The U.S. war in Afghanistan is now 11 years old — the longest war in American history. Since our soldiers are volunteer enlistees, instead of drafts, even after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are repeatedly deployed back. All of which means our soldiers are highly stressed; that stress, in turn, has led to alarmingly high rates of mental problems and suicides. U.S. soldiers are killing themselves at a rate of nearly one per day and the figure continues to rise.
Ted Turner, 73, is a media mogul who founded CNN. Formerly married to “Hanoi Jane” Fonda (they divorced because he reportedly cheated on her), Turner is another of those limousine
liberals socialists who talk Marxist clap-trap but, with an estimated net worth of $2 billion, lives a life of the 0.000001%.
In an interview on CNN, host Piers Morgan was expressing his shock at the high rate of suicides in the U.S. military. Morgan started saying, “More American servicemen are dying…committing suicide,” when Turner chimed in: “Yeah, suicide over there, dying in combat.”
Morgan said “It’s shocking, isn’t it?”
This is what Turner said, with a smile:
“No! I think it’s good! Because, arh, it’s so clear we’re programmed and we’re born to love and help each other, not to kill each other. That’s an aberration, left over from hundreds of years ago. It’s time for us to start acting enlightened.”
See and hear for yourself:
If you think that Turner is saying that humanity is starting to spiritually evolve an aversion to war, think again.
As Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars.com points out:
“However, Turner has repeatedly voiced his wish to see billions of people wiped off the planet via population reduction programs.
Ted Turner’s satisfaction at U.S. troops committing suicide takes on a different context when you understand that Turner is a neo-eugenicist who routinely advocates massive population reduction.
‘A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal,’ Turner stated in 1996.
In the third world, Turner has contributed a billion dollars to fund population reduction, namely through United Nations programs.
While asserting that the rest of the world should impose China’s brutal one-child policy to ‘save the planet’, Turner himself has 5 children and owns no less than 2 million acres of land. He is the largest private landowner on the planet, falling short of only the royal families of Europe.
Turner’s call for the United Nations to become a dictatorial body under the banner of global peacekeeping is suspect given that the UN itself admitted responsibility for failing to act during the 1994 Rwanda genocide during which 800,000 people were killed.
Born into wealth, the son of a billboard magnate, Ted Turner had never served in the military. He once called observers of Ash Wednesday “Jesus freaks,” and dubbed opponents of abortion “bozos.” He is a supporter of Obamacare. Through Turner Enterprises, he owns 15 ranches in Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, totaling 1,910,585 acres, which makes him one of the largest individual landowners in North America.
H/t Steve Cooper of The Conservative Monster and FOTM’s beloved Tina.