Op-ed: Surrounded By The Best Men On Earth
Wearing a cowgirl hat does not make one a cowgirl just like placing a feather in one’s hair does not make one an Indian, but dishonoring the ultimate sacrifice made by the brave with lies about their Commander-in-Chief indeed makes you if not a traitor than a subversive.
Gold Star father and White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly was “stunned” and “brokenhearted” that “a member of Congress would have listened in” on a president’s phone call to the widow of a fallen soldier as did Florida District 24 Rep. Frederica Wilson.
“I thought at least that was sacred,” Gen. Kelly said as a true look of sorrow…a haunting ever-etched in his conscience look of sorrow…crossed his face, “When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred. Women were sacred, life was sacred; that’s gone. Religion, that seems to be gone as well. Gold Star families – I think that left at the convention over the summer, but I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield – I just thought that might still be sacred”…and with those words spoken… spoken with an authority few have heard…you could hear a pin drop as an eerie yet awe inspiring silence overtook the White House briefing room.
“And when I listened to this woman, and what she was saying, what she was doing on TV…the only thing I could do to collect my thoughts was to go walk among the finest men and women on this earth. You can always find them at Arlington National Cemetery,” were Kelly’s words spoken as they brought back the pain of not only his own Marine son lost, but with painful remembrances that “among the stones” were those he put there because “they were doing what I told them to do when they were killed.”
Dear God how does but a mortal man manage what must be never ending pain knowing that someones beloved husband or wife, mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister is gone forever because of an order you gave no matter that said order saw them doing the most important selfless act afforded only to the truly brave…those so brave as to give up their life to assure that freedom not only lives on but thrives in those now forever left behind.
Only the honorable, the decent, the good could survive such pain by knowing in their heart they did what had to be done and only the dishonorable, the indecent, and the truly vile could turn the general’s words said into political fodder for their own political and personal gain. Such is the case of Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson who in doing what she did cast a pallor of darkness and the misery of contempt over those who mourn a loved one lost to the horrors of war.
“I hope, as you write your stories, let’s not let this last thing that is sacred — a young man or woman giving his or her life for country — let’s somehow keep that sacred. It eroded a great deal yesterday by the selfish behavior of a member of Congress,” were the so truthful last words Gen. Kelly said that day to the assembled press corp.
See Gen. Kelly’s heartfelt remarks in full here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps5ttDzWBaY
And one would think that after all the general said that a decent person would back down…might even apologize for words and actions previously taken…but not Frederica Wilson who now thinks she is a “rock star” for taking the president and a general on. By saying a few hours after Gen. Kelly spoke that, “John Kelly’s trying to keep his job. He will say anything,” what this vile woman is doing is first, not addressing this 4-star general will the due respect he deserves nor is she speaking of her true disdain for our veterans which is a matter of congressional record, for the fact is that Frederica Wilson has more times than not voted against measures intended to help veterans and their families.
And no matter that she now squawks that she is totally “committed to honoring our service members, not only with words but with deeds,” Frederica Wilson did vote against most of the bills that would continue the funding for veteran benefits, including payments to the widows of fallen soldiers as well as her opposing the much needed measures designed to help improve the Department of Veterans Affairs. Wilson opposed the ‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act,’ which prevented a government shutdown and provided funds for the U.S. military and the V.A.
In June of this year, Frederica Wilson voted against the ‘Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act’…an act to establish a special department within the V.A. that would help improve accountability and protect any and all whistleblowers by appointing a special assistant to serve as the new department’s executive director’s secretary and whose duties would include the ability to remove…to fire…federal employees when necessary…dead weight federal employees not on our veterans side.
And for those who don’t know, Frederica Wilson also voted against the ‘Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act’ which would allow our veterans deemed “mentally incompetent” to buy firearms, unless found by a judge to be a danger to themselves or others. Remember, mental incompetency has become a much overused catch phrase that liberals love to throw at any and all current gun owners or those wishing to purchase a firearm.
