Widow Karen Mendoza asked her husband's fellow Marine officers and his men to write something about Maj. Ray J. Mendoza that his children, Kiana and Alek, could read when they were older. One of the officers who responded was Maj. Doug Zembiec, a 1991 La Cueva High School graduate legendary among Marines in Iraq as the Lion of Fallujah.
I guess it was someone else's father who killed the Indians, enslaved the Africans, launched a war against Mexico, tried to split the Union, oppressed blacks with Jim Crow laws, favored isolationism in WW I and II, quashed dissent with McCarthyism, fought for civil rights, opposed the war in Vietnam, exposed Watergate and Iran/Contra, tried to impeach a president, ignored the warnings about Al Qaeda, and proved Bush a liar for invading Iraq under false pretenses.
Yeah, I guess Mendoza's ancestors weren't among the cowards who hid in the shadows sniveling that America was God's gift to the world. That Indians and other minorities were inferior and deserved what they got. That anyone who criticized our country's flaws was a dupe or a traitor. Thanks for the insight, Zembiec...not.
Actually, I don't think these people were sniveling cowards. It just sounded good to say so. They may have been stupid ignoramuses who couldn't put together a valid argument if they tried, but they weren't afraid. Unfortunately for the rest of us, they trumpeted their idiocies from the highest reaches of power.
Incidentally, you can bet Mendoza was a Bible-toting Christian. You can tell by how proud he was about going to war and killing people. Jesus must be rolling in his grave at the thought of taking credit for millions of deaths. "Kids, we incinerated countless numbers of civilians, and God loves us for it."
For more on the subject, see America the Conservative and The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel.
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