We shouldn't know about them
I’m saddened by the troops loss in the Chinook crash. I once again present my belief that the mountains they were shot down in should be turned into liquid glass. But beyond my unapologetic hawkishness – I have an opinion on the wall to wall talk about Seal Team 6 being on board.
My opinion is this: we shouldn’t have known that. We should not know ST6 exists. They should be phantoms that are rarely seen and when they are it should be just as the enemy gasps their last breath. Anonymity is the cloak that has served them well, but thanks to those who are w/out character, honor, or patriotism – who live to seize upon the accomplishment of others – ST6 has been placed in the cross-hairs of every discussion by those who seek to destroy us.
Fear of the myth made the world their home court advantage. But like those who wear team athletic gear and as if that makes them an athlete – Obama, Biden, and the media used their heroism in a vain attempt to score political points and ratings points. In the process they have not just jeopardized them – but their home, their families, their base, and their being. Obama used them in an attempt to validate himself as a man and leader. And a complicit media w/ a vice president who epitomizes the failure of voters to exercise said right wisely, told the world the names of the Seal members responsible for taking out bin laden.
A bit of reality here. Do you remember valerie plame, the CIA pretend to be? Do you remember the cries by liberals and the media who wanted the head of everyone from rove to scooter libby to dick armitage for supposed outing her as a wannabe CIA operative – when in fact she had been outed by her husband and herself long before.
But in the case of true heroes, Obama, the media and a clueless Biden made it a point to bathe in the accomplishment of ST6 and in so doing shine the light of exposure and information gathering on them. We had no business knowing they exist. Their glory should be in knowing they serve silently, secretly, and extremely deadly. They should carry out their tour of service in complete anonymity. There’s a reason spies don’t wear name tags, it’s because it endangers them. And the fact that we have heard nothing but ST6 loss in helicopter crash w/ photos of them, interviews w/ their families, etc. puts them all at risk.
The media isn’t blathering on about them because they care, they’re doing it for ratings. Obama used their heroism to elevate his nothingness. And Biden in typical Biden fashion made sure that the world knew whatever he knew.
I salute those brave heroes, I saddened by their loss. These are brave heroes, you don’t become a part of that team by not being an extraordinary warrior. That said with few exception every member of our military is a hero. It’s just that the heroism of some of our military is best applauded by our not knowing.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here