Maybe it’s just me (it’s not), but I think it would be way cool to see a military parade in Washington DC. And, I’ll be honest, seeing Abrams tanks rolling down the street would send a thrill up my legTM.
But the Leftists who inhabit social media and cable news are clutching their pearls and howling like wounded poodles over the idea of having tanks rolling down the streets of Washington DC in an Independence Day parade.
Watching army tanks being hauled thru DC for Trump’s July 4 celebration is heartbreaking & repugnant. Join me via livestream tomorrow for a true celebration of who we are and what we stand for. https://t.co/esuOA4ILj0 pic.twitter.com/slgemLFNvr— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) July 3, 2019
Heartbreaking and repugnant?
Come on Spiritual Barbie, tanks in a parade would be kick-ass!
I’m channeling so much love for tanks right now that I feel like friggin’ General Patton!
The resemblance to days before Tiananmen Square is chilling. https://t.co/cFJJZzL4F7— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 2, 2019
Oh, take the skirt off, Larry.
I was unaware that the M1A2 Abrams tank had a journalist-triggering forcefield system that sends any woke reporters within a 30-mile radius into panicked hysterics— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) July 3, 2019
Perhaps if President Trump threw in a twelve-year-old drag queen they’d simmer down.— Dianny ??(@DiannyRants) July 3, 2019
Jim makes a great point. Tanks rolled down the streets of DC during the inaugurations of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.
In fact, it wasn’t just tanks. They also featured nuclear missiles.
But Trump is going to have tanks and their go-to reaction is to clutch their pearls and holler “Oh, the HUMANITY!!!”
Then there are the nudniks who are kvetching over the damage to the DC streets the tanks would allegedly cause. Like they give a crap.
Oh, and they’re also complaining about the taxpayer money wasted on a big, beautiful parade on the nation’s Independence Day.
Yes, the people who want to force taxpayers to cough up over a trillion bucks to “cancel student debt” and give health insurance to illegal aliens are suddenly worried about the cost of an Independence Day parade.
Now one part of their objection to a big, beautiful parade with tanks is whom it appeals to.
We goobers, gap-tooth garbage people and deplorables love our flag, our country and our military. And it galls these America-hating wet blankets that the current President of the United States not only grasps that, but shares that love as well.
For the Left, Patriotism is the refuge of the rubes in flyover country.
I keep telling you, it isn’t Trump they hate; they hate us.
And the President preparing a big, beautiful parade complete with tanks irritates the living heck out of them because they know we patriotic Americans will love it.
But the fact is, their hatred for us is only part of the reason they’re throwing a tantrum.
The primary reason can be summed up in what I think is Daniel Greenfield’s best column EVER: “The ‘Abnormalization’ of Trump.”
Greenfield explains it this way:
Abnormalization means that everything that Trump does is extraordinary and bad. Even down to eating ice cream or a cheeseburger. His health must be bad because he is a bad person. Nothing is too petty to be treated as an outrage. Including Melania’s shoes. And everything he does is bad because he did it.
Here’s a bit more of the column that deals specifically with a big, beautiful military parade:
President Trump’s proposal for a military parade was met with total and absolute hysteria. Just like any and every other proposal that he makes. Military parades are a “public demonstration of power is characteristic of authoritarian regimes like North Korea and China,” the media screeched.
That must be why we have them every year.
The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. has been an annual event since it was revived to honor World War II veterans. But it’s subdued compared to other parades across the country which still include tanks and other heavy military equipment. We’ve been having military parades since 1776.
Jefferson, Lincoln and countless other presidents reviewed them and took part in them. And they weren’t just limited to days set aside to honor veterans or for the occasional victory celebration.
The military reflects the character of a nation’s government. In authoritarian states, military parades represent the repressive power of the tyranny. In free nations, they show the power of the people. A tank, like a gun, is a tool that is not good or evil. It’s the use that men make of it, that makes it so.
We knew that during the Cold War.
President Kennedy’s inaugural parade included Pershing, Nike and Hercules nuclear missiles. But he was just topping President Eisenhower who had an M65 Atomic Cannon along with four companies of tanks and artillery. Truman’s inaugural parade had a squadron of B-52 bombers flying overhead.
If President Trump’s inauguration had shown off a weapon that could destroy an entire city, the media would have had a fit. But President Kennedy had watched a line of tanks pass in front of his reviewing stand in a public demonstration of power characteristic of authoritarian regimes like China and Camelot.
The hysteria over the military parade is typical of the ‘abnormalization’ of President Trump.
Greenfield is spot-on. Even the things that are commonplace have to be treated as something horrific and abnormal just because it’s President Trump doing it.
Add to that the Trump-haters’ need to assign the most venal motives to everything this President does, and you can understand why they’re in such a tizzy over a freaking parade.
And naturally, they are all describing tomorrow’s Independence Day parade in DC as Trump throwing a parade for himself.
Like this humorless dink:
I’d rather he just not waste tens of millions of dollars on a tribute to himself.— LucyVanPelt (@LucyAppa) July 3, 2019
Yes, Trump celebrating America’s Independence with a national parade in Washington is a “tribute to himself.”
Good take, Galaxy Brain.
And it isn’t just some anonymous rando who thinks this way. This galaxy take is also coming from dinks like Bill Kristol.
“We’re going to have some tanks stationed outside.”— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 2, 2019
This is Donald Trump’s Fourth of July. It’s not America’s. pic.twitter.com/OTInnKbmdk
These hyperventilating hysterics want so desperately to believe that the made-up tyrannical Monster Trump they’ve created in their fevered brains actually exists in real life.
Spoiler alert: He doesn’t.
But I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if they genuinely fear that these tanks will be deployed to run over people in the street like Trump is Maduro and America Venezuela.
Which is all kinds of ironic when you consider that they LOVE Maduro and want to turn America into Venezuela.
I mean their reaction is so completely insane, even resident NeverTrump scold David French, who usually takes the side of the Trump-hating Lefties, can’t miss the absurdity of it all.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day https://t.co/nvywgTj53d— Will Chamberlain ??(@willchamberlain) July 3, 2019
If there’s a livestream of this big, beautiful military parade, you can bet I’ll be watching it.
To quote the song, I love a parade.
So bring on the tanks!
Lift up the stars and stripes! (Especially the Betsy Ross flag.)
Let the puny, whimpering prats of the ResistanceLOL kvetch all they like. It’ll roll off of me like rain on duck’s back.
Let’s party like it’s 1776, my friends.
This is still America.
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