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Last night I did an hour long podcast and it has a lot of foul language that I’m really not proud of.
But I regret nothing. I got carried away because the topic at hand – Nathan Phillips and the kid in the MAGA hat – is something I can’t stop thinking about. The way the media, many on the left, and blue checkmarked adults, are treating these kids is just plain awful. Take for instance Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, a woman the media is obsessed with because she’s “intersectional” (check off a lot of diversity boxes), and who replaced domestic abuser Keith Ellison (who then went on to to get elected Minnesota Attorney General). Here’s what she had to say last night about the incident:
This is a woman with 500K followers, whose only qualifications for holding elected office are her innate wokeness and the fact that she’s a Muslim refugee black female. For the record everything in that now deleted tweet has bene proven false, and she knew that going into it but spread lies anyway:
- The boy caught on tape yelling, “It’s not rape if they enjoyed it,” does not go to Covington, was not with that group, and the rest of the students reacted to his joke by walking away from him out of embarrassment.
- The boys were not taunting 5 black men. The radical cult group harassed the students for hours, calling them school shooters, referring to one of the black students as “Coonye West,” and said the following:
- Phillips approached the students, they did not surround him
- Of course his parents hired a PR firm, since the media unfairly broadcast him as the face of racism to the country, and several blue checkmarks have urged physical violence against him. It doesn’t matter who has hired this PR firm in the past, as they’ll do PR for whoever pays them. Perhaps if she had hired a PR firm she wouldn’t tweet out things that she had to retract in the morning after being threatened with a lawsuit. Because that’s exactly what Robert Barnes, an attorney who is representing the Covington kids, has been doing to each and every media pundit and politician who falsely maligned these children. They’re even keeping a spreadsheet of all of them, and they will all be served in the next 48 hours if they do not retract and apologize.
This is libel, @Alyssa_Milano. Retract & correct. #48hourstiljustice https://t.co/5DYm7KSElT
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) January 23, 2019
Covington Catholic lawyer adds Rep. Ilhan Omar to ‘libel,’ ‘get sued’ list https://t.co/TZHWwcQeEl via @RollCall
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) January 23, 2019
.@Barnes_Law has given 48 hours to all of those who slandered and defamed the #CovingtonBoys to issue retractions and apologize or face legal action. @Ali and I have more than 9,000 tweets in the #VerifiedBullies at the ready to aid his litigation efforts. #StandWithCovington
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) January 23, 2019
But as bad as the media is, the one guy who is getting a free pass more than anyone is Nathan Phillips himself. Everyone is too afraid to rip this guy apart because he’s elderly, Native American, and allegedly a Vietnam Veteran. I am not one of those people. Nathan Phillips is human garbage. He is a master manipulator who has used this brown privilege to guilt the media into thinking that he’s some sort of victim, when in fact he is an instigator. Let’s start with the fact that he lied about being a Vietnam Veteran. Even the Washington Post admitted that in a correction to their story.
What a correction from the Washington Post about Nathan Phillips. pic.twitter.com/JgtVoJH40x
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) January 22, 2019
That’s the difference between Turtleboy and the MSM. On the rare occasion that we make a mistake we immediately retract the story and then publish a new story explaining why we retracted the previous one. That’s responsible journalism. As far as most WaPo readers are concerned he’s still a Vietnam Vet. In reality he signed up in 1972, went AWOL, served in California, and never set foot in Vietnam. Yet he told this to CNN:
Phillips: When I was there and I was standing there and I seen that group of people in front of me and I seen the angry faces and all of that, I realized I had put myself in a really dangerous situation. Here’s a group of people who were angry at somebody else and I put myself in front of that, and all of a sudden, I’m the one whose all that anger and all that wanting to have the freedom to just rip me apart, that was scary. And I’m a Vietnam veteran and I know that mentality of “There’s enough of us. We can do this.” (Emphasis added.)
No one was angry at you in that video. They were dancing because….what else are they supposed to do? Of course fake doctors like Eugene Gu think it’s racist for kids to dance to music now.
