Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Wolf in Chickenhawk's Clothing?

Nathanael Blake, a contributor for http://www.humanevents.com/, and recent college graduate, understands what it takes To Be A Man. In his post in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre he says "Among the first rules of manliness are fighting bad guys and protecting others: in a word, courage. And not a one of the healthy young fellows in the classrooms seems to have done that.". Very impressive words for a young man that wasn't looking at the business end of two handguns held by a psycho. Luckily, Mr. Blake has an opportunity to see if his heroic mouth can be surpassed by his actions. With the War on Terror seeming to intensify each week we're confident that The Army will accept him as an Infantryman and allow him to answer his own question of "Am I noble, courageous and self-sacrificing?" We don't know, Mr. Blake, unless you decide To Be A Man! Enlist! Hopefully a recruiter, or others, can contact him with words of encouragement to serve our country.

9 Comments:

At 20 June, 2007 13:21, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I engaged some San Francisco College Republican on You Tube who couldn't stand my comments on his video, that he deleted all of them and banned me. He came up with some weird, "what if a woman had 3 kids and one was in the service, should she join the military to?" to which I replied-- please don't hide your cowardice behind that woman. That situation happens every day.

 
At 20 June, 2007 17:50, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, that was me you "engaged" with a bevy of inaccurate and innappropriate rhetoric. I blocked you because you were making personal attacks on the members of our club, the majority of which do serve. I guess you were upset to find out that over half our club serves in the military. Not that it matters, but two more of our members signed up at the beginning of the summer.

So when are you shipping out with the peacecorps to battle poverty and end injustice throughout the world? Oh wait, thats right, according to your logic only conservatives should have to take action on their words. Someone should start a website that "exposes" students who advocate peace, but don't join the peacecorps. Surely all those strapping young Liberals are more than able to back up what they say by shipping off to Africa, Asia and other impoverished parts of the world. Here in SF the leftists keep telling me how we shouldn't be fighting a war on terror, but rather we should be fighting a war on poverty throughout the world. Well liberals, it's your "war" why aren't you fighting it?

 
At 20 June, 2007 18:18, Blogger OYE said...

Anonymous (17:50)-

It must be tough to be a College Republican in San Francisco, of all places.

That said, any Real American Patriot should consider an invitation to consider military service as a compliment.

This blog is non-partisan and has taken no position on the war. Even the war supporters are quite disappointed in the College and Young Republicans' refusal to Support Our President.

This must mean that they want Hillary to take power, and soon.

 
At 20 June, 2007 18:49, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To OYE:
Who said we support the President? Your assumptions about where the College Republicans allegiances lie will lead to the demise of your credibility.

 
At 20 June, 2007 19:00, Blogger OYE said...

anonymous (20 June, 2007, 18:49)-

Can't you please adopt a blog name, say, CRinSF or something?

Your support of the President is not an "assumption." It's an exhortation:

We want YOU to Support President Bush. He's still Our President through 20 January, 2009, right?

The reason we know you don't, actually, Support President Bush is precisely because you're not lining up at military recruiting offices to Be A Man! Enlist!

Will you be attending CRNC2007? Will you be pushing a "no confidence" resolution?

 
At 21 June, 2007 02:54, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Response to OYE:
I'm saying I don't support large portions of Bush's agenda. You assume that because i'm a Republican I therefore a support the war, and therefore deserve to be a target of your attacks. When in reality these are nothing more than assumptions, and incorrect ones at that. I, like many other Republicans, am incredibly frustrated with the war and would like to see it come to an end as soon as possible. The issue is far more nuanced than you'd like to make it out to be. Of course I want the war to end. Who in their right mind openly advocates a solution that isn't designed to speed up the withdrawal process while leaving Iraq secure? (Don't waste my time citing names, we all know who they are.) The argument about the war is in the manner in which we will leave Iraq. Few are questioning that it's time to leave.

Furthermore, don't act like "this blog hasn't taken a stance on the war." How stupid do you think people are? You're clearly anti-war and anti-Republican. You're also a perfect example of one of the root causes of the deep divide in this nation. You are a group of amateur journalists that are, in a small way, contributing the rapid decline in the civility and productivity of political discourse in this country. What do you aim to accomplish by publicly embarrassing young republicans? Sure, you've made a few of them look like asses, which will last in peoples memories for a day or so. But to what end do you spend your life "investigating" young men and women who support the war yet are not signed up in the military?

I think it's time for OYE to Be a man! and start using wit over sarcasm and intellect over vacuous insinuations about other people's character. attack Ideas, don't attack people. You can destroy one person's character, but there will always be someone else to pick up the torch of the ideas they espoused. It is in the intellectual destruction of ideas that you will find relevance in your writings.

 
At 21 June, 2007 18:15, Anonymous Samwise Galenorn said...

Gee, anonymous, you blubber a great deal about this war, and still won't face the fact that Bush lied us into this war.
Yes, that is a fact.
If you don't support Bush's policies, then protest the war. Join the real men and women taking time out of our lives to protest.

Its the real way to support the troops.

 
At 25 June, 2007 12:23, Blogger jackass said...

Anonymous said... 21 June, 2007 02:54 :You're also a perfect example of one of the root causes of the deep divide in this nation. You are a group of amateur journalists that are, in a small way, contributing the rapid decline in the civility and productivity of political discourse in this country.
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I wonder if this guy has ever read one Town Hall Article. Ann Coulter anyone...... Just funny that he could even think this moreless write it.

me- Ben

 
At 25 June, 2007 18:17, Blogger OYE said...

Anonymous [Mr. X?] (21 June, 2007 02:54)-

I think it's time for OYE to Be A Man! and start using wit over sarcasm and intellect over vacuous insinuations about other people's character.

Frankly, we thought that Operation Yellow Elephant was using wit over sarcasm, etc.

In fact, this is the first time we've ever heard that suggesting that healthy heterosexual young men consider military service can possibly be labeled sarcasm.

 

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