Bradley Manning, the army intelligence officer who leaked 100s of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, was just sentenced to 35 years in military prison. This was half what the prosecutors asked for.
What was Bradley’s first reaction to the sentence? Announce that it’s not “Bradley” anymore, it’s “Chelsea”. And thus in one swift action he solidified himself into a Leftist Twofer; representing two things his supporters want more than anything, damaging the U.S. (specifically her military and war efforts) AND pushing the gay agenda.
“I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition… I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun. I look forward to receiving letters from supporters and having the opportunity to write back.” (signed) “Chelsea E. Manning.”
My Reaction to His Request:
To which I say “No. No, Bradley, I don’t support you in this decision. I wish I didn’t have to give a rat’s ass, but unfortunately I do… because of two social dysfunctions we currently suffer from. 1) Enough people in our society DO support your decision and that fact weakens us on so many levels, particularly militarily. 2) Enough people in our society DO support your decision to the point that we (taxpayers) would actually be required to pay for your bullshit.
It is not currently Army policy to provide this type of “therapy” or surgery. (At the rate of our decline… just give them a few more years…)
The Left’s Reaction:
So, as if on cue, Bradley’s lawyer, David Coombs said “If Fort Leavenworth does not (make Bradley a girl), then I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure they are forced to do so.”
And of course, the LBGT community immediately jumped in and supported Manning “It is illegal for the Department of the Army to deny medical treatment to a prisoner… It’s really clear cut. If a person gets diabetes, you treat the diabetes. If you break a leg, that gets treated. If you have schizophrenia, that gets treated. It doesn’t matter if it is mental or physical health problem.” This was from Mara Keisling with the National Center for Transgender Equality.
This all means that there is sure to be court battles concerning Bradley’s “right” to be Chelsea; exposing our dysfunctional dirty laundry for all to see. This includes our mortal enemies, thus Bradley and his allies on the left can continue to give them aid comfort for years to come.
I realize our legal system is a separate national crisis also well beyond rational repair; and who can say what the solution to that is. Me? I’ve reached a point where I want to try public flogging… and not the kinder, gentler, organized through some kind of due process flogging. I talking about a fed-up mob dragging these idiots out of their offices and ivory towers and beating the living %$#@ out of them.
Of course many on the left have been supporting this nut and traitor from day one. They’re the ones currently protesting his detention, conviction and sentencing. They’re the ones who think Obama should give Manning a pardon (better late than never). Much of it has to do with he’s one of theirs (obviously). Another part of it is, his only crime was to hurt the United States (military) and our foreign policy; isn’t that pretty well every enlighten person’s wish?
The amazing part of the left’s support is watching the mental gymnastics and rationalization involved in his defense. Bradley’s defense was that the hissy fit in which he released all that information was caused by his “gender identity” issues at the time. And the left’s response to this defense? [crickets chirping]. Doesn’t that speak loud and clear as to why these nuts and perverts shouldn’t be allowed to “serve” in the armed forces (or any position where they could be such a danger) in the first place?
The left argues this crap is “normal” but ignores the argument (by other leftist) that it can be the cause of and excuse for major intelligence leaks and traitorous activities. By this “logic”, breaking the law or expecting the law to naturally not apply to you and your cause, committing treason, and aiding our enemies are just a side effect of normal. Wait a minute… that kind-of is what the left thinks…
Concerning the crime perpetrated by Bradley Manning. He may have had real and valid concerns. I may have even shared some of them had he done the right thing. But I believe his intent was not exposing information for the sake of doing good (as he claims) so much as revenge against the United States and the military for doing him harm; for not adequately accepting and embracing his “identity”.
Had he collected the information and gone through a Congressman, Senator, agency, or used some process where the world and our enemies could not obtain access to the classified information; I would have called him “whistle blower” instead of the traitor I believe he is. The same goes for Snowden.
The Punishment in Another Time:
In another time in history Manning would have been summarily shot. Can you imagine this stuff back during WWII or the Cold War? Can you imagine protestors during that war defending this guy? No one would have dared. But we have moved beyond that; we’re more civilized now. We’re on the decline as a society and as a world power. Our current dysfunctional handling of our traitors and enemies is simply a symptom of the real disease we suffer from.
The Punishment Today:
I wish we weren’t in such horrible shape but that’s where we are. I claim to be someone who wants to follow the rule of law (something the left ignores continually); so while I wish the law were different, we should follow it; if for no other reason than as a nod of respect to what our nation once was.
Manning was tried under the law. The death penalty wasn’t sought by the prosecution. The prosecution sought 60 plus years and got 35. I’m OK with that. Let him do his time like anybody else doing theirs; with no special treatment. The goes both ways with no harsh treatment or pandering perversions.
What I Really Want from This Case:
When all is said and done, all I really want from the Bradley Manning fiasco is closure.
I just want Bradley’s fifteen minutes to be over with already. Throw his ass in Leavenworth, lock the door and be done with him. When he’s out… if he still wants to be Chelsea… all I can say is knock yourself out… on your dime or that of your supporters. Hopefully you’ve got 35 years to think it over.
Let this idiot and pervert fade away… Is that too much to ask?
Of course the answer is, Yes. There is no way the left is going to let Bradley Manning fade away. Now that they have a twofer; they can damage the U.S. and push their gay and transgendered agenda with this guy.
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