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Grave Robbers

May 23rd, 2007

Kate O’Malley, columnist for Human Events Online and proud fellow Eagle, has a great column up this morning. The article explores the motives behind people like Dan Frasier, an antiwar activist who has produced T-shirts with the slogan “Bush Lied, Soldiers Died,” on top of a list of soldiers who have given their lives in Iraq.

He is making money off these fallen heroes, although according to his website, he isn’t really a very good capitalist, “In fact, it is not clear that the shirts have generated any profits at all. Much of the first batch of shirts was sold at a deep discount. The shirts were complex to design and expensive to produce. The cost of the shirts has been kept as low as possible to encourage sales and spread the important message. Of course, this product is not meant to be a statement on behalf of the families or the fallen soldiers?? said Frasier in an open letter on his website.

Okay, I will admit that I was not an economics major, so maybe I am missing something here. The shirt is not making much a profit because our friend Dan wants to encourage sales to spread the important political message he believes in, but the message is somehow not meant to be a statement on behalf of the men and women who appear on his shirt. So Dan isn’t doing this for the money, he is doing it to spread a political message. So this isn’t actually a product as much as it is an advertising tool.

Arrrghhh….my head hurts. Those rascally lefties! Dan isn’t a capitalist after all, he is a political activist! Darn, I knew it was too good to be true.

The article is sarcastic and amusing, yes, but it’s also heart wrenching. Katie skillfully reminds us of what the results of the left’s version of “free speech” are.

Frasier may not be a good capitalist, but he is an accomplished grave robber. He is using dead soldiers, soldiers who can’t protect themselves, to further his own personal agenda. He can do so without the censure of these men and women because they are dead. They are unprotected, unable to be heard, unable to approve or dispute his use of their names. They can not be interviewed on the nightly news to counter his association of their life’s work with his personal cause. They can not call a lawyer to demand the removal of their names nor can they demand a share of his meager profits because, as we have established, he is not a very good capitalist.It is left to the families of these fine men and women to pursue justice. It is not enough that wives and children and parents must attend funerals and empty closets of personal effects. They must now bear the injustice of a political activist aligning their loved ones with a belief and for a cause that they had no opportunity to endorse or dispute.

Cindy Sheehan may be the most well-known grave robber right now, but she is not the only one. People like Dan Frasier, Gael Murphy, and many more are making money and (excuse the pun) capitalizing on the sacrificial love of American soldiers and Marines.

How amazing would it be to live in a nation that wholeheartedly supports her troops and their mission? How incredible would it be to know that your countrymen, to a man, love and honor you for the sacrifices you make? How much easier would it be to approach the battlefield, knowing that those you defend know in their hearts every single day that your job is noble, it is amazing, it is honorable?

Someday, perhaps we will live in that country again. Hope springs eternal.

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June 9, 2007 - Posted by | Eagles Up, Leftinistra, Politics, Treason


  1. Of course the elected idiots in washingtOOn aren’t even worse for using the dead as an excuse to continue this disaster of a war and get even more killed huh? This has been one of the excuses they have been using for months.

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

    Comment by ClapSo | June 10, 2007 | Reply

  2. Disaster of a war…quaint sentiment but doesn’t pass muster. How so? merely opinion or wishful thinking? Specifics. Rambling means nothing and will be ignored.

    Which excuse are you referring to? If you are going to comment, please be coherent.

    Comment by snooper | June 10, 2007 | Reply

  3. The “we have lost almost 4000 young people in uniform and so we must now continue the war and lose even more to prove the earlier loses where worth losing”

    As for your retreat to posting your opinion of what I wrote and claiming that I am giving only MY opinion, that is all you’re giving. I see no facts in your opinion responses to my comments. RIGHT BACK AT YOU SONNY!

    Comment by ClapSo | June 10, 2007 | Reply

  4. Your attempt at humor is lacking substance. My replies to your opinions warrant no “facts”. It seems you are allergic to facts. You seem to think that your opinions are fact and they are not.

    Example: your quotations above give the impression that someone of importance said it and you are quoting them. Who said it? Where did they say it? What was the context? And, the thought was not completed. As a professor, I would have to count off points for the incomplete thought and poor structure.

    Try again troll. Try again.

    Comment by snooper | June 10, 2007 | Reply

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