“It doesn’t matter how you feel about the war. It doesn’t matter how you feel about fighting,” said Maschek. “There are bad men out there plotting to kill you.”
Very innocent and very accurate if you ask me. But unfortunately this simple comment drew jeers, laughter, and calls of racism from audience members at Columbia University. Army Staff Sergeant Anthony Maschek was making a speech on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus. He was wounded in Iraq – shot 11 times while in a firefight in Northern Iraq in 2008.
Sergeant Maschek spent about two year recovering from his wounds at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and is currently studying economics at Columbia.
No mater what your feelings are on the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, there exists one inarguable truth: there are people in the world who hate the United States and would kill us at the first chance, simply because of our lifestyle and beliefs.
The left always fails to realize that THEIR lifestyle – protests, poor morals, lack of values, and generally unstructured way of life would lead to their imprisonment or death if they lived in one of these foreign countries they like to champion. In fact if there is something in common between the left in this country and the people elsewhere in the world that hate us it would probably be violence, lack of acceptance of differing viewpoints (not much sense debating an idea with a jihadist), and hate.
If the left wants to gain any sort of credibility for their side they need to at least learn to show respect to those who have sacrificed so much for their country. The actions of the students at Columbia are deplorable.