Wednesday, June 16, 2010

First you're cannon fodder...

Trust the democrat doyenne of merit-school mandarins to blindly jump on the Cannonfodder Recruitment Act of 2010 bandwagon:

"This story from DKos yesterday just makes my heart hurt:

Eric’s story underscores the need for Congress to pass the DREAM Act immediately – it makes you wonder what objections any Member of Congress could possibly have to embracing Eric and thousands of other young people who are Americans in all but paperwork."
The long and short of it is - since the Pentagon can't sucker enough native born USA-ians to go slaughter in the name of Empire, their hunting for hopeful immigrants who are willing to go die and kill in Afghanistan for a green card.

Elitist-wannabe moral cretins like Digby & crew are either too stupid to know or too sunk in middle class apathy to care, presumably so long as the aforementioned cannon fodder vote democrat if they're fortunate enough to survive their hitch and if Uncle Sam honors his part of the bargain. (Ask a Native American or a union member about Uncle Sam honoring contracts.)


  1. And that's after the Pentagon waived minimal intelligence and no criminal record requirements.

  2. It's not like the recruiters don't already concentrate heavily on minority kids. Now they'll get another lever to recruit more cannon-fodder-of-color.

  3. Eric is at Harvard and was valedictorian--of course he shouldn't be deported!

  4. Is that cartoon real, or did you alter it? I had no idea that Toles guy was ever so honest.

  5. Yeah, I was surprised too. But it's real as far as I know.

  6. Reminds me of a few years ago when there was some murmuring among the Dembos about reinstituting the draft because the burden of fighting was falling disproportionately on the poor and minorities. Some people tried to spin it as a stealth anti-war move--if more middle class white boys were forced to fight there'd be more opposition, etc.--but I think it's safe to say that it was really just about fairness. What, sending people off to kill innocent people and die or be maimed in pointless wars? Well, you know, it's okay as long as the hired killers/IED fodder come from a wide variety of socio-economic-ethnic backgrounds.