Sometimes the Washington Post prints a piece that you know warmed the cockles of of its editor’s cold hearts. They have to pretend to be impartial (I know, quit laughing), but they take themselves quite seriously. So they bring in an old, crusty, decrepit former columnist to say what they don’t have the stones to say themselves. Today’s jackwagon in residence is Colman McCarthy and he is a world class left wing butthead. He argues that repeal of DADT shouldn’t bring a return of recruiters and ROTC to the last bastions of free western liberal education those gulags where free thinkers go to be indoctrinated w/ PC BS. He tosses the gay argument out and says that the military is just flat out poisonous to the perfectly formed, mind molding operation they have going. He weasels through some of the usual pacifist garbage, but in the end lets his true colors show.
To oppose ROTC, as I have since my college days in the 1960s, when my school enticed too many of my classmates into joining, is not to be anti-soldier. I admire those who join armies, whether America’s or the Taliban’s: for their discipline, for their loyalty to their buddies and to their principles, for their sacrifices to be away from home.
The Taliban is not an Army sir, but a murderous, oppressive, barbaric theocracy and the fact that you are able to equate the US military and them speaks volumes about your lack of basic common sense. It is one thing to lie pampered behind the walls manned by your betters. It is quite another to sass them and equate their efforts with those who blind schoolgirls with acid, use soccer stadiums for public executions and have purposely slaughtered thousands of innocents to further their goal of Islamist domination. That is disgraceful.
In recent years, I’ve had several Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans in my college classes. If only the peace movement were as populated by people of such resolve and daring.
Oh sweet Lord there is a telling statement. Perhaps the real peace movement is populated by the very vets you just mentioned. Perhaps marching around the university chanting inanities and feeling good about yourself is not a noble or useful action. Perhaps the peace movement understands that evil doesn’t give a rat’s ass about a bunch of hippies lurching about in contortions of mutual back-patting. Evil must be opposed directly and our peace movement has done so for 235 years and counting. You are welcome you ungrateful milquetoast!
ROTC and its warrior ethic taint the intellectual purity of a school, if by purity we mean trying to rise above the foul idea that nations can kill and destroy their way to peace.
First of all STFU about intellectual purity! I am not denying that you have achieved it, I am just completely discounting it’s value or usefulness. You have created a totalitarian enclave where the least departure from PC doctrine is punished like the Taliban stoning a rape victim. Yeah I went there, kinda lame isn’t it jack ass? We didn’t invent nations killing and destroying, we just stand athwart the ramparts yelling Stop! If they don’t, then we act forcefully. We neither invite nor enjoy such actions but doing nothing in the face of evil is…well unconsionable to those of us who are capable of opposing it. So you can huddle in drum circles all you want bemoaning the evil imperialist warmongers who keep you and most of the free world free. We hear your pathetic bleats and then ignore the sheep to focus on the wolves.