Update: Politistick earlier reported that Jennifer Aniston made the below remarks. We have since learned that this is NOT the official Jennifer Aniston Facebook page. Regardless, the below comments are powerful and serve as a shining illustration of how one can still be in favor of same-sex unions but still maintain a sense of common decency and respect. Politistick regrets the error.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On February 23rd, 1945, five U.S. Marines and one Navy Corpsman were immortalized in the famous Joe Rosenthal photo as they raised a flag atop Mount Suribachi after making significant progress in the Battle for Iwo Jima.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]In a time before social media, the photo was one of only a few in history to go “viral” as it was, suddenly, everywhere. On posters, on magazine covers. And though many erroneously believed that the photo depicted the end of the horrendously bloody battle, it gave many hope and helped fund the war effort through war bond drives.
The picture has been immortalized in Washington, D.C., in the Marine Memorial and the photo, some 70 years later, still serves as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by our brave men throughout the war and on Iwo Jima.
To celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling, however, someone chose to disgrace the memory of these brave young men by photoshopping a picture of four less-than-fully-dressed men hoisting a rainbow flag.
Many were, justifiably, outraged and a Facebook page that claimed to be Jennifer Aniston’s beautifully articulated the point:
“Now I have nothing against people who are into same sex partnerships. However, what I do have a problem with is this F**KING picture. How dare you compare your political struggle to what the Marines & Navy Corpsmen went through on Iwo Jima.”
“I get the whole meaning of you winning the ‘Uphill Battle,’ but this is tasteless, offensive and disrespectful to those who gave their lives on that hill. You should be ashamed of yourselves for being hypocritical of those you claim offend your flag.”
Some took offense to the outrage, but that is to be expected. With the left assuming some sort of moral highground on this issue, any response other than cheers and applause for the homosexual community is treated as a hate crime and the left simply will not tolerate a varying perspective.
Brave men stormed up a beach on Iwo Jima, withstanding machinegun fire and mortars and all manners of viciousness. With the BB-like black sand giving way under their feet, thousands of Marines trudged forward and many never returned home.
Please, for the love of God, let there be some shred of respect left in this society for those who fought for our freedoms and let us not sully their names by equating their struggle in any way to the alleged “struggle” of homosexuals who did not face Japanese machineguns, but merely found five unelected crusaders to agree with them.