Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Oops

David French:
I’ve said this before, but if there is one lesson I learned during my own deployment, it’s that our enemy is far more evil than most Americans imagine. Their evil should trigger rage — a controlled rage — and it certainly does for our soldiers downrange. A morally depraved country attacked like we were on 9/11 would lash out wildly and indiscriminately, annihilating its enemies and anyone in their proximity.


To be fair, David French is an evangelical Christian and deep in his heart he knows that Jesus would invade the wrong country.

14 comments:

mikey said...

This moral construct of the enemy being fundamentally "evil" while we are all that is good and right and merely seek to counter the "evil" has been the primary human justification for industrial scale slaughter for millennia. You would think that at some point, eventually, societies would become comfortable enough with their inherent bloodthirstiness to at least acknowledge that we're killing them in larger numbers than they're killing us only because we have the resources to do so, and if circumstances were to change, we would be the oppressed and brutalized population because that's what humans do, so it's just a helluva lot better to kill everyone who might challenge us, break their shit, imprison their children and impoverish their families.

We call that "making America safe", and while we'd all like to believe there's a better a way, it cannot be said that we have not been the safest, most comfortable, least brutalized population for the last hundred years.

Yay?

vacuumslayer said...

GUH.

fish said...

it cannot be said that we have not been the safest, most comfortable, least brutalized population for the last hundred years.

Sweden?

I guess the take home lesson is that everyone should have a war with Norway one summer and then join a union with them and be done.

Another Kiwi said...

"It cannot be said that we have not been..."
WTF is it with these people that they cannot be said to not write intelligibly?

Another Kiwi said...

or even unintelligibly

M. Bouffant said...

As I once lyricized, "There's no such thing as right or wrong, but your bullshit is a sin."

Smut Clyde said...

everyone should have a war with Norway one summer and then join a union with them and be done.

Do you mean the Kalmar Union, or the subsequent Dano-Norwegian Kingdom?
This is IMPORTANT.

Substance McGravitas said...

I believe the unified police force that resulted from that last amalgamation is where the phrase "Book 'em Dano" originated.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I believe Mister McGravitas (IF that is his real name!!!1!) is "taking the piss".

Whatever that means.
~

Another Kiwi said...

*GASP*, Thundra is becoming one of us!!
We don't want your orb friends, mister.

fish said...

Do you mean the Kalmar Union, or the subsequent Dano-Norwegian Kingdom?


I was referring to the Convention of Moss which resolved the little tiff that dissolved the Dano-Norwegian Kingdom in 1814 and elected Charles the XIII KING OF NORWAY BITCHEZ!!!11ONE!

Another Kiwi said...

King of Norway!! ALL THE HERRINGS YOU WANT!! YEAH BABY!!

Smut Clyde said...

the Convention of Moss
This finally brought an end to the protracted "Rolling Stone" conflict.

vacuumslayer said...

Oh, that is HOT. And a little stinky.