The Medal of Honor will be awarded this afternoon to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta for his heroism in Afghanistan, and deservedly so. He took a bullet in his protective vest as he pulled one soldier to safety, and then rescued the sergeant who was walking point and had been taken captive by two Taliban, whom Sgt. Giunta shot to free his comrade-in-arms.
This is just the eighth Medal of Honor awarded during our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Sgt. Giunta is the only one who lived long enough to receive his medal in person.
But 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.
When we think of heroism in battle, we used the think of our boys storming the beaches of Normandy under withering fire, climbing the cliffs of Pointe do Hoc while enemy soldiers fired straight down on them, and tossing grenades into pill boxes to take out gun emplacements.
That kind of heroism has apparently become passe when it comes to awarding the Medal of Honor. We now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.
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.Link
Suggest all you want about heroism you pathetic shit stain. What do you know of killing enemy soldiers? What do you know of heroism?
I fully support the killing of our enemies. So did John Kerry. He killed Viet Cong.ReplyDelete
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I don't mind being a bitch. I'm.... angry.
I think you are pretty misogynistic in this post. To use feminine and it's conjugation's as a negative is pretty lame in my opinion.ReplyDelete
As a female,I own a gun and I have fired it at a human being. So what exactly does that make me? Some kind of gun-ho testosterone-filled macho male?
I meant to say the writer that you link to, not you CI. Please accept my apology for pointing my comment in your direction.ReplyDelete
Heh...no worries Dusty!ReplyDelete
It's been a real shit week here, so my reading comprehension sucks majorly.ReplyDelete
But that writer is a misogynistic bag of batshit CI.
He would have a point if one of our military awards required an Unreal Tournament body count. Alas, Americans in war aren't as brave as American avatars in computer games.ReplyDelete
On a serious note, he pines for a tougher country producing rougher individuals; a place and people that probably never existed, but I've a feeling Mr. Fischer would shit his pants if he was ever asked to do the heavy lifting of defending the country.