Once again, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer has weighed in on the abysmal state of America. Because gawd knows we can’t go on having soldiers caring for one another’s well-being: watching their backs, covering their flanks, shooting people who’d shoot them, killing people trying to kill them. Christ, what kind of pink-panty military are we creating?
The Feminization of the Medal of Honor
By Bryan Fischer | The Moral Liberal
. . I have noticed a disturbing trend in the awarding of these medals, which few others seem to have recognized.
We have feminized the Medal of Honor.
According to Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal, every Medal of Honor awarded during these two conflicts has been awarded for saving life. Not one has been awarded for inflicting casualties on the enemy. Not one.
Is this classic Conservatism, or what? Fuck your friends, fuck your neighbors, fuck your countrymen. Seek out and kill your enemies. That’s what a real man does. And if it kills a few civilians as well, or pollutes the groundwater, or brings down the entire economy, so what? I did a manly job in a manly way, and you can just shut the fuck up about it.
So the question is this: when are we going to start awarding the Medal of Honor once again for soldiers who kill people and break things so our families can sleep safely at night?
I would suggest our culture has become so feminized that we have become squeamish at the thought of the valor that is expressed in killing enemy soldiers through acts of bravery. We know instinctively that we should honor courage, but shy away from honoring courage if it results in the taking of life rather than in just the saving of life. So we find it safe to honor those who throw themselves on a grenade to save their buddies.
DUNHAM, JASON L.
. . Corporal Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground and in the ensuing struggle saw the insurgent release a grenade. Corporal Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat. Aware of the imminent danger and without hesitation, Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet and body, bearing the brunt of the explosion and shielding his Marines from the blast. In an ultimate and selfless act of bravery in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of at least two fellow Marines. By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Dunham gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Big deal? Naw. If he’d crammed that grenade up the other guy’s ass — now that’d have been American and manly.
McGINNIS, ROSS A.
. . While Private McGinnis was manning the M2 .50-caliber Machine Gun, a fragmentation grenade thrown by an insurgent fell through the gunner’s hatch into the vehicle. Reacting quickly, he yelled “grenade,” allowing all four members of his crew to prepare for the grenade’s blast. Then, rather than leaping from the gunner’s hatch to safety, Private McGinnis made the courageous decision to protect his crew. In a selfless act of bravery, in which he was mortally wounded, Private McGinnis covered the live grenade, pinning it between his body and the vehicle and absorbing most of the explosion. Private McGinnis’ gallant action directly saved four men from certain serious injury or death.
All this caring about the men in your unit, blah blah bleh. Wake me up when he chops off somebody’s head.
You know, we could hang around here in Tora Bora for a while until Osama Bin Laden finally shows up and we take him out, but he’s only one guy. And why should I care about his old victims back home when I’ve got tens of thousands of new people to kill in Iraq? Later, 9/11 dude.
Incidentally, you know who was a real World War Two stud? Col. Paul Tibbets. While flying in the Enola Gay, he pushed a button and dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima, killing 70,000 people in one day. Now that’s courage.
BTW, what courage has Bryan Fischer ever shown? Like all other tough-guy Conservatives, he bitches and whines all day, every day, about everything he sees. Very manly.