I believe this video of the Covington Catholic High School students is much worse than the one with Nick Sandmann. We see them mock Nathan Phillips with racist body language, gestures, and profound disrespect. Phillips and Sandmann should properly meet. pic.twitter.com/t0uDqbQQq8
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 23, 2019
Now that it’s proven that he was never in Vietnam, I wonder if she’ll take this down:
Omaha elder and Vietnam War veteran Nathan Phillips endured hateful taunts with dignity and strength, then urged us all to do better.
Listen to his words: https://t.co/ymHRxVA91K
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 20, 2019
Probably not. Because she’s going to run for President on a platform of “racism is everywhere because orange man bad.” She needs to create racism if she’s going to be the antidote for it.
Let’s look at Nathan Phillips recent interview with Cincinnati.com, where he explained why he is refusing to break bread with the kids he has defamed, to see just what a lowlife this maggot is.
“Nathan Phillips has changed his mind on meeting with CovCath students. He’s offering to travel as a delegate representing the international coalition behind the Indigenous Peoples March to Covington Catholic High School for a dialogue about cultural appropriation, racism and the importance of listening to and respecting diverse cultures, he said in a news release.”
“Race relations in this country and around the world have reached a boiling point,” said Phillips. “It is sad that on the weekend of a holiday when we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., racial hostility occurred on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where King gave his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.”
Translation – I am going to lecture a bunch of kids whose lives I tried to ruin by lying about them chanting “build a wall,” and misrepresenting my intentions, about how racist they are, and why they should respect me.
I’m hearing a lot about how we should “respect” this guy because he’s an “elder.” Let me be clear – there is nothing that matters less than this man’s status as an “elder.” Maybe in his culture it means something to reach the age of 64. It means nothing to me. I owe you no respect for simply living life for 64 years. Respect is earned, and these kids are under no obligations to respect you.
And that’s ultimately what this comes down to – he thought the kids should respect his stupid song, because it’s allegedly part of his culture. He was “praying,” therefore the kids had to pay homage to him. Fuck that. This is a free country. You worship God as you see fit, but other people are under no obligation to participate or respect the way you’re doing it. I’m catholic, but I’m not about to go up to someone in sing the Our Father 20 times while banging a drum in their face.
“Phillips and others were closing the Indigenous Peoples March with a prayer ceremony when, videos show two groups, Black Hebrew Israelites and the high school students, began arguing. Phillips said he approached and stepped between the two groups in an effort to quell the incident.”
Here is Nathan Phillips describing what the Black Hebrew Israelites' were saying: "Some of it was educational, and it was truth, and it was history about religious views and ideologies." Baffling that this doesn't bother my fellow defenders of LGBT rights. https://t.co/avHWuJuiRZ
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) January 23, 2019
It gets worse. Apparently he didn’t like the fact that a 16 year old child he chose to defame had the audacity of proclaiming his innocence while not bowing down to this “elder” who thinks he deserves respect for being a Native American in his mid 60’s.
“I have read the statement from Nick Sandmann, the student who stared at me for a long time. He did not apologize, and I believe there are intentional falsehoods in his testimony,” Phillips continued. “But I have faith that human beings can use a moment like this to find a way to gain understanding from one another.”
He didn’t apologize because there’s nothing for him to apologize for. You owe him the apology, not vice versa.
Phillips has turned down Cincinnati restaurateur Jeff Ruby’s invitation to “break bread and make amends” with Covington Catholic High School students. On Monday, Ruby offered to fly Phillips first class to have dinner with the CovCath students at one of his high-end restaurants.
“It’s not the right time,” Phillips told The Enquirer on Monday night. “I might consider it at some point. There’d have to be certain assurances in place, give and take, and understanding.”
Ruby said he was disappointed in the response.
Oh, it’s not the right time. Gotcha. The boys, who were the victims in this, are willing to sit down and meet him, but he’s not because he wants “assurances” in place that he will get to lecture them about how racist they are. Again, he is allegedly the adult here. As someone who taught for 11 years I can assure you that even if you know you are right and a child is wrong, it’s still your job as the adult to understand that the expectations of children and adults are not the same. If he really believes he has some wisdom to impart on these kids because he thinks they’re racist, this was his opportunity. But he turned it down because he doesn’t get to dictate the terms.
So why isn’t it time?
According to Phillips, however, “it’s not yet the time” because of the statement released by CovCath student Nick Sandmann.
