Everytime I hear Donald Trump or one of his surrogates use the phrase “rebuild our military,” I want to punch a Republican in the face.
Do they know any of our men and women in uniform? They are the finest the world has ever known, and they are not now, nor have they ever been, weak, downgraded, or ineffective. We spend more on our military than the next handfuls of nations combined.
Do you know the last time any nation attacked us directly? Pearl Harbor.
You know why? Hiroshima.
That’s not to say that what we did at Hiroshima and Nagasaki is anything to be proud of, or even right — because God knows it was anything but — however, it was what we felt was necessary to end the war, and it changed the course of history in many ways. Since, our dominance has never been questioned. Tested. Or tried. Not once.
And it should inflict pain in the heart of every American to see anyone, particularly a presidential candidate, insult the men and women that put their lives on the line every single day just to defend the freedoms of the most beautiful and privileged and protected nation on Earth. So, Donald Trump, as Jack Nicholson said, “I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand post,” or — as Samuel L Jackson would say, “I’m tired of that mother f-cking mouth on that mother f-cking man running all the mother f-cking time!” — shut up.