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April 28, 2008

The Enemy Within Writes:FUCK the Troops


“The BEAST: America’s Best Fiend”
A Beastly Opinion

Buffalo, New York

Editor & Art Director:
Ian Murphy

So, 4000 rubes are dead. Cry me the Tigris. Another 30,000 have been seriously wounded. Boo fucking hoo. They got what they asked for—and cool robotic limbs, too.

Likely, just reading the above paragraph made you uncomfortable. But why?

The benevolence of America’s “troops” is sacrosanct. Questioning their rectitude simply isn’t done. It’s the forbidden zone. We may rail against this tragic war, but our soldiers are lauded by all as saints. Why? They volunteered to partake in this savage idiocy, and for this they deserve our utmost respect? I think not.

The nearly two-thirds of us who know this war is bullshit need to stop sucking off the troops. They get enough action raping female soldiers and sodomizing Iraqi detainees. The political left is intent on “supporting” the troops by bringing them home, which is a good thing. But after rightly denouncing the administration’s lies and condemning this awful war, relatively sensible pundits—like Keith Olbermann—turn around and lovingly praise the soldiers’ brave service to the country. Why?

What service are they providing? I don’t remember ordering 300,000 dead Iraqis—although I was doing a lot of heavy narcotics back in ‘03. Our soldiers are not providing a service to the country, they’re providing a service to a criminal administration and their oil company cronies. When a mafia don orders a hit, is the assassin absolved of personal responsibility when it’s carried out? Of course not. What if the hit man was fooled into service? We’d all say, “Tough shit, you dumb Guido,” then lock him up and throw away the key.

As a society, we need to discard our blind deference to military service. There’s nothing admirable about volunteering to murder people. There’s nothing admirable about being rooked by obvious propaganda. There’s nothing admirable about doing what you’re told if what you’re told to do is terrible.

We all learned recently that the Bush administration instituted its policy of global torture during quaint White House meetings. And we already know this war was started with lies. Shame on them. But what about the people who physically carry out these atrocities? We’ve seen bad apples punished and CEO despots walk free, but all verbal and written denouncement is focused on our leaders. Surely, they deserve that and more—decapitation, really. But why can’t we be critical of the people who have actually tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens? We deride private contractors like Blackwater for similar conduct—why are the troops blameless?

Take John McCain, or “McNasty,” as they called him in high school. While the conventional wisdom says that Obama gets a pass from the media, McCain is clearly the least scrutinized presidential candidate. He diddles lobbyists, sings about bombing Iran and doesn’t know Shiite from Shinola, yet he remains unscathed, cloaked in his Vietnam “hero” legend.

Again, what is heroic about involving one’s self in a foolish war, being a shitty pilot or getting tortured? Yeah, it must have sucked, but getting your ass kicked every day for five years doesn’t make you a hero—it makes you a Bad News Bear.

Here’s where America’s military lust becomes a true perversion. If we truly valued military prowess, John McCain would be viewed as a failure. But duty alone is enough to inspire our gratitude. Hence the left’s tendency to obligatorily praise the troops while decrying the sum of their actions. Good thing, too, because this war is unwinnable.

George Washington warned that the biggest threat to the young United States was in keeping and deploying standing armies. An overextended military is a drain on any nation—eventually it will break. It also pisses off the people your army is standing on. We’ll never heed this warning and break the cycle of violence, so long as military service is so reflexively praised.

People want to be respected. And in a country with an abysmal education system and disappearing economic opportunities, they seek respect wherever they can find it—as street corner toughs or as government-sanctioned thugs. It beats McDonald’s. But this kind of victim-of-circumstance-sympathy for the troops turns them into automatons, neither deserving of praise or damnation. Disregarding the Stop Loss back door draft travesty, they had a choice.

We’re a squeamish people; we eschew heated debates and, in principle, strive for political correctness when arguing with those who hold contrary views. The left does anyway; the right makes no such pretense. That’s one of the reasons liberals have taken such a beating in the last few decades.

As plainly stupid as religious belief or participating in immoral and illegal wars may be, the castrated left can only argue against these things by appealing to reason. In America, that fails every time. We respond best to partisan venom and ad hominem attacks.

The right has no problem painting their opponents as cowards or godless heathens, but liberals—instead of sticking to the merits of their arguments—fight those accusations by leaning right, praising god and guns, and pandering to the people who cling to them. The left has taken to appeasing bullies as their only course to victory. And that’s no victory at all.

