An Army veteran performed an impressive feat to bring awareness to veteran suicide.
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Strong climbed 2,744 stairs at Manitou Incline in Colorado with just his arms. Losing both of his legs in 2006 in Iraq when his Stryker vehicle was “hit by a projectile that went through the truck and through my legs,” Strong has not let that slow him down. Strong climbed the almost three thousand stairs in about five hours along with a group of Fort Carson soldiers.
This is the second time Strong has made the climb. His first trip up the mountain took nine total hours but when he did it again in early March, Strong trimmed almost four hours off his previous time.
KRDO reports that Strong was inspired to make this trek after learning about another double amputee who made it up the stairs.
“He saw another double amputee military veteran, Mandy Horvath, who became the first female to climb the Incline Gains and Pike Peek last summer. Inspired by her climb, he decided to follow her steps. Strong and Horvath are the only two double amputees known to have scaled the incline,” according to Rare.
Strong is full of determination and motivation. While he has already broken his personal record, he wants to push himself even further so that other’s can see the reality of veteran suicides. Liftable reports, “Twenty-two veterans die by suicide every day in the United States. Strong plans to eventually climb the trail twice in one day, planting a marker emblazoned with “22” on every 22 steps.”
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Bernie Sanders Supporters Spread Pro-Murder #GUILLOTINE2020 Hashtag Following Campaign Suspension
They aren’t even hiding their true intentions anymore.
Following news of socialist hero Bernie Sanders suspending his campaign for the Democrat nomination for President, some of his most extreme supporters made their voices heard with explicit calls for violence.
As soon as the announcement was made via live-stream, a dedicated segment of his supporters began using the hashtag #GUILLOTINE2020, seemingly advocating for using guillotines to behead their political enemies.
I want Jeff Bezos head in a guillotine. Then Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg, and of course, Donald Trump.
They shut down Bernie's political revolution, the only choice is a real revolution.#GUILLOTINE2020
— Misty Wood ✍️ (@FoggyTrails) April 8, 2020
— Arshi – stay home/keep resisting 🏳️🌈 (@dobbyissafreelf) April 8, 2020
— tranki (@almalexx) April 8, 2020
These sort of posts, which some on the left attempt to downplay by claiming they are nothing more than jokes, have been showing up increasingly in recent years.
Far-left “journalist” Kim Kelly, who was fired from both Vice News and NPR for her extremism, wrote in Teen Vogue about the phenomena around this sort of fetishization of the guillotine, where she acknowledges that many are not joking in their posts:
“On social media, a tone-deaf tweet or Facebook post from any wealthy CEO or out-of-touch politician is invariably met with a sea of guillotine gifs, calls for retribution against predatory billionaires, or otherwise vitriolic responses from people with guillotine in their usernames — and it feels less and less like they’re joking.”
Kelly herself admits to having a guillotine tattoo, and if her writing is any indication, she likely wouldn’t hesitate to use one on her perceived political enemies. She has previously celebrated a militant Antifa cell after one of their members attempted to firebomb an ICE facility in Tacoma, WA. Kelly also created a guide on throwing milkshakes at those she perceives to be fascists while writing for VICE. Of course, the practice of “milkshaking” got world-wide attention following the brutal beating of independent journalist Andy Ngo, which involved the throwing of milkshakes.
Needless to say, the next few months could get extremely violent as supporters of Bernie Sanders continue to let their true intentions know. As Project Veritas exposed, these far-left views are even prevalent in Sander’s campaign, with one paid staffer stating, “Guillotine the rich” while on undercover video.
Even senior Sanders staff are making their more extreme views known, with his national Press Secretary Briahna Joy Gray admitting that the “Democratic” prefix in Democrat Socialism means nothing.
On the plus side, I can drop the “Democratic” from my tweets about why Socialism is good. 😉
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) April 8, 2020
Big League Politics will continue to track this story and update it as necessary.
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