From whiny kids to conservatives to . . . Chickenhawks?
I'm sure we've all seen the article on a study from Berkeley that whiny kids grow up to be conservatives. [OK, so Berkeley's not a "normal" American community.] But do they also grow up to be Chickenhawks?
Their responses to Operation Yellow Elephant's invitations to consider military service, "Be A Man! Enlist!" certainly sound whiny. Look at Jonathan Bruno, President of the Oberlin College Republicans. He posted the complete text of his response to Operation Yellow Elephant as the second comment. Click here.
Also consider the "Chickenhawk counter-arguments" in wikipedia and the Young America's Foundation "Chickenhawk Talking Points."
I think they're protesting a bit too much. Isn't that a definition of whiny?
Update: Here's OYE's response to Yankee Sailor (Comment #5, 5:57 p.m.). Our response is Comment is #2 (03-25-2006 07:49 a.m.)