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Jesse Ventura On Chris Kyle: ‘Do You Think The Nazis Have Heroes?’


I’m starting to like Jesse Venture more and more these days. 🙂
Actually, here’s what bothers me. Chris Kyle and Brian Williams provide a great example of the distortions that exist in our society. Chris Kyle is held up as a “hero” and many people think our discussion of him should stop there. As Ventura accurately points out, being a hero should require more than a combat tally of how many people he killed. I have frequently said that I have no more heroes, well except for MLK, because I have learned that everybody, even people typically described as heroes, have human flaws just like the rest of us.
Then we have Brian Williams who has recently admitted that he may have embellished a story of being under fire while reporting a story at the beginning of the Iraq War. He is being absolutely pilloried by segments of American society. I get that part of the problem is that his job relies on him having credibility and integrity, but I find it fascinating that a lot of the criticism is that he has somehow sullied our beloved troops by embellishing his story even though anybody who listens to him can tell that he has the utmost respect for the military. What galls me about this is that those who attack his embellishment as harming the military apparently fail to recognize that the military frequently engages in their own embellishments and lies to buff themselves up. The reports written to justify medals and honors for soldiers frequently include a bit of puffery. Soldiers, just like fishermen who tell fish stories, tell combat tales that end up being a distorted reality. So, yeah, Brian Williams embellished a bit, but it wasn’t egregious. And Chris Kyle killed a lot of people in a country we invaded and had some major issues in his personal life both before and after. Pick your heroes, but think about it before you worship them.

OK, Fine.

Former pro wrestler and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura continues his Shock and Awe attack on deceased “American Sniper” Chris Kyle.  On Fox News radio, he said it does not mean much to describe Kyle as a “hero” because the Nazis had heroes too.

“A hero should have honor,” Ventura told radio host Alan Colmes in an interview. “A hero is not how many people you’ve killed.”  Ventura said that Kyle is “obviously a great sniper” and “a great shot. He obviously did his job correctly.”

Then, Ventura asked Colmes: “Do you think the Nazis have heroes?”

Colmes replied that “the Nazis were fighting for a cause we can’t condone.”

Ventura responded by asking Colmes: “If a Nazi soldier killed a hundred people that had lived” in a Nazi-occupied country in World War II, would that soldier “be classified a hero in Germany?”

Colmes asked if Ventura was “comparing what the Nazi…

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