By now we all know that what started as Rep. Wilson criticizing President Donald Trump’s condolence phone call to Mysehia Johnson, the now Gold Star widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson…one of the four Americans killed in Niger earlier this month…has become a controversy that shows no sign of abating any time soon. And why…simply because the left relishes in keeping it going and to make sure it does the left has now added the hot button topic of racism into the mix with Wilson claiming the phone call itself was “racial charged” because Sgt. Johnson was black.
And Wilson claims this because Trump’s (anything but) racist words in his phone call “upset his widow.” Well of course they did…her husband had recently died…not to have been upset should have been the thing to raise suspicions not the other way around.
This is a lie on all accounts for calling the families…no matter the race of those fallen in war…has long been something many presidents in their role as Commander-in-Chief have done. In fact, President Trump called all four families of those killed in the Niger ambush…and he called them specifically to express his deep personal condolences…something Barack HUSSEIN Obama did not do when 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, the son of Gen. Kelly, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Maybe there was some racial overtones in that lack of action on Obama’s part that the left chooses to turn a blind eye to.
“There is no perfect way to make that phone call,” Gen. Kelly said at the press briefing as he told those assembled that his first advice to President Trump was not to place those calls because it is not a phone call family members look forward to as, “There is nothing you can do to lighten the burden of these families.” Then adding words to the affect that the most important phone calls come from a dead soldier’s buddies on the field, however, when asked about the best wording for such calls Gen. Kelly told President Trump, and again I quote, “Let me tell you what my best friends told me: He was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. He knew what the possibilities were, because we’re at war. And, when he died, he was surrounded by the best men on Earth, his friends.”
“Surrounded by the best men on Earth”…no truer words ever spoken.
And that is exactly what President Trump tried to say in his own special way…that Johnson was a “brave man, a fallen hero” when he placed those calls not just to Sgt. Johnson’s widow but to the families of the other three men killed that fateful day and he did so with not a hint of racism in his words or in his heart for this president sees the uniform not the color of the man or woman wearing it.
And what President Trump’s call to Sgt. Johnson’s widow get him…Frederica Wilson saying, “The White House itself is full of white supremists.”
No…I don’t think so for the only supremacist…this now of the black kind…is Frederica Wilson herself who took Gen. Kelly’s words defending President Trump…words said that “even for someone who is an empty barrel, we were stunned”…and twisted them into a racist remark when she had no idea what those words even meant.
“That’s a racist term ― thinking about that, we looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel and I don’t like to be dragged into something like that,” she said. And just in case you are wondering who “we” is…Frederica Wilson was referring to her buddies in the Black Caucus…her buddies who think they alone in their blackness are better than anyone else.
But her racist claimed words are again but another lie for the term ’empty barrel’ came from the proverb “empty vessels make most noise” that dates back to the 15th century and possibly even to the time of Plato. In fact, the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins, states that the proverb means that “foolish people are always the most talkative.” And the Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs defines the term to mean that, “Shallow people with nothing valuable to say are the most talkative or noisy.”
Even the snowflakes and the uneducated’s favorite Urban Dictionary, as of Friday last, states that being called an “empty barrel,” while not a flattering term, is in no way a racial term as Wilson claims.
And if Frederica Wilson can lie about a word’s meaning…if she can turn a condolence phone call made by the President of these United States into words of racism…if she can turn the words of a decorated 4-star general who also is a Gold Star father into words of hate for black soldiers…than Frederica Wilson can go to hell and take the (I believe) lying, race baiting Black Caucus with her.
May God bless all who serve in today’s theaters of war…may God keep safe John Kelly Jr. now serving his fifth tour against ISIS…may God lighten the burden and pain Gen. Kelly carries in his heart everyday…may God grant President Trump the wisdom and strength to deal with the hate and lies thrown at him…and may God put His hand over the mouth of a shameful woman who continues to dishonor all who not only wore the uniform of our great nation but those who died protecting her.
Silence is golden Frederica…silence is something you surely need to learn.
Copyright @ 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved
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