Monday, June 06, 2005

Dishonorable Discharge From the 101st Fighting Keyboarders

At the Take Back America conference someone asked me why, of all of the fine officers of the 101st Fighting Keyboarders, do we tend to pick on Jonah Goldberg most of all for not enlisting in the actual military. I don't remember what I actually responded, but I've thought about it more a bit since. I suppose the reason is that unlike most of the rest of the 101st, who don't even think they need to bother to construct excuses for their unwillingness to support their words with deeds - they recognize that's for suckers - Jonah actually seems to imagine that he'd be a hero, if only... And, his stated "if only" is, to put it mildly, fucking sad given the sacrifices of all the people fighting Jonah's War. Remember, Jonah wrote:

As for why my sorry a** isn't in the kill zone, lots of people think this is a searingly pertinent question. No answer I could give -- I'm 35 years old, my family couldn't afford the lost income, I have a baby daughter, my a** is, er, sorry, are a few -- ever seem to suffice.

This sad pathetic response makes Jonah not worthy of the 101st Fighting Keyboarders, the most honorable of whom never acknowledge that serving the cause they send others to die for is even a possibility to consider, let alone make excuses for.

A 19 year old woman from Idaho just died for Jonah's War. Wonder if he cares?