“Lions do not concern themselves with the opinions of sheep.” – Unknown
While I am now watching American Sniper for the 5th or 6th time or so, there are people like twinkie guzzling fat boy Michael Moore and now apparently Seth Rogan, who are coming out of the woodwork to slander the name of an American hero, like Chris Kyle, with words which show their blind hatred. The qualities they attribute to him only show their own confusion and downright ignorance, and just how truly out of touch with reality these people are.
As most of you know, yesterday afternoon, documentary filmmaker and fatbody Michael Moore tweeted, “My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse.” While fighting the overwhelming urge to throw my laptop across the room, I sat back thought to myself how funny and ironic it is almost, for this man to spew this kind of ignorant vile, when he himself has never had to sacrifice anything a day in his life. Kind of funny coming from the same person who hates Capitalism but became very rich from using it. Hypocrisy much? People like Michael Moore and Seth Rogan weep for our enemies and curse others like Chris Kyle.
It’s like Chris Kyle’s dad said in the movie, “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.”
Obviously people like Michael Moore have certainly never read “On Killing” or “On Combat” written by Retired U.S. Army Ranger and West Point Psychology Professor Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. In his book “On Combat, Lt. Col Grossman discusses what he calls “the gift of aggression.” He goes on to describe said gift in human life as “Everyone has been given a gift in life. Some people have a gift for science and some have a flair for art. And warriors have been given the gift of aggression. They would no more misuse this gift than a doctor would misuse his healing arts, but they yearn for the opportunity to use their gift to help others. These people, the ones who have been blessed with the gift of aggression and a love for others, are our sheepdogs. These are our warrior.”
He further explains how people in modern day society are broken down into 3 categories. “They’re are Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs. We know that the sheep live in denial; that is what makes them sheep. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world. They can accept the fact that fires can happen, which is why they want fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and fire exits throughout their kids’ schools. But many of them are outraged at the idea of putting an armed police officer in their kid’s school. Our children are dozens of times more likely to be killed, and thousands of times more likely to be seriously injured, by school violence than by school fires, but the sheep’s only response to the possibility of violence is denial. The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their children is just too hard, so they choose the path of denial. The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or a republic such as ours. Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn’t tell them where to go, or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in camouflage fatigues holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, “Baa.”
People like Michael Moore, Seth Rogan, celebrities and critics alike are most definitely the sheep in today’s society. They go about their daily lives without a care in the world, never thinking about the true evil that hides in the shadows. Because of their fame and fortune, they walk with impunity and turn their noses down at anyone who they so choose, without the slightest fear of consequence. It’s easy for them to criticize and point fingers from their million dollar lake front homes. I hate to think of these people actually doing something honorable by serving something greater than themselves.
They spew their hate, because Chris Kyle represents the accounting that comes to all who’s hatred leads to his necessity, those like them. But not to worry Michael & Seth, thankfully there are people like Chris Kyle and Michael Murphy and Marcus Luttrell who bare that burden and make those sacrifices so you don’t have to.