Friday, February 08, 2008

Are you people kidding?

Berkeley to Marines: You're 'not welcome in our city'

I hate political extremists, whether it's the right-wing, hate-filled religious zealots, or the left-wing, bleeding heart morons who are the subject of the article linked above.

Oppose the war. That's fine. In fact, I think the invasion of Iraq was an unjustified, misuse of American military power.

But to say that recruiters for the U.S. Marine Corps aren't welcome in an American city is way over the line. Quoting from the article, "the Berkeley City Council approved a measure last week urging the Marine recruiters to leave their downtown office. 'If recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders.'"

Intruders? Are these people kidding? United States Marines are intruders in an American city? What? Do the big, bad Marines scare you? Fine. Don't have them over for afternoon tea, but these men and women risk--and sometimes give--their lives in the defense of this country. How dare some left-wing radicals do this? While they're so happily enjoying their free speech, they might take a moment to remember that brave men and women have fought and died to protect their Constitutional freedoms!

And if that's not enough to give these morons some manners, they might have stopped to think what their opposites were going to make of it. As the article mentions, this has played right into the hands of Republican Senator David "I may hire hookers and cheat on my wife, but I'm still holy enough to oppress the fags" Vitter of Louisiana. Nice. So now that fucker and a bunch of his buddies get to score points off of this. Good job, Berkeley!

Morons. Complete morons.


tornwordo said...

Dude, it's BERKELEY. Have you been there? The hippiest place on earth. The marines aren't gonna find any good recruits there anyway, lol.

Christopher said...

I have to confess, Torn has a point. However, they did cast themselves in a poor light for their cause.

I prefer to moderate between two sides in a debate than to actually engage in the debate... with a conclusion of a bringing both extremes to a centrists point of giving and taking compromises from both sides. But, I am in the minority in my home and family even.

Jess said...

Fair points, guys. It is Berkeley. And yes, trying to find middle ground is usually my goal as well. I just find such behavior, even in Berkeley, beyond belief. Yes, they have a right to free speech, and I would never try to take that away, but I think the whole thing is in exceptionally bad taste.

Joey7777 said...

I agree with you, Jess. But I've already concluded Berkeley is full of boobs who want nothing to do with the real hardcore world.