- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Freedom of speech. It is his right to say what he likes as long as it is not an issue of public safety. So no, he can say what he likes.
Freedom of speech is to important to limit it because of ideology.
No Lives Matter
How does whether or not Sharpton is a racist depend on "if a white man said the reverse"?
Answer: It doesn't.
Got it yet? You continue to define racist as whether or not a white person would be called racist for saying the same thing. That's not the definition of racist. If you want to know if Sharpton is a racist, you go to the dictionary, find the definition of racism and see if it applies to him. You don't find out by asking whether or not people would call a white man racist for saying the same thing.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields