Anti-Military Sentiment in San Francisco Is Nothing News
by Jim Kouri, CPP
It's no secret that the beautiful, picturesque city of San Francisco probably the nation's headquarters for anti-war sentiment. Not only are there anti-war protests, civil disobedience and other actions aimed at furthering opposition to the war in Iraq, but even elected officials are anti-military.
One city supervisor even said that the United States should dismantle its entire military. When asked how we'd respond to a terrorist attack, he answered that the police and fire departments would respond. Such is the reasoning of the left-wing of the Democrat Party.
Not content with just protesting the war with their shrill slogans that have bored Americans to distraction, they have shown that it's not only the Iraq war they oppose, they despise all branches of the US military. In move after move, leftist groups, and even some city officials, are trying to completely banish the military from their city. When they prevented the battleship USS Iowa from docking in San Francisco, the left's partners in the news media barely noticed.
These left-wing moonbats in San Francisco believe they are on the cutting-edge of anti-war activity. These are the intellectual giants of America imparting their wisdom on the rest of us unkempt warmongers. But, that is not the case.
To leftists it doesn't matter whether the enemy is Saddam Hussein's Iraq or Germany's Adolf Hitler, they have an agenda that always spells anti-Americanism. The more damage they inflict on their own country the better. Their agenda has nothing to do with ideology, compassion or a love of peace -- it's all about power.
Just prior to the US entry into World War II, the American left mobilized to stop the US from fighting the Nazis. In fact, in an alliance of convenience, the leftists joined the American Nazi sympathizers in their anti-war activities. The feeling was that since Adolf Hitler and the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin signed a peace treaty, America was the enemy, not the Nazis and certainly not the communists.
However, the moment German troops invaded the Soviet Union, the lefties changed their tune and were all for the United States joining the Allies in fighting the Axis powers. Suddenly it was perfectly okay for American blood to be shed -- in order to save the Stalinists and their government from the Hun invasion.
In 1939 Britain, according to Bruce Walker in his excellent book "Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie," as with today's San Francisco and other American cities, most of the local governments were governed by leftists.
British cities and townships:
- denied the British military the use of council halls for meetings,
- banned recruitment marches,
- prohibited the placement of recruitment posters in local government buildings,
- docked the paychecks of men who volunteered to serve in the Territorial Army,
- denied the student Cadet Corps any recognition at schools,
- insulted, even abused, those who wore military uniforms,
- forbade the use of parade grounds for recruitment,
- raised the old bogeys of class distinction and 'victimization' when everything else failed.
When some talk hosts at a radio station (KNEW) in the San Francisco-Oakland market openly criticized the people and local officials for some of their anti-military activities, the government officials requested the Federal Communications Commission to "investigate" the station's licensing records. So much for freedom of speech with these phony patriots of the left.
I suspect that the San Francisco government is using the Iraq war to divert attention away from the rampant crime -- while most cities have experienced reductions in crime, San Francisco has witnessed an increase -- an out-of-control homeless problem, and a number of other social pathologies.
Tony Bennett might have left his heart in San Francisco, but where did the San Franciscan left leave their brains?
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.