Liberals need to start calling a moron a moron—and openly mocking that moron if his positions or actions are indefensible. Just as Limbaugh or Hannity insults the left, tilting the battlefield so liberals are left scrounging for their patriotic bona fides, the left must begin attacking stupidity whether in the form of religious nonsense, “free market” capitalism or military worship.

Instead of blowing the troops every chance we get, to prove our patriotism and insulate ourselves against attacks from the right, liberals should grow a pair and start dishing the damnation.

How despicable must a military campaign be before Americans turn on their beloved troops? After chiding the “War on Toddlers” as fool-headed and pointlessly barbaric, would Keith Olbermann still thank the troops for their service? After the “Great Grandmother Slaughter of 2010,” will the press remove the fat military cock from its mouth? Following “Operation Murder Fluffy Kittens,” will the left finally nix the “honored service” crap? No. No, they won’t.

Condemning the “troops”—a term coined during the Gulf War—is almost unthinkable. And it won’t win you any awards. “Troops” are a monolithic entity, a cohesive group of pride-inspiring order-takers. Whereas an individual soldier is accountable for his or her actions, the “troops” are too abstract to blame. For Americans, there are only bad apples, never bad orchards.

But what kind of world would we rather live in: one where fools are admired for being fooled and murderers are extolled for murdering, or one where we have the capacity to step back and say, “I don’t care who told you to do what and why; you’re still an asshole!” Personally, I’d rather live in a world where people who act like retards are treated like retards: executed in Texas.

Americans fear the truth. It’s the slipperiest slope of all. Once we start extending responsibility beyond those who gave orders to those who took them, it won’t be long before we’re blaming ourselves. And we can’t have that.

Well, guess what, kids? The Iraq debacle is a pointless bloodbath—and every time you applaud those who “bravely” fill that tub, you’re soaking in it.

Wild Thing's comment........

Remember in the Bible The Beast is 666!

The “Beast” is a rag underground newspaper in Buffalo,N.Y., it is free, but of course it's free they have to give it away, who would want to buy one of these so called papers. No decent person would pay for this trash. Unfortunately there are those like Ian Murphy that join him in being the enemy within our country.

I wish this Ian would just put one toe on our property! This person will be holding hands with Hanoi Jane, John Kerry, John Murtha and others like them when their day finally comes.

Well my hands are shaking I am so angry.

The Beast rag is something I never heard of, nor have I heard of this Ian person. But I want to know about our enemy.

Maybe just maybe this POS will one day be kneeling in front of a few hooded terrorists, and I will not shed one tear, nor say a prayer for him or his lost soul. NO WAY! But I will sigh and take a deep breath and say out loud, it took you long enough!!!!!!!!!

.....Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 28, 2008 04:55 AM


God A’mighty! What a load of vindictive crap! I’m ashamed that this loon publishes, and I use the term loosely, from my home state of New York. And he (?) has the cojones to beg for funds? Well, not today!

Posted by: Jer at April 28, 2008 08:11 AM

So Ian Murphy hates our military. But he doesn't leave America where those troops keep him safe. He could move to lovely Mexico. Their troops never fight on forign shores, except to escort drug dealers across the American border. Of course, American troops also insure no foreign invader ever attacks Mexico.

Ian Murphy is an asshole, on a par with people like rev Phelps, Hanoi Jane Fonda, false hero John Kerry and turncoat John Murtha. All these shitstains protected by people more patriotic than their selfish selves.

Posted by: TomR at April 28, 2008 08:29 AM

The first thing that came to mind is this nutroot is from Buffalo, my Home town. Ugh. Another blight on the Buffalo landscape.

Second is their facts are as made up as their feeling of self-importance. Their ignorance of any fact is not surprising.

There is a really good University, at least it use to be good, until about 41 years ago. The University of Buffalo, aka, UB. Since then the left has taken over and virtually destroyed a really good school. This paper is the product of that new school. All too typical of that area.

This Ian and his fellow travelers hang out at severe leftists blog spots i.e., the Huffington Post, Daily Kos and the glue that holds them together is 'hate'.

Their talking points are, nothing more than rehashed attacks by Senate Deomcrats, Durbin, Kennedy and the rest of the anti-american losers. In fact this whole screed is nothing more than what Kerry said about the troops in 2005, except this dolt embellished it with more mis-information, half truthes, and flat out lies than Kerry had time for.

As a matter of fact this in itself is not new, the commie groups at UB during the sixties did the same thing, trashed the troops via shock insult. Especially after we kicked their asses at TET.

Ian is obviously 'Anal Retentive' and has probably always had some sort of Anal/sexual dysfunctional disorder.