“He (Sandmann) needs to put out a different statement,” said Phillips. “I’m disappointed with his statement. He didn’t accept any responsibility. That lack of responsibility, I don’t accept it.”
He’s telling a 16 year old kid, who he victimized, that his statement defending himself isn’t sufficient, and the CHILD must put out a statement that Phillips approves of, presumably one that will kiss his ass for being 64 years old and Native American.
Phillips said that Sandmann’s response has changed his mind on how he views the incident and what he hopes the outcome will be.
“At first I wanted the teachers and chaperones to be reprimanded, some fired, for letting this happen,” Phillips said. “For the students, I was against any expulsions, but now I have to revisit that.”
Oh OK. He also gets to demand that teachers lose their job and their ability to take care of their families, because he demands it. Because they didn’t respond quickly enough to deescalate a douchebag adult invading the personal space of a student. Oh, and he also demands that the students be expelled for smiling at him and doing their school cheers, instead of…..whatever he expected them to do.
According to Phillips, the national attention he has received hasn’t had much sway on him. The incident hasn’t really either, he said, but Sandmann’s statement has.
“This is our youth,” he said. “These (CovCath) students may be from a different culture, a different race, but I’m American and they are American. This is our youth, American youth. Is this the future we got?”
Hopefully this is our future. Brave kids who aren’t afraid to back down from bullies. Kids who don’t run away like critics suggested they should. This country is a lot better with a bunch of Nicholas Sandmann’s than it is with a lying con-artist like Nathan Phillips.
This made my head explode:
Phillips said he was in prayer when he approached the CovCath students. His goal was to defuse a “volatile” situation between the students and four members of the Black Hebrew Israelites.
“He (Sandmann) stole my narrative,” Phillips said. “From the time I hit that first beat of the drum until I hit the last beat, I was in prayer. Now all of a sudden, he’s the prayer guy and the passive one.”
Phillips is referring to Sandmann’s statement: “I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse (sic) the situation. I realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a larger conflict. I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand.”
“He stole my narrative.” He actually said that. He admits he had a whole narrative planned out for this. Nathan Phillips was the guy who was praying, not the kid!! He’s not an elder!! He wasn’t banging on a drum and singing! That’s the only way to pray!!
And yes, he beat you at your own game. He was the passive one, and you were the aggressor. He made you look like the asshole that you are. He exposed you with a smile. And you hate him for that, because you’re so used to white people kissing your ass because they feel bad about colonization.
Apparently the kid was out of control too because he had just come from the March For Life…..
This was the topper…..
Phillips said the argument between the students and the Black Hebrew Israelites went on for hours before he “was called by God” to step in.
“(The students) had an opportunity to not hate and to put out an olive branch and say, let’s sit down and pray together,” he said. “Instead, they responded to hate with hate. And (Sandmann) transferred that hate to me.”
Phillips said, describing the interaction between the CovCath students and the Black Hebrew Israelites, “it was like a tornado.”
- Enough with the “I was called by God” bullshit. No one cares. You have your God and I have mine. I don’t push mine on yours, and if you push your’s on mine I’m gonna tell you to pound sand. You wanted to sing a song, bang a drum, and annoy white kids, and you couldn’t even do that because the kids ended up “stealing your narrative.”
- The idea that he thinks the kids should’ve “sat down and prayed together” shows you just how self-centered and full of himself Nathan Phillips is. They don’t practice whatever religion you do. They weren’t obligated to. They’re also 16 years old and you never introduced yourself. You just started playing music in their faces, and they reacted as most 16 year old boys would, by jumping up and down and dancing.
The bottom line is that Nathan Phillips is getting a pass here. The conservative media is being way too nice to him, and the liberal media is treating him like a victim who we must show respect to. Not only is he a liar, he’s pure evil. He is an adult who is trying to harm children, and continues to do so even though he’s been exposed as a liar. If this were my kid, I would’ve tracked him down by now and jammed the few remaining teeth he has left down his throat. Good for the kids for being the better people and offering to meet with this guy. By doing so you got him to show his true colors and be exposed as the fraud that he is.
P.S. I’ve voted for democrats several times before, but will not be doing that again for a long, long time, since democrats now support the victimization of children. Trump is supporting the victims in this case by inviting them to the White House. Elizabeth Warren and company are supporting the adult aggressor who is trying to victimize them. The choice couldn’t possibly be clearer for 2020.
