Now it may seem somewhat juvenile to call Mande Wilkes a “re-tard”, but in school-ground parlance, she started it.
In her column at a website called Fitsnews she spews forth the following profound bits of garbage about today’s military:
It used to be that everybody who was anybody enlisted in the military. Nowadays, everybody who’s nobody serves – a natural consequence of incentivizing service with signing bonuses, comped education, and plush pensions. Not to mention that for those in the U.S. illegally, the incentives are that much more attractive – a respectable way to root into jobs that wouldn’t otherwise be accessible.
So, what used to be a military made up of statesmen has devolved into a force comprised of men who have few alternatives but to enlist. Rather than the symbol of nobility it once was, military service has become almost a scarlet letter of sorts – signifying an individual of lesser resources, breeding, or ambition.
She also claims that Ron Paul was the only Republican candidate to have served, I guess Rick Perry was just pretending to be a C-130 pilot.
Honestly I thought we had moved beyond such ugly rhetoric about the people who serve our nation and literally put their lives on the line. The words uttered by Jack Nicholson in the movie A Few Good Men were meant for a woman like her…jeeze.
H/T This Ain’t Hell