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Monday, June 6, 2016

The Longest Day - A Rant

I can't help but reflect on the men who crushed the Nazi war machine (and yes, that includes the Russians who died in vast numbers to end Hitler) and the unrestrained ambitions of Imperial Japan, which was no less cruel than the Germans. It's June 6, the anniversary of D-Day, and two years previously of the end of the Battle of Midway. Both were seminal events in a war that defined a generation that is very thin these days.

A YouGov survey showed that only 30% of men ages 25-35 defined themselves as masculine. I don't know how valid that survey is but I'd wager that many of the men that identified themselves in that way served their in the military.  The older the group surveyed, the more of the men who responded defined themselves as masculine. Is the change the result of propaganda designed to emasculate men, put out by the mainstream media. Do young men idolize Bruce Jenner, woman of the year? I don't get it. Then again, I'm not in that 70% demographic of young men who see themselves as "feminine".

This is for Barack, who suggested that we
study the "beautiful" history of Islam.
(h/t Woodsterman)
It's interesting that men who identify themselves as "masculine" are referred to by the mainstream media as somehow less than human (mouth breathers, neanderthals, etc.). The phony tough don't understand that it can be a mistake to push a man to violence when violence is what that man has dedicated his life to perfecting. Living in the liberal world of those who "feel the Bern" and expect live to be handed to them "free", people forget that there are others who don't see the world in those terms at all. 

The men who secured freedom for generations did not have the luxury of s parasitically feeding off others. They would never have done so even if the opportunity existed.

Both the men and women of that generation are not the least bit politically correct in the current world that we live in. They felt that many people living in the Middle East were savages.  In some countries, such as Canada and England, stating the obvious is against the law.

They knew that in order to be free, one had to be prosperous and have security. And without both, you would have neither.

I know what they'd say of the present generation and its trend toward the absurd, and those words would not be generous or kind.









6 comments:

  1. Amazing are the things Americans talk and worry about. Even as the FBI Director acknowledged hundreds of Americans are being watched as supporters of ISIS, some even killed or arrested while putting their plans in place - others like in San Bernardino were not even on the radar, the White House puts it's weight behind letting boys pee in the girls room in grade schools.

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    1. The White House has priorities not in keeping with America's best interests. For example, closing the border...even Reagan and Bush didn't do it. Why not? Well, we know don't we, but the point is that it's in America's best interests. Let vetted Mexicans in with work visas. How tough is that?

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  2. 70% of men don't identify as masculine. Was the survey taken in Austin or San Francisco? Vancouver? Or was it more representative?

    We're becoming a nation of rainbow riders, which is all a larf until you get gored by the unicorn.

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    1. I don't know. A website called yougov.com (that caters primarily to lefties) and does surveys took the survey.

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  3. Sarcastically, it doesn't matter because the women are identifying as masculine. Too bad neither will be called upon to hump 90 lbs ten miles in 100 degree heat or zero degree cold.

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    1. No, they won't. Nor will they drink fetid water or run short of ammo just as the enemy is getting ready to overrun their position.

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