The always offensive left-winger, Bill Maher sunk to a new low the other night when he mocked WWII Veterans for knocking down the “Government shutdown placed” barricades closing off the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. I realize I have been avoiding this story of the WWII Vets recently for my own personal reasons. My late Dad was a WWII Vet. Thinking about him, seeing pictures of these brave, elderly men who fought for our country, reminds me of him. I miss him and it makes me sad, so I’ve been averting my gaze. That was wrong. Now hearing Maher bully these great men, I am angered. I am incensed. I am done avoiding this subject that pierces my heart. I have something to say. If you can stomach it, watch the below clip of Maher and then read my following open letter to him.
Dear Mr Maher:
I have always found you to be thoroughly disgusting, but when you bully and pick on WWII Veterans, you sink to an all new low in my eyes. You are someone who loves to ridicule Conservatives, say horrible things about Sarah Palin, Michele Bachman and anyone else who doesn’t fall into lockstep with your leftist views. You do this for cheap laughs from the ill-informed liberal crowd. You do it for notoriety and a paycheck. I find you repugnant not just because you look like you need a good scrubbing and a new hairstyle. Not because you are foul-mouthed and uninformed. I find you repugnant because you love to bully and pick on those weaker than you. Isn’t it your group that pushes loudly for “anti-bullying”? I find you people to be the biggest bullies of all! Wasn’t it you who made fun of Sarah Palin’s little boy? You know, a sweet, innocent child with Down’s Syndrome? Wow. And now you’re getting cheap laughs off the backs of elderly gentlemen who served in WWII. You see Mr. Maher, I take this very personally as my own Father was a highly decorated WWII Veteran. He enlisted immediately as he felt strongly about fighting for our country. He fought on the front lines in hand-to-hand combat. He was shot, knifed, in a plane crash, went temporarily blind and bled from his ears after an explosion, held his best friend in his arms as he died. He saw horrible things happen and endured terror, heartbreak, despair, cold and hunger so that people like you had the freedom to say whatever you want to say. Don’t get me wrong…. I find you disgusting in every possible way and laughing at these brave men who have such love in their hearts for the USA is beyond reproach. But as hard as it is for me, I respect your right to say what you do. I can choose not to listen to any of it and I don’t. But these brave men, the men you are joking about and getting your hefty paychecks for mocking, these men fought for your sorry butt so that you can do exactly what you are doing. Ironic, huh? I wish you had a little bit of gratitude for these brave warriors who sacrificed so much. If they hadn’t, you very well could be delivering your dismal monologues in German, right before being imprisoned for speaking your mind. Grow up, Mr. Maher. Give respect where respect is due. You should apologize to these fine soldiers, those still living and those who are no longer with us. Like my Dad.
Sister Patriot ~~ Proud daughter of a WWII Veteran