December 3, 2010 by USA Post
Feminizing Uranium, Medal of Honor will be awarded this afternoon at the Army sergeant. Salvatore Giunta for his heroism in Afghanistan, and rightly so. He took a bullet in his protective vest as he shot a soldier to safety, then saved the sergeant who was walking point and had been taken prisoner by two Taliban, including Sgt. Giunta blow to free his comrade.
This is the eighth Medal of Honor awarded during our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Sgt. Giunta is the only one who has lived long enough to receive his medal in person. But I noticed a disturbing trend in the awarding of medals, some others seem to have realized. We have feminized the Medal of Honor. According to Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal, all Medal of Honor awarded during these two conflicts has been awarded for saving lives. No one has been assigned to inflict casualties on the enemy. Not one.
General George Patton once famously said: “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for him.”
When we think of heroism in battle, we used to think our boys stormed the Normandy beaches under fire, climbing the cliffs of Pointe only special while enemy soldiers shot down on them, and throwing grenades in the boxes of pills to take firearms locations.
This kind of heroism is apparently happening now when it comes to awarding the Medal of Honor. We now attribute only for the victims to prevent, not to inflict them.
So the question is: when will we start awarding the Medal of Honor once again to the soldiers who kill people and break things so that our families can sleep safely at night?
I would say our culture has become so feminized that we have become disgusted with the idea of the value that is expressed in the killing of enemy soldiers through acts of bravery. We know instinctively that we must honor the courage, but avoid honoring the courage if it leads to the taking of life rather than just saving lives. So we find that it is safe to honor those who throw themselves on a grenade to save their friends.
Jesus, in terms that are often cited in ceremonies like this to take place this afternoon, said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends” (John 15 : 13). It is therefore quite right that we honor this kind of bravery and sacrifice of self, which is certainly an imitation of the Lord of Lord and King of kings.
However, Jesus’ gesture of self-sacrifice ultimately had no meaning – yes, meaningless – if he had not inflicted a mortal wound to the enemy while giving his own life.
The significance of the cross is not only that Jesus gave his life for us, but he defeated the enemy of our souls in the process. He was on the cross he has crushed the serpent’s head. He was on the cross he “disarmed the principalities and powers and make them public shame, by triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15).
The cross is a cosmic showdown between the forces of light and the forces of darkness, and our commanding general claimed the ultimate prize, beating our invisible enemy and liberating a planet full of his servitude.
We rightly honor those who gave their lives to save their comrades. It is time we started to pay tribute to those who kill the bad guys.
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