Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Explain to me why there are no treason charges for this

I was at a Barnes & Noble today, just browsing, and I caught sight of this little tome.

10 Reasons Not to Join the Military

The contributors are people like Cindy Sheehan, or as she is also known, this generations Axis Sally. Of course I am sure that Axis Sally had a fact checker.

I skimmed the book and there were such wonderful chapters like : "You Could Die" and "You Could be Injured".

Lets put these titles under the lens of scrutiny.

First of all, you can die at any time. Not only members of the military die. You can die at home in a car crash. 40,000 Americans die in car crashes every year.

The same is true for injury. I dropped a weight on my foot last night. That could happen anywhere. The point is that these are all stupid reason for not joining the army. They are better reasons for just never leaving bed in the morning.

Why are these people not being tried for treason? Are we so stupid that we can not see the difference between criticism of the government and colluding with the enemy?

The enemies of the US do not want us to have a strong military. They would love to see us pull out of Iraq. If people had written books like this in the 40's Roosevelt would have had them rounded up.

The peace lobby either does not realize the danger posed by Islamic militants or does not care. They are either fantastically stupid or suicidally malicious.

This is not a freedom of speech issue. The Constitution is not a suicide pact. Democracy and toleration are worthless if they mean that a society has to tolerate that which rejects both democracy and toleration. Yet this is the sort of morally relativistic, non-value judgment, self hating tripe that will destroy the US in the end.

On a totally unrelated topic: Why are there so many damn books written about the Cathars and Celts? These two groups are arguably the D students of Western history. The Romans had the right idea when it came to Celts; depopulating Gaul over a ten year period.

I would suggest we adopt this policy toward the modern Gauls, but they are doing a pretty good job on their own.