Our elite are avoiding military service

The recent cooperation by both of our corrupt political parties in cutting military retiree income, including war-disabled retirees, is an ominous warning we ignore at our peril.

So far (how ironic is this) militant lesbian feminist Camille Paglia is the only one I’ve seen take up the challenge.

“The entire elite class now, in finance, in politics and so on, none of them have military service—hardly anyone, there are a few. But there is no prestige attached to it anymore. That is a recipe for disaster,” she says. “These people don’t think in military ways, so there’s this illusion out there that people are basically nice, people are basically kind, if we’re just nice and benevolent to everyone they’ll be nice too. They literally don’t have any sense of evil or criminality.”

I also think people are basically kind and cooperative. But I know that some are not and so I own guns and am ready to use them if need be. But then I’m also a veteran. Fortunately not a disabled one, having to depend on our lying political class.

The elite will learn. Wormtongue won’t be in the White House forever. We just have to hope that too many of us don’t have to learn with them. But I fear that as their pathetic attitudes trickle down to corrupt the tiny fraction of the populace still eager to serve, conscription will have to come back. And if you think the military is expensive now…

Paglia’s take on this and many other contentious topics is part of a larger interview you’d do well to read. Who else is championing the old-fashioned masculine virtues? Other than Duck Dynasty, I mean.

She isn’t the first to make this argument, but she does it better than most: “Primary-school education is a crock, basically. It’s oppressive to anyone with physical energy, especially guys,” she says, pointing to the most obvious example: the way many schools have cut recess. “They’re making a toxic environment for boys. Primary education does everything in its power to turn boys into neuters.”

Via WSJ and Darkwater.

4 responses to “Our elite are avoiding military service

  1. Interesting person, Ms Paglia definitely is. I rather like her brand of feminism. As for cutting military pensions: that’s rotten.

  2. The system is rotten. As one of my characters in Butterfly Rose says (in an old Vietnamese proverb) “The roof leaks from the top on down.”

  3. Haven’t “our elite” always managed to skate military service? Almost every one of them. How many grunts made it to high political office? I’m pretty much at a loss, except Bob Dole, who turned out to be a prick as he went along. Maybe it was the Viagra ads he did…

  4. In World War II, even Hollywood actors were in combat. That was more than sixty years ago, however.