Didn’t the Indian dude’s DD-214 (military discharge paperwork) says he served from 72-76 and was a refrigerator repair tech AND never left the country? Plus Nixon started “Vietnamizing” the war and pretty much pulled all our troops off the front lines in like what 1973?
This stolen valor fake combat vet is a huge piece of shit. So are those Black Israelites racist morons.
However, he could not be lying about being in combat. If he was operating in Laos or Cambodia it wouldn’t be on his record. However, he spent 4 years as a private, which is pretty fucking retarded, so I am just going to assume he just fixed appliances and fridges and 10 to 1 he probably didn’t even go into that line of work after his discharge.
If he did, he would probably have his own commercial fridge repair business and not wasting his time rousting high school kids and claiming himself to be some fucking sun god.
Also, does he kinda look like Bob from Twin Peaks????
Many moons ago white man come…
All he had to do was say he was a “Vietnam Era Vet” of which there are many
Who would lie about losing every war Iraq,Vietnam,Afghanistan etc. no valor to be stolen, no one respects any vet of one of our Jew wars that cheapens our flag. Black/Hebrews double whammy.
Nathan Stanard- Philips better steer clear of Marines (Or any other servicemembers) who served with honor rather than dishonorably like he did.
Won’t take much to make those alcohol, drugs and age-brittled bones get all crunchy. Just shaking hands is a risky proposition for a raisin headed, drug addled bag of toffee crunch sticks like that dirty, greasy haired fraud.
Justice for those who steal valor and victimize children.
Amen on all points.
On the final, ditto. I watched the Brett Kavanaugh hearings from Asia, and the first thing I did upon returning home from my trip was to visit the town clerk’s office and change my voter enrollment from ‘unenrolled’ to ‘Republican’.
And not because I’m some big Republican, mind you, but because FUCK DEMOCRATS.
Fixing HVAC’s up near the sky
Chiefs who wrench so others won’t fry
1,000 marines will sweat tonight
but only one will risk acute frostbite
I can unequivocally say that after what i’ve watched the past two years it will be a real long time and a really special candidate for me to ever again vote for a democrat. This incident is emblematic of their policy and tactics. Absolutely disgusting.
Just wait till 2020. The way it’s stacking up now, it should be a real shit show. LOL
F–k these @ssholes on the Left trying to destroy this kid and his classmates!
Chief Ringo is full of Sitting Bullshit
This “Elder” stuff is Bullshit. Like that “Elder” in Lowell/ Dracut. The guys probably 85 and is a total dickhead. Everyone’s an asshole, everyone is ignorant in the “ways” of the Indian.This guys the same. We all suck in his eyes, and he feels all this land should go back to “His people” Complete dickhead….
I’m still most disappointed with the church. That was some straight Judas shit they pulled hanging those kids out to dry.
The Catholic Church is a failed institution. They failed the people and the people responded by not attending mass and by not supporting the church financially. A few days ago they were talking about suspending the students. The parents should withdraw them so the school can close.
If these kids were non-white, gay, or non-male, this wouldn’t even be an issue. But they were straight, white, boys, which is something that is considered to be evil these days.
Let me apologize to Nathan Phillips. My great great great grandfather was born in Donegal Ireland and joined the union army at 17, after that he fought in the Oklahoma territories. He probably killed your not so Great great great grandfathers sorry ass ,go fuck yourself you stolen valor piece of shit.
I’m sorry, ‘It’s Not Rape If You Enjoy It’ is fucking hilarious.
I bet you’re the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around. I’ll be watching you.
You sir have earned yourself 5 out of 5 stars in the comment category.
Nathan Phillips needs a bath.
Phillips looks like he has aids and lives on a liquid diet. Decrepit senile old drunk racist, Phillips, now there’s a Native American name.
The spooks calling themselves black Israelites, would be the first to join isis or be executed by isis. Superstitious low IQ darkies never met a religion they understood and wouldn’t join. Kwansa is a prime example a holiday made up by a drug addled convicted felon.
God bless Donald Trump and White Western Culture… the rest of the world can suck on polio, malaria and worship cows.
if i was native american and this phillips douchebag made my race look bad….i would have him scalped.
