Jesse Ventura has released a video in his words about the court ruling on his case against Chris Kyle. Ventura was awarded 1.8 Million Dollars from the estate of the late Chris Kyle after claims that he was defamed in the book by Chris Kyle stating he punched out Ventura in a bar after Jesse Ventura said the SEALs “deserved to lose a few” in the war. Ventura took heat as opponents bashed him for “suing a dead man”
In the following video he points out that the lawsuit was started in 2012 before Chris Kyle was murdered. Americans have flocked to defend Chris Kyle especially as the movie based on his life, American Sniper is breaking box office records across this country. No one is wanting to take away Chris Kyle’s war record, or discredit his service. Now whether he embellished the story or not, the facts remain in the court case that the Kyle estate had no evidence or witnesses from this supposed full bar to back up the statements. We have to also take into account that Chris Kyle was not there to speak for himself.
Jesse Ventura also says in closing remarks of the video that this is all in the past and he is moving forward with his life. This does not seem to be the case considering he is now suing the publisher of the books HarperCollins, claiming they made millions from the publicity caused by the controversy. HarperCollins did remove the section of the book referring to Jesse Ventura after the verdict in the defamation suit but in appears that he is not putting all this behind him.
I do not have full faith in the judicial system in America but this is why they exist. If a man feels he has been defamed he has the right to clear his name and I can’t fault Ventura for that. Most recently Jesse Ventura has said he does not intend to see the movie, American Sniper because he does not see Chris Kyle as a hero.
“A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no honor in lying,”
– Jesse Ventura
I myself have not seen the movie yet and I make no judgments on Chris Kyle, A soldier exaggerating a bar fight does not seem far-fetched to me or give me much insight into his character. Should we still admire the bravery of a soldier who believed he was justly killing the enemy? War is ultimately triggered by men in suits and we have now had plenty of time to see that the outcome of the wars he was sent to be part of have had no positive outcome. We invaded a country on a false premise and let Americans think it had something to do with 9/11 when it in no way did. Now that Iraq has fallen back into the hands of our enemies after we spent thousands of life’s, and billions of dollars, should we then celebrate a sniper that killed 200 of the 1.2 million people killed in this war. I think our country is in desperate need of a Hero, but is Chris Kyle just filling a void or is he actually a man we should admire?
By Phoenix Horton – DontComply.com
Phoenix is the Co-Founder of DontComply.com, ComeAndTakeItAmerica.com, and host of the Don't Comply Radio Show.
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