Maybe It’s Time for Compulsory Military Service
12.02.2024 - 22:31
Military.com mid-January headline was blunt: “Army Sees Sharp Decline in White Recruits.” An appropriate, similarly blunt reaction might be, “Who cares?” Not surprisingly, the right wing cares. Histrionically. They’re all in a bunch about it.Of these bunched-up deplorables, Rep.
Paul Gosar may be the most disturbed (by just about any definition). Gosar is the Arizona Republican whose own family warned America their brother’s not right. “Maybe you don’t know how you got to this very dark place, Paul,” three of his siblings wrote as commentary for NBC News.
“Unfortunately, we have some ideas. Maybe it’s because you’re in way over your head in Congress and don’t have the intellect, character or maturity to be in that leadership role.” Ouch.Gosar lives in a world of racism, Holocaust denial, and queerphobia. It’s no wonder he’s so bothered by news that would otherwise seem to mean very little.
I’ve not seen the fundraising email he sent, using this news as a cash grab, but Vice News has, reporting its subject line: “dismantling woke marxist ideologies.”In a nutshell, why would nice white kids want to join a military full of trans soldiers, Queers, commies and other various degenerates? The military is obviously promoting Critical Race Theory over warfare!I also care about the military. I come from a military family. My father and older brother were both career Army members.
My stepfather served on a Navy submarine in the Pacific during World War II. I am not a pacifist. I’m proud of our democratic republic’s military and its oath to protect the Constitution rather than the president.
So, thanks, Mr. Gosar, I suppose, for making our military a hot topic. Of course, our perspectives are quite different.In that little window of