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Who Spits on the Coast Guard?

October 14, 2011

from MyFoxBoston.com:

BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters. The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her. Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.

The article goes on to say that a spokesman for Occupy Boston says the offenders weren’t part of the movement (I guess that means they weren’t on the payroll – I was previously under the impression that you joined by showing up and protesting, but I guess that’s more of a “grass roots” kind of thing).

But honestly, who spits on the Coast Guard?  Are you protesting rescuing stranded sailors?  fighting pirates and drug runners?  saving Cubans on rafts from drowning?  The coast guard patrols OUR coast!  Even if you are opposed to every military action this country ever took, you don’t have a beef with the Coast Guard.  They don’t invade countries, drop bombs, shoot civilians, interrogate prisoners or do ANY of the things protestors accuse the military of doing.  They defend OUR country in the manner closest to the way the military ideally would – by physically staying right here on OUR borders!

Historically, the coast guard was the refuge of the very same people who are spitting now – the Coast Guard is the branch of the military you joined if you DIDN’T want to go to Viet Nam!  It was the refuge of the draft dodgers who didn’t like cold Canadian winters. protesting the Coast Guard is saying you are against that – that you actually SUPPORT a military draft sending young men to foreign lands for political agendas.  Spitting on the Coast Guard is like spitting on the Peace Corps!

These people need to take a step back, think about their actions and find a coherent message and stick to statements that support it.  Spitting on the Coast Guard doesn’t do any of that – it just pisses the rest of America off.

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