Many liberal celebrities and pundits are going out of their way to criticize the movie and make Chris Kyle out to be a racist, hate filled man whose contribution to our nation wasn't all that it's been made out to be. And while it's not surprising they would do this,I would bet none of the critics have ever served in the military for any country.
Salon.com's Laura Miller wrote “In Kyle’s version of the Iraq war, the parties consisted of Americans, who are good by virtue of being American, and fanatic Muslims whose ‘savage, despicable evil’ led them to want to kill Americans simply because they are Christians.”
Uber liberal Michael Moore called Chris Kyle and all snipers "cowards." Apparently he feels that what they do shouldn't be done to protect American lives. Not that anyone with a brain really cares about what Michael Moore says but he does have a following - for some strange reason. Michael Moore wouldn't lift a finger to protect this nation from anything, except maybe from conservatives. And in that case the only finger he'd lift would be his middle one.
Actor Seth Rogan compared the movie to the third act of "Inglorious Bastards." In all honesty that hardly even deserves mentioning but could it be that Seth Rogan is suffering from box office envy? His movie "The Interview," which was hyped by Sony saying that North Korea would attack the United States and blow up movie theaters if it was released, earned $2.8 million at the box office and another $15 million in DVD sales. "American Sniper" made $98 million its first weekend.
I suppose people who really wanted to defend Rogan could say movie goers stayed home from "The Interview" because they were afraid of the North Koreans. But no one, including them, would believe it.
Scott Foundas, of Variety Magazine, gave credit for the movie's success to the 'intellectual underachievers' with right-leaning political views. He wrote "much of the US right wing appears to have seized upon 'American Sniper' with... shallow comprehension."
Don't beat around the bush, Scott. Why not say what you really mean? "If you liked 'American Sniper' and think Chris Kyle is a hero you're simply uneducated or just plain ignorant."
Lindy West, of 'The Guardian, not only attacked Kyle but its director/producer, Clint Eastwood.
"How much, if at all, should Eastwood concern himself with fans who misunderstand and misuse his work?" West wrote. "If he, intentionally or not, makes a hero out of Kyle – who, bare minimum, was a racist who took pleasure in dehumanising and killing brown people – is he responsible for validating racism, murder, and dehumanisation? Is he a propagandist if people use his work as propaganda?"
Again, I would bet that none of the critics have ever served in the military and have no clue what that means. Killing the enemy to protect your fellow soldiers is not racist. Only self-righteous liberals can convince themselves that Islam is a race and/or that Americans kill them on the battlefield because of their skin color.
Sgt. Nick Irving, who served as a sniper with the Army's Third Ranger Battalion, took offense to Moore's words and destroys Lindy West's assumption that Americans are killing radical Muslims for their skin color. Nick Irving, among other things, happens to be black.
“Well, I don’t think he deserves the breath that I’m about to give, but I’ll just say, Michael Moore, he wasn't there in Afghanistan and the last time I checked, he’s never shot anybody with a scoped rifle. So I don’t think he deserves the breath that comes out of me right now for that statement.”
Sgt. Irving was asked if Moore should be thanking soldiers instead of insulting them. He was far more gracious in his answer than Michael Moore would have been.
“I don’t really care what he gives me, a thank you or not. A lot of good guys and a lot of my friends died, you know, for his right of freedom of speech. So I’m not really worried about what he has to say.”
Amen, Sergeant. Thank you for your service to our great nation and for putting your own life on the line in her defense. Please forgive the ignorance of some Americans who simply don't understand that the reason they are free to share their ignorance with others is because of heroes like you and Chris Kyle. You are valued and appreciated by thinking American patriots, regardless of what some on the left might say.