This stuff really bothered me at one time. Until i realized how dysfunctional these poor wretched bastards really are. They have all the freedom to do whatever they want (and the education, too) but have no will to become any better than what they already are. (and probably relates the the Anal Retentive problem) Which is nothing more than being hate filled useful idiots. They puff up their own egos by attacking the very institution that has kept them free for all these years. They live of the system and couldn't hold a job if their life depended on it.

What is hard to understand is how does one function day after day with such a huge amount of hate for everything they see, hear and experience. The answer of course is they don't.

This is a classic Obama supporter supporter, Or McGovern or McCarthy. It is true history repeats itself.

Posted by: Mark at April 28, 2008 09:56 AM

Fine--all those who are against the troops and the war get no protection if the war comes to our shores.
This Ian fellow has no clue what he's writing about. He just wants to sound "intelligent," of which he is not.
I'd rather my tax dollars go to help military families than anyone else.
He can sit and spin for all I care.

Posted by: Lynn at April 28, 2008 10:52 AM

His ignorance segues nicely into stupidity for which there is no cure.

Turn a deaf ear to him, hope for an out of control bus and relegate him to being a Fool.

We bled for guys like this? What a waste of a pint.

Posted by: Wollf at April 28, 2008 12:49 PM

I think I expressed my sentiment toward Ian Murphy and his type on Matt's tribute post. Utter contempt and disgust. More distressing than that shitstain from Buffalo are those who support him and his diatribe.

Posted by: Jack at April 28, 2008 01:12 PM

I was listening to Dennis Miller the other day and
he was going toe to toe with a 9/11 truther,He
finely said if you really believe that we killed
3000+ of our own folks why are you still living
here.The same goes for the F**ktoid Ian Murphy
and any other SOB who feels the same about this

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at April 28, 2008 02:50 PM

A few thoughts about Ian Murphy. Action speaks louder than words. Let him crawl out from the safety of his “The BEAST: America’s Best Fiend” rock and take his passionate FUCK THE TROOPS message on the road. He can start at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Next, some people believe that there is no such thing as a perfect anything. Ian Murphy proves that theory wrong as he is a perfect asshole.

Lastly, Ian Murphy sounds like the ideal person to deliver the Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention next August. When not speaking, he can sit with two other honored Democrats -- Jimmy Carter and Michael Moore.

Posted by: Les at April 28, 2008 03:00 PM

Murphy is smearing himself for attention. Most humans stop doing this at about one year of age, but some lefties take a lifetime to clean up. They must like the smell; it reminds them of Mom.

Posted by: Rhod at April 28, 2008 08:21 PM

Jer, nice to meet you. It wouldn't matter where he is so please don't feel anything about that heis in NY. I honestly thought he would be located in California but I guessed wrong.

He has to be a horribly miserable person on top of everything else about him. grrrrrrrr

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 28, 2008 11:56 PM

Tom, he sure is, he is the same as the ones you mentioned. I wish so much he would not be under any protection that our troops fight for.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 28, 2008 11:59 PM

Mark, thanks, I wish I could get passed this kind of thing bothering me so much. It is like I can feel my blood boiling when I read this.

I don't get that part either, how a person with hate like he has functions day to day. It consumees people like this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 29, 2008 12:05 AM

Lynn, I wish this was possible!!!!

"Fine--all those who are against the troops and the war get no protection if the war comes to our shores.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 29, 2008 12:07 AM

Wollf, it sure is hard not to get upset by people like this. I doubt I can ever not want to knock their block of if I could.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 29, 2008 12:11 AM

Jack yes and thank you soooo much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 29, 2008 12:12 AM

Tincan Sailor, I agree, with all that hate this jerk has why is he living in the USA.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 29, 2008 12:13 AM

Les, yes that is what they should do as long as this creep is living in our country. The Dem party deserves this guy they are a lot alike.

"Ian Murphy sounds like the ideal person to deliver the Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention next August"

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 29, 2008 12:15 AM

Rhod, good one!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 29, 2008 12:16 AM

So Ian Murphey hates our troops huh? I wonder. Read back through his filthy nonsense and see how often he spoke of oral sex with the troops. I think he doth protest far too much.

What a lousy, ungrateful, fool. He knows not his betters so he feels free to slander them. Or is it just frustrated lust?

Posted by: LomaAlta at April 29, 2008 12:53 AM

Buffalo of Arabia is where that islamofascist cell was a few years ago...BUSTED! Lady Liberty has scum from within that needs to be flushed and purged... Buffalo lost four straight NFL Superbowls too and they changed their area code to (044)!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at May 3, 2008 03:31 AM