In a recent chilling interview, CNN founder and media mogul Ted Turner told CNN’s Piers Morgan he thought it’s “good” that American troops are committing suicide at disturbing rates.
Morgan and Turner discussed the fact that more American servicemen are dying from suicide rather than combat before the interview took on an unsettling tone.
“Now that’s shocking, isn’t it?” Morgan asked Turner.
Turner appears to stop himself from saying “terrific” before continuing.
“I think it’s good,” Turner said, “’cause it’s so clear that we’re programmed and born to love and help each other, not to kill each other, destroy each other. That’s an aberration. That’s left over from hundreds of years ago. It’s time for us to start acting enlightened.”
Turner’s perspective more closely resembles megalomania than enlightenment. He has made similarly cold-hearted remarks in the past. After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of New Mexico, Turner told CNN he thought God was trying to send a message with miner deaths and oil spills:
“I’m not a real religious person, but I’m somewhat religious. I’m just wondering if God is telling us He doesn’t want to drill offshore because it’s sure setting back offshore drilling. And right before that, we had that coal mine disaster in West Virginia where we lost 29 miners, and two days ago, the Chinese lost 29 miners, too, in another mine disaster over in China. Seems like there’s one over there every week. And maybe the Lord’s tired of having the mountains of West Virginia, the tops knocked off of them so they may get more coal. I think maybe we ought to just leave the coal in the ground and go with solar and wind power and geothermals where it’s applicable.”
American soldiers, like everyone else left out of the superclass, are merely expendable pawns in the global game to Turner.