This has to be one of the most infuriating, self-aggrandizing, clueless asshats I have ever seen in my entire life. I am speaking, of course, of Logan Price: Pantywaist Extraordinaire. But why? Why must you malign this man so, Mr. Sniper-guy Sir? Well, first off quit calling me “sir”. Secondly, well, read on…
On a fifty degree afternoon in Washington, it is less than tempting to strip one’s clothes off and stand naked in the cold. When you happen to be at the entrance to the State Department, and there is a solid line of news cameras trained on you, it is even less so. Or so I discovered.
Staring at the cameras, I had a minute to consider how I would be ridiculed by people like Washington Post blogger Dana Milbank. But it wasn’t a very long minute.
The net contribution of people like you and I, Dana, will always be minuscule in comparison to that of Bradley Manning , who may be the most important whistle-blower if our time. But I wanted to do my part.
Our military has sent so many of my peers – idealistic young Americans – to die painful and horrible deaths or come home wounded and traumatized from a war founded on lies.
Okay, I decided not to reprint the entire “article” in toto because it just such a cornucopia of bullshit that it would take eons to rip it apart piece by piece not because of the complexity of his arguments, but because of the sheer volume. I’ll concentrate on just two, I think.
Point number one: He calls Bradley Manning a “whistle blower” and “important” instead of using the more accurate terms “mentally unstable traitor” and “idiot”. Spewing all of the state secrets that you have taken an oath to protect when that kind of disclosure is not only not in the public interest, but is in fact devastatingly damaging to our national interests, national security, and the very lives of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and intelligence service operatives as well as our human assets from other countries abroad is not “whistle blowing”; it’s treason. Manning isn’t a hero, he is a villain. He didn’t do what he did to inform the average citizen in America of crimes against them or of a diabolical p[lot to rid them of their rights; he did it because he was pissed off at the Army, pissed off at his boyfriend, and pissed off that he wasn’t in charge of the world and he wanted to embarrass his country. He’s not an icon of freedom, but the antithesis of all that is right and good in this country: he is a worm.
Point two: That being said, he does have rights and those rights include keeping him safe while in custody including keeping him safe from himself. This is why his clothes were taken away from him (he had made threats of using his underwear to kill himself) and this is why he sleeps nekkid at night. Bradly Manning does not get to kill himself to make us look worse than he already has: we’ll take care of that at the appropriate time thank you very much. But what Logan the professional protester here is claiming is that we’re just doing this for spite. He is implying, nay, flat out stating that this is like Abu Graib and what we’re doing is torture instead of safeguarding the life of an obvious mental defect. This is ire-inspiring but what is really bad is…
Point three: This line: “Our military has sent so many of my peers – idealistic young Americans – to die painful and horrible deaths or come home wounded and traumatized from a war founded on lies.” Um, beg your pardon? Your peers? In just what universe, in just what reality do you DARE to call our men and women in uniform your peers?!? How fucking DARE you compare your dumb ass to them? They hang their asses out on the line every day for us and you show up once to a protest covering a dick with a placard that could have just as easily been covered with an index card and you DARE to act like you are their equals? Fuck You pal. You’re not of a high enough calibre to clean the dogshit out of their shoes let alone have the gall to call them your “peers”. And in case you haven’t noticed, hoss, the “war founded on lies” that you’re talking about is being fought primarily in Afghanistan now. You know, the home of the Taliban? You know, where they stone women to death for showing their faces? You know, the place that gave Bin Laden safe haven? You know Bin Laden, the guy that funded the 9/11 attacks? You don’t? Well, that doesn’t surprise me.
Alright, so I made three points but you get the idea. If I didn’t think he would linger too long, I would tell this moron that he can kiss my ass. Hey Logan, put your clothes back on, put the stupid sign down, and go home. Nobody wants your stupidity here. Bye bye.