OccupyDemocrats.com, a site notorious for making things up, once again tried to defend it’s fetish for the government violating the freedom and autonomy of the individual. On Friday, the Occupy Democrats Facebook page posted a meme claiming that the US Military/Government has never targeted a civilian, and would never attack or kill an American citizen. Although the wars this country has gotten into indicates otherwise for foreign civilians, let’s just focus on American civilians.
The police alone in America have killed 901 civilians since January 1st, 2015. Normally, leftists are the first to whine and complain about police brutality, but to be fair, their “protests” result in little more than holding up traffic and ruining local businesses. At the risk of hearing, “Ok, so our police force is racist. That doesn’t mean the military would ever hurt an American.” as usual, the left is wrong about this as well.
One death completely invalidates Occupy Democrat’s claim that the US Military would never attack a civilian, but 6 destroys it. Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki, a US citizen, along with his father, Anwar al-Awlaki, in a drone strike. Anwar was an Al-Queda propagandist, but if the left values due process as much as they claim to, they would do a little more than write Huffington Post articles about the fact that Abdulrahman was killed carelessly. Perhaps they would grow a backbone and actually turn their backs on the man who ordered a strike on a civilian, killing him and his innocent son without a fair trial.
But the biggest example of why Occupy Democrats is full of it happened before their page even existed. In 1970, the US military shot and killed 4 civilians at Kent State University. It was a little event you might have heard of called the Kent State Shootings. While it isn’t surprising that leftists have the memory span of a dung beetle, they could at least try to spin this as an example of why guns are bad, mkay? But no, the left forgets this ever happened so they can continue lying to their career voters and useless eaters on social media. Who knows, maybe next year they’ll try claiming that you’re entitled to free service from someone with a PhD. Oh wait…
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