Uncle Turtleboy is my favorite. An easily triggered man who wants genocide of the natives. He’s right. We need to kill them all
From “Lord of the Rings”: “We are not used to footpads in this country, but we know how to deal with them”. Do us all a favor and crawl back into your hole.
Nice try Michael Gaffney’s, you should stick to mailers. Just wait till I get up interrogate you over that.
This disrespect for Sergeant-Colonel Phillips who was deployed via HALO with his drum to coordinate his mission with the 1st Black Hebrew Brigade needs to stop. He is known far and wide as one of the original Break Wind Talkers.
He was the inspiration for the cadence,
Sittin’ on a mountain top, beating my drum
Beat it so hard that the MP’s come
I said MP, MP, don’t arrest me
Arrest that leg behind the tree
He stole the whiskey, I stole the wine
All I ever do is double-time
Break Wind Talkers… Good one! LOL
I live in Covington. I can’t even tell you how pissed I am about all this.
The diocese has thrown these kids under the bus, as has the fucking mayor, Joe Meyer. He wrote an op-ed on Saturday, 1/19, and has yet to retract it.
There was a fucking protest on Tuesday (it was originally scheduled for outside the school, but since they closed school that day, I believe they moved it to the diocese because they had to harass somebody), and the fucking mayor was there ‘standing with the Indians’. Mind you, that was after all the additional evidence came out, and Chief Stolen Valor was outed.
I hate everybody.
(Also – Jeff Ruby’s restaurants are fantastic.)
The diocese wants the spot light turned off before they get caught throwing their dicks young boys rectories. A church that can’t stand for it’ convictions is like a nation without borders, they are both nothing.
This is one of the most odious cases of -blatant- stolen valor to come down the pike since Dick Blumenthal pulled a Billy Ray Valentine himself. You can’t overstate it: Phillips claimed to be a “recon ranger,” but was really a 6 year E1, maybe E2, in a non-combat specialty (refrigeration repair) who served stateside (and pulled three UAs). And he’s being feted by the media as some sort of noble hero…
To steal the valor of a Vietnam Veteran is beyond despicable. There was no “glory” or earned “gravitas” in being a Vietnam vet in the 1960s and the 1970s. In fact it was just the opposite: Your own peer cohort considered you a dupe, a pawn, or worse—a baby killer, a fascist, a storm trooper.
A Vietnam Veteran has a certain degree of gravitas now, however, because our nation has (largely) come to its senses and acknowledges the special historical sacrifice and pain VNVs have suffered for 50+ years—and continue to suffer. Now we ascribe a certain amount of inherent authenticity to their words, deeds, and opinions, especially in political matters, and to argue from the point of a VNV is to argue from a position of implied authority. That’s what Phillips was trying to do here: “I’ve put my ass on the line as a Vietnam Veteran, my love for my country is therefore a proven fact, and my opinion is more correct and publicly valued than yours.”
Our collective nation should turn our “back” to Phillips and give him the middle finger for eternity.
What’s more insidious is that I’ve checked the major MSM outlets and they’re not reporting these undeniably important facts that directly reflect on Phillips’ lack of character. They continue with vague language of the “encounter” which Phillips’ (the discredited liar – recon ranger) account is still quoted because of the way he ‘felt’. The media is complicit because it get’s more clicks this way. They’re not journalists, they’re activists with a salary and that is becoming more and more tenuous.
A real soldier would of shot Kissinger the kike who got us into a lot meaningless wars,but he only cared about Israel. Now all we do is fight Jew wars, who was more correct general sherman or hitler tough question.
I live rent-free in your head.
Well said. I have two childhood friends whose older brothers were killed in Vietnam.
Much obliged. My old man is a Vietnam vet, my younger brother is a Assorted Middle Eastern / Afghan War vet, and I served as well, but would never call myself a veteran because I never went overseas to catch bullets. My brother and father carry demons with them to this day because they were contract killers for Uncle Salty, and those demons aren’t going anywhere. They accept this as part of the package, of course, but at the very least, we as voters and participants in this great polity can ensure that those we’ll ask to carry demons on our behalf do so ONLY when it’s a life or death situation for this nation.
