Bloggin’ Tory Chickenhawks

Over the years, we’ve heard a lot of highly inventive excuses why bloodthirsty right-wing war-hawks and hateful wankers cowardly refuse to put their money where their bellicose, incessantly gibbering mouths are, but surely this [Note: The “Raging Tory” seems to have burned down his site, so the link no longer works — ed.] is one of the most fabulously lame of all:

I believe Canada needs to grow up and become a republic. I am sick of the monarchy, and will not serve in Canada’s military because they swear an oath of allegiance to the crown, rather than our nation. This means that if the British were to invade Canada, our military would, by law, aid the British invasion. Whether or not they would do that as individuals, I don’t know.

The monumental stupidity of this craven, self-serving thesis defies description.

“Diversity Über Alles”

Trust hateful right-wing ideologues and inveterate Islamophobes like Michelle Malkin to exploit the tragedy at Fort Hood for their own cynical purposes — in this case to not only demonize all Muslims, but also to broadly denounce the “false god” of cultural “diversity” (which is kind of ironical considering the source). Also nice how she snuck in a little Nazi reference there…

Perhaps a more sensible response might be that of Sean Linnane (pseudonym of a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Combat Diver, NCO now serving in other capacities…) who argued that focusing on a murderer’s creed misses the point:

Terrorists all the same, regardless of ideological or political stance – that is all posturing. Example: in the 1980s the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya mounted a bombing campaign against U.S. and British targets in Europe. Several of the bombings were carried out on their behalf by the Baader-Meinhof gang, a secular group of Communists…It doesn’t matter whether it’s Islamic-themed, or Neo-Nazi, or Communist-inspired, terrorism is always the same: it is sheer lunacy, plain and simple.

The fact of the matter is that fanatical zealotry and other such varieties of mental derangement come in all forms.