception of what would make someone wake up one day and do anything other than be a self serving piece of shit..it’s barely within their mental grasp of being more than an Uber ride away from a wholefoods. The notion of sacrificing your freedom, comfort and perhaps your life, for a greater cause like their country is beyond them. They can no more understand someone who would put themselves through something like basic training, or BUD/s (SEAL training) than humans can understand why dogs eat their own shit (well most Humans anyway).
Don’t believe me? Just as Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer: “No, cowards are people who didn’t have the guts to serve, and are happy to sit back in a free and protected country and call our service members cowards. I find it funny that this Moore guy would only say this after Chris Kyle was killed. I’d have loved to see him say that to Chris’s face.”.
Here are some friends of Chris Kyle talking to Sean Hannity and gd bless them for they’re response, they are better men than me for having this to say to them: (if you don’t want to watch the whole segment skip to the last minute)