That’s what’s so sick about Stolen Valor…Nathan Phillips doesn’t have those demons eating at him. He may have other demons, but not those, and he’s begging for people to be sympathetic to him for a complete fantasy; a burden others bear and do not want to at all.
Oh the children! The children! Who will protect these precious snowflakes!
Love how you rank on all the asshole kids you had to teach but now these punks are “children” because it fits your narrative.
BTW…all the kids laughed at the rape joke.
Randallllll, hopefully, someone figures out your IP address one day, and we can doxx your pathetic existence.
Randall Guy is getting slammed right now while wearing his PINK PUSSY hat!
a true piece of shit if there ever was one, add in the stolen valor part and i wish my ancestors paid $18 instead of $24 for manhattan
“And I’m a Vietnam veteran and I know that mentality of “There’s enough of us. We can do this.” (Emphasis added.)
This quote is wrong. I remember him saying he’s a “Vietnam TIMES veteran” which is a very sneaky way of trying to trick people into thinking you deployed to Vietnam.
https://youtu.be/Jvbsqk0HOWw check out 1:10 for the quote
This dude was a refrigerator mechanic who went AWOL 3 times. He claimed to be a “recon ranger” which is total bullshit.
Check out his DD-214 Here: https://youtu.be/CIXIzvyAlLA
So, Liz, the Fake Indian, supports Nate, the fake Vietnam Vet. Got it, I think.
He did lie about being a Vietnam Veteran!
I hope the lawyer sues every one of those blue checked assholes into bolivian. Unle turtleboy please stay on this like stink on a lying Native American scumbag. Those kids behaved exactly like I would want mine to behave, they did nothing wrong. God damn media in this country is a joke. Jesus this story has me so f in mad. God forbid you’re conservative and have the gall to express your opinions. What is this once great country coming to when we have adults advocating violence against kids???
Between Kavanaugh not backing down and now Sandmann not taking the lies told about him, I’m hoping we’re entering a different era when Prog/Leftist bullshit will no longer be tolerated. Fuck them all. Hi Leigha!
Let me be clear, Sandmann committed a face crime.
I don’t know why you’re being down-voted for that. Straight out of Orwell – 1984.
Every mother and father out there should be outraged that the media used a child for this provocative story. Anyone who doesn’t see the corruption of the media in exploiting this young man just doesn’t have a soul.
Nathan Phillips is a liar, and above all else, an actor:
In the 4 years Nathan served he was AWOL 3 times, imprisoned for it, never deployed, and fixed refrigerators.
Yup. I saw those photos of his record.
I believe he was a “Ref Mech”.
My father was a WWII vet in the Pacific, invasion landing craft. You drop them off in the water before the beach and you come back with nobody. If someone is wounded you dump them overboard. He tried the VFW and American Legion. Couldn’t take the guys sitting at the end of the bar who never left the states but had war stories for places they never went.
Z.. my pop was in Korea for the entire war 3 years of combat and well adjusted, raised 5 kids, served 1946 through Vietnam. He never once introduced himself as a veteran or asked for a veteran’s discount. He was a father and husband and a respected employee.
He said the exact same thing as your great pop, VFW were a bunch of loudmouth clowns, he wouldn’t drink with them if you paid him.
My father also was on landing craft at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Part of a UDT team dropping off divers for pre-invasion recon and demolition, and then picking up the survivors. Also with the 5th Marine landing force on green beach, at the foot of Suribachi…. a lot of his buddies got blown to hell. He never bragged or told war stories. In fact he rarely spoke about it to anyone, especially my mother. He told me about it a few times but would say that he never wanted to remember the bad stuff. He retired from the Navy after 22 years… Korean War, and Submarine force. He then went on to be a successful businessman and father. Wasn’t a big fan of the VFW for the same reasons. When he passed away I found his DD-214 which backed up everything he told me. I understand why those guys never talked about it. They weren’t shitbags like Nathan, they didn’t have anything to prove to anyone or used their experience to garner sympathy. Those men did what their Country asked of them without wanting anything in return.
Fuck Nathan and the fake news.
I’m sorry but if I was in that kid’s situation I probably would have broken out laughing or said something that would ruin me for life like “Step off Cochise” before I shoved the guy ass over tea kettle.