Snot-Nosed Secularist Defeats Vets
And they're spittin' mad:
Through thousands of military burials, Memorial Honor Detail volunteers at Riverside National Cemetery have folded the American flag 13 times and recited the significance of every fold to survivors of those being laid to rest.It turns out that complaint came from just one person, a selfish, bitter, vicious subhuman who heard the dreadful word "God" at that very cemetery. Rees Lloyd actually spun together some better adjectives than I did:
The first fold, a narrator tells relatives, represents life, the second a belief in eternal life.
The 11th fold celebrates Jewish war veterans and "glorifies the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob."
A single complaint lodged against the words for the 11th fold recently prompted the National Cemetery Administration to ban the entire recital at all 125 national cemeteries.
"That the actions of one disgruntled, whining, narcissistic and intolerant individual is preventing veterans from getting the honors they deserve is truly an outrage. This is another attempt by secularist fanatics to cleanse any reference to God."The bureaucrats at that most august and valiant agency, the National Cemetery Administration, followed standard bureaucratic protocol and simply folded in the face of one sludge-synapsed, self-aggrandizing sorry soul -- the bizarre flipside of their characteristic bureaucratic inability to list a finger to simplify their byzantine processes for good people in need.
Mike Nacincik, paper clip chain maker for the Cemeterians, thinks we're a stupid bunch that aren't much worth his taxpayer-funded time:
"We are looking at consistency. We think that's important."Yeah, but are we? Do we think it's important to have a consistently soulless ceremony or a memorable and appropriately solemn one? Whatever -- just don't read anything into their action to imply that these
"People are going to have their own views on that."You mean, Nacinicik, that there's no Federal Manual for Raging Impotently at the Bureaucracy we can pull out, flip to subsection 7(A) 4.7c and read the proper procedures for flippin' our stacks over the power placed in the hands of little people looking for ways to impose their twisted, minority will on everyone?
The bureaucrats are by far the worse secular intolerants in this story, not the unnamed -- Oh, how I wish they had named the faceless coward! -- whiner who initiated the action.
Ken Calvert is a fine conservative Republican Congressman who represents Riverside. I'm going to drop him an email to ask for an investigation and regulatory fix to this situation. Won't you, too?