Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Charles Johnson hates America

Chuckles Johnson happily reprints the following rubbish from one of his 'readers'.

In contrast to the opinions and feelings of today’s Hollywood, the real actors of yesteryear loved the United States.
Does that really need to be fisked? Is loving the USA based on not criticising an impotent, corrupt and deceitful administration? Is loving the USA being shameless war junkie?

They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War II, many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love. They gave up their wealth, position, and fame to become service men and women, many as simple “enlisted men”.
Is this idiot seriously trying to make parallels between the fight against German Nazism and Japanese imperialism with the current 'War on Terror'? Is he seriously saying that to love ones country, one must join the military? If that's so Charles Johnson and his chickenhawk buddies are the biggest America haters on the block!

2 comments:

aquabahn said...

Is this idiot seriously trying to make parallels between the fight against German Nazism and Japanese imperialism with the current 'War on Terror'?

Yes. Sadly Johnson isn't alone in this train of thought, it's a pretty common theme amongst pro-war types. The hypocrisy here from Johnson, after years of whining about being labelled chickenhawks, is stunning even for him. I guess I could start listing all the celebrities who have entertained the troops via USO shows, etc. Yes not the same as dropping everything and heading over to the local recruiting office, but more than anything Johnson has or ever will do. (even well known hate America types like Al Franken and Henry Rollins) but that would be to engage Johnson with an argument based on, well, facts and what's the point of that? Interesting fact: everyone on the patriotic actors list is white.

Pilsen Books said...

Not only that, guys like Johnson hounded a lot of left-wingers out of the business, if not into suicide or